Globalisering av kunskapsintensiva verksamheter

7,5 hp

The course is positioned on the global expansion of enterprises (business, social and non-profit organizations), that is strategy and business operations towards firms, organizations and other market actors, excluding strategy and business operations towards individual consumers. These actors include suppliers, customers, agents, sub-contractors, public and private actors who influence business, regulators, governmental institutions, and culture. The course discusses the role of network relationships in the internationalization of small knowledge-intensive Enterprises (SKIEs) by highlighting their local and often spatially concentrated network relationships, which can serve as a significant local resource. Little is known in this regard with respect to a cultural economy context. Primarily based on an inclusion of live-cases from the Nordic Area. Two issues are dealt with in the course: (a) how local network relationships – such as those within clusters or industrial districts – are developed and (b) the impact that these relationships have on the internationalization of SKIEs, specifically in respect to enhancing international competitiveness. Three effects of local network relationships on the internationalization of SKIFs, viz., reputation-related, quality-related and networking benefits, are highlighted.

Kursperioden föregås av ett frivilligt introduktionsprogram 12-13 juli tillhörande Linnaeus University Summer Academy.

Kalmar

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