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2021/2022  BA-BHAAV6097U  CANCELLED Managing global innovation in multinational corporations

English Title
CANCELLED Managing global innovation in multinational corporations

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 60
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Peter Gammeltoft - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • Management
  • Strategy
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 06-04-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Be able to describe and apply the course theories, models, concepts and methods in the intersection of international business, strategy, management, and innovation
  • Be able to choose from and combine these theories, models, concepts and methods and assess under what conditions and circumstances they are applicable.
  • Be able to critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of theories, models, concepts and methods in relation to a given field of application
  • Independently analyze real business issues and formulate strategies and action plans based on the course content.
  • Identify and discuss the obstacles and risks associated with the implementation of such strategies and action plans.
  • Suggest managerial approaches to address such obstacles.
  • Discuss, evaluate and combine the subject's theories, models, concepts and methods independently and apply them to a specific problem.
  • Be able to make professionally reasoned proposals for the preparation of international organizational structures and processes.
  • Be able to put into perspective and discuss the course content in relation to business practice.
Managing global innovation in multinational corporations:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration 2 weeks to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Students formulate a research question and write an academic paper on the basis of the course content.
Description of the exam procedure

The exam is a two-week take-home assignment. Students formulate a research question and write an academic paper on the basis of the course content.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The purpose of the course is to provide students with knowledge, skills and competencies associated with the analysis of complex issues within international strategy and innovation, formulation of relevant management action plans and preparation of professionally substantiated directions for their implementation.


The course deals with company-level strategy, management and innovation in international companies. It includes a portfolio of issues related to the strategy, management, innovation and operation of modern international companies. It focuses on designing organizational structures, systems and processes for implementing international strategy in complex environments and on the managerial challenges associated with such implementation. It includes topics such as company resources and competencies and building (lasting) competitive advantages; international organizational structures; cross-border innovation, learning and knowledge management; business partnerships, alliances and joint ventures; relationships between headquarters and subsidiaries; human resource management; international negotiation; and corporate social responsibility.

Description of the teaching methods
The course is a blended learning course, incorporating a variety of IT-supported elements.
The course texts, supported by lecture-based discussions, convey the central topics of international management and formulation and implementation of strategies. Discussions of business cases and the inclusion of real business examples are used to explore and elaborate on these topics. In addition, the syllabus includes short videos related to each lecture and multiple-choice questions for each of the readings. The course also encompasses short written assignments, which are subject to peer assessment. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience within the lectures and contribute to a constructive learning environment
Feedback during the teaching period
• Questions and discussions in class and in online fora
• Feedback from fellow students and lecturer in connection with short written assignments
• Feedback on multiple-choice exercises
• Opportunity for personal contact during office hours
• Final exam grade
Student workload
lectures 38 hours
exam 57 hours
class preparation 113 hours
Expected literature

A textbook plus journal articles and cases

Christopher Bartlett & Paul Beamish (2018), Transnational Management: text, Cases and Readings in Cross-Border Management, 8th edition, Boston: McGraw-Hill

Last updated on 06-04-2021