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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: School of Management Short Name: M013
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: ADCROFT AP Dr (SoM)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
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Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment

Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

Exam Project


Module Overview

This module aims to provide the student with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during the programme to a set problem of international business with a view to supporting reasoned choices.



Module Aims

At the end of the module, the student should be able to undertake a basic investigation leading to conclusions which are theoretically underpinned and empirically supported on some international business problem identified from the literature.

Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge and Understanding: Analyse relevant research projects
  • Professional and Practical: Evaluate the criteria and parameters for the project
  • Knowledge and Understanding: Evaluate the requirements for a research proposal
  • Knowledge and Understanding: Critically discuss the purpose and methods of international research
  • Intellectual and Cognitive: Evaluate the links from literature to hypotheses
  • Intellectual and Cognitive: Critically evaluate research questions
  • Knowledge and Understanding: Discuss the difficulties and limitations of international research
  • Intellectual and Cognitive: Evaluate the criteria for writing up methodology
  • Knowledge and Understanding: Evaluate the use of theory in underpinning research
  • Professional and Practical: Critically evaluate and discuss the process of data collection
  • Intellectual and Cognitive: Have the ability to discuss the implications of research findings
  • Transferable Skills: Have the ability to write up a research project
Module Content
  • Overview of international research
  • Preparing research proposals 
  • Data collection and analysis in international business research
  • Managerial and academic implications of research findings
Methods of Teaching/Learning

U learn

Selected Texts/Journals

Core texts

Punnett & Shenkar (1996) Handbook for International Management Research, Blackwell: Oxford .

Usunier (1998) International & Cross-Cultural Management Research, Sage: London .


Academy of Management Review

Harvard Business Review

Journal of International business Studies

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Overseas Trade

Export Today

Strategic Management Journal

Organisation Studies

Journal of International Management

International Business Review

Management International Review

Cross-Cultural Research International Journal of Psychology

American Sociological Review

Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Columbia Journal of World Business

International Studies of Management and Organization

Other specific journals (e.g. International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management)

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