• Class Number 3548
  • Term Code 3240
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 3 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Susan Sell
    • Prof Susan Sell
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 02/05/2022
  • Class End Date 17/06/2022
  • Census Date 13/05/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 13/05/2022
SELT Survey Results

Global business regulation always addresses competing principles and such regulation has distributive implications that create winners and losers. How do policymakers manage contested approaches to business regulation? Whose interests enjoy prominence when devising regulation? Who decides which institutions should administer business regulations? Who has access to these institutions? To what extent does power shape regulatory outcomes? Drawing on insights from political science, legal and regulatory scholarship the course will examine debates over theories of corporate power, competition policy, intellectual property, emerging technologies, global value chains, food regulation, platform capitalism and corporate social responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Compare and contrast different approaches to regulating global business
  2. Critically engage with contemporary debates over business regulation
  3. Demonstrate the ability to analyse value trade-offs in regulating global business
  4. Critically analyse diverse approaches to regulating emerging technologies

Research-Led Teaching

Course is based on professor's research and study of global business regulation.

Field Trips


Additional Course Costs


Examination Material or equipment


Required Resources

Readings, all available on Wattle


Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Course to be delivered as a hybrid: on-line for those not in Canberra, in-person for students in town.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lecture, Discussion, Participation, Online Activities Class participation
2 Lecture, Discussion, Participation, Online Activities Class participation
3 Lecture, Discussion, Participation, Online Activities Class participation
4 Lecture, Discussion, Participation, Online Activities Class participation

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Pre-class Assignment 10 % 04/05/2022 1,2,3,4
Class Participation and attendance 10 % * 1,2,3,4
Presentation of Assigned Reading 15 % * 2
Writing Plan 20 % 18/05/2022 1,2,3,4
Group work (in Class) 10 % 18/05/2022 1,2,3,4
Research Essay 35 % 01/06/2022 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Class participation: attendance, engagement with group activities and discussion, evidence of reading in comments

10% each day

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 04/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Pre-class Assignment

Before our first class session, identify an issue for global business regulation, the interests and controversies involved, the key actors, and what is at stake in the issue. Be prepared to discuss your issue at our first class meeting

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Class Participation and attendance

10% per day

Class participation: attendance, engagement with group activities and discussion, evidence of reading in comments

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 2

Presentation of Assigned Reading

Each student will be assigned a reading. Students are to prepare two discussion questions based on the reading and lead a class discussion. Please email the two discussion questions to the class by 5PM the night before your presentation. Presentations will take place throughout the course.


Engagement with literatureStructure of argument and evidencePresentation, clarityQuality of referencingLate submissions not permitted

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 18/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Writing Plan

Outline and writing plan for research essay. 500 words max.


Engagement with literatureStructure of argument and evidencePresentation, clarity

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 18/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Group work (in Class)

In Seminar 3, students will be divided into groups to debate content related to platform capitalism. Draw upon pages 175-204 of Cohen (2017).


Engagement with literatureStructure of argument and evidencePresentation, clarityQuality of referencingLate submissions not permitted

Assessment Task 6

Value: 35 %
Due Date: 01/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Research Essay

Research essay on a selected topic. Max. 2000 words.


Engagement with literatureStructure of argument and evidencePresentation, clarityQuality of referencingLate submissions not permitted

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Student assignments will be returned via email.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission not permitted.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Prof Susan Sell

Research Interests

Global Governance, Private Power, International Political Economy, Civil Society

Prof Susan Sell

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Prof Susan Sell

Research Interests

Prof Susan Sell

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