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2020/2021  KAN-CPOLO1907U  Organizing Global Markets

English Title
Organizing Global Markets

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Fourth Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Leonard Seabrooke - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • International political economy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 24-06-2020

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Learning objectives
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the issues, institutions, and actors involvedin the topic in question
  • knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts that are relevantto analysis of the issue
  • ability to link the theories to the empiricalmaterial in a methodologically reflexive manner
Organizing Global Markets:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 2 weeks to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This applies to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise)
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The Organizing World Markets course examines how professionals and organizations compete and cooperate to organize world markets. The course uses theories, methods and approaches from International Political Economy and Organizational Sociology to examine how actors take control of how markets are organized. We place particular stress on analyzing how different actors coordinate and compete, tracing how they develop networks across different types of organizations. Students will apply frameworks and methods to a range of issues introduced by the lecturers. International organizations, NGOs, firms, and consultancies are considered in how the issue is controlled. Students will also be required to participate in and design a poster (in teams) to compare original cases. These posters may also be used as a basis for the submitted work in preparation for the submitted paper. The course develops students’ analytical skills in understanding competition and coordination, their capacity to locate actors who influence issues, and their case knowledge across a range of important socio-economic problems.

Description of the teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
We try to offer feedback in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 109 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 29 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 70 hours
Last updated on 24-06-2020