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2021/2022  KAN-CPOLO1907U  Organizing Global Markets

English Title
Organizing Global Markets

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
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)
  • Rasmus Corlin Christensen - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • CSR and sustainability
  • International political economy
  • Sociology
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 21-05-2021

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Learning objectives
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the actors, organizations, and key points of tension involved with the issues being investigated
  • knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts that are relevant to analysis of the issue
  • ability to link the theories to the empirical material 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 Global Markets course examines professional and organizational competition as markets change to bring in the green transition. The course uses theories, methods, and approaches from International Political Economy and Sociology to examine how actors advance or impede the green transition needed to mitigate climate breakdown. We place particular stress on analyzing how a variety of actors coordinate and compete, tracing how they develop networks across different types of organizations. Students will apply theoretical frameworks and network and sequence analytic methods to a range of green transition issues. The course includes issues such as: environmental standards; plastics, energy and water use; food and agriculture; carbon markets; green accounting, taxation, pensions and investment, among others. International organizations, NGOs, firms and financial institutions, consultancies, and expert groups are considered as key actors in how issues are controlled. Students will be required to present ‘work in progress’ to the class, in groups, to test their arguments and cases. These presentations may also be used as a basis for the submitted individual paper. The course develops students’ analytical skills in understanding competition and coordination, their capacity to locate actors who influence issues, and their case knowledge of green transition issues and change dynamics in the international political economy.

Description of the teaching methods
Feedback during the teaching period
The course offers continuous feedback and establishes an ongoing dialogue with students. Particular feedback includes: a) direct feedback on learning attainment during methodological training; b) the use of in-class quizzes in live lecture sessions; c) focused feedback on ‘work in progress’ presentations of arguments and evidence; d) engagement via regular office hours in person or online. Feedback is given to explain how particular answers and arguments can be improved.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 109 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 30 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 70 hours
Last updated on 21-05-2021