ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title BUSINESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Code MKIB225
Coordinator Dr A Vilella Nilsson
Work, Organisation and Management
Adriana.Vilella-Nilsson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

6

        30
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
60 mins X 1 totaling 6
 
         
Private Study 120
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2: Group Presentation Assessment Type: Presentation Size: 10 Minutes Weighting: 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous A  10    20       
Assessment 1: Seminar Participation Assessment Type: Practical Size: 500 words per session Weighting: 30% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies     30       
Assessment 3: Group-Authored Essay Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 3000 words Weighting: 50% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Ano    50       

Aims

The aims of the module are:

•The production of basic knowledge of how businesses operate internationally and their changing context. An understanding of transnational production in a holistic sense is key, including questions of power and ethics.

•Key trends and issues shaping the (current) international economic order, that is the current and future context of business activity.

•The relationship between transnational corporations and international organisations, states, labour, social movements, etc


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to think analytically in the production of knowledge of how businesses operate internationally.

(LO2) Students will be able to analytically read a wide range of texts, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of different arguments on key themes and trends. This is to enable the development of an analytical understanding of key approaches, both mainstream and critical, on these themes and trends.

(LO3) Students will be able to undertake independent scholarly work, albeit in an assisted manner.

(LO4) Students will be able to communicate knowledge, ideas and analysis clearly and concisely in both written and oral form.

(LO5) Students will be able to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative, self-organisation and time management, to plan and evaluate independent learning and performance, and to apply learning strategies to improve performance.

(LO6) Students will be able to function effectively and cooperatively in group work

(LO7) Students will be able to develop a basic understanding of the (current) international economic order, that is the international context of business activity.

(LO8) Students will be able to develop a basic understanding of the relationship between transnational corporations and international organisations, states, labour, social movements etc.

(LO9) Students will be able to develop a basic understanding of power and ethics in the world economy.

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Organisational skills

(S6) Communication skills

(S7) IT skills

(S8) International awareness

(S9) Lifelong learning skills

(S10) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method: Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method - Seminars
Description: Seminars will permit students to develop their understanding of the main themes and trends in the area. They will focus on empirical phenomena exemplifying/illustrating these themes and trends drawing on e.g. news media and simple empirical illustrations. Seminars will also enable clarification of theoretical perspectives on these themes/trends.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 120
Description: research activity, developing critical analysis skills (reading and writing, in particular), and wider reading to support the module

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: In lectures, seminars, essays and exam
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning sk ills
How this is developed: In lectures, seminars, essays and exam
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: In lectures, seminars, essays and exam
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: In relation to essays
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: In seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: In seminars and in relation to assessment
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: In seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: In lectures, seminars, essays and exam
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How t his is developed: In lectures, seminars, essays and exam
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Adaptability
How this is developed: In lectures and in seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Business in a Changing Global Economy: Introduction to module and Critical Analysis

What is theory? Globalisation vs. deglobalisation

The Multinational Firm: The Transnationalisation of Retail and Global Labour

Gender and Social Reproduction

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industry 4.0

Corporate Governance: Shareholder Value and the Financialization of Multinational Corporate Control.

Globalisation in Crises

Complex societal global problems: climate change, health and other sustainable development challenges

Regionalisation: the case of the EU and Brexit

Governing the national economy: UK Devolution and National Tensions

The City: the case of Liverpool


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.