Global Environmental Dynamics and Firm Responses


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module will introduce the student with an insight on emerging and global dynamics of society and technology and how those dynamics affect firm’s international business operations and competitiveness.

During this module, the student will be introduced to theories and models explaining how and why firms can transform in the face of revolutionary changes in the global environment. This will be related to theories on emerging dynamics, digital and technological breakthroughs through innovative strategies and reinvented business model.

Learning objectives


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

  • theoretical views and concepts on the emerging dynamics of society, digital and technological breakthroughs affecting market, management, and product innovation in international firms.
  • how firms respond to the emerging dynamics through various innovative responses and how those dynamics can be addressed in a particular company setting in order to ensure competitive.


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

  • explaining and illustrating the core concepts associated with the understanding of emerging social, digital and technological dynamics affecting firm’s competitiveness.
  • defining, explaining and illustrating the relationships between different facets of emerging dynamics, their consequences on global market management, the innovative responses by firms, and the new technologies providing opportunities for competitive competencies.


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

  • demonstrating the skills of identifying issues, challenges and possibilities associated with emerging social, digital and technological dynamics affecting competitive competencies and sustainability in global market.
  • communicating effectively in oral and written forms about various emerging social, digital and technological dynamics and their impact on value creation, product and market innovation, and competitive advantage.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.



Name of examGlobal Environmental dynamics and Firm Responses
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
Permitted aidsAs stated in Appendix 2 in the Examination Policies and Procedures.
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 titleGlobale miljømæssige dynamikker og virksomhedsrespons
Module codeKAINB202015
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities