IØ8503 - Environmental and Social Responsibility- Theoretical and Methodological Approach to Multi-Disciplinary Research


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Rapport 100/100

Course content

The course shall deliver the students insights on the theories and research traditions of distinct disciplines and their interactions. It should also give support to develop an individual research design for the students' concrete "research-case". This design includes the ability to understand which methods from the Natural Sciences, Technology, the Humanities and Social Sciences are appropriate for the particular work, how to classify and give preference to the single approaches and how to integrate them in the doctoral project where industrial ecology has a central position. The course-content cover central theoretical and methodological questions related to industry, environmental management, technology and environmental challenges, Business ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR), historical and sociological approach to complex problems, systems theory and methodology within Social Sciences, Technology and Natural Science, strategies and logistics in industrial networks will also be touched upon if relevant. The course is given every secong year, next time Spring 2011.

Learning outcome

Give the students an introduction in multidisciplinary methods within Environmental management, CSR, Industrial Ecology and Systems Engineering. Guide the student in how to apply this in a systematic way in own research.

Learning methods and activities

Seminar form, personal guidance.
Mandatory activities, participation in each seminar, oral presentations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participate on lessons. Orally presentations

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Master degree or similar with basic knowledge in environmental management, CSR and Industrial Ecology

Course materials

Information will be given at start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIS1061 10.0
IØ8504 2.5 01.09.2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2011

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Health, Safety and Environment
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:
  • Annik Magerholm Fet

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Rapport 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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