30361 - DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE
Department of Social and Political Sciences
Course taught in English
(2 credits - II sem. - OB)
The European business environment varies substantially from one country to another but also within some countries one can find big differences. This course provides an overview of the various elements of doing business in a continent that has very different institutional and cultural history, and where the social norms in terms of conduct differ tremendously. The first part of the course, taking a sociological perspective, gives an overview of the institutional organization and its differences across the European continent. We then move on how to evaluate the ease of doing business, and we focus here on the OECD ease of doing business index and its components. We then move on the discuss differences in Social norms, culture and corruption, and how it can be analyzed from the European Social Survey (ESS).
Course Content Summary
- The five institutional characters of Europe.
- Measuring the ease of doing business.
- The elements of the doing business index.
- Trust and social norms.
Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
The written exam makes up 70% of the grade and the assignment 30%. The exam is written and lasts one hours.
The exam and the project are valid until the end of AY 2015-16.
Statistics, Computer skills
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