320.800 (21S) Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics

Sommersemester 2021

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13.04.2021 16:00 - 18:00 Online-Termin Off Campus
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics
LV-Art
Vorlesung-Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
LV-Modell
Onlinelehrveranstaltung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
8
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
13.04.2021
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

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LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

The course will introduce you to basic approaches, concepts and theories that economic geographers use, and will help you to understand how these concepts and theories may be applied in the context of the global world economy. The module will comprise mostly of lectures on the key areas studied by economic geographers, but there are a couple of reading sessions to gain a deeper understanding of some of the more prescient texts. 

Inhalt/e

13/4/21 – 1st Meeting - Lecture: Introduction to economic geography

20/4/21 – 2nd Meeting - Lecture: Economic geographical perspectives on the economy and how it works
Lecture: Key concepts and theories in economic geography

27/4/21 – 3rd Meeting – Reading: Harvey and Spatio-temporal fixes

4/5/21 – 4th Meeting - Lecture: Transnational corporations: The primary movers and shapers of the global economy

11/5/21 – 5th Meeting - Lecture: Clusters: Why does proximity matter? 383

18/5/21 – 6th Meeting - Lecture: The role of the ‘state’

1/6/21 – 7th Meeting - Lecture: Capturing value within Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks

8/6/21 – 8th Meeting - Lecture: Destroying value? Environmental impacts of the global economy

15/6/21 – 9th Meeting - Reading session: GPN 2.0 as a framework for understanding the global economy

22/6/21 – 10th Meeting - Reading session: Strategic coupling 

29/6/21 – 11th Meeting - Presentations (16:00-18:30). 

Literatur

Coe, N.M., Kelly, P.F.and Yeung, H. (2019) Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction.Chapter: Geography: How do we think spatially? 

Coe, N.M., Kelly, P.F.and Yeung, H. (2019) Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction.Chapter: The Economy: What does it mean? 

Coe, N.M., Kelly, P.F. and Yeung, H. (2019) Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction. Chapter: Dynamics of Capitalism: Why is economic growth so uneven?

Harvey, D. (2001) ‘The geopolitics of capitalism’, in Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography.

Harvey, D. (2001) ‘Globalization and the “Spatial Fix”’, Geographische Revue, 2, pp. 23-30.

Jessop, B. (2006) ‘Spatial Fixes, Temporal Fixes and Spatio-Temporal Fixes’, In: Castree N and Gregory D (eds) David Harvey: A Critical Reader. New York: Blackwell, pp. 142–166.

Sheppard, E. (2006) ‘David Harvey and Dialectical Space-Time’, In: Castree N and Gregory D (eds) David Harvey: A Critical Reader. New York: Blackwell, pp. 121-141.

Coe, N.M., Kelly, P.F. and Yeung, H. (2019) Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction. Chapter: Transnational Corporations: How do they keep it all together? 

Dicken, P. (2015) Global Shift (7th edn). Chapter: ‘Transnational corporations: The primary movers and shapers of the global economy’.

Coe, N.M., Kelly, P.F. and Yeung, H. (2019) Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction. Chapter: Clusters: Why does proximity matter?

Amin, A., and N. Thrift ‘Neo-Marshallian Nodes in Global Networks’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (16) 1992, pp.571–87.

Asheim, B. ‘Industrial Districts as “Learning Regions”: a Condition for Prosperity’, European Planning Studies, 4(4) 1996, pp.379–400.

Morgan, K. ‘The Learning Region: Institutions, Innovation and Regional Renewal’, Regional Studies, 31(5) 1997, pp.491–503

Martin, R. and Sunley, P. (2003) ‘Deconstructing clusters: chaotic concept or policy panacea?’, Journal of Economic Geography, 3, pp.5-35.

Menzel, M. and Fornahl, D. (2010) ‘Cluster life cycles – dimensions and rationales of cluster evolution’, Industrial and Corporate Change, 19, pp. 205-238.

Harris, J. L. (2020) Rethinking cluster evolution: Actors, institutional configurations, and new path development, Progress in Human Geography. doi: 10.1177/0309132520926587.

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Prüfungsinformationen

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Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Regular attendance (min. 9 of 11 sessions)

The course will be graded by one essay and one presentation (50/50)

The essay (2000 words max) will have a deadline of 1/6/21. It will be on a topic that has been covered in the classes up to that point.

The presentation will be on a global production network of your choice and will take place in the last session.

The readings listed for the reading sessions are mandatory and you will need to send a 1-page summary of the readings with some key talking points before the sessions. Other readings are not mandatory but encouraged.

Beurteilungsschema

Note Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Geographie (SKZ: 655, Version: 17W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 320.800 Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Geographie (SKZ: 655, Version: 20W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 320.800 Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Geographie (SKZ: 655, Version: 12W.2)
    • Fach: Freie Wahlfächer (Freifach)
      • Freie Wahlfächer ( 0.0h XX / 9.0 ECTS)
        • 320.800 Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium International Business and Economics (SKZ: 516, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Special Topics in International Business and Economics (Wahlfach)
      • 15.1 Special Topics in International Business and Economics 1 ( 0.0h VO, VI, VC / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 320.800 Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium International Business and Economics (SKZ: 516, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Special Topics in International Business and Economics (Wahlfach)
      • 15.2 Special Topics in International Business and Economics 2 ( 0.0h VO, VI, VC / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 320.800 Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium International Business and Economics (SKZ: 516, Version: 19W.1)
    • Fach: Special Topics in International Business and Economics (Wahlfach)
      • 15.3 Special Topics in International Business and Economics 3 ( 0.0h VO, VI, VC / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 320.800 Geographical Perspectives on International Business and Economics (2.0h VC / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen

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