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2018/2019  BA-BBLCO1224U  Globalisation Studies

English Title
Globalisation Studies

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc and MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Lotte Thomsen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalization and international business
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 22-06-2018

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Learning objectives
  • Describe ongoing changes in the global economy
  • Analyse implications of globalization for businesses and organizations
  • Explain and discuss how and why these implications vary between different geographical places
  • Write short academic papers on businesses and organisations in a global world, based on the course literature
Globalisation Studies:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Essay
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The exam essay should be based on the exam material and the course literature. It should fulfill the requirements for academic writing taught in the course.

Course content and structure

Globalisation studies is particularly concerned with the globalisation of economic activities.

3 overall themes will cut across the course:


1.      Businesses and networks in a global world

2.      The role of context, culture and place for business and network activities

3.      The gains of globalisation


We focus on these three overall themes from various aspects, and on illustrative sectors/industries.




Description of the teaching methods
The course consists of a combination of lectures, workshops, group work and essay writing. Activities and essay writing take place in class with the help of teachers, and also online between classes.
Feedback during the teaching period
* Peer feedback, supervision and feedback on essays

* Online and personal feedback different activities
Student workload
Lectures 21 hours
Workshop 16 hours
Preparation and exam 170 hours
Total 206 hours
Expected literature

Peter Dicken (2014) Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy, Sage. Chapters 1,2,3,5,6,8,10,13,14


Horner (2017) Beyond facilitator? State roles in global value chains and global production networks. Geography Compass Volume11, Issue2


Valentina De Marchi, Eleonora Di Maria and Gary Gereffi (2017) ‘New frontiers for competitiveness and innovation in clusters and value-chains research’. In Local clusters in global value chains. Lining actors and territories through manufacturing and innovation. Taylor and Francis.


Thomsen, L (2007) Accessing global value chains? The role of business–state relations in the private clothing industry in Vietnam, Journal of Economic Geography, Volume 7, Issue 6, 1 November 2007, Pages 753–776



Last updated on 22-06-2018