Globalization of Markets
Cod: 62076
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Economics
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 40

Economic integration has been one of the main economic developments affecting international trade in the last years.  The globalization of markets and the internationalization of economic activity brings new challenges for the management of the organizations. These challenges demand from managers the dominant knowledge of a growing number of new concepts, skills, and key-players in the international markets.

Globalization of Markets
Economic Integration
Trading Blocs
World Trade Organization

• To understand main implications deriving from the internationalization of economic activity and the globalization of markets.
• To be able to recognize the importance and the implications of global economic integration.
• Acknowledge and understand the key market players in international trade.
• To be able to analyze and understand the main international trade flows and its related complexity.

•  International Trade and Economic Integration (main concepts, institutions and theories).

• The Internalization Theory in International Business.

• The WTO and the multilateral trade system.

•The EU and the globalization of markets.

Main bibliography
 LUTHANS, Fred; DOH, Jonathan (2017). International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior. New York: McGraw-Hill Education. (ISBN: 9781259705076)

PORTO, Manuel Carlos Lopes (2017). Teoria da Integração e Políticas da União Europeia Face aos Desafios da Globalização. Coimbra: Edições Almedina. (ISBN: 9789724067919)  

Complementary bibliography
BROCHADO, Ana Oliveira et al. (2013). Desafios da Globalização - Casos de Estudo. Lisboa: Escolar Editora.



Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.