Sustainabilty in Global Value Chains

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM149B05
Vaknaam Sustainabilty in Global Value Chains
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Sustainabilty in Global Value Chains
Leerdoelen 1. Describe the relevant aspects of sustainability in global value chains.
2. Explain and summarize specific sustainability issues that multinational companies are confronted with when developing their global value chain.
3. Evaluate and critically review journal articles related to both sustainability and the global value chain 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 -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -computer test/wekelijkse quiz,  -groepsopdracht,  -individuele opdracht
(Groupwork and individual assignments and presentations.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M.M. Wilhelm
Docent(en) dr. B.J.W. Pennink ,prof. dr. M.M. Wilhelm
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden
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