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2010/2011  KAN-SSEM_GIP  Globalisation and Intercultural Perspectives

English Title
Globalisation and Intercultural Perspectives

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for MSc of Social Science
Course Coordinator
  • Lise Lyck - Center for Tourism and Culture Management
Main Category of the Course
  • Economic and organizational sociology
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The student must demonstrate
  • comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the development of the impact of globalisation in the service sector
  • good knowledge on international public goods and their importance for globalisation
  • knowledge on globalisation in transportation including the role of organisations
  • knowledge on globalisation related to WTO (World Trade Organisation) and WTO (World Tourism Organisation)
  • knowledge on globalisation in the meeting and event industries
  • ability to distinguish among regionalisation, internationalisation and globalisation
  • comprehensive knowledge of models and theories presented in the course
  • good analytical and presentation skills
Individual 4-hour written exam
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period Autumn Term
See which exam aids are allowed in this exam on e-campus.
The evaluation of this course consists of an individual 4-hour written exam with open books.

The form of this exam may be changed for the make-up exam. If the number of registered participants for the make-up exam warrants it , the make-up exam may most appropriately be held as an oral exam (20 minutes).
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

In this course students learn to analyse the study focus areas of service business from relevant perspectives of globalisation theory. Students are enabled to identify and describe the organisational dynamics and spatio-temporal developments of globalisation processes in relation to international trade theories. The students gain understanding on the application of models and theories of intercultural management to service organisations and the evolution of travel policies. The course aims to enable students to integrate and examine methods and models of change management and to apply them to situations in organisations operating in a global context. The need for global public goods under globalisation is an integrated part of the course. The course includes relevant business knowledge from related social science disciplines. The course provides generic competences and ethical awareness, the ability to work with cases and present to audiences, the ability to work in teams, the ability to work in an international context and achieve intercultural understanding. Both quantitative and qualitative dimensions are included.

Teaching Methods
Lectures and case analyses.

Book: Shenkar & Luo (2008). International Business, 2nd Edition, Sage Publications: London.

Compendium: Globalization and Intercultural Perspectives (2010).