Classic internationalisation theories are criticized for their validity in the internationalisation of the ‘born global’ firms. Discuss your view

Students choose ONE of assigned topics (1.5-spacing, Arial font size 12, inch margin all sides).
Submission is due on Thursday, 17th December 2020 via Moodle.
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Do NOT change the wording of questions. This will lose your marks.
Questions:
1. Classic internationalisation theories are criticized for their validity in the internationalisation
of the ‘born global’ firms. Discuss your view.
2. Firms from emerging economies have started to expand business to international markets in
the past decades. Choose an appropriate case to explain why the firm internationalizes and
discuss its international strategy which may show unique features compared with that of westernbased multinational firms.
3. United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and
more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty,
inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Multinational firms
and/or born global firms are considered to be the tools to tackle these challenges. Choose one or
two companies and analyse their corporate social responsibility or sustainability strategies in
relation to this issue.
4. Managing global teams becomes increasingly important to achieve efficiency while
respecting diversity and local cultures. Choose one or two established multinational enterprises
and analyze how they manage their global operations.

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