NGEK10024U Globalisation and Dynamics in Global Value Chains
The course aims to provide an overview of economic-geographical globalization processes analysed within a Global Value Chain (GVC) perspective. Focus is on GVCs linking developing countries and industrialised countries. The content of the course includes the core analytical concepts in the GVC approach (governance, institutions and upgrading); quality and standards; corporate social responsibility in GVCs; position of small-scale producers; policy implications; fieldwork methods.
The GVC approach (governance, institutions and upgrading), quality and standards, corporate social responsibility, position of small-scale producers, policy implications.
- Explain the content of the basic elements in a GVC analysis
- Demonstrate knowledge of the main actors and governance mechanisms in GVCs
- Assess recent theoretical and methodological contributions related to development of the GVC approach
- Outline significant development tendencies in various GVCs, notably with regard to possibilities for upgrading of technology, organization and labour in developing countries
- Apply theoretical and empirical insight in assessing policy recommendations focused on upgrading
- Demonstrate basic ability to implement a GVC analysis.
- Make an oral presentation (academic style) and write a short, concise synopsis on a selected subject.
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- Project work
- Theory exercises
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- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examination, 20 minutterThe written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners