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2010/2011  KAN-1PIB  The Politics of International Business Standards

English Title
The Politics of International Business Standards

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course Coordinator
  • James Perry - International Center for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After having followed the course the students should be able to:
  • Describe, explain, compare and assess different regimes underpinning global business standards
  • Use theories to formulate and justify relevant research questions applied to the politics of global business standards
  • Produce coherently argued answers to such research questions.
Individual home assignment, 10-15 pages.
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period May/June
Individual home assignment, 10-15 pages. One grade on the 7-point scale is given by the examiner and a second internal examiner. The paper deadline will be in mid-December; exact date TBA. If ill when the paper is due, or if the paper does not pass, a student may re-sit in January
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

This course discusses the politics of the processes of harmonization and standardization, and investigates the ‘grey area’ that exists between international business and national, regional, and international political systems. The course provides students with an insight into how global business standards are forged and broken and develops student’s analytical skills in understanding the politics of standard setting, as well as their knowledge of the variety of comparative political and economic systems that are changing under broader processes of economic globalization and regionalization.