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2017/2018  BA-BINBO3000U  Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy

English Title
Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Christina Lubinski - MPP
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Last updated on 13-12-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: After having completed the course the students should be able to:
  • synthesize the development of different capitalist societies based on the required reading
  • explain and compare different theoretical frameworks and apply them to cases
  • analyze case studies by breaking up the sum of information into constituent parts, identify relevant aspects of the situation and study the relationship of the parts to the whole; formulate questions applying relevant theory
  • compare different ways how businesses and entrepreneurs interact with their political and cultural context
  • evaluate dilemma situations of entrepreneurs, hypothesize about different courses of action and their outcome
Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Multiple choice AND written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn and Winter, the regular exam takes place in October. The make-up and re-examination takes place in January.
Aids Limited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Language dictionaries in paper format
At all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam : Read more about exam aids and IT application packages here
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
The Make-up and Re-examination takes place according to the same rules as the regular exam.
Course content and structure

The course gives a framework for understanding the role of entrepreneurs in shaping global capitalism over the last two centuries. Through a combination of lectures and case study discussions the students will be introduced to the entrepreneurial process and strategic decision-making. Placing business in a broad political, economic and cultural context, the course explores the challenging decisions and ethical dilemmas entrepreneurs have faced in different global and historical settings.

Students will probe analytical tools to identify and make sense of relevant context factors and will apply basic strategy frameworks. Four major themes will be discussed in the course: (i) entrepreneurial processes; (ii) varieties of ownership and governance structures in international business; (iii) the role of entrepreneurs in society; and (iv) waves of international integration/disintegration and their consequences for global buiness.
Theory: The course will introduce theories of entrepreneurship (Schumpeter, Baumol) as well as strategy frameworks (5 Forces, Generic Competitive Strategies, Blue Ocean Strategy.)
Research-Based Teaching: The course includes discussions of entrepreneurial theory and introduces students to the challenges for global business in the context of economic nationalism based on the lecturer's recent research.

Teaching methods
The course is based on a combination of lectures, case-based discussions in smaller groups and exercises.
Feedback during the teaching period
Office hours.
Feedback on case discussions in video format.
Exam feedback: expectation horizon, best practice answer and frequent mistakes.
Student workload
Lecture hours 20 hours
Workshop/exercises 22 hours
Preparation Lectures 70 hours
Preparation Case-Study Exercises 90 hours
Examination 4 hours
Expected literature

Compulsory reading:

Harvard Business School cases
Recommended further reading:


Jones, G. 2005. Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.


Ghemawat, P. 2017. The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Last updated on 13-12-2017