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2012/2013  KAN-CBL_OMGE  Organising and Managing in Regional Context – German Studies. Creative Industries in German speaking countries*

English Title
Organising and Managing in Regional Context – German Studies. Creative Industries in German speaking countries*

Course information

Language German
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 og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Petra Daryai Hansen - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
Secretary Birgitte Hertz, bhe.stu@cbs.dk
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 08-02-2012
Students must have German language competence and knowledge of German society and business equivalent to the B.Sc. degree in the BLC Program of Copenhagen Business School.
Organising and Managing in Regional Context – German Studies.:
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period May/June
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 30 Minutes
The students will write a one page synopsis in German that serves as the launch pad for a discussion in German of the course literature. The examination will take 30 minutes (evaluation included). Students receive one grade that is determined by the content of his/her performance at the exam, and another that reflects his/her communicative skills in German.
Course content


Since the mid 1990´s the creative industries are widely focused on as a new field with growth potential for European countries, cities and regions. It is widely acknowledged that creativity and cultural innovation are much more than soft locational factors, rather they have effects on the organisation and management of the cultural and economic life, national policies and planning processes. This was not always the case as we can read in the work of Adorno (“Kulturindustrie”), who so impressively claimed the incompatibility of culture and economy.
The course is divided in three sections. The first provides an introduction to the basic themes of the course, including the attempt to define the issue of culture and the recent literature on cultural policy, regional and urban management, and the promotion of creative innovation in German speaking countries. The second section focuses on some selected cases from the world of art, media and the music industry. Here the focus lies among others on media merger and media as global player, on the organisation and management within the music industry in the light of new media and distribution systems.
Cultural reports as political instrument will also be examined. A brief look at the UNCTAD / UNDP report on creative industries in development countries will show the issue´s relevance not only for a German/Western European sphere.
In the third section, we recapitulate and reconsider the different insights and approaches discussed during the course, with a specific view to unravelling their conflicting perspectives and aims.
Teaching methods
Three hours per week. A combination of lectures and student presentations, with focus on students’ abilities to analyse and conceptualise thematic and theoretical features against the backdrop of the course literature. When appropriate the course will use cases as a way to illustrate organizational characteristics and dynamics, and it will include a focus on thematic points of resonance with the two specialisations of the MSc Business, Language and Culture: Leadership and Management Studies and Business and Development Studies. All teaching will be in German.
Expected literature
To be announced on Learn
Last updated on 08-02-2012