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

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Environmental Aspects of Business in EU
Course title in English:
Environmental Aspects of Business in EU
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)
part-time, 14/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Timetable in this semester:
Z6 (ČP II.)S. Miškolci
Every week
Z6 (ČP II.)
SeminarEvery week40
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:
1.Sustainability: a new framework for business strategy (allowance 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)
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
Combined form
28 h
14 h
8 h
0 h
20 h
0 h
5 h
0 h
public presentation (oral)
5 h
0 h
preparation for exam
30 h
56 h
preparation for regular assessment
9 h
40 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
0 h
preparation of presentation10 h
0 h
elaboration and execution of projects
5 h
0 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
30 h
140 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 type
Daily attendanceCombined form
0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
KREUZ, J. -- VOJÁČEK, O. Firma a životní prostředí. 1st ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2007. 263 p. ISBN 978-80-245-1254-9.
MIŠKOLCI, S. Ekonomika a řízení životního prostředí a přírodních zdrojů: Úvod do ekonomie životního prostředí a přírodních zdrojů. 1st ed. Brno: FRRMS, Mendelu v Brně, 2013. 127 p. 1.
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.
MARKANDYA, A. et al. Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitioners. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 567 p. ISBN 1-84064-812-0.
MEZŘICKÝ, V. et al. Základy ekologické politiky. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí České republiky, 1996. 156 p. ISBN 80-85368-96-X.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Track P Business, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 11/20/2019.

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