Course syllabus RRIPASA - Integration Processes of Agrarian Sector in English (FRDIS - WS 2018/2019)Help


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Course code:
RRIPASA
Course title in Czech:
Integration Processes of Agrarian Sector in English
Course title in English:
Integration Processes of Agrarian Sector in English
Semester: WS 2018/2019
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 4/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: master; master continuing
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers: prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Ivana Blažková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Jose Luis Lopez Garcia (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites:
 
Timetable in this semester:
DayFrom-tillRoomTeacherEntryFrequencyCapacity
Tuesday
11.00-14.50
Z7 (ČP II.)
J. L. Lopez Garcia, V. Bečvářová, I. Blažková, N. Verter
Lecture
Every week30
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim is to acquaint students with economic implications of globalization and integration processes in agrarian sector, with causes and impacts of agribusiness formation and their impact on the new model of agriculture in the framework of commodity verticals.
Acquire knowledge and apply methodological approaches to studying specific commodity chain dynamics in the development of regional and global agricultural markets.
 
Course content:
1.
Globalization and its impact on development in the agrarian sector (allowance 15/0)
 
a.
Expressions of globalization in the agrarian sector
b.
Specifics of agricultural production and foodstuffs consumption in shaping of agricultural markets, types of markets, entities, links, categories
c.
Agribusiness - the basic theory, the demand and supply determined models

2.
Economic context of integration of agriculture with other sector in the framework of agribusiness (allowance 15/0)
 
a.Forms and consequences of imperfect competition in agribusiness
b.
Principle of commodity verticals and networks, market structure, approaches for expressions of market forces
c.
Coordination of activities, the framework and the role of contracts: approaches in terms of ownership, transaction costs and sharing / reduction of risk

3.
The role of the downstream processing and distribution phase of food commodity verticals (allowance 10/0)
 
a.Characteristics of the food industry and its branches
b.The size structure of enterprises in the food industry and its branches
c.
Distribution channels - basic types and characteristics

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
40 h
consultation
6 h
preparation for exam36 h
preparation for regular assessment8 h
preparation of presentation
4 h
writing of seminar paper
18 h
Total
112 h
 
Assessment methods:
The subject is terminated with written examination. Credit is given on the basis of student activity during tutorials, participation on discussions about particular topics and presentation of seminar paper - max. 30 pts. Students have to obtain the credit before examination, the obtained points are included in the final exam result.
Conditions for course completion:
1) credit (max. 30 pts)
2) written exam test (min. 35 pts, max. 70 pts)

Overall assessment:
A 100-90 pts
B 89-80 pts
C 79-70 pts
D 69-60 pts
E 59-50 pts
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Total0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- DUDOVÁ, B. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Integration Processes in Agrarian Industry. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. 140 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-802-8.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Issues of Competitiveness of today's Agriculture. Zemědělská ekonomika = Agricultural Economics. 2008. v. 54, no. 9, p. 399--405. ISSN 0139-570X.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Development of Czech agriculture in the European context. DSM Business Review. 2010. v. 2, No 1, no. 1, p. 86--112. ISSN 0975-1998.
ZDRÁHAL, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. The issues how to express the concentration processes in European agriculture. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2013. v. 61, no. 7, p. 2951--2964. ISSN 1211-8516.
TAMÁŠ, V. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Market of slaughter pigs and pork meat in contemporary agribusiness. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 156 p. 1. ISBN 978-80-7375-847-9.
BLAŽKOVÁ, I. Economic Performance Differentiation of the Processing Stage within the Commodity Chain. Zemědělská ekonomika = Agricultural Economics. 2010. v. 56, no. 1, p. 25--31. ISSN 0139-570X.

Recommended:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysu. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2005. 68 p. ISBN 80-7157-911-4.
LECHANOVÁ, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Možnosti využití analýzy cenové transmise pro posouzení vlivu tržní síly v potravinových vertikálách. 1st ed. Brno: MSD, 2006. 80 p. ISBN 80-86633-70-5.
SWINNEN, J F M. Global supply chains, standards and the poor : how the globalization of food systems and standards affects rural development and poverty. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 2007. 322 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-1858.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Track GDE Global Development, full-time form, initial period SS 2016/2017
Track GDE Global Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Track GDE Global Development, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
Programme C-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
Brno


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