Strategy, Management and Social Responsibility in Enterprises 2731

Course Objectives

The course will provide insight into the relationships between culture and society, and strategy and management.

Course Description

The course will provide an introduction to project organisation and project methods in an international and intercultural context. The course covers various theories within strategy and management, together with specific challenges and problem approaches which may be used in encounters involving different cultures in international project work. The course also addresses the relationship between sustainable development and the social responsibilities of an enterprise. The students will acquire an understanding of project management tools and evaluation tools. The course will focus on both business activities and foreign-aid programmes.

Reading list:


Deal, Terrence og Bolmann, Lee G. (2004): Nytt perspektiv på organisasjon og ledelse; Strukturer, Sosiale relasjoner, Politikk og Symboler. Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo. ISBN 9788205325937

Roos, J, Krogh, G. Og Roos, G. (2004): Strategi en innføring. Fagbokforlaget, Oslo. ISBN: 9788245003017


Berre, K. (2006): Handbook – Results based – Planning and reporting (2006) NAD, Oslo.

Carson, S. G. og N. Kosberg (2003): kap. 1 “Bedriftenes samfunnsansvar – en introduksjon” i Carson og Kosberg: Etisk forretning: Bedriftens samfunnsansvar. Cappelen akademisk forlag, Oslo. (30 sider)

Learning Methods

The instruction will, in part, consist of lectures and seminars. The teaching will be divided into two parts. The first part of the course will concern theories on strategy and management as well as various methods for project management. This will be followed by instruction on the challenges and suitable approaches for project work in an South-African context. The students should be highly motivated and active in the course.

The lectures are obligatory, and the students will be expected to participate actively in the seminars, attend the lectures and to submit responses to the semester assignment. The task will be presented by the course teacher at the beginning of the course. This assignment will be evaluated by the course teacher.

Assessment Methods

Semester assignment (2000 – 2800 words), which counts for 40% of the grade, must be approved before the candidate will be permitted to take the final examination. The final 4-hour examination counts for 60% of the final grade. The course will be graded from A to F, where E represents the lowest passing grade.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Harkness <>, last modified Birgit Norendal - 03/02/2009