Course syllabus RREAPA - Environmental Aspects of Business in EU in English (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course title in Czech: Environmental Aspects of Business in EU in English
Course title in English:
Environmental Aspects of Business in EU in English
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
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Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Course supervisor:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Ebo Tawiah Quartey, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
(Macroeconomics or Macroeconomics in English) and (Microeconomics or Microeconomics in English) and (Business Economics or Business Economics in English) and not Environmental Aspects of Business in EU and not Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources
Timetable in this semester:
Z8 (ČP II.)
Every week24
Z8 (ČP II.)
E. T. Quartey
Every week
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
From the analysis of the latest development of the business environment in the EU it is clear, that environmental concerns have an increasing impact on business success. New technologies, markets and environmental regulations are the sources of new business opportunities and threats. To maintain or to create competitive advantage in this dynamic environment, corporate managers must develop environmental strategies. This course is aimed to review the way, why and how business can and should respond to environmental challenges. The course will be of particular value to business managers at all levels, to policymakers, regulators, environment consultants and to a variety of other environmental stakeholders.
The beginning of the course is focused on the analysis of the business environment in order to explore how external institutions create both opportunities and limitations for environmental strategy (1) the effects of environmentalism and public environmental awareness on corporate management, examining recent thinking on the role of environment in business and sustainable economic development; (2) policies government might impose on business in order to ensure that it meets, and indeed exceeds compliance with regulations. The second part of the course is principally concerned with the analysis of internal business environment and examination (3) what motivates particular business responses to external environmental driving forces; and (4) how business itself responds to environmental risks and how business strategy develops.
Course content:
Sustainability: a new framework for business strategy (allowance 2/2)
2.Drivers of environmental protection in a changing business environment (allowance 2/2)
Government regulation and environmental policy of the EU: new rules of the game (allowance 4/4)
4.Integration of sustainability requirements into business strategy and management: concepts of corporate social responsibility and citizenship (allowance 6/6)
Analysis of business environment : evaluation of the impact of environmental factors on the organizational structure of business and economic activity (allowance 4/4)
Analysis of business environment : assessment of economic impact of policy measures (allowance 4/4)
Environmental management systems and tools (allowance 4/4)
Communication strategies (allowance 4/4)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture28 h
20 h
8 h
15 h
preparation for exam30 h
preparation for regular assessment8 h
preparation for regular testing
11 h
elaboration and execution of projects10 h
writing of seminar paper10 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Oral examination; a credits are subjected to active participation in seminars and team work, individual preparation for seminars and case studies, paper presentation and short writing assignments, tests.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
CALLAN, S. -- THOMAS, J M. Environmental Economics and Management : Theory, Policy, and Applications. Chicago: Irwin, 1996. 12 p. ISBN 0-256-13254-2.
MARKANDYA, A. et al. Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitioners. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 567 p. ISBN 1-84064-812-0.
HANLEY, N. -- SHOGREN, J F. Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice. London: Macmillan Press, 1997. 15 p. ISBN 0-333-58236-5.
Environmental Policy in the European Union: actors, institutions, and processes. 2nd ed. London: Earthscan, 366 p. ISBN 1-84407-157-X.
FREDERICK, W C. -- POST, J C. -- DAVIS, K. Business and Society : Corporate Strategy, Public Policy, Ethics. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992. 28 p. ISBN 0-07-015613-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Track B Business, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Track B Business, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 11/11/2019.

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