Managing in a Glocal Context, 30 credits
Level: First level 2
Subject: Business Administration
Department: Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship
Course code: 2FE041
The purpose of the full-semester course is to give the students:
- deeper knowledge of classical as well as modern organization and leadership theories
- ability to view and interpret organizations from different perspectives
- knowledge of business development, management and entrepreneurship in companies acting on a local as well as on a global scale
- understanding of corporations in relation to globalization, ethics and sustainability
Subjects: Business Administration
Duration: 21 Jan - 9 Jun, 2013
Study pace: Full time/Day
Semester: Spring 2013. Find course start
Teaching Language: English
Contact person: Viktorija Kalonaityte, viktorija.kalonaityte_AT_lnu.se
Last application date: 15 Oct, 2012
Syllabus: Syllabus (PDF)
Application code: LNU-U6134
Prerequisites: 60 credits in Business Administration including Basic Organization Theory 7.5 credits.
Module 1: Organization Theories, 7.5 credits
The module aims at giving a deeper understanding for organization theory. This is done by following the development of organization theory throughout the 20th century in terms of the different perspectives the theories represent, rethinking them from a number of current research topics. The students will also do a field study, focusing application of how to rethink ordinary organizational behaviour. The ourse consists of the following components: Semiotics, Structure, Knowledge, Power, Rationality, Ideology, Self, Boundary, Efficiency and Decision-Making. (Equal to module 1 in IB3303 Organization and Management Studies)
Module 2: Leadership Theories, 7.5 credits
The aim of the second module is to understand the different approaches to leadership. The course is based on the distinction between transactional and transformational expressions of leadership. Within the first, the main body of classical leadership studies is presented. Within the second, more process-oriented aspects of leadership such as charismatic leadership, value-based leadership and symbolic management are studied.
Module 3: Global Strategic Management, 7.5 credits
This course addresses various aspects of strategic management, related to the context of globalization and the challenges that global firms face. The course examines the impact of globalization as a complex process with a transnational as well as local dimension and how it can be managed strategically. The areas of strategic management, studied in this course, include global marketing and market entry, global organization design and HRM, mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances, financial management and innovation.
Module 4: Corporate Social Responsibility, 7.5 credits
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a business model which, ideally, allows corporations to incorporate awareness and compliance with the law, ethics and principles for sustainability. This course offers a critical introduction to the concept of CSR. More precisely, the course will introduce the corporation-centered and the society-centered views of the CSR. The corporation-centered approach will build on stakeholder model and critical analysis of contemporary CSR models. The society-centered approach will be based on the analysis of the global capitalism and its three components economy, energy and ecology in order to highlight the contemporary debates and research on the requirements which may need to be met of future global sustainability is to be achieved.
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Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
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