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ECW3291 - Multinational trade and investment

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Malaysia: Dr Ali Saleh Salman,


Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


Multinational corporations and their role in the international economy; theories of international trade and the characteristics of Australia's role in the international economy; theories of internationalisation of firms; forms of international business; the impact on trade patterns of foreign direct investment; locational choice for multinational corporations; regional trade groups and their impact on trade and investment; the institutional environment of international business including the World Bank and World Trade Organisation.


Minor essay (1000 words): 10%
Major essay (2000 words): 20%
Tutorial presentation and contribution: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

3 hours per week