IET522 International Competition

Code IET522
Name International Competition
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Economics
Academic staff Ilze Judrupa, Juris Saulītis
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Preconditions for competitiveness of a nation. Stages of development of competitiveness. Basic development factors. Role of the state in formation and retention of national competitive advantages. Role of the geographical factor in enhancing competitiveness. Clusters and their formation. Impact of globalization on competitiveness on a global scale..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal is to introduce students with the nature of international competition, its role in the development of the competitive strategy of firms and nations. To understand international competition as a system; To be able to apply theory of international competition in making decisions at the enterprise and the national economy level. To study the role of nation and the role of enterprises in gaining success in conditions of international competition.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Is able to explain the nature of international competition as a system - Understanding of the knowledge acquired, problems and their solutions is assessed by checking homework evaluated by the teacher.
Is able to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of nations’ competitiveness - During the seminars student knowledge on specific issues is assessed by the teacher.
Is able to discuss the role of the state in the formation of competition politicies. - Presentation and defence of the report, assessed by the teacher and the reviewer.
Is able to analyze factors which have an effect on the states’ competitiveness - Additional questions on the issues covered by the course assessed on a pass/fail scale.
Course prerequisites The course is based on knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics and other economic subjects in higher educational establishments.

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