Managing Global Business Systems and Value Chains


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • A coherent and profound understanding of how and why organizations globalise, including an in-depth knowledge of the associated theories and strategies
  • A profound understanding of the different theoretical perspectives on management in the global organization and how these different perspectives can be operationalised when analysing management in the global organization.
  • Knowledge of different strategic configuration of organizations, including network structures, as well as an understanding of the key management challenges and issues associated with managing the global organization.
  • Knowledge about strategic innovation in a global context.


  • Developed skills in applying the different theoretical perspectives
  • Developed skills to evaluate different options and argue for specific choices for strategic design of global value chains and business systems, the development of appropriate strategies, including recognising competitive opportunities, configuring global capabilities as well as organisational value chains and designs
  • Developed relevant skills to apply theories and methods to the improvement and reorganisation of global value chains and business systems
  • Developed skills to identify and implement options for reorganisation and improvements in the context of global value chain and business systems.


  • Be able to discuss the complex of problems associated with globalisation of organisations to outline the different paths and strategies an organization may choose to globalize value chains and business systems
  • Develop abilities to craft and implement relevant organizational set-ups in the global organisation.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum §17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examManaging Global Business Systems and Value Chains
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleLedelse af globale forretningssystemer og værdikæder
Module codeM-OIM-KK1-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science