3407073: Research Assignment

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:20.0 L / 15.0 h
Self-directed study time:75.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship - Major Finance (01.10.2008)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship (01.10.2008)


  • International Market Environment (Insights into International Marketing, Trade Organisations and Trade Policy, Intercultural Aspects, Economic Environment, Political and Legal Framework Conditions)
  • International Market Entry and Development of Markets (Organisation, Implementation and Control, Market Research, Market Entry and Expansion)
  • Export Marketing Mix (Product Adaptation, Pricing, Marketing Communication, Distribution Management)
  • Global Marketing Mix (Global Product Management and Global Brand Development, Global Services, Global Logistics and Purchasing, Global Pricing, Global Communication Policy)

Learning Outcomes

During the educational journey ¿Discover New Markets¿ the lecture content is intensified and deepened through treatment of business problems resulting in the following leaning outcomes and requisite skills:

  • The educational journey ¿Discover New Markets¿ provides the participants with practically relevant insights into internationalisation in new, developing markets. The study trip is conducted in China, India or South America on an alternating basis.
  • Through university lectures and talks with entrepreneurs, the students are provided with insight into the most significant influential factors impacting business dealings in a selected international market.
  • The students are taught practically relevant implementation processes for internationalisation, including explanations of country-specific business customs, negotiation practices, intercultural particularities, market entry strategies and shifting of individual units in the value added chain.

Social and Methodological Skills
  • The students receive the opportunity of directly applying their knowledge accrued from the lectures to everyday business dealings in a foreign destination.
  • The students practice their intercultural skills in direct contact with foreign cultures and market conditions.


Lectures Method

During the educational journey ¿Discover New Markets¿ the theories and fundamentals of ¿International Entrepreneurship¿ are applied and expanded. Debriefings are conducted by the lecturer.


Required reading

  • Czinkota, M. R. & Ronkainen, I. A. (2007). International Marketing (8th ed.). Mason: Thomson Higher Education.

  • Recommended for the educational journey ¿Discover New Markets¿ are current English-language journal articles. The articles are available to students for downloading from the Hochschulforum.


Scripts, transparencies and Internet links are available from the Hochschulforum (www.hochschule.li/forum).

Exam Modalities

Examination through written assignments, quality of project work and engagement in discussions.


Abgabe Research Assignment:

a) 1 mal in Papierform (Ringbindung genügt)

b) 1 elektronisch als PDF auf einer CD / Alternativ kann das PDF auch direkt in Moodle unter http://moodle.uni.li/mod/forum/view.php?id=5764 abgegeben werden.

Termin: bis spätestens Donnerstag, 20.9.2012 / 16.30 Uhr
Ort: ZentraleServiceStelle


21.09.201213:30 - 18:00Extern
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05.10.201213:30 - 18:00Extern
12.10.201213:30 - 18:00Extern
19.10.201213:30 - 18:00Extern