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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Contemporary Capitalism
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28825
Module Lead Paolo Di Martino
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Description This module involves a theoretical and conceptual evaluation of key issues in contemporary capitalism. Drawing upon historical and institutional background, cases and applications, students are encouraged to critically analyse key features of the international environment in which business operates and their broader implications for society. Key concepts and contemporary issues underpinning the course include the historical development and features of globalisation, how firms operate within global value chains, the role of the financial sector, different national varieties of capitalism and the responses to globalisation from nation states and international institutions.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand and critically evaluate the way businesses interact with institutions and global economy;
  • Critically evaluate the evolution of the global market and current topical debates surrounding globalization;
  • Analyse the institutional, legal, political, cultural and technological environments that constitute contemporary capitalism.
Assessment 28825-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 100% exam (2 hour)
Other None
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