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Schedule

We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 14:00-15:30 (section 202) or 15:30-17:00 (section 203). Classes start on Tuesday January 7, 2014 and end on Tuesday April 8, 2014. There are no classes during Reading Week February 17-21. The class on Thursday February 13 is cancelled to accommodate the midterm exam. There are 24 lectures in total. Three of the 24 lectures are reserved for team presentations. This schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please watch for updates on this page.
 
Session / Date Topic Book
Ch.
Lect.
Notes
1. Tue, Jan 7 Overview of International Business; Balance of Payment System; Canada's Position in the World  1
2. Thu, Jan 9 Six Forms of Separation
Required Readings: #1:[link]
1
3. Tue, Jan 14 International Trade Theory
Required Readings: #2:[link]
2
4. Thu, Jan 16 (continued)  3
5. Tue, Jan 21 Porter's Diamond; Video Case
Required Readings: #3:[link]
3
6. Thu, Jan 23 Trade Costs
Required Readings: #4:[link]#5:[link]#6:[link]
4
7. Tue, Jan 28 International Trade Law  5
8. Thu, Jan 30 (continued)
Required Readings: #7:[link]#8:[link]#9:[link]
5
9. Tue, Feb 4 Market Adaptation  6
10. Thu, Feb 6 (continued)
Required Readings: #10:[link]#11:[link]
6
11. Tue, Feb 11 Multinational Formation
Required Readings: #12:[link]
7
12. Tue, Feb 25 — return and discussion of the midterm exam —  
13. Thu, Feb 27 Multinational Formation (continued)
Required Readings: #13:[link]
7
14. Tue, Mar 4 Internalization
Required Readings: #14:[link]#15:[link]
8
15. Thu, Mar 6 Competitive Interactions  9
16. Tue, Mar 11 Foreign Exchange Markets and Exchange Rate Determination
Required Readings: #16:[link]#17:[link]
10
17. Thu, Mar 13 Managing Foreign Exchange Risk  10
18. Tue, Mar 18 Team Presentations: A, B, C 
19. Thu, Mar 20 Team Presentations: D, E, F 
20. Tue, Mar 25 Team Presentations: G, H, I 
21. Thu, Mar 27 Global Money Management and International Taxation
Required Readings: #18:[link]#19:[link]
12
22. Tue, Apr 1 Command Performance: International Business Ethics or Intellectual Property Rights or Political Risk
Required Readings: #20:[link]#21:[link]#22:[link]#23:[link]
23. Thu, Apr 3 Expatriate Assignment
Required Readings: #24:[link]
13
24. Tue, Apr 8 (held in reserve) 

Midterm Exam: Friday February 14, 2014 at 18:00-19:15 in LSK 201
Final Exam: Wednesday April 16, 2014 at 15:30-18:00 in WOOD 4

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