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A310A0501 Sustainable Global Sourcing, 6 cr 
Code A310A0501  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Sustainable Global Sourcing  Abbreviation Sustainable Glo 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Katrina Lintukangas 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta

Replaces the course A310A0500 Global Sourcing and Sub-contracting and can't be included in the same degree.
The number of participants is limited to 80. Students of Supply Management program have first priority to participate.

This course is only for master's level students.




M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Professor, D.Sc. (Econ & Bus. Adm.) Katrina Lintukangas


The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the strategic planning of global sourcing and the management of global supply networks and the execution of supply strategies in globally active firms. After taking the course, students should be able to
- identify and generate global sourcing strategies and sustainable sourcing
- recognize the challenges of global sourcing and sustainability risks in supply chains
- analyse multinational business environments and sourcing opportunities
- assess business location decisions, outsourcing challenges and benefits and reasons for re-shoring
- develop sustainable practices of supplier selection and assessment and negotiation skills


Global sourcing strategies, opportunities and challenges of international business. Sustainability in global supply networks and the transparency of supply chains. Outsourcing and subcontracting, technology and production transfer. Re-shoring and location decisions. Supplier selection and assessment, relationship management, collaboration and partnerships in global supply networks.

Teaching Methods 

Interactive lectures 8 h, case assignments, video presentations of case assignments and peer evaluation, written report. Written exam, 2nd period. Preparing for lectures 16 h, preparation of the case assignment, presentations and written report 66 h, preparation for the exam 70 h. Total workload 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points, written exam 70%, case reports 30%, peer evaluation of case reports and presentations pass/fail. All assignments must be passed to obtain the final grade.

Course Materials 

Lecture slides
Bals, Lydia & Tate, Wendy (Eds). Implementing triple bottom line sustainability into global supply chains 2016, Greenleaf Publishing
Assigned reading (collection of articles)


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) studies. For exchange students completed B.Sc. studies related to operations management, supply chain management, supply management or similar.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 

max 15

Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



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Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Sustainable Global Sourcing  EXAM  Katrina Lintukangas 
19.03.20thu 16.15-19.15