Comparative Country Studies

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB686A05
Vaknaam Comparative Country Studies
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Comparative Country Studies
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. recognize socio-economic differences between countries in an international business environment;
2. differentiate analytical frameworks and theories to compare different countries business environments;
3. apply analytical frameworks and theories to compare different countries business environments;
4. evaluate business opportunities and constraints for international investors in different business national environments;
5. explain abstract ideas and scientific concepts to laypeople.
Omschrijving This course provides students with analytical tools to analyze and compare market and business environments in different countries. Such analytical tools will comprise both 'hard' and 'soft' perspectives to gain an understanding of the nature of different national business environments. Concretely, it will involve on the one hand comparing key macro-economic indicators to assess strategic market conditions (factor and demand market conditions) and on the other hand a comparative business systems perspective focusing on institutional influences (the cultural, political, financial and labor system) on business systems (including the nature of economic actors, of market organization, of work coordination and control systems). It is suggested that only this combined analysis will deliver managers and businesses a full picture of market and business environments in different countries. In empirical terms the course will focus on comparing countries with contrasting business systems.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
((Attendance at the lecture and the tutorials is compulsory.))
Toetsvorm opdracht(en)
(Individual assignment(s), group assignment(s))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator mr. drs. H.A. Ritsema
Docent(en) dr. A.A. Erumban , M.E. Inklaar, MSc. , V.E. Kunst ,mr. drs. H.A. Ritsema , to be announced
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles, to be announced on Nestor
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Contact through the GEM secretariat, e-mail: gem.feb@rug.nl, phone: + 31 50 363 3458
room 536 in the Duisenberg Building
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (basisprogramma BSc IB) 2 semester II a verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester II a keuze
DD BSc IB - ITB, Bandung (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Bandung) 1 semester II a verplicht
DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Bordeaux) 2 semester II a verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Yogyakarta) 1 semester II a verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester II a verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc International Business & Management/IB&M) 1 semester II a verplicht