Focal Firms and SMEs in Global Value Chains

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Business Administration
    Code UE-EGE.00031
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Exercise
    Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2021

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 11:15 - 12:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)
    Monday 15:15 - 18:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)
    Hours per week 3

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Assistants
    Description

    The course is divided into four parts:

    Part I deals with the enterprise demography to be found in each economy (here the one of Switzerland).

    The object of Part II is the Transnational Corporation TNC). What are the drivers of globalisation and internationalisation (with respect to the case of Switzerland), the large TNC, outsourcing and off-shoring and the supply and value chain management approach and network analysis.

    Part III is related to Global Value Chains – Concepts, Facts and Methods.

    In Part IV the situation of “focal firms” and local development is analysed and discussed.

    See the homepage www.unifr.ch/sci for further details with respect to the last course.

     

    Moodle Link

    Training objectives The purpose of this course (lecture and seminar) is to introduce the students to the multidisciplinary notion and complex reality of GVC. The concept of “Global Value Chain” captures the intricate competitive or cooperative relationships between enterprises that are involved – directly or indirectly – in a joint production or delivery of a good or service to the final user.

    The course aims at analyzing the reality of global value chains starting from end user perspective, so as to determine the value added component stemming from different enterprise and/or regions involved.

    The main goals of the course are to:

    - help students discover the complexity of enterprise fabric in Switzerland;
    - help to understand the systemic dimension of the globalisation process, its drivers and consequences for different class sizes of enterprises;
    - gain familiarity with the growing literature on Global Value Chains (GVC) and the different schools of thought in the field
    - analyse the strategy and the modes of cooperation between enterprises of different sizes within GVC;
    - to confront students with primary information sources and expose them to the difficulty of finding the relevant reliable information.
    Condition of access This course is open to students of those branches which fulfil the conditions of access to Master studies. Selection of participants by the Professor based on the list of enrolments.
    Available seats 30
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography For the bibliography see the homepage www.unifr.ch/sci.
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.02.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    22.02.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    01.03.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    01.03.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    08.03.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    08.03.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    15.03.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    15.03.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    22.03.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    22.03.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    29.03.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    29.03.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    12.04.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    12.04.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    19.04.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    19.04.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    26.04.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    26.04.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    03.05.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    03.05.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    10.05.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    10.05.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    17.05.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    17.05.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    31.05.2021 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    31.05.2021 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
  • Assessments methods

    Travail et exposé - SP-2021, Session d'été 2021

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams Active participation in the course. Homework: make a presentation in class and the writing up of a paper with respect to a specific topic. See www.unifr.ch/sci for further details - teaching and coursework - Evaluation and work which is carried out during the course and the seminar.

    The language of assessment is primarily English, exceptionally German or French possible.

    Oral exam

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Written exam 15 min.

    Re-take exam only

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
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    Courses > Modules > Mandatory module > EUGB: European and Global Business

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