Courses Master Display 2022-2023

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Course title International Contracting and Relationships
Course code EBC4268
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Robert Suurmond
For more information: r.suurmond@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Understand and manage transactions and relationships in a global, truly inter-national context including cross-border negotiations, ethical issues in trading, trade wars, supply disruptions and contract breaches.
Description
If you start to think about all the different organizations involved with the production and delivery of manufactured goods and services, the amount of relationships and interconnections between these organizations becomes overwhelming. Many of these relationships are governed by contractual agreements and purchase orders that describe the terms and conditions of economic transactions. Supply chains are constellations of firms that together form the link between raw materials and the end consumer, including physical product flows but also services, information, and finances. In this course, we study such contractual arrangements using practical cases that focus on intra- and inter-organisational governance. For example, we investigate global trade wars and how they affect decisions in the supply network, we study how supplier contracts can be used to enforce sustainability deep into the supply network, we analyse how conflict and contract breaches affect customers downstream, and we learn about EU tender law and practices of public procurement. Contracts also affect end consumers directly, for example in cases of warranties and quality defects. In addition, we focus on how such contracts are managed in practice, even after contracts are designed and transactions completed.
Literature
Cases, academic and practitioner articles.
Prerequisites
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Participation / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 1 Disc- IB Supply Chain Mgmt
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Human Decision Science Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Accounting and Business Information Technology Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and Business Development Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Managerial Decision-Making and Control Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Marketing-Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Corporate Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Marketing Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategy and Innovation Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Supply Chain Management Compulsory Course(s)
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Elective Course(s)