120-0312/03 – Competitiveness of the EU (KONEU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ZEM34 Ing. Iva Honová, Ph.D.
STA579 doc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. To analyse the concepts of national and regional competitiveness of EU member states in a global world. 2. To classify the theoretical outcomes of territorial competitiveness. 3. To evaluate factors which determine the competitiveness especially innovation, clusters and knowledge. 4. To recommend concrete measures of EU policies for the competitiveness growth in accordance with Lisbon process. 5. To classify innovation and systems of innovation in the development of economies in EU. 6. Understand the role of knowledge economy and information society in economic development.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations

Summary

The aim of the course is to present to students the nowadays ideas on the competitiveness of the EU and its member states in the global economy. Theoretical competitiveness background is presented, competitiveness factors are defined and EU measures dealing with the EU Strategy 2020 are covered.

Compulsory literature:

De GRAUWE, Paul. Dimensions of Competitiveness. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010. 290 s. ISBN 9780262013963. HITT, M. A., R.D. IRELAND a R.E. HOSKISSON. Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization: Concepts and Cases. 8th ed. Canada: South Western, 2012. ISBN 978-1-111-82587-4. PORTER, Michael E. On Competition. Updated and expanded ed. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4221-2696-7.

Recommended literature:

KHAN, Jamal and Wayne SOVERALL. Gaining Productivity. Kingston: Arawak Publications, 2008. 539 s. ISBN 978-9768189936. IMD. World Competitiveness Yearbook 2012. Available at: http://www.imd.org/research/publications/wcy/wcy_online.cfm. SCHWAB, Klaus. The Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013. Geneva: WEF, 2012. Available at: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalCompetitivenessReport_2012-13.pdf.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Presentations Seminar work Written test

E-learning

ELearning course in LMS Moodle

Další požadavky na studenta

Study of documents in English

Prerequisities

Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
120-0310 RPEU EU Regional Policy Recommended

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Competitiveness as a Phenomena 2. Theoretical Aspects of Competitiveness 3. Approaches to Competitiveness 4. Measurement of Competitiveness in the World Economy 5. Main Centres in the World Economy (EU, USA, BRICS, N11) 6. World Economy Development (Prognosis and Studies) 7. EU´s Position in the World Economy 8. EU Development Goals, Lisbon Strategy 9. Strategy Europe 2020, Development Scenarios and Perspectives 10. EU Competitiveness Assessment 11. Competitiveness of the Former and New Member States in the EU 12. Czech Competitiveness 13. Competitiveness and European Social Model 14. Innovations and Knowledge-based Economy as a Means of Enhancing the Competitiveness

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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