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The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at This site contains only previous years' guides.

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TM062002 TMe2 Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility 5 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Geography
Person in charge
Janne Lindstedt and Johanna Alanen

Learning outcomes

After the course students will be familiar with sustainable development, globalisation, corporate (social) responsibility and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of UN. Students will understand their contents and the kind of possibilities and challenges they set for companies.


Corporate (social) responsibility is the main framework for companies to respond to the global challenges and uneven development. On this course the theme will be considered from the standpoint of MDGs and much emphasis will be put on developing countries. (See further information on the course web page.)

Teaching methods

Virtual course.

Modes of study

The course consists of discussions in forum and written assignments. Individual assignments can also be done in Finnish.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year III-IV

Study materials

  1. Potter, Binns; Elliot, Smith, Geographies of Development. An Introduction to Development Studies. 3rd ed., Harlow, Pearson Education Limited, 2008.
  2. A fair globalization. Creating opportunities for all. Geneva, International Labour Office, Halonen, Mkapa (toim.) 2004.
  3. Nelson, Prescott, Business and the Millennium Development Goals: A Framework for Action. 2nd ed., International Business Leaders Forum, 2008.
  4. A collection of articles.

Further information

The course is part of the Finnish Universities' Partnership for International Development (UniPid) co-operation. Attendance is restricted to 70 students. In case of excess demand, priority is given to students majoring in economic geography. The theme of corporate (social) responsibility will be further discussed in TM23 and TMS2.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Economic Sociology
Business Chinese