Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Optional for: I4lp, M4. Course coordinator: Associate professor Everth Larsson,, Teknisk logistik. Prerequisites: MTT105 Logistics and MTT045 International Physical Distribution. Assessment: The final grade is based on student activities when examining the course literature and on the contents and accomplishment of the project work. Parts: 2. Home page:

The overall purpose of the course is to give the student understanding of and skills in international project work, from identifying problems to development of suggestions for solutions.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Theory of science and research methodology. Corporate cultures in different countries and parts of the world. International trade. Outcomes and risks in connection to export. Logistics and globalization. Forms for entering export markets. Specific rules for the EU and other markets. Forms for cooperation and export strategies.

Mole, J: Mind your Manners. Managing business cultures in the new global Europe. 3rd editon. Nicholas Brealey Publ., 2003. ISBN 1-85788-314-4.
Wallén, G: Vetenskapsteori och forskningsmetodik. Studentlitteratur, 1996.
Branch, A: Export Practice and Managment, 4th edition. Thomson Learning, 2000. ISBN 1-86152-473-0. Chapters 1, 2, 6, 17 and 18 are included, while chapter 19 should be skimmed.


Code: 0105. Name: International Project - Exportation.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report and oral presentation and opposition in English. The grade for this part will be weighed and included in the final grade. Contents: Subject for the case (in groups) is chosen in consultation with course coordinator.

Code: 0205. Name: Theoretical Background.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Three boooks are compulsory to read. The students will in groups report on each one of these both in writing and orally. The grade for this part will be weighed and included in the final grade. Contents: Literature and lectures.