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Globalisation: forces, players and management


Module description

Globalisation is a catchword used to describe how economic and social life has changed over the last quarter of a century. In this module we provide you with the analytical tools to understand and assess the various dimensions of globalisation and how it affects companies and public institutions. We also aim to provide awareness of the current global challenges and how they can be managed.

Indicative syllabus

  • What is globalisation? Key concepts and terms
  • Origin and impact of sovereignism: lessons from Brexit
  • Global governance
  • The evolution of international trade
  • The role of foreign direct investment in the global economy
  • The technologies of globalisation and the globalisation of technology
  • The world of finance and the financial crisis
  • Global public goods
  • The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
  • Globalisation and democracy

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should:

  • understand the nature of globalisation, how it affects the life of companies, employees and public institutions
  • be knowledgeable about the role that national governments play in the international arena and the functions of international (governmental and nongovernmental) organisations
  • be able to think strategically in a changing global environment.