International Competitiveness: Concepts and Analytical Approaches

Aims of the course

- Develop knowledge about different concepts, modes and evaluations of competitiveness at firm, industry and country level
- Develop competences of competition and comparative advantages analysis at different levels of measurement
- Develop competences of critical thinking and creative upgrading of existing models and concepts of competitiveness
- Develop knowledge about relations between competititveness and firm performance in international markets
- Develop competences and skills of team work, individual research work and presentations
- Develop competences of data collection and usage of existing sources, analytical tools and methods of reserach (seminar/project work)

Develop also competences of:

- critical evaluations of theory and practice and their relation
- how to use domestic and foreign literature, how to collect, interpret and summarize the data
- reporting: case analysis, seminar/project preparation and presentation
- team work
- critical analysis, synthesis and problem solving (case studies, seminars, projects)
- critical thinking

Course syllabus

1. Meaning of competition, competitvenes, competitive and comparative advantages in international/global markets
2. Competition in economic and international economics theory
3. Crucial methods of comptetitiveness measurement
4. Methodological approaches of international competitiveness measurement (firm, industry, macro level)
5. Development of competitiveness factors at the level of firm and its influence on international competitiveness of country
6. New theories of competitiveness measurement
7. Competitiveness and business performance in a globalized world

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 13:00 in RZ-207
  • Office Hours
  • Wednesday at 9:00 in R-302
  • To avoid waiting in front of the door for your turn, please send an email, I will try to give you a more detailed time slot.
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