At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Discuss unexpected and expected crises such as environmental, natural disaster, cyber attack, industrial accidents, health and overpopulation
- Analyze how those influence the main industrial sectors (agriculture, transport, energy, manufacturing and information technology) and
- Critically compare how companies from the different countries, Japan, Vietnam and the Netherlands deal with such crises.
- Reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of the approach of the companies of each country and how this could still be improved.
During this course the students will get educated about the differences between Japan, Vietnam and the Netherlands concerning crisis management within companies. This knowledge will be achieved by a research performed by the students themselves which touches upon how the different crises (environmental crisis, natural|
disaster, cyber attack, industrial accidents, health crisis and overpopulation) influence the important sectors, agriculture, transport, energy, manufacturing and information technology and how the companies from the different countries deal with this differently. Furthermore, the students will form an advice on how this could be improved in each of the countries. This will be done on a company level, in which students get into the general policy a company has and this will be done on a process
level, in which students will zoom in into the most interesting process.
During this course the students have to visit a company in the Netherlands as well as companies in Japan and Vietnam. The company visit in the Netherlands has to be organized by the students themselves and the company visits in Japan and Vietnam are organized by a committee from the mechanical engineering study association
Isaac Newton. The students are required to formulate questions which they can ask during these visits