global business

Order Description
Individual Essay
You are required to write a 1500 word essay on one of the two topics below [the bibliography should not be included in the word count]. The essay counts for 30% of the final mark for the module.

1. Why do governments protect their domestic firms? Describe the main reasons for trade protection and assess whether any of these enhance economic welfare.

See the Extended Reading List for relevant references, and also consult the following:
Brewer, T. L. (1993). Government policies, market imperfections, and foreign direct investment. Journal of International Business Studies, 24(1): 101-120.

Dunning, J. H. (1988). The eclectic paradigm of international production: a restatement and some possible extensions. Journal of International Business Studies, 19(1): 1-31.

Hill, C.W.L. (2013). International business: competing in the global marketplace. Ninth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. Chapters 6 & 7.

Krugman, P. R. (1987). Is free trade passé?. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1(2): 131-144.

Lenway, S. A., & Murtha, T. P. (1994). The state as strategist in international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 25(3): 513-535.

Porter, M. E. (1990). The competitive advantage of nations. Harvard Business Review, 68(2): 73-93.
2. Why do some countries attract more foreign investment than others? How might countries improve their chances of gaining inward investment?

See the Extended Reading List for relevant references, and also consult the following:
Asiedu, E. (2002). On the determinants of foreign direct investment to developing countries: is Africa different?. World Development, 30(1): 107-119.

Dunning, J. H. (1992). The competitive advantage of countries and the activities of transnational corporations. Transnational Corporations, 1(1): 135-168.

Hill, C.W.L. (2013). International business: competing in the global marketplace. Ninth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. Chapter 8.

Meyer, K. E., & Sinani, E. (2009). When and where does foreign direct investment generate positive spillovers? A meta-analysis. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(7): 1075-1094.

Pajunen, K. (2008). Institutions and inflows of foreign direct investment: A fuzzy-set analysis. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(4): 652-669.
All essays should be typed. Two copies of the essay should be handed in to the BMEc School Office (Jubilee Building). A cover sheet should be attached.

You are reminded that the coursework should be your own work, and that material copied from textbooks, from the coursework of other students, from the lecture slides, or downloaded from the internet constitutes plagiarism unless proper acknowledgement is provided. All references should be provided in standard Harvard format.

choose the topic 2 please . and please use the book references, not only online. many thanks.