Focal Firms and SMEs in Global Value Chains

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Business Administration
    Code 6620-0245
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Exercise
    Level Master
    Semester SP-2019

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 11:15 - 12:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 21, Room A230
    Monday 15:15 - 18:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 21, Room A230
    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.
    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 40
    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    No
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography For the bibliography see the homepage www.unifr.ch/sci.
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    18.02.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    18.02.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    25.02.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    25.02.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    04.03.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    04.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    11.03.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    11.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    18.03.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    18.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    25.03.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    25.03.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    01.04.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    01.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    08.04.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    08.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    15.04.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    15.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    29.04.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    29.04.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    06.05.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    06.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    13.05.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    13.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    20.05.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    20.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    27.05.2019 11:15 - 12:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
    27.05.2019 15:15 - 18:00 Cours PER 21, Room A230
  • Assessments methods

    Examen écrit - SP-2019, Session de rattrapage 2019

    Duration 90
    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Written exam 90 min.

    Re-take exam only

    Travail et exposé - SP-2019, Session d'été 2019

    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.
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Accounting and Finance 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Accounting and Finance 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2007
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Branche secondaire Master: gestion d'entreprise
    Version: 2019/SA_v01
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > STR: Strategy
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Cours facultatifs à choisir: Cours master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Branche secondaire Master: gestion d'entreprise
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > STR: Strategy
    Es müssen zwei der folgenden aufgeführten Wahlmodule belegt werden > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Cours facultatifs à choisir: Cours master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Branche secondaire Master: informatique de gestion
    Version: 2019/SA-v01
    Cours > Modules management > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Cours > Modules management > STR: Strategy

    Business Communication - Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 ECO 2015
    Courses > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Ethics and Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: SP 2017 ETHIQUE
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Information Systems 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2019/SA-v01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > STR: Strategy
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > EUGB: European and Global Business

    Business Communication - Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2019/SA_v01 MAN
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > STR: Strategy
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 6 crédits ECTS peuvent être crédités pour des cours de Master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales qui ne font pas partie intégrante de l’un des modules à choix ci-dessus > Additional SES courses at Master's level
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Business Communication - Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01 MAN
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > Deux modules doivent être choisis et réussis parmi la liste suivante : > STR: Strategy
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Management > 6 crédits ECTS peuvent être crédités pour des cours de Master de la Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales qui ne font pas partie intégrante de l’un des modules à choix ci-dessus > Additional SES courses at Master's level
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Communication > Cours et séminaires au choix: Au choix deux des enseignements suivants à 3 ECTS > Cours et séminaires au choix de la Faculté des SES

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: Option Media, Politics and the Economy
    Option Group > Media, Politics and the Economy > Cours > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2007
    Courses - 54 ECTS > Cours a choix > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: Option Media Use and Effects
    Option Group > Media Use and Effects > Cours > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Communication and Media Research 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: Option Journalism and Organizational
    Option Group > Journalism and Organizational Communication > Cours > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_V01 Option Développement durable
    Option Group > Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility > Courses - 63 ECTS > Maximal 15 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Maximal 9 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Cours - 63 ECTS > Maximal 15 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015 : Option Économie du secteur public
    Option Group > Public Policy > Cours - 63 ECTS > Maximal 9 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01 Option Économie du secteur public
    Option Group > Public Policy > Courses - 63 ECTS > Maximal 15 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_V01 Option Economie industrielle et finance
    Option Group > Public Policy > Courses - 63 ECTS > Maximal 15 ECTS können aus allen Modulen oder unter allen Master-Kursen der Fakultät gewählt werden. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Economics [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Economie
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Economie
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Economie quantitative [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    European Business 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2007
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min (EUB) + one extra module with 12 ECTS > Strategic and General Management (STM)
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min (EUB) + one extra module with 12 ECTS > European Business (EUB)
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    European Business 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional SES courses at Master's level
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min one extra module with 12 ECTS > Mandatory module > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min one extra module with 12 ECTS > One complete module taken from the following list > STR: Strategy

    European Studies 30 [MA]
    Version: SA14_MA_PS_bil_v01
    Enjeux économiques, politiques et sociaux en Europe > Modul "Economie" (Option A)

    Gestion d'entreprise
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2015
    Cours > Modules management - max 15 ECTS > Strategic and General Management (STM)
    Cours > Modules management - max 15 ECTS > European Business (EUB)

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Cours > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > STR: Strategy
    Cours > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > EUGB: European and Global Business

    Information Management 90 ECTS [MA] - SA/2019
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > STR: Strategy
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > EUGB: European and Global Business

    International and European Business 90 [MA]
    Version: 2018/SA_V01
    Courses > Modules > Mandatory module > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > STR: Strategy
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2002
    Cours > Modules > Strategic and General Management (STM)
    Cours > Modules > European Business (EUB)
    Cours > Elective courses: max. 18 ECTS > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Management 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > STR: Strategy
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Cours facultatifs : max. 18 ECTS > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Management 90 ECTS [MA] - SA/2019
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Modules - min 45 ECTS > STR: Strategy
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Modules - min 45 ECTS > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Elective Courses : max. 18 ECTS > Additional SES courses at Master's level

    Management [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences sociales [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences sociales [PRE-DOC]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences économiques et sociales
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences économiques et sociales
    Version: 2018/SP_v01 ses_BeNeFri
    Course > MA course offering for BeNeFri Students

    Sciences économiques et sociales [3e cycle]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    Sciences économiques et sociales [PRE-DOC]
    Version: -
    Cours a choix > Wahlkurse UNIFR

    1026 6 International and European Business 90 [MA]
    Version: 2019/SA_v01
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > Additional SES courses at Master's level
    Courses > Modules > Mandatory module > EUGB: European and Global Business
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > STR: Strategy