118-0408/02 – Location Conditions of Enterpreneurial Subjects (LPPS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Osvald Milerski, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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MIL30 RNDr. Osvald Milerski, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Examination 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will attain abilities to evaluate localization factors (localization conditions) playing a decisive role in making decisions on the localization of production and non-production activities. • They will be ready to negotiate with investors (individually or in a professional group) who choose a localization place from the offer which is global. • They will be able to suggest which existing potentials as well as prospective chances should be presented with the aim to gain investors and which localization barriers should be quickly removed.

Teaching methods



The subject will provide the students with knowledge of localization conditions and their diversities in individual regions and localities. Students will be informed on changes and significance of scientific and technological development and especially on economic processes globalization. Furthermore, they will be informed on how in the era of globalization the states, regions and cities have entered the competition - they compete with each other to obtain a new capital. Conditions offered for economic activity by territorial units represent a significant factor determining competitiveness of firms. (That is why there are at present unprecedented interests on the part of investors in information characterizing localization conditions). Students will learn why a certain region in the competition for economic development in the globalized economy is successful or vice versa and why its development has a declining pace of progress. They will be informed in detail on the analysis and evaluation of individual localization factors playing a decisive role in making decision on the choice of locality.

Compulsory literature:

Yip, G. S. Total global strategy II. University of California, Los Angeles, 2004.

Recommended literature:

Porter, M. E. On Competition. Harvard Business School Press, Boston 1998.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Další požadavky na studenta


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Impact of globalization on location decision-making - new location requirements 2. Growing importance of large cities, metropolization 3. Changing significance of location factors, hard and soft location factors 4. Transport as a location condition in the era of globalization 5. Impact of transport infrastructure on the location attractiveness of the territory 6. Human capital; Workforce and labor costs 7. Land policy in the Czech Republic and its mechanisms 8.The role of industrial zones in the location policy 9.The role of clusters in increasing the attractiveness of the location 10. Impact of the environment on the attractiveness of the location 11. Strategy of global location and the role of state; Strategic and comparative advantage 12. Advantages and disadvantages of global localization

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Summer semester)
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(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (N6208) Economics and Management (6208T020) Business Economics (02) Business Economics K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan

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