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2012/2013  KAN-2EGS  Economics of Global Strategy

English Title
Economics of Global Strategy

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Christian Geisler Asmussen - Center for Strategic Management and Globalization
Main Category of the Course
  • Organization
Last updated on 23-08-2012
Learning objectives
The purpose of the course is to provide a strong and comprehensive economic foundation for students' ensuing analytical work on issues of strategic management and international business. After concluding the course, students should demonstrate
  • In-depth knowledge of the economic models studied, including ability to solve the basic quantitative problems related to these models
  • Understanding of how these models relate to the fields of strategic management and international business.
  • Ability to relate these theories and their underlying economic rationales to studies of real industries and business cases
Written exam
Written exam:
Type of test Written Exam
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner External examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids Closed Book
Duration 4 Hours
Re-take is same as ordinary.
Course content
This course integrates economics and finance as perspectives on multinational enterprise strategy and performance. Over the semester we will gradually build an economic model of the multinational enterprise, addressing questions such as: What is performance and how can managers measure, predict, and influence it? How does the internationalization of the firm influence its profitability and risk profile and how does this ultimately affect firm value? How can firms explore and exploit firm-specific and location-specific resources like technological knowledge in order to create and appropriate value in global markets? In short, how should firms internationalize in order to maximize their performance?
Teaching methods
Lectures, cases and exercises.
Last updated on 23-08-2012