Globalisering, innovation og økonomisk udvikling

2019/2020

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

The global north-south division illustrates that there is a marked difference in the level of economic development and living standards among different nations in the world. On the one hand, globalization of economic activities seems to intensify the polarization of this division as more advanced activities are conducted in the North and the less advanced activities in the South. On the other hand, the global networks of economic activities provide opportunities for less developed countries to learn and build capabilities through the interaction with the north. 
 
The course takes a point of departure in the concepts and frameworks related to international business (IB) and innovation (IN) and aims to inspire the students to apply the concepts and framework in the operations of firms in the context of the north and the south. The students are expected to make the connection between macro and micro perspective in understanding innovation and economic development in the globalized world.  

Contents:

  • Catching-up and economic development.
  • Internationalization of innovation.
  • Global value chain and operations of firms in the global context.
  • Emerging economy multinationals.
  • Mobility of workers and innovation.

Læringsmål

Viden

Upon successful completion of the course the student will have gained knowledge on:

  • various concepts and theories on globalization, innovation and economic development.
  • the context of the global north-south division and the implications of this division for the operations of firms.

Færdigheder

Upon successful completion of the course the student will have gained skills to:

  • apply the concepts and theories of innovation in understanding the operations of firms in various local and global context.
  • assess relevant innovation and development strategies for the north and the south. 

Kompetencer

Upon successful completion of the course the student will have gained competences to:

  • pinpoint relevant research issues in relation to innovation and economic development in the north and the south and conduct structured analyses for the issues put forward utilizing the concepts and theories from the module.

Undervisningsform

Combination of student presentations, lectures, case exercises, and group discussion. Students are expected to work on reading materials and prepare for the case exercises and group discussion/ presentation before coming to the lectures. We will have one session per week to allow students to prepare for the sessions in between.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

5 ECTS.

Eksamen

Prøver

Prøvens navnInnovation in Globalization and Economic Development
Prøveform
Mundtlig
ECTS5
Bedømmelsesform7-trins-skala
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierVurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitets eksamensordning

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelInnovation in Globalization and Economic Development
ModulkodeKAEØK201724
ModultypeKursus
Varighed1 semester
SemesterForår
ECTS5
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

StudienævnStudienævnet for Erhvervsøkonomi
InstitutInstitut for Økonomi og Ledelse
FakultetDet Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet