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International Business: International Business Planning


Below you will find themes and keywords that are relevant for the semester of “International Business Planning” that you can search for in search engines, on websites, in books, articles etc.

In addition, you will find the titles of books, which are mandatory for this part of the study and optional literature.

Keywords/ Themes

Key themes that will be covered in International Business Planning are as follows:

Finance and Accounting 

  • Relevance and behaviour of costs 
  • Full costing 
  • Budgeting and managing working capital 
  • Pricing strategies and types of pricing 
  • International pricing 
  • INCOTERMS and pricing strategies 

Operations and Supply Chain Management 

  • Process Analysis and Improvement 
  • Lean Operations 
  • Inventory Management 
  • Warehouse Management 
  • Logistics and Global Distribution 
  • Planning and Forecasting 


  • Evaluation and use of appropriate and reliable secondary sources 
  • Designing and conducting of a qualitative study (interview, observation, focus group)  

Management of Information as Digital Citizen 

  • Information Systems in Businesses  
  • Enterprise and Supply Chan Management Systems 
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems 
  • Data and Information Security 
  • Data and Information Privacy 

Ethical and Social Responsibility 

  • Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy  
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Stakeholder Communication 
  • Ethical Export 

The themes presented above can be used as keywords to find information related to the topics/themes. Try to use other keywords as well. Think about how synonyms, translations, abbreviations, different spelling, broader terms, narrower terms can be used to find relevant information.

Link the keywords with the Boolean operators to specify your search query: AND, OR and NOT:

- AND between terms means: both terms should occur in the documents.

- OR between terms means: one term or both terms should occur.

- NOT between terms means: one term should occur, while the other is excluded.

Other search tips: see Toolbox information literacy skills

Mandatory literature

Optional literature