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2013/2014  BA-PBGG  Business and Global Governance

English Title
Business and Global Governance

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Morten Ougaard - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 28-05-2013
Learning objectives
After completing the course students should be able to
  • Describe theoretical approaches to the study of the role of business in global governance.
  • Apply these approaches to regulatory frameworks, institutions, and arrangements in the global political economy
  • Compare, evaluate and discuss approaches based on curriculum and independent readings
  • Formulate and answer analytical questions research questions on the basis of such approaches
Business and Global Governance:
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
Written sit-in, 4 hour, closed book exam.
Course content and structure
The course focuses on institutions, actors and processes involved in developing and shaping the international and global political, societal and institutional framework for business. It gives students factual knowledge about institutional forms, governance principles and regulatory content of major sources of international business regulation, and it covers important contemporary theories and approaches to this field. The approaches are discussed and compared based on their inherent theoretical strengths and weaknesses, and the course also stresses evaluation of their applicability in empirical analysis.
Teaching methods
Lectures and discussions of topics from the readings.
Last updated on 28-05-2013