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2017/2018  BA-BSOCO3000U  The Company from a Contextual Perspective

English Title
The Company from a Contextual Perspective

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
Course coordinator
  • Benedikte Brincker - MPP
Main academic disciplines
  • Strategy
Last updated on 28-06-2017

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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: On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to identify and discuss the organisation in contextual perspective. Specifically, the student should be able to:
  • Identify and compare concepts and theories covered in the curriculum
  • Identify and discuss characteristics of the relations between companies and their contexts.
  • Account for how contextual elements form, hinder and/or spur organisational development.
  • Identify and explain strengths and weaknesses in the approaches applied during the course.
  • Select, apply and explain the course’s concepts and theories introduced during the course in an empirical analysis of one or more organizations in the second year project.
Course prerequisites
The courses Applied Organisational Analysis, Qualitative Methods, The Company from a Contextual Perspective, and Applied Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods have one integrated exam. You can only participate in The Company from a Contextual Perspective if you also register for the other courses: The courses Applied Organisational Analysis, Qualitative Methods, and Applied Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods.
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Course content and structure

Aim: This course offers an introduction to theories and empirical cases that cast light upon a company’s position within a given market and industry and explores the opportunities and constraints associated with it. Specific themes include:

  • The company and its immediate environment
  • The company’s competitive relationships
  • The company’s collaborative relationships
  • Learning in business relationships
  • Industrial dynamics and development
  • The company’s market orientation
  • Cost management in business relationships
  • Knowledge management and development in business relationships.
Teaching methods
See material on LEARN
Feedback during the teaching period
Students recieves feed-back as part of the dialogue-based teaching that informs the pedagogy of this course. Furthermore, students are strongly encouraged to seek feed back during the office hours of the lecturers on the course.
Student workload
Lectures 24 hours
Preparation per lecture 7 hours
Preparation 175 hours
Last updated on 28-06-2017