Course syllabus E15-0035-I - Multinational Corporations and Globalisation (FEM - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Multinational Corporations and Globalisation
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
seminar1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Internacional Economics and Development - master (required), 3. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 3. semester
International Economics and Development - master (required), 3. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Semestral work - 30%
Examination - 70%
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: 65

30,8 %27,7 %
26,2 %
9,2 %
6,1 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
Dimuth Nambuge, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. Ing. Roman Serenčéš, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
22. 10. 2019
doc. Ing. Roman Serenčéš, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2019.

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