Excerpt from course description

International Strategy


Students taking this course cannot also take GRA 6833 Corporate and Global Strategies

Course content

The course is structured around two main themes:

  1. Explaining the international firm (Why and Where)
  2. Theories about choice and change of Foreign Operation Methods (How - FOMs). Hereby presenting and discussing FOMs – different modes, modes combination, mode dynamics, articles, and relevant cases.

The following subjects will be covered:

  • Firm internationalization – why and where (economic, strategic, and behavioral perspectives)
  • Export operations
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Contract operations
  • Mode dynamics, outsourcing and offshoring
  • Mode combinations and configurations
  • Choice of FOM in a strategic perspective
  • Exits and de-internationalization
  • Strategy and organization
  • International activities and ethical dilemmas


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