Course syllabus RRGPS - Global Production Networks (FRDIS - SS 2014/2015)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Global Production Networks
Course title in English:
Global Production Networks
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 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:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
Teachers: Ing. Barbora Daňková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Nataša Pomazalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
State Bachelor Exam and not Global Production Networks in English
Timetable in this semester:
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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.Organization of production in today's globalized environment - typical features, causes, context, consequences (allowance 4/2)
Theory of networks and network coalitions, networks and social dynamics
Socio-economic strategies of enterprises
The economic activities of enterprises and the role of networks in regional and global scales

Theoretical and methodological approaches to the definition of global production networks (allowance 6/0)
a.The principle of global production networks
Basic typology and transformation

The actors on the global production networks (allowance 6/8)
Selected topics of supply chain management
Control structure, contractual relationships, approaches in terms of ownership, transaction costs and sharing / reduction / risk
Netchains and other hybrid forms of organization
Role of commodity exchanges, world trading centers, the possibility of involvement

Global production networks and regional development, economic and political implications (allowance 6/16)
Forms and manifestations of global production networks in the specific world regions
Basic indicators for analysis, methodological preparation for processing of studies and presentations
Presentation and defense of case studies

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture22 h
seminar22 h
4 h
public presentation (oral)
4 h
preparation for exam
50 h
preparation for regular assessment
20 h
preparation for regular testing20 h
elaboration and execution of projects
26 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Course credit conditional on a successful presentation and defense of a given case study. The exam consists of written and oral. The result of the written part (test, 50 min, min. 36, max 60 points) form the basis of evaluation (60% of grade), oral exam makes up 40% of the final assessment.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
FIALA, P. Síťová ekonomika. 1st ed. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2008. 225 p. ISBN 978-80-86946-69-6.
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.

BARABÁSI, A. V pavučině sítí. 1st ed. Praha: Paseka, 2005. 274 p. Fénix. ISBN 80-7185-751-3.
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:
Field of study C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
Field of study C-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and environmental development of regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2014/2015
Field of study C-ITS-IDS International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2014/2015
Course listed in previous semesters: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018 (and older)
Teaching place:

Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 05/26/2015.

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