Course Title: International Industrial Organisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: International Industrial Organisation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Bilgehan Karabay

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5867

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The rise of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the globalisation of the world economy is arguably the most important economic phenomenon of recent times.

This course provides the economic analysis of MNEs and globalisation for future business leaders. We will examine and assess (i) globalisation and its effects on society, (ii) the determinants of firms’ choice to be multinationals, (iii) foreign direct investment (FDI) and its types, (iv) the effects of MNEs and FDI on home and host economies and the resulting policy implications.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Understand the factors affecting firms’ choice to operate in multiple countries.   CLO2: Investigate the most recent developments in foreign direct investment (FDI).   CLO3: Analyse the forms of multinational enterprise (MNE) activity.   CLO4: Examine the consequences of MNEs and FDI on society and determine their policy implications.   CLO5: Apply economic models and use relevant data to analyse real world issues in a global environment within different contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows.

Assessment Task 1: 20%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 5

Assessment Task 3: 50%

Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5