The aim of the course is to provide a general overview of factors influencing business operations in Nordic countries (history, political, geography, legal and economic systems, culture), in particular, the operations of companies. The focus of the course is on welfare state institutions, European Union legislation and regulations, and Nordic culture(s). You are familiar with Nordic business culture and society including the leadership and negotiation styles, political and socio-economic contexts.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
Lectures, field trip, individual reflection essays, group presentations, group case report and class participation. Students not registered present during either of the first two lectures will be dropped from the course.
Cleland Silva, T. (2018). Transnational management and globalised workers: Nurses beyond human resources. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Einhorn, E. S., Logue, J. (2003). Modern welfare states: Scandinavian politics and policy in the global age. 2nd edition. Westport: Praeger.
Lewis, R. (2006/2011). When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures, 3 ed. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Available on moodle.
Partanen, A. (2016) The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life. Harper Collins. Available in the library.