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2015/2016  KAN-CSSMO1021U  Globalisation and Intercultural Perspectives

English Title
Globalisation and Intercultural Perspectives

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc of Social Science
Course coordinator
  • Alexander Josiassen - Department of Marketing (Marketing)
Main academic disciplines
  • Sociology
Last updated on 14-08-2015
Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: The student must be able:
  • to account and reflect theories and models from course literature in order to analyse corporations in a global setting within products and services with a focus on the service sector
  • to explain the political, economic, cultural and social environments and their importance for international corporations
  • to identify the implications for international corporations in relation to country image and consumer country dispositions
  • to distinguish among regionalisation, internationalisation and globalisation
Globalisation and Intercultural Perspectives:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below:
  • Allowed dictionaries
Make-up exam/re-exam
Another examination form
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).
Course content and structure

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.
Expected literature

Please note that the litterature list is guiding

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

Compendium: Globalization and Intercultural Perspectives (2010).

Last updated on 14-08-2015