Transnational Organizations in a Global World

2018-2019
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Doel vak

The main goal of the course is to provide students with a theoretical
and critical understanding the pervasive role of globalization and how
different aspects of globalization influence our daily life and
institutional environment. The course examines the following questions:
Who wins and who loses from globalization of culture, technology, trade
and finance? Who sets the rules under which the game of international
capitalism is played? What are the forces of globalization that shape
the labour market, migration, the environment, inequality and
socio-economic and political systems? How powerful is the local
resistance to globalization ? What is glocalization? These themes are
explored with reference to cultural-social theories and illustrated
through cases and actual events.

Inhoud vak

In this course we examine a defining phenomenon of our times:
globalization. The concept crisscrosses the boundaries of academic
disciplines and incites debates about national sovereignty, capitalism,
development and the world system. The concept of globalization will be
highlighted from different perspectives, such as socio-economic,
political, cultural, and organizational. The influence and effects of
globalization are dynamic.
Environmental issues, new technologies, changes in economic power and
international relations are constantly changing and affecting
organizations, political systems and people in many different ways. In
the course actual events and cases will be analysed and discussed.
Students will be encouraged to form and voice their own views.

Onderwijsvorm

Interactive lectures, guest lectures and group presentations.

Toetsvorm

The course will be assessed through group presentations, weekly
assignments, and a final essay.

Vereiste voorkennis

Participation in Organization Sciences

Literatuur

- Guillén, M.F. & Ontiveros, E. (2016, second edition). Global turning
points: The Challenges for Business and Society in the 21st century.
Cambridge University Press.
- Journal articles & videos: to be announced.

Doelgroep

Master students COM.

Overige informatie

Students choose this course in a combination with one other course:
'Changing Organizational Culture' or 'Culture and Identity in
Organizations'.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode S_TOGW
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 500
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. M.J. Verver
Examinator dr. M.J. Verver
Docenten dr. M.J. Verver

Praktische informatie

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