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2022/2023  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 24-06-2022

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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

How do we reorganize global markets to bring in the green transition and fight climate breakdown? The OGM course examines how experts, authorities, firms compete and coordinate to influence the green transition. 


Seen through the lens of International Political Economy this competition comprises not only states but also firms, experts, NGOs and other actors who want to control how standards are set for green transition, how assets are valued, and who ultimately benefits.


The OGM course develops your understanding of different issues on the green transition, drawing on current research (including faculty’s own), providing cases on green investment, sustainability consulting, climate activism, taxation and the climate breakdown, plastics, food, and others. We will also talk to IBP alumni who are now working directly with the green transition, including sustainability consultants, those involved with green investment, and those developing policy. 


The OGM course also develops your analytical capacity to understand who gets the upper hand, and how professional networks underpin many policy and market arrangements for the green transition. You will be trained in methods to detect who has influence, and you develop a paper tracing how actors control an issue linked to the green transition. Students will receive dedicated feedback from faculty to test their arguments and cases throughout the course.


The course is directed at those who want to develop their analytical capacities for thinking about how macro political and economic processes, which enable and constrain the green transition, are linked to micro and meso-level mechanisms of competition and coordination among experts and authorities. The OGM course is especially suited to those who wish to have a career in consulting and policy that is linked to the green transition.

Description of the teaching methods
Lectures, exercises
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 24-06-2022