Globalisation, Politics and Culture - MAN00023H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Leo McCann
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

The module is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the nature of contemporary globalisation, focusing on the various economic, cultural and social elements of an increasingly interdependent world economy. It encourages students to develop a critical position on the multifaceted environment  in which international business is embedded and which it, to some extent, also shapes.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

The module is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the nature of contemporary globalization, focusing on the various economic, cultural and social elements of an increasingly interdependent world economy. It encourages students to develop a critical position on the multifaceted environment  in which international business is embedded and which it, to some extent, also shapes. Students will engage in close interrogation of globalization theory and literature, and will develop ways to apply these writings to contemporary debates around management, business, work, and culture.   

 

Module learning outcomes

  • Assess the social, economic and political factors of globalisation and world business.
  • Understand the various positions of the globalisation ‘radicals, sceptics and critics’
  • Develop a critical appraisal of academic literature on ‘global culture’
  • Understand the global financial system and its weaknesses and risks
  • Explain the emergence of ‘counter-global’ trends such as populism, nativism and Brexit
  • Develop sophisticated and informed critiques of a range of academic globalisation literature

Module content

  • The historical development of the current pattern of international business
  • Rise of Globalization theory since the 1990s
  • Debates on ‘global culture’
  • Details on international regulation and international business institutions
  •  Changing nature of work and organization in an era of global labour markets and disruptive new technology
  • Multi-national corporations and global production and services
  • ‘Varieties of capitalism’ versus convergence of business systems
  • The impact of Brexit on the British economy
  • Global governance of trade and investment

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Globalisation & International Business
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Globalisation & International Business
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

McCann, L., (2018) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalisation, London: Sage 



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