Course syllabus RRGPSA - Global Production Networks in English (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help


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Course code: RRGPSA
Course title in Czech:
Global Production Networks in English
Course title in English: Global Production Networks in English
Semester: SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (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: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction: English
Course supervisor:
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Faculty:
Teachers:
Ing. Barbora Daňková, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Nahanga Verter, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Teacher
Entry
Frequency
Capacity
Monday
15.00-16.50
Z8 (ČP II.)
I. Zdráhal, B. Daňková, N. Verter
Lecture
Every week
24
Monday17.00-17.50Z8 (ČP II.)
Seminar
Every week24
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the course is to explain the organization of the production in today's globalized world. In this context, students will gain specialized knowledge of socio-economic context and effects of coordination of activities for the procurement of an extensive network of exchange acts between economic actors in the global commodity chain and networks. Lesson will focus on explaining the approaches to the formation of intra and inter quantitative and qualitative corporate relationships and ways to reorganize the internal resources needed for effective response and growth of competitiveness in an environment of the newly forming markets.
 
Course content:
1.
World economy as the external environment for international activities of sub-national, national and supranational entities (elements, links, trends) (allowance 8/4)
 
a.World economy as the external environment for international activities
b.Fundamental changes in the world economy
c.
Change in role of entities in the world economy
d.World trading centers and the role of commodity exchange

2.Organization of production in today's globalized environment: Theoretical and methodological approaches to the definition of global commodity and value chains and global production networks (allowance 6/2)
 
a.
Theory of the firm: basic concepts of economic organization
b.
Case study: Roman Grain Trade
c.
Basic typology and principles of global commodity and value chains and global production networks
d.
Review: Examples of application of theoretical frameworks of global commodity and value chains and global production networks

3.
The actors on the global production networks - typical characteristics, causes, context and consequences of engaging in chains and networks (allowance 6/6)
 
a.
World trading centers and the role of commodity exchange - the possibilities for management
b.
Design of the efective government structures (contractual relationships, approaches in terms of ownership, transaction costs and sharing/reduction/ of risk)
c.Outsorcing, offshoring, outplacement
d.
Beer Game and selected topics of supply chain management

4.
Global production networks and regional development, economic and political implications (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Forms and manifestations of global production networks in the specific world regions
b.
Basic indicators for analysis, methodological preparation for processing of studies and presentations
c.
Presentation and defense of case studies

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture
22 h
seminar22 h
consultation
4 h
public presentation (oral)
4 h
preparation for exam
50 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing
20 h
elaboration and execution of projects
26 h
Total168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Students can receive up to 30 points. From activities during the semester it is possible to receive up to 30 points based on 3 assignments (10 points each). These assignments cover topics of the course and are suitable to test students understanding of it.

Overall rating (the sum of points from the activities and written exam):

A: 100 - 93 %
B: 92 - 84 %
C: 83 - 76 %
D: 75 - 68 %
E: 67 - 60 %
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
Economic approaches to organizations. 5th ed. Harlow, England: Pearson, 2013. 437 p. ISBN 978-0-273-73529-8.
JESPERSEN, B D. -- SKJOTT-LARSEN, T. Supply chain management - in theory and practice. 1st ed. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press, 2005. 170 p. ISBN 87-630-0152-7.
SLANGEN, L H G. -- HERINGA, P W. Institutional economics and economic organisation theory : an integrated approach : workbook. Wageningen: Wageningen Acad. Publ., 2009. 175 p. ISBN 978-90-8686-120-0.
Commodity chains and global capitalism. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1994. 334 p. ISBN 0-275-94573-1.

Recommended:
MÉNARD, C. -- SHIRLEY, M M. Handbook of new institutional economics. Berlin: Springer, 884 p. ISBN 978-3-540-77660-4.
Col. Towards effective food chains: models and applications. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2010. 320 p. ISBN 978-90-8686-148-4.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme C-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study C-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study C-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2019/2020
Programme C-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2019/2020
 
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 05/04/2020.

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