Comparative International Management

Module code: 6HURM009W
Faculty: Westminster Business School
Credit Level: 6
Credit value: 20
Available to: Westminster Business School students only, however students on some courses are unable to choose Westminster Electives  – see list of exemptions. Please note elective modules are subject to availability.

This module will give you the opportunity to explore some of the most important similarities and differences in the institutional context of management and organisation across different countries and regions of the world. It provides you with a broad conceptual framework to analyse the various national institutional contexts in which management and organisation take place, drawing on the distinction between liberal and co-ordinated market economies (or Anglo-Saxon and Rhine models respectively), including the US, UK and Canada on the one hand, and Germany, The Netherlands, and Japan on the other.

Through the module you will systematically analyse – and critically evaluate – similarities and differences across countries and regions, in terms of: the nature of firms; models of corporate governance; systems of employment relations; innovation systems; societal systems of production; and socio-economic outcomes. By the time you complete the module, you will be able to analyse, explain and critically evaluate the main similarities and differences in the institutional context in which management and organisation take place across the world.

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, seminars, videos, case studies and group discussions. Assessment will be based around a 2,000-word essay, and an exam (one and a half hours).

This module will only be available from 2017/18 academic year.