8.1. – 27.4.2018

Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility

Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility
Course Dates: 08.01.2018-27.04.2018
Registration Dates: 22.12.2017- 02.01.2018
Coordinating University: University of Turku
Coordinators: Jarmo Nikander, jarmo.nikander[at]utu.fi
Credits: 5 ECTS
Course Level: General


Corporate (social) responsibility is the main framework for companies to respond to the global challenges and uneven development. On this course much emphasis will be put on developing countries.

See further information on the course web page.


After the course students will be familiar with globalization and corporate (social) responsibility, as well as the Millennium and the Sustainable Development Goals (MDGs and SDGs) of UN. Students will understand their contents and the kind of possibilities and challenges they set for companies.


The course is held in English and consists of discussions in forum and written assignments. Individual assignments can also be done in Finnish.


  • Geographies of Development. An Introduction to Development Studies. 3rd ed., Harlow, Pearson Education Limited, Potter, Binns, Elliot, Smith (2008), 978-0-13-222823-7.
  • A collection of articles


Grade 0-5. The course grade is given by final report on a scale 0-5. The literature and lecture assignments are not graded individually but they are obligatory.


The course is recommended to those in their 2nd or 3rd year of study.

Registration for this course is closed.