APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
EXC 3410 The Firm - Introduction Course|
Responsible for the course
Sverre August Christensen
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The course provides a broad introduction to the main features of the role of firms in the economy. The versatility of firms will be presented in a broader social context with the aid of historical, ethical and theoretical perspectives. The course aims to educate participants through an introduction to broad historical developments in the Western world, focusing in particular on the foundations relevant for firms and the market economy.
No particular prerequisites are required.
Micklethwait, John and Adrian Wooldridge. 2005. The company : a short story of a revolutionary idea. Modern Library. Paperback edition
Collection of articles:
Sverre Christensen og Knut Sogner. 2012. Collection of Articles for EXC 3410 The Firm. Handelshøyskolen BI
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Learning process and workload
The course consists of lectures, writing an assignment for submission and discussing and summarizing assignments. There are 9 course lectures based on the principal course components. In addition there will be 3 lectures in connection with writing a paper, about the group discussions and summing up. The assignment will be distributed via It's learning at the start of the course. The assignment is to be written individually, submitted electronically and then discussed in groups of 4-6 students. On the basis of group discussions of each other’s assignments, students are to submit a presentation and write a short report consisting of the following components:
The group presentations are submitted individually and electronically, nobody submits on behalf of anyone else.
Summary of the process:
Plenary lecture on writing technique and ethics
Submission of individual paper on It's learning, 4-6 pages (mandatory)
Students are divided into groups and there is a lecture about the group discussions
Group work on writing presentation. The presentation must be submitted on It's learning. (mandatory)
The process is summed up by the lecturer.
Course work requirement
Students must have submitted both the individual paper and group presentation on It's learning and had these approved in order to take the examination for this subject.
Recommended workload in hours:
Students are required to participate in all parts of the process activities. Submission of individual papers and group presentation are registered on It's Learning.
Students must have submitted both the individual paper and group presentation on It's learning and had these approved before taking the examination for this subject. See Learning Process and Workload for further details.
A three hour individual written exam concludes the course.
EXC 34101 - Individual written examination, counts 100% towards the final grade in EXC 3410 The Firm - Introduction Course.
Examination support materials
No support materials are allowed except a bilingual dictionary.
See information in our web-based Student Handbook about use of dictionary. http://www.bi.edu/studenthandbook/examaids
Re-sit exam is held every semester.
Students that have not passed the course work requirement must retake the exercises at the next scheduled course. Students that have not passed the written exam or who wish to improve their grade must retake the exam in connection with the next schedules course.
Colleges of Higher Education require the correct use of references in all academic work. Link to BI Library page on using citations and references, recommended for all students at BI Norwegian Business School.
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