Courses Master Display 2019-2020

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Course title European Business Context
Course code EBC4214
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 15-4-2020 7-6-2020 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Clemens Kool, Aad van Mourik
For more information: c.kool@maastrichtuniversity.nl; a.vanmourik@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction
Goals
Description
Opportunities and challenges of doing business in European countries depend on the business context in which firms can operate. Considering the legal, institutional, cultural, political and economic environment of these countries and the impact these contextual factors have on management decision-making, strategy, and business practices, this course will discuss European business contexts of three clusters of European countries:

(1) Countries being not members of the European Union (EU)
(2) Countries being members of the EU but not of the European Monetary Union (EMU)
(3) Countries being members of the EMU

Since the founding of the EU in 1992, the size of the EU has increased. Whether the EU will also grow in the future is not certain. The United Kingdom has decided to leave the EU in 2019. If the Front National wins the presidential election in May this year, France could become the next exit candidate. It is also uncertain at this moment whether the EMU will survive.
These developments will have an impact on the business context in the three clusters.
The course addresses this issue by analyzing relevant context factors that explain the differences between the three European business contexts.
Literature
Suder, G. (2011), Doing Business in Europe, 2nd ed., Sage (compulsory). The course manual includes recommended literature.
Prerequisites
This course and the course Entrepreneurship and Industrial Organisation
in Europe are only open to students in the trivariate MGB master program
with Lima and Vancouver.
Keywords
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
SBE Other Programmes MGB