Project #69854 - International Business Finance


Level 5 Undergraduate


Section A Question 1:

1.     Using an example of two real world companies discuss and evaluate the distinctions between the two major forms of management goals; shareholder wealth maximization versus stakeholder capitalism. (900 Words) 

*discussion and evaluation of the concepts of both approaches,

*discussion and evaluation of the different characteristics between the two approaches,                                                                       *discussion of how the two approaches are reflected in two real world companies.      (900 words)


Section B Question 3:

1.     Using an example of a real world country (or region), discuss the trilemma the country (or the region) faces when trying to maintain its currency as an ideal currency. (900 Words) 

*Discussion of the trilemma that countries face; monetary independence, free capital flows and exchange rate stability,                                                      *Discussion of a real world country or region (EU) and the discussion linking what happens to the country in terms of the trilemma above.     

(900 words)


Section C Question 3:

1.     Using an example of a real world multinational company, discuss and examine how the global financial crisis of 2008 impacted its business and operations and the company’s attempts in facing these challenges. (1,200 Words)

*Overview of the 2008 financial crisis                                    

*discussion on the challenges that most company faced during the crisis,                                                                  

*discussion on the different strategies and measures that could be implemented on companies in managing these challenges,                                                                           *discussion on how these challenges are reflected in a real world company and the measures that were taken to manage it.     (1200 words)           


Recommended Journal Articles

·              Aggarwal, R., Berrill, J., Hutson, E., & Kearney, C. (2011). What is a Multinational Corporation? Classifying the Degree of Firm-level Multinationality. International Business Review20, 557–577.

·              Antweiler, W., Copeland, B. R., & Taylor, M. S. (2001). Is Free Trade Good for the Environment?. American Economic Review91(4), 877-908.

·              Bigelli, M., & Sanchez-Vidal, J. (2012). Cash Holdings in Private Firms. Journal of Banking & Finance36, 26–35.

·       Brzeszczynski, J., & Melvin, M. (2006). Explaining trading volume in the euro.International Journal of Finance & Economics, 11(1), 25-34.

·              Choi, J. J., & Jiang, C. (2009). Does Multinationality Matter? Implications of Operational Hedging for the Exchange Rate Risk Exposure. Journal of Banking & Finance, 33, 1973–1982.

·              Coleman, L., Maheswaran, K., & Pinder, S. (2010). Narratives in Managers’ Corporate Finance Decisions. Accounting and Finance50, 605–633.

·              Ghoul, S. E., Guedhami, O., Kwok, C. C. Y., & Mishra, D. R. (2011). Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect the Cost of Capital?. Journal of Banking & Finance35, 2388–2406.

·              Hainz, C., & Kleimeier, S. (2012). Political Risk, Project Finance, and the Participation of Development Banks in Syndicated Lending. Journal of Financial Intermediation21, 287–314.

·              Helpman, E., Melitz, M. J., & Yeaple, S. R. (2004). Export versus FDI with Heterogeneous Firms. American Economic Review94(1), 300-316.

·              Jensen, M. C. (2002). Value Maximization, Stakeholder Theory, and the Corporate Objective Function. Business Ethics Quarterly, 12(2), 235-256.

·              Klapper, L. (2006). The Role of Factoring for Financing Small and Medium Enterprises. Journal of Banking & Finance30, 3111–3130.

·              Loderer, C., Roth, L., Waelchli, U., & Joerg, P. (2010). Shareholder Value: Principles, Declarations, and Actions. Financial Management, Spring 2010, 5-32.

·              Nishiotis, G. P. (2004). Do Indirect Investment Barriers Contribute to Capital Market Segmentation?. The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis39(3), 613-630.

·              Patro, D. K., & Wald, J. K. (2005). Firm Characteristics and the Impact of Emerging Market Liberalisations. Journal of Banking & Finance29, 1671-1695.

·              Stockman, A. C. (1999). Choosing an Exchange-Rate System. Journal of Banking & Finance, 23, 1483-1498.

·              Taylor, A. M. (2002). A Century of Purchasing-Power Parity. The Review of Economics and Statistics84(1), 139-150.

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 05/07/2015 12:00 am
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