Comparative Business Systems (899N1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
The module considers how different systems of economic organisation in market economies have led to the emergence of distinct business systems in the international economy. It explores how firms originating in different nations display systematic differences in structure, organisation and strategies. It also examines frameworks for understanding how, and the extent to which, systematic differences in industrialised (and late-industrialised) nations are convergent. The implication of the different business systems on the organisation and firm capabilities is then explored in this course.
Teaching and assessment
We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.