Internationalisation of Diverse Organisational Forms

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

During the module the student will explore the internationalisation of various types of organisational forms such as NGOs, platform organisations, non-for-profit organisations, etc. These forms are not well researched in the International Business literature and offer new avenues for exploring the diversity in internationalisation.

The module aims to address the phenomenon of such organisations, cover relevant theories, frameworks, and practices in understanding their internationalisation, their types and relations with established forms of multinational firms. The impact of such organisational forms on society, policy, technology, economy, commerce and the challenges in their international activities and legitimation will be discussed.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • newly emerging concepts and theories with reference to new organisational forms and their internationalisation.
  • approaches and strategies for the internationalisation of various type of organisational forms such as NGOs, platform companies, etc.
  • challenges in the internationalisation of diverse organisational forms.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • discussing and delineating practices in the internationalisation of diverse organisational forms.
  • analysing and synthesizing state-of-the-art knowledge on internationalised diverse organisational forms.
  • pursuing further knowledge related to the module topics through own academic learning. 

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • applying and reflecting on  the internationalisation of diverse organisational forms.
  • applying concepts and theories learnt to understand the challenges and practices to internationalising organisations.
  • applying problem-based learning principles to identify problems and propose solutions to issues based on own understanding of the subject matter.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examInternationalisation of Diverse Organisational Forms
Type of exam
Written exam
Individual examination.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternationalisering af forskellige organisatoriske former
Module codeKAINB202013
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences