Course syllabus RRIPASA - Integration Processes of Agrarian Sector in English (FRDIS - SS 2015/2016)Help

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Course title in Czech:
Integration Processes of Agrarian Sector in English
Course title in English:
Integration Processes of Agrarian Sector in English
SS 2015/2016
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 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: optional
Type of delivery:
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Course supervisor: prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc.
Course supervising department: Department of Regional and Business Economics (FRDIS)
prof. Ing. Věra Bečvářová, CSc. (supervisor)
doc. Ing. Ivana Blažková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Jose Luis Lopez Garcia (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Vojtěch Tamáš, Ph.D. (examiner)
Prerequisites: State Bachelor Exam
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim is to acquaint students with economic implications of globalization and integration processes in agrarian sector, with causes and impacts of agribusiness formation and their impact on the new model of agriculture in the framework of commodity verticals.
Acquire knowledge and apply methodological approaches to studying specific commodity chain dynamics in the development of regional and global agricultural markets.
Course content:
Globalization and its impact on development in the agrarian sector (allowance 8/4)
Expressions of globalization in the agrarian sector
Specifics of agricultural production and foodstuffs consumption in shaping of agricultural markets, types of markets, entities, links, categories
Agribusiness - the basic theory, the demand and supply determined models

Economic context of integration of agriculture with other sector in the framework of agribusiness (allowance 12/16)
Forms and consequences of imperfect competition in agribusiness
Principle of commodity verticals and networks, market structure, approaches for expressions of market forces
c.Coordination of activities, the framework and the role of contracts: approaches in terms of ownership, transaction costs and sharing / reduction of risk

The application of commodity exchanges in agribusiness (allowance 4/4)
The role of commodity exchanges in agribusiness, specifics
World trade center, stock exchange contracts, pricing and value of contracts
Possibilities of trading of agricultural commodities, hedging against price changes

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture24 h
10 h
14 h
consultation6 h
4 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
38 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
preparation for regular testing
15 h
preparation of presentation15 h
writing of seminar paper30 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
The subject is terminated with verbal examination. Credit is given on the basis of student activity during tutorials, participation on discussions about particular topics and presentation of seminar paper. Students have to obtain the credit before examination.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- TAMÁŠ, V. -- DUDOVÁ, B. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Integration Processes in Agrarian Industry. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. 140 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-802-8.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. -- VINOHRADSKÝ, K. -- ZDRÁHAL, I. Development of Czech agriculture in the European context. DSM Business Review. 2010. v. 2, No 1, no. 1, p. 86--112. ISSN 0975-1998.
BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Issues of Competitiveness of today's Agriculture. Zemědělská ekonomika = Agricultural Economics. 2008. v. 54, no. 9, p. 399--405. ISSN 0139-570X.
ZDRÁHAL, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. The issues how to express the concentration processes in European agriculture. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2013. v. 61, no. 7, p. 2951--2964. ISSN 1211-8516.
TAMÁŠ, V. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Market of slaughter pigs and pork meat in contemporary agribusiness. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 156 p. 1. ISBN 978-80-7375-847-9.
BLAŽKOVÁ, I. Economic Performance Differentiation of the Processing Stage within the Commodity Chain. Zemědělská ekonomika = Agricultural Economics. 2010. v. 56, no. 1, p. 25--31. ISSN 0139-570X.

BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Podstata a ekonomické souvislosti formování agrobyznysu. 1st ed. Brno: MZLU v Brně, 2005. 68 p. ISBN 80-7157-911-4.
LECHANOVÁ, I. -- BEČVÁŘOVÁ, V. Možnosti využití analýzy cenové transmise pro posouzení vlivu tržní síly v potravinových vertikálách. 1st ed. Brno: MSD, 2006. 80 p. ISBN 80-86633-70-5.
SWINNEN, J F M. Global supply chains, standards and the poor : how the globalization of food systems and standards affects rural development and poverty. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 2007. 322 p. ISBN 978-1-84593-1858.

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Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016 (and older)
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