Credits: 6

SCHEDULE

Date and timePlace

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tiina Ritvala

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is no longer offered, please see 26E3302 Sustainability in International Business

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Multinational organizations have to deal with diverse institutions, such as regulations and social norms, in order to establish operations and maintain legitimacy in their multiple host environments. Increasingly, this requires that multinationals join forces with other for-profit and nonprofit organizations to address opportunities and challenges in the communities in which they operate. Upon completion of the course, students will have the ability to recognize and clarify the different components of institutions and identify various ways that organizations may respond to institutional pressures. Students will also be able to recognize and critically reflect the opportunities that cross-sector partnerships create for building responsible business and sustainable societies.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course examines a range of critical issues that both business and non-profit organizations face when entering and operating in foreign markets and crossing institutional boundaries. During this course, we address both theoretical and practical questions such as: How institutions influence international business? What kind of opportunities and challenges organizations encounter in cross-sector partnerships between firms, non-profit organizations and governments? How can organizations leverage knowledge and resources to shared value creation for both business and society? These questions are addressed with the help of readings, reflective writing exercises and a group project. Cases are drawn from different fields and geographical contexts. Several classes will feature a guest.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Class participation and activities (20%)
Individual reflective papers (50%)
Group project (30%)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Set of readings provided by the lecturer.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Operating in Different Cultural and Institutional Contexts 26E03300

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Please note that the course is offered only to M.Sc. level students (Management BSc students transitioning to the Management & International Business MSc program are however allowed to take the course).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is no longer offered, please see 26E3302 Sustainability in International Business

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Participants are selected based on their program status, according to the following priority order:

1. MIB students, CEMS students
2. MIB minor students
2. Others in WebOodi registration order

The student must attend the first lecture to ensure her/his place in the course.
For successful completion of the course, the student is expected to attend 70% of classes.

This course is no longer offered, please see 26E3302 Sustainability in International Business

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