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Globalization, Business and Development

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Module Convenor:  Judy Muthuri

Module Content:
Private sectors actors are increasingly engaging in development, and are now considered development partners of governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and overseas development agents. This module introduces students to the global context of doing business, and the impact of business activities on development. It critically considers the changing roles of business, governments, international government agencies and NGOs, and how these actors interact to foster development. The module adopts different disciplinary perspectives drawing from international development, political economy and comparative business systems perspectives to understand the process of globalization and the influence of business on development concerns (e.g. corruption, land and water, poverty). The module critically examines the business responses oriented towards development (e.g. multi-stakeholder initiatives, inclusive business models, fair trade).

Module Aims:
This module aims to introduce the global political context for responsible business and develops strategic business responses to international development

Module Assessment:
Individual Coursework (3,000 words) (60%); Group Presentation (15 mins plus 10 mins Q&A) (40%)

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