Global Markets (GMA)

Reading list

Compulsory Literature:

Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. A. (2012). Why nations fail: The origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. London: Profile Books.

Alvstam, C-G., & Lindberg, L. (2019). “The EU’s trade policy in a fragmented world order”. In A.  B. Engelbrekt, N. Bremberg, A. Michalski & L. Oxelheim (Eds.), The European Union in a changing world order. Palgrave Macmillan (Forthcoming; ca. 14 pages).

Bernanke, B. S. (2011). “Promoting research and development: The government’s role”. Issues in Science and Technology, 27(4) (Summer).

Birkinshaw, J. (2002), “The art of Swedish management”, Business Strategy Review, 13(2): 11-19.

Deutch, J. (2018). “Is innovation China’s next great leap forward?” Issues in Science and Technology, 34(4): 1-16.

Eriksen, T. H. (2007). Globalization: The key concepts. Oxford: Berg. (Read only “Introduction”, pp. 1-14)

Fang, T. (2005-2006). “From ‘onion’ to ‘ocean’: Paradox and change in national cultures”. International Studies of Management & Organization, 35(4): 71-90.

Fang, T. (2012). “Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture”. Management and Organization Review, 8(1): 25-50.

Fang, T. (2014). “Our democracy calls for innovation and renewal” (“Vår demokrati behöver innovation och förnyelse”).

Fang, T., & Chimenson, D. (2017). “The internationalization of Chinese firm and negative media coverage: The case of Geely’s acquisition of Volvo Cars”. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4): 483-502. (Read only pp. 485-492; 494-498)

Fang, T., Fridh, C., & Schultzberg, S. (2004). “Why did the Telia-Telenor merger fail?” International Business Review, 13(5): 573-594. (Read only pp. 577-592)

Fang, T., Tung, R. L., Berg, L., & Nematshahi, N. (2017). “Parachuting internationalization: A study of four Scandinavian firms entering China”. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24(4): 554-589.

Fukuyama, F. (2015). “Why is democracy performing so poorly”. Journal of Democracy, 26(1): 11-20.

Fukuyama, F. (2016). “Reflections on Chinese governance”. Journal of Chinese Governance, 1(3): 379-391.

Hessler, P. (2017). “Egypt’s failed revolution”. The New Yorker, January 2.

Hofstede, G., & Bond, M. H. (1988). “The Confucius connection: From cultural roots to economic growth”. Organizational Dynamics, 16(4): 5–21.

Kobrin, S. J. (2017). “Bricks and mortar in a borderless world: Globalization, the backlash, and the multinational enterprise. Global Strategy Journal, 7(2): 159-171.

Levitt, T. (1983). “The globalization of markets”. Harvard Business Review, 61(3): 92-102. 

Luo, Y., & Tung, R. L. (2007). “International expansion of emerging market enterprises: A springboard perspective”. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(4): 481-498.

Mello, E., & Spektor, M. (2016). “How to fix Brazil: Breaking an addiction to bad government”. Foreign Affairs, 95(5): 102-110.

Meyer, K. E. (2017). “International business in an era of anti-globalization”. Multinational Business Review, 25(2): 78-90.

Sachs, J. D. (2012). “Government, geography, and growth: The true divers of economic development”. Foreign Affairs, 91(5): 142-150.

Shambaugh, D. (2015). “The coming Chinese crackup”. The Wall Street Journal. March 6.

The Economist (2014). “What’s gone wrong with democracy”. February 27.

Zhang, W. W. (2012). “Meritocracy versus democracy”. The New York Times. November 9.

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Global Markets
Semester: Spring term 2020
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Undergraduate level (first cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


Course coordinator:
Ezra Alexander
Head of course:
Tony Fang