tion on Biological Diversity at the national and sub-national level. Practical case studies and examples will be illustrated and studied. Required reading : A minimum of one text, 5 maximum, which will be available in the course reader, provided by teachers, cf. website ; A minimum of one text, 5 maximum, which will be available in the course reader, provided by teachers cf. website.
BUILDING LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIPS AND SHARING VALUE WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Christelle BITOUZET (Dirigeant Gérant). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students will prepare each class individually with a series of pre-readings, and in teams from Class n°3, working on a deﬁned case study applied to the topic of each class. They will be evaluated on 3 elements : 25% : class participation and individual contributions (participation in class, knowledge management presentations, individual vase presentation) ; 25% : a written assignment that will be given class 7 or 8 ; 50% : team work presentation (5 students/group) on an operational case, designed to make participant think about the strategic approach to international development – each team will have to present their work during class 11 & 12. Workload : Readings ; group project work. Pedagogical method : Courses will be split into different sessions : theoretical with presentation of a few critical concepts ; practical examples to illustrate concepts and launch discussions ; students researches shared with other, and a few experts may be mobilized to illustrate better some of the current situations faced by international organizations. Course Description : In a highly changeable operational environment, and in the context of “mega-trends” that are raising levels of expectation, organizations operating in an international
context are required to professionalize structured stakeholder relations, whoever their stakeholders are, and to integrate them into their business practices. This is recognized today as a central element in an organization's efﬁciency, contributing to its results. In all circumstances, especially in the case of new operations or businesses, stakeholders will by turns be partners, agents of change and allies ; but they can also rapidly become blockages, damaging the organization's operational result or its reputation. Failing to take account of this key business component, particularly with a focus on short-term costs (or time), can in certain cases endanger the entire business. Understanding who surrounds and interacts (or not) with the organization, identifying which values or elements speciﬁc to a community to build on and being able to develop lasting relations based on trust constitute key elements for a long-term relationship rooted in the direct environment. Using concrete examples taken from major groups operating internationally and other players in the public and voluntary sectors, this series of classes aims to provide each student with very pragmatic keys to the subject. Team work will be emphasized in this seminar with a group project. Required reading : Managing for stakeholders, R.Freeman, January 2007, Darden, University of Virginia ; On Mc Kinsey website, Beyond corporate social responsibility : Integrated external engagement, March 2013 | byJohn Browne and Robin Nuttall ; Why Making Money Is Not Enough, MIT Sloan, June 18, 2013, Ratan Tata, Stuart L. Hart, Aarti Sharma and Christian Sarkar ; The Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility, June 11, 2011, by Archie B. Carroll and Kareem M. Shabana, https ://www.conference-board.org/retrieveﬁle.cfm ; MIT Sloan, July 15, 2003, Shareholders vs. Stakeholders Debate.
BUSINESS LAW AND PRACTICE IN CHINA : APPLIED SINOLOGY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English