This module discusses the emerging trends of value creation such as from do it alone to value co-creation with global partners, establishing cross-border strategic alliances and networks for joint innovation, participating and orchestrating innovation ecosystem for sustainable development, etc. Students will develop knowledge and reflect on issues such as, but not limited to, MNCs’ global innovation modes and strategies, business and innovation ecosystems, digital platforms, business ecosystem in emerging markets, and interplay between value co-creation and value capture for sustainable development.
During this module, we will start with reflecting more conventional theories and value creation modes such as global value chain and network theory, then will progress to more contemporary theories and topics such as ecosystem theory, coopetition theory, and the impact of digitalization. The module adopts digital tools and employs various pedagogical methods including lecturing, group discussions, peer review and peer learning, games and experiments, simulation, etc.
The objective is that the student after the module possesses knowledge about:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses skills in:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses abilities in:
For information see § 17.
|Name of exam
|Multinational Corporations and Ecosystems: Innovation for Sustainable Development
|Type of exam
Written examIndividual examination.
|Type of grading
|Criteria of assessment
|The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures
|Multinationale selskaber og innovation i økosystemer
|Language of instruction
|Location of the lecture
|Responsible for the module
|Study Board of Economics and Business Administration
|Aalborg University Business School
|Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities