RS: Multinational Corporations

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LYX003M10
Vaknaam RS: Multinational Corporations
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Onderzoekscollege IBIO: Multinationale ondernemingen
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the research seminars, a student is at least able to:

L1. Acquire, organize and apply knowledge about various aspects of the track specialisation(s) linked to the research seminar, as well as about the role of different actors within these fields. (PLO 1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 5.1)
L2. Develop a research plan with a clearly formulated problem definition, using one or more methods and techniques suitable for the research in the specific field of the specialisation track. (PLO 2.1, 2.2)
L3. Act self-reliant and reliable in the execution of the tasks belonging to this course unit, and execute tasks in a scientifically, socially and ethically responsible manner. (PLO 3.1)
L4. Critically assess research of oneself and of others. (PLO 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 5.2)
L5. Report on research choices and progress in a clear manner, with the help of ICT skills. (PLO 4.1, 4.3, 5.5)
L6. Express oneself in a clear and coherent manner, both in oral and in written/typed form, using understandable and correct English or Dutch. (PLO 4.1, 4.2, 4.3)

The PLO numbers correspond to the programme learning outcomes in the Teaching and Examination Regulations of the Master programme.
Omschrijving This module examines private authority in international relations. Students will study the influence of multinationals on government policies and vice versa on the basis of some of the contemporary concepts and theories on international political economy and policy influencing. The phenomenon of the multinational or transnational corporation itself will also be discussed. From the large integrated multinational corporation in the U.S. via the contemporary company as 'a nexus of contracts' to the rise of platforms such as Airbnb and Alibaba. Topics, such as corporate governance (internal), corporate social responsibility (external) and the governance of the value chain, will be dealt with. Focus of attention will be on corporations from East-Asia and the West.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege, zelfstudie
(Seminar starts in week 2)
Toetsvorm presentatie, schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator mr. dr. H.H. Voogsgeerd
Docent(en) mr. dr. H.H. Voogsgeerd
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Weekly articles
Global Corporations in Global Governance Christopher May 0415716055 €  36,00
Entreevoorwaarden Admission to the master IR.
Opmerkingen Students have to complete two research seminars. See for more information the ‘brochure research seminars’ available on the Online Study Guide Master IR https://student.portal.rug.nl/infonet/studenten/let/programmes/ma-irio/. It is not possible to register for a Research Seminar via Progress. You should submit your preferences for your Research Seminars from Monday 23 August 2021 12.00 hrs (noon) until Wednesday 1 September 2021 23.59 hrs (see enrolment form).

The IR department will do the utmost to place you in your preferred research seminars, but because of scheduling and overall availability of places in the research seminars we cannot guarantee you will be placed in your first choice.

After you have submitted your preferences, you will be registered in Progress for your Research Seminars before 10 September. Research Seminars start in the week of 13 September.

For this course attendance is mandatory.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 4 semester I verplicht
Ma Internationale Betrekkingen  ( International Relations and International Organization) 1 semester I keuze
Ma Internationale Betrekkingen  (East Asian Studies) 1 semester I keuze
Ma Internationale Betrekkingen  (International Political Economy) 1 semester I keuze