Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility

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.

5 ECTS Credits — Studies start 18 March 2019 — University of Turku

Course dates

18 March 2019 – 31 July 2019

Registration period

25 February 2019 – 10 March 2019

Coordinating university

University of Turku

Instructors

Jarmo Nikander

Credits

5 ECTS

Course level

General

Course Dates: 18.03.2019-31.07.2019
Registration Dates: 25.02.2019- 10.03.2019
Coordinating University: University of Turku
Coordinators: Jarmo Nikander,
Credits: 5 ECTS

Course Level: General

COURSE SUMMARY:

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.

OBJECTIVES:

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.

LEARNING METHODS:

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

STUDY MATERIAL:

  • 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

ASSESSMENT:

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

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