International Investment and Economic Development

INB30011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to explore the operations of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) as driver and foreign direct investment as the vehicle for MNEs in the pursuit of international investment. International investment as a concept within sustainable economic development will provide the basis for social impact discussions. International impact analysis of MNEs in host nations, host nation responses to international investment, and subsequent sustainable economic growth targets will also be examined.
 Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1 Compare and contrast the theories of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) operations and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the pursuit of international business development
2 Analyse the relationship between international investment and sustainable economic development
3 Analyse the impact of MNE operations in host nations using relevant international business theories
4 Collect and synthesise, as part of a team, secondary data to support MNE decision making efforts whilst pursuing sustainable economic development