120-0512/01 – EU Competitiveness (EUCOM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of European IntegrationCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesMaster, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STA579 doc. Ing. Michaela Staníčková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0

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 p. ISBN 978-0-262-01396-3. GARELLI, Stephane. Top class competitors: How nations, firms and individuals succeed in the new world competitiveness. Chichester: John Wiley, 2006. 290 p. ISBN: 978-0-470-02569-7.

Recommended literature:

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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion and presentation.

E-learning

LMS.

Další požadavky na studenta

Active approach. Active approach.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

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: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in special blocks

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Incoming students - master study 2019/2020 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming students - master study 2018/2019 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2017/2018 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2016/2017 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block
Incoming Students 2015/2016 Full-time English Choice-compulsory 163 - International Office stu. block