Government, Business and Society - Value and Sustainability at Risk

Degree program: Executive MBA

Governmental regulations, oversight and political form have significant impacts on the conduct of international business operations. Businesses in their effort to increase their value undertake Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that can backfire on a firm's reputation - in a general sense, by exposing firms to charges of hypocrisy. In addition, governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and society intensify the business risk imposing other restrictions but may also present opportunities on firms. This course will provide students with an overview of the various types of interactions that an international firm must deal with, how these interactions affect the operation of the firm and what an organization can do to effectively navigate the risks that it faces.

Hence, this course will expose students to the important area of supply chain risk management in business operations. After completing this course successfully, students will understand the nature and consequences of supply chain disruptions and the importance of supply chain resiliency in business logistics. This course provides students with a comprehensive range of management tools, techniques, and processes for managing risk within a supply chain. Case studies will be analyzed to deepen the students learning on logistics, strategy, and decision making. The course will examine ways in which companies can recover from high-impact disruptions and how they can build up their operations to lower their vulnerability and increase their resiliency.

Course offered by:

Prof. Maria Besiou, PhD