6th ABEM 2021 Conference

Submission deadline: March 30, 2021



Course Outline * Project Report Guidelines * Class participation 1 Report * Class participation 2 Report * Presentation Evaluation Form * Group Marks Allocation Form * Grade

Topics and Readings
Topic PowerPoint: Introduction to International Business * The World’s Marketplaces
Reading: Chapter 1 The Rapid Challenge of International Business
Video: Outsourcing 2:27

Topic PowerPoint: Economic and Labor Forces
Reading: Chapter 8 Economic and Socioeconomic Forces * CIA World Fact Book (General information) * International Market Potential Indicators (Inflation) * International Monetary Fund (Time-series)

Topic PowerPoint: Political and Legal Forces
Reading: Chapter 9 Political Forces Export Services Fees * AGOA (Africa Growth Opportunity Act) * Government of Canada * Find your MP * UN Members Contribution to Budget * Vienna Convention (The document for diplomats)

Topic PowerPoint: Financial Forces and International Financial Management
Reading: Chapter 11 and 21 Financial Forces, and Financial Management and Accounting * Conference Board of Canada (Economic forecast) * Bank of Canada (Interest rate/inflation/foreign exchange) * Foreign Exchange (Converter) * Apple Corporate Tax Structure

Topic PowerPoint: International Human Resource Management
Reading: Chapter 20 Human Resources Management * Under 5 Mortality Rate (U5MR) * Human Development Index (Labor market) * World Happiness Report * Military Services * Passport Index: Visa Free Travel

Topic PowerPoint: Foreign Market Entry and Strategies
Reading: Chapter 16 Mode of Entries

Topic PowerPoint: Export and Import Practices
Reading: Chapter 17 Export and Import Practices * Worldbank (Database and leading indicators) * OECD (International trade indicators/time-series/XL)
Pictures: Map of Bandar Abbas  * The border crossing * North Korea * 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 and 8

Topic PowerPoint: International Operations Management
Reading: Chapter 19 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Topic: PowerPoint: Negotiations in International Business

Topic: PowerPoint: International Licensing

Forecasting Models: Moving Averages Model * Simple Linear Regression Model * Linear Trend Equation Model * Exponential Smoothing Model * Exponential Smoothing Trend Adjusted Model

International Business groups
If applicable, use the free CAT Scanner Software for Content Analysis for your group assignment.
CAT Scanner * Canadian Secondary Data * Library Resources

Use plenty of images to prove your point in your project report, if applicable. Each image should have attribution and full url.

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IB individual assignment presentation dates
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