Current Event Discussion (IB News)

o The purpose is to help the class keep abreast of what is going on in

international business and gain new knowledge about current market


o Students must make your own posting – current event with a focus on the

scheduled chapter topic(s).

− In your initial main posting, MUST include

a) its brief summary with a link or source,

• For your summary, do not copy and paste contents

from the original article

b) your reflection by incorporating what you have learned from

the chapters in the assigned chapters in each module

relating an article you choose,

• elaborate what you have learned from the assigned

chapters by taking international business

perspectives. For example, what could be

implications for MNEs or international business

players from a topic of your article?

c) lists of specific chapter themes from the assigned chapters in

each module relating to the current event/article that you


• list the main themes from the chapters and explain

how and why they are related.

d) discussion question(s) for the group members to encourage

further discussion on the topic(s).

• For encouraging group discussion, take

international business perspectives asking IB

relevant questions.

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o In order to have full credits, formatting including each component

from a) to d) as subheadings is a must in posting your initial main


o Each student is asked to find an article in current periodicals

(described as no more than one-year old) on an assigned topic.