International business and translation

Rebecca PiekkariSusanne Tietze

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International Business (IB) is an interdisciplinary field, which builds on economics, strategy, sociology, psychology, economic geography and cross-cultural studies. IB scholars typically study areas such as activities, strategies and structures of multinational corporations; interactions between multinationals and other actors, institutions and markets; cross-border activities of firms; the effects of the international environment on firms as well as how firms grow and expand internationally through different operation modes (e.g., strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments). What unites these research areas is a focus on international phenomena that cross borders, often also cultural and language borders.

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