This course introduces students to the relevant non-market actors that affect the international business environment and provides a broad range of theoretical frameworks for understanding and shaping their motivations, capabilities and strategies. Topics will include the international trading environment, political and country risk analysis, the motivations of national governments, international and national regulators, and the interaction of firms with government, industry and lobby groups. In covering a wide range of topics, this course favors breadth over depth. The course primarily draws on readings from lecture notes, lectures, class room discussion and debate.

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.