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International Competitiveness

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Course Unit Code120-0568/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
STA579doc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Summary
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic theoretical and methodical bases of competitiveness issues from the point of view of sectoral and territorial aspects, which are subsequently applied to determinants and setting strategies to support and increase competitiveness in an international context and orientation towards the EU and its member states on the Czech economy and its regional development.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1. Understand the essence of competitiveness and the factors that influence it and learn how to develop strategies to support it.
2. Analyse the concepts of national, regional and international competitiveness in the global world.
3. Evaluate and compare policies to boost competitiveness in the EU and the world (support for regional development, innovation systems, regional innovation strategies, the knowledge and information society).
Course Contents
1. Introduction to the course. Introduction to Competitiveness - Economic Theories.
2. Theoretical background approaches to measurement and competitiveness assessment.
3. Competitiveness as a global phenomenon of international business relations. International Competitiveness Strategy - Hard powers.
4. Globalisation processes in the world economy - impacts on the competitiveness of world regions. International Competitiveness Strategy - soft powers.
5. The requirements of the new economy - science-research-innovation and the knowledge-based economy as a means of increasing competitiveness.
6. The Territory as a Competitive Advantage and Disadvantage - Territorial Context of Competitiveness.
7. Competitiveness of the EU I - Specification of the concept and set of strategic / program measures to support competitiveness.
8. EU Competitiveness II - Compatibility with the EU's Common Trade Policy, competitiveness aspects of the internal and external market.
9. EU Competitiveness III - Compatibility with Cohesion Policy in the 2014-2020 programming period post-2020.
10. Regional Dimension of EU Competitiveness - Disparities and Regional Development Support with ESI Fund Support 2014-2020.
11. Competitiveness of the Czech Republic I - competitive advantages and disadvantages, local specifics.
12. Competitiveness of the Czech Republic II - National and European forms of support.
13. The International Competitiveness Strategy of the Czech Republic for 2012-2020 - Back to the Top. How to prepare the Czech Republic for the future?
14. Competitiveness and Implications for Public Policy. Current events.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. CHURSIN, Alexander a Yury MAKAROV. Management of Competitiveness. Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015. 378 p. ISBN 978-3-319-36586-2.
2. HOLIFIELD, Johnathan M. The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness. Ohio: ScaleUp Partners, 2017. 280 p. ISBN 978-0692877708.
3. STANÍČKOVÁ, Michaela. EU Competitiveness and Resilience: Evidence-based on Regional Level. SAEI, vol. 51. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2018. 280 s. ISBN 978-80-248-4168-7.
1. CHURSIN, Alexander a Yury MAKAROV. Management of Competitiveness. Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015. 378 s. ISBN 978-3-319-36586-2
2. HOLIFIELD, Johnathan M. The Future Economy and Inclusive Competitiveness. Ohio: ScaleUp Partners, 2017. 280 s. ISBN 978-0692877708.
3. STANÍČKOVÁ, Michaela. EU Competitiveness and Resilience: Evidence-based on Regional Level. SAEI, vol. 51. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2018. 280 s. ISBN 978-80-248-4168-7.
Recommended Reading:
1. CHO, Dong-Sung a Hwy-Chang MOON. From Adam Smith to Michael Porter: Evolution of Competitiveness Theory. New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2013. 348 p. ISBN 978-9814407540.
2. HITT, M. A., R. DUANE IRELAND and R. E. HOSKISSON. Strategic management. Competitiveness and globalisation: concepts and cases. Cincinnati: South-Western College Publications, 2016. 442 p. ISBN 978-1305502147.
3. SHAFAEDDIN, Mehdi and Erik S. REINERT. Competitiveness and Development: Myth and Realities. London: Anthem Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0857284600.
1. CHO, Dong-Sung a Hwy-Chang MOON. From Adam Smith to Michael Porter: Evolution of Competitiveness Theory. New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing Company, 2013. 348 s. ISBN 978-9814407540.
2. HITT, M. A., R. DUANE IRELAND a R. E. HOSKISSON. Strategic management. Competitiveness and globalization: concepts and cases. Cincinnati: South-Western College Publications, 2016. 442 s. ISBN 978-1305502147
3. SHAFAEDDIN, Mehdi and Erik S. REINERT. Competitiveness and Development: Myth and Realities. London: Anthem Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0857284600.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined