Corporate Soc.Resp. & Global Value Chain

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM149A05
Vaknaam Corporate Soc.Resp. & Global Value Chain
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Corporate Social Responsibility and the Global Value Chain
Leerdoelen 1. Describe the relevant aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility & Global Value Chain.
2. Explain and summarize specific CSR issues that Multinational Companies are confronted with when developing their Global Value Chain.
3. Evaluate and critically review journal articles related to both CSR and GVC of Multinational Companies in a comparative perspective.
4. Have knowledge about the variety of solutions companies develop in order to handle the issues they are confronted with.
5. Have knowledge about the different effects of activities of MNC’s in local economies and are able to do suggestions for local governments and local communities how to benefit from these activities.
Omschrijving Multinational companies are more and more forced to think about the (unintended) externalities of their cross-border activities. For these companies, it is impossible to deny the consequences of their actions and develop a stance on how they want to incorporate these in their policies. Some companies see this as a moral obligation, or even a business opportunity. Others might be more reluctant, but they experience growing pressures from consumers, local governments and NGOs to report their CSR activities and those of their suppliers. Vice versa, the concept of the Global Value Chain can offers the option to study what happens in local situation from the perspective of the local economy. So the focus shifts from the perspective of the MNE to the perspective of the local society/economy in a specific region. In this course, we will explore a variety of issues, perspectives and policies and focus on the newest developments in this field. The course has a thematic orientation and integrates recent academic findings from a variety of perspectives (MNCs, NGOs, intergovernmental agencies, and so on).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en)
(Groupwork and individual assignments and presentations.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.M. Wilhelm
Docent(en) dr. B.J.W. Pennink ,dr. K. van Veen ,dr. M.M. Wilhelm
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl, +31(0)50 363 3458, Room: 5411.0536. Coordinator: Dr M.M. Wilhelm
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