This course focuses on an issue that is of fundamental importance to the study of international business: external relationships involving multinational firms. It provides participants with a theoretical and empirical understanding of how these relationships cause multinationals to behave in certain ways and what the consequences of particular courses of action might be. The course is designed to prepare students, in an integrated setting, to assess the interactions between multinational organizations and institutions (e.g. International Trade Commission, World Trade Organization). It helps participants develop awareness in the process of assessing corporate risks and opportunities to survive and grow in global markets. (Offered every Fall).