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

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Course code: RRGPS
Course title in language of instruction: Globální produkční sítě
Course title in Czech: Global Production Networks
Course title in English: Global Production Networks
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 4/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master; master continuing
Semester: SS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Ing. Barbora Daňková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Nataša Pomazalová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Ivo Zdráhal, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: State Bachelor Exam and not Global Production Networks in English
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Organization of production in today's globalized environment - typical features, causes, context, consequences (allowance 4/2)
a.Theory of networks and network coalitions, networks and social dynamics
b.Socio-economic strategies of enterprises
c.The economic activities of enterprises and the role of networks in regional and global scales

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

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

4.Global production networks and regional development, economic and political implications (allowance 6/16)
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 outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to work in international context
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Work in team

Specific competences:
-Ability to identify the essential factors changes in the business environment of the industry / sector.
-The ability of systemically interconnect issues of regional development and economic policy.
-The ability to apply the adequate theoretical basis for the analysis of the market environment.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture22 h
     seminar22 h
     consultation4 h
     public presentation (oral)4 h
     preparation for exam50 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h
     elaboration and execution of projects26 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.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQFIALA, P.Síťová ekonomikaPrahaProfessional Publishing2008978-80-86946-69-6
RQEconomic approaches to organizationsHarlow, EnglandPearson2013978-0-273-73529-8
RQJESPERSEN, B D. -- SKJOTT-LARSEN, T.Supply chain management - in theory and practiceCopenhagenCopenhagen Business School Press200587-630-0152-7
RQSLANGEN, L H G. -- HERINGA, P W.Institutional economics and economic organisation theory : an integrated approach : workbookWageningenWageningen Acad. Publ.2009978-90-8686-120-0
RQCommodity chains and global capitalismWestport, Conn.Praeger19940-275-94573-1
REBARABÁSI, A.V pavučině sítíPrahaPaseka200580-7185-751-3
REMÉNARD, C. -- SHIRLEY, M M.Handbook of new institutional economicsBerlinSpringer978-3-540-77660-4
RECol.Towards effective food chains: models and applicationsWageningen, The NetherlandsWageningen Academic Publishers2010978-90-8686-148-4


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