Traditionally, economists have considered the market to be the main form of organisation, yet they have come to realise that markets strongly depend on all sorts of organisations, collaborations, agreements, norms and shared values. In other words: cooperation and the coordination of economic activity is an incredibly complex process. This complexity demands that in studying cooperation and coordination we need to take both economic insights as well as insights gained from other social sciences into account.
The dedicated minor Social Sciences examines cooperation and coordination issues from both the sociological and psychological point of view. The curriculum thus combines economic insights with insights obtained from sociology and psychology, applied to real world problems at the level of companies, industries and nation states.
The dedicated minor consists of the following courses: