Credits: 6

Schedule: 26.10.2016 - 28.11.2016

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Timo Järvensivu
Galina Kallio

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V period 2018-2019 Otaniemi campus
2019-2020 not lectured

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The main objective of the course is to learn how dialogue as a method can help us to understand diverse and conflicting conceptualizations of corporate responsibility in global economy. During the course the students will learn what is (and what is not) dialogue, and further, the students will learn to better understand their own and others’ sense-making, and learn to use dialogic methods in various situations. In addition, the participants will learn self-reflexivity and facilitation of dialogues.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is a platform for dialogic learning. The course builds on the existing understandings and experiences of the participants. These are complemented with relevant literature on the key themes of the course. During the course you will engage in reading, talking, listening, writing, presenting and reflecting. We will practice dialogue through methods such as listening and voicing exercises, reflective writing, group works, and finally through practicing open dialogue. We will together deepen our understanding of issues such as the ‘global economy’, sustainable development, economic systems, forms of economic organizing, responsibility, politics and discourse. Towards the end of the course, the students will learn to take responsibility for facilitating dialogues.

Participating in this course requires being present in ten out of eleven sessions, active engagement in and preparation for the course sessions and group works, and writing reflection papers.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

30% preparation for and participation in the sessions
70% Assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 40h
Independent work 120h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles and other material indicated in the syllabus.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces the course 21E11000 Corporate Responsibility in Global Economy.
The course is a substitute for 26E00900 International Corporate Responsibility.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic course on business ethics or corporate responsibility is recommended.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via Weboodi.

Note: motivation letter and interviews as pre-assignments to the course

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Max. 25 students. The dialogic method of the course requires limiting course participants to 25.