Course syllabus E15-0035-I - Multinational Corporations and Globalisation (FEM - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Management
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Multinational Corporations and Globalisation
Level of study:
Course supervisor:
Supervising department:
Semester: Internacional Economics and Development - master (required), 3. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 3. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 3. semester
Teaching hours per week:
3/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Lectures 39 lessons
Seminars 13 lessons
Excursions, Field practices 0 lessons
Semestral work 6 lessons
Individual work 98 lessons
Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning):
full-time, attendance method, part-time, attendance method
Mode of completion and ECTS credits allocated:
Exam (6 credits)
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Semestral work - 30%
Examination - 70%
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course unit:
Upon successful completion of the subject students will be able to:
• appreciate the nature, scale and scope of MNEs in the world economy,
• explore and contrast competing theories of why do MNEs exist, and the ways in which they differ from single-country firms,
• have a clear appreciation of the nature, conduct and impact of MNEs,
• evaluate the behaviour of MNEs and the importance of the oligopolistic markets within which they operate,
• explain the implications of MNE behaviour for the countries in which they locate their activities,
• evaluate the usefulness of policies to cope with their behaviour.
Course contents:
The Extent and Pattern of FDI.
Definitions and Measurements of FDI.
Why do Businesses Go Multinational?
Doing Business in a Global Economy.
Economics of MNEs and Patterns of Market Competition.
The Firm and the Market.
MNE as Oligopolist.
Home and Host Country Effects.
MNE in Developing Countries.
MNE and Economies in Transition.
FDI Spillovers and Policy Implications.
Theories of MNEs/FDI.
Recommended or required reading:
Caves, R., 2007. Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis, 3rd edition, Cambridge press

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 64

31,3 %
28,1 %
26,6 %
7,8 %
6,2 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s): Dimuth Nambuge, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. Ing. Roman Serenčéš, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Supervisor signature and last modification:
22. 10. 2018

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2018.

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