Globalisation and Dynamics in Global Value Chains

Course content

The course provides an overview of economic-geographical globalization processes analysed through the Global Value Chain (GVC) approach. The focus is on GVCs linking developing countries and industrialised countries. The content of the course includes: core analytical concepts in the GVC approach (governance, institutional framework and upgrading); quality and standards; corporate social responsibility in GVCs; position of small-scale producers; policy implications; fieldwork methods.

 

Education

MSc Programme in Environment and Development
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a minor subject

 

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

Forms of GVC governance and regulatory institutions, types of upgrading, role of quality and standards, position of small-scale producers, policy implications.


Skills:

  • Explain the content of the basic elements in GVC analysis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the main actors and governance mechanisms in GVCs
  • Outline significant development tendencies in various GVCs, notably with regard to possibilities for upgrading of technology, organization and labour in developing countries
  • Use theoretical and empirical insight to assess policy recommendations 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.

 

Competences:

Discuss recent theoretical and methodological contributions on the GVC approach. Analyse the impact on local economic development of globalisation processes by using GVC analysis. Discuss scope of upgrading for firms and labour in developing countries.

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.

Please see Absalon.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent is recommended.

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Oral
Collective
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, during course
Oral examination, 20 minutes
Type of assessment details
The 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.
Aid
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcomes

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 171
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
NGEK10024U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 block

Placement
Block 2
Schedulegroup
A
Capacity
25
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
Studyboard
Study Board of Geosciences and Management
Contracting department
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Niels Fold   (2-7c744e77757c3c79833c7279)
Saved on the 28-02-2022

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