About the Module 2

Theoretical frameworks examining the international business phenomenon. This module studies early conceptualizations beginning with Ronald Coase’s ‘market vs. hierarchy’ exposition, to formulation of the internalization theory by Stepehen Hymer and Buckley & Casson. Also addressed are: monopolistic advantage theory, behavioral theory of the firm, internationalization process explanations, the eclectic paradigm, and more recent born global/international entrepreneurship theories.

About the Faculty

Professor Andrew Delios

Andrew Delios is Vice-Dean, MSc Program at NUS Business School. Andrew has been a Professor at the National University of Singapore for 21 years and served as Head of the Strategy and Policy Department NUS Business School, National University of Singapore for 8 years. His research looks at strategy, governance, and global competition issues in emerging economies, focusing on international business issues for companies operating in East and Southeast Asia.

Andrew has authored more than 100 journal articles, case studies, book chapters, and six books, including ‘China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It. He has been an Editor for several leading journals. From 2011-2013, Andrew served as the President of the Asia Academy of Management. He became a Fellow of the Academy of International Business in 2013. He completed his Ph.D. in 1998 at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University of Ontario.

Andrew has worked and lived in Asia for more than 26 years, including three years in Hong Kong and two years in Japan. He has also worked in Australia, Canada, China, Finland, India, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States. At NUS, he has taught in numerous programs, including the PhD and Executive MBA programs in Singapore, Thailand, India and the Philippines. He owned and directed Belgarath Investments Limited, a Singapore-based company engaged in international franchising with brands such as Chili’s, Subway, and Sarpino’s Pizza.