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05260037 - Business Economics and Legal Environment

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Objectifs

The essential aim of the module is to provide a thorough but accessible introduction to those aspects of the economic and legal environment at national, European, and global levels that relate to managerial decision-making. Participants will be introduced to some aspects of modern economic and legal theory and will be given a brief overview of the national, European and global economic and legal contexts.

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Part 1 - Economic environment

Course aims are to:
  • Provide students with an understanding of the economic context within which firms operate and make strategic decisions;
  • Provide an introduction to the key global economic and legal issues as they impact on business organisations;
  • Enable students to apply economic reasoning to strategic management decisions and develop an understanding of the recurrent debates on international macroeconomic policy;
  • Enable students to appreciate the impact of macroeconomic policies on businesses at national, European or global level

Course objectives:
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
  • Outline key features of the external environmental framework relevant to managerial decisionmaking;
  • Use a number of models and analytical tools to understand the economic and business environment and apply to strategic decision making;
  • Understand the nature of markets, competition, market structures, implications for conduct and performance; competitive adavantage and startegic positioning
  • Develop an understanding of macroeconomic issues, goals and policies.
  • Understand international trade patterns, theories, the role of governments and international organisations such as WTO (World Trade Organisation)and implication for business managers
  • Examine the forces behind the globalisation process, implications for business and the key aspects of the globalisation debate.

Part 2 - Legal environment
Course aims are to:
  • Develop an advanced knowledge of business law at the European and International levels
  • Develop a knowledge of legal vocabulary
  • Master fundamental concepts of international law as they pertain to business
  • Enhance forensic and critical legal skills through case analysis and legislative evaluation
  • Engage in independent reading and research using both traditional and internet resources
  • Develop the skills of legal research, organization of the researched material, report writing, team work and public speaking

Course objectives:
  • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
  • Possess a firm knowledge and understanding of the rules of European and International business law
  • Be able to critically review legal agreements for distribution, licensing, sale of goods and agency
  • Be able to critically analyse the law as it applies to their particular work and evaluate new developments in this area
  • Be capable of utilising a full range of learning and research resources
  • Be skilled in presenting complex ideas and arguments involving business law in writing and orally
  • Be skilled in sourcing the law and formulating legal.

Contrôles des connaissances

Continuing Examination
Nature of student work and proportion weight:
Business Economics: Individual Report (50%)
Legal Environment: Group Assignment (50%)

Bibliographie

BOOKS USED AS REFERENCE:

Part 1 - Economic environment
  • Farnham, P.G., (2014) Economics for Managers, 3rd ed., Pearson Education
  • Hill, Charles W.L, (2014) Global Business Today, 8th ed., McGraw Hill Irvin
  • Hill, Charles W.L. (2016) International Business, 11th ed., McGraw Hill International
  • Parkin, M., (2016) Economics, 12th ed., Pearson Education
  • Sloman, J., Hinde, K. & Garratt, D. (2013) Economics for Business, 6th ed., Pearson Education

Part 2 - Legal environment
  • Meiselles, Michala (2013), International Commercial Agreements – An Edinburgh Law Guide, Edinburgh University Press

ADDITIONAL READINGS:
  • Besanko, D., Dranove, D. & Shanley, M. (2016) Economics of Strategy, 7th ed., John Wiley and Sons
  • Lynch, R., (2015) Strategic Management, 7th ed. Ch 3, Pearson Education
  • Rugman, A.M. & Collinson, S. (2012) International Business, 6th ed., Prentice Hall
  • WTO (2012, 2014, 2015) World Trade Development Reports
  • Schaffer, Earle, and Agusti, International Business Law & Its Environment, 6th ed., Thomson
  • Academic Journals and Web Sites

WEBSITES

Market Research Database
www.mintel.co.uk and www.keynote.co.uk web sites are excellent for market and industry analysis

News Papers & Economic News
www.ft.com

www.economist.com
Economic Data & Educational Material
www.bized.co.uk
www.economics.ltsn.ac.uk

Other Web Sources
www.oecd.org
www.imf.org
www.europa.eu.int For links to all EU institutions
www.worldbank.org
www.wto.org

EMBLEMATIC BOOKS OR RESEARCH PAPERS REGARDING THE SUBJECT OF THE COURSE
  • Hill, Charles W.L. (2016), International Business, 11th ed., McGraw Hill International.
  • Parkin, M., (2016), Economics, 12th ed., Pearson Education.

Informations complémentaires

TEACHING METHODS
This course will be taught using an amalgamation of the Socratic Method, lectures using power point slides complemented with case studies and problem solving activities in seminars. All sessions are very interactive and student participation is encouraged at all time.

PRE-REQUISITE
Students are not expected to having existing knowledge of the subject matter. Students are expected to review the readings and where relevant to work through the exercises assigned. For further information, please review the Work Plan (for the Legal Environment component of this course).

Ce cours fait partie des formations suivantes :

International MBA (IMBA, Executive MBA)

Niveau d'entrée : Bac + 3
Semestre :  -  UFR : iaelyon School of management

International MBA (IMBA)

Niveau d'entrée : Bac + 3  |  Niveau de sortie : Bac + 5
Semestre :  -  UFR : iaelyon School of management


Renseignements pratiques

iaelyon School of management
Université Jean Moulin
6 cours Albert Thomas
BP 8242
69355 Lyon cedex 08

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Equipe pédagogique

Sue TOOTOONNCHIAN (Business Economics)
Michala K MEISELLES (International Business Law)

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Mise à jour : 18 septembre 2017