BUS2108 - Global Business Environment  

  First, Second, Summer Term 2020-21



                                              IMPORTANT V FINAL ASSESSMENT EXERCISE

Dear students,

As you are already aware, there will be no final exam as such for BUS2108 this year.  We will however have a timed 'final assessment exercise' which you will complete at home and submit via turnitin.

The date and time for this final assessment exercise is:

Monday May 3rd, 18:00 - 22:00 (Hong Kong time)

Please take note of this date and time, and keep it blocked for this activity.

Note that the final assessment will be an open-book activity and you will be free to use your textbook, notes, internet sources or whatever to answer.  However the usual rules regarding plagiarism apply and you will not be allowed to make contact with any other students during the assessment hours.

We will talk in a lot more detail about the final assessment in our last class of the semester and will provide full details at that time.




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Course Description

This course helps students to develop a broader understanding of the business world around them and of the importance of international business to their future business careers in Hong Kong or elsewhere.  There are five major component parts in this course.
- Part one defines globalisation, describes its drivers, and debates its merits and drawbacks.
- Part two focuses on national differences in political economy, culture and ethics and the implications of these differences for ethical decision marking.
- Part three presents a thorough review of international trade theories and describes the trade and investment environment in which international business occurs.
- Part four introduces the background to foreign exchange and describes the global monetary systems in which international business transactions are conducted.
- Part five examines alternative entry strategies that international business adopts and explains the key stages in importing, exporting and countertrade.


First Term, 2020-21 Second Term, 2020-21 Summer Term, 2020-21

Prof. Paul WHITLA (Course Coordinator) 

Prof. HE Dongjin

Prof. LI Ling-Yee, Esther@@

Prof. Paul WHITLA (Course Coordinator) 

Prof. HE Dongjin

Prof. TANG Wing-Kin, Jacky

Prof. TANG Wing-Kin, Jacky 




Download Areas

- Course Outline and Schedule

Prof. Paul WHITLA -  L1, L2

Prof. HE Dongjin - L3

Prof. TANG Wing-Kin, Jacky - L4


  - e-Book from library

Lecture Notes    (password protected zip files)

Chapters 1 - 4 Chapters 5 - 8 Chapters 9 - 11 Chapters 14

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2021

Department of Marketing and International Business, Lingnan University
Tel: +852 2616 8240 Fax: +852 2467 3049 Email: mib@Ln.edu.hk