ME2035 Globalization of Industry and Technology, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

Globalization of Industry and Technology, Advanced Course

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

Globalization, global production, sourcing, catching up, leapfrogging, new industrialized countries, international trade and competitiveness, international firms, foreign direct investments, global networks, knowledge transfer.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Industrial Management
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: spring 00.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to:

* provide advanced knowledge close to the research frontier on the mechanisms behind and implications of the globalization of industrial and technical activity.

* to integrate knowledge on globalization processes from several different disciplines /knowledge areas

* provide an advanced and broad knowledge base for qualified analyses of and participation – reactive as well as proactive - in globalized processes related to industrial and technical change on many systems levels

Course main content

The course starts with the general theories and stylized facts on globalization and puts them in their historical context. The focus, however, is on understanding the mechanisms of globalized industrial and technical activity – trade, financial flows, production/sourcing and knowledge formation/transfer – which seem to be more intensive now than was earlier the case. Processes of catching up, leapfrogging and branding policies of new industrial actors are analyzed as are the activities of transnational firms in sourcing production as well as R&D and design over the world.

The course is based on theories of international economics and of international firms as well as on parts of the general globalization discourse. The teaching consists of lectures and seminars.


Either a) at least 12 hp Second level courses in industrial economics/management or b) at least 6 hp First level courses in industrial economics/management plus 12 hp Second level courses in relevant engineering disciplines like industrial production, integrated product development and logistics. It is recommended that at least one of the C-level courses should be either ME2033/4D1054 (IDT) or ME2034/4D1059 (MONTIC).


See course PM for details.


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Active participation in seminars and approved delivery of seminar/working papers. Approved written final examination (may be in the form of an home examination).

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management


Pär Blomkvist,, +46 8 790 72 35


Pär Blomkvist <>

Supplementary information

Established 2006-05-23 

Replaces 4D1069

Add-on studies

ME2036 Industrial Dynamics – advanced course


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2009.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.