Contemporary International Business Research

7.5 credits

This course provide you with contemporary research insights on current international business challenges. You will be trained to understand, how firms internationalize and organize international business activities in a global market environment? Second you will learn where firms are growing and seeking growth opportunities in the contemporary international business environment? Third, you will understand when firms are internationalizing their business activities? Fourth, you will be trained to analyse and understand the main challenges for firms diversifying their activities to varying institutional environments?


The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.

The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.

In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.