4473 Global Scaling
Prof. Esther Tippmann, Ph.D.
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/13/23 to 02/28/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 05/30/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.17
Tuesday 05/30/23 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.12
Wednesday 05/31/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.0.222
Wednesday 05/31/23 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM D3.0.218
Thursday 06/01/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.13
Thursday 06/01/23 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM TC.3.10
Friday 06/02/23 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.04
Friday 06/02/23 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM TC.4.13

Scaling, the persistent rapid growth to deliver a viable business model, is the objective of many entrepreneurial endeavours. As scaling often occurs across national borders and indeed globally, this course develops your understanding of scaling in international business. This includes your ability to formulate and critically evaluate different scaling approaches. We will examine the internal and external challenges and opportunities of international scaling and how these can be addressed or capitalised upon. We will adopt the perspective of leaders and founders, and we will examine the scaling of initiatives, organizations (so called scale-ups) and ecosystems. The pedagogy and learning outcomes of this course are designed to equip participants with the skills and concepts required for successful scaling in an international context.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Apply strong critical reasoning to international scaling
  2. Exhibit an integrative understanding in evaluating international and global scaling strategies and develop suitable recommendations to scaling challenges
  3. Exhibit knowledge of analytical frameworks/tools that help generate scaling strategies in an international context
Attendance requirements

Participants must attend at least 80% of the sessions.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The pedagogy of this course combines a variety of techniques, including lectures, case studies and guest speakers. The sessions are interactive where your advance preparation and reflective as well as constructive engagement are critical to success.


Contribution to class discussion (individual grade): 20%

Best practice report (group grade): 70%

Peer evaluation of contribution to best practice report (individual grade): 10%


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Last edited: 2023-01-18