Course: International Trade Environment

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Course title International Trade Environment
Course code KMG/MOPIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Švarc Zbyněk, doc. JUDr. Ph.D.
  • Demel Jaroslav, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Pěničková Zuzana, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics of the lectures: 1. The theory of internationalization. 2. Internationalization of products. 3. Internationalization of processes. 4. Specifics of international trade in individual sectors (A, I, S). 5. Commercial and Investment Policy. 6. Internationalization of human resources. 7. Financial aspects of internationalization. 8. Legal aspects of international trade - international treaties and EU acts. 9. Internationalization of innovations. 10. Regionalism in the international trade. 11. Development assistance in the international trade. 12. The current development of the foreign trade of the Czech Republic. 13. Current aspects in the development of international trade. Seminars: 1. Submission of the case studies 2. Internationalization of product and international movement of factors of production. 3. The internationalization of human resources. 4. Financial aspects of internationalization - currency derivatives. 5. Legal aspects of international trade. 6. Presentation of case studies. 7. Written test.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the different areas and aspects of the international trade and their practical application to the trade environment. The seminars are based on the application of the knowledge from the lectures. Further, the students in the seminars create fictitious firms whose trade operations would correspond with the trade relationships between the EU and third countries.
Students obtain knowledge in given course in accordance with requirements and course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Credit: Team presentation of case study Written test
Recommended literature
  • CIHELKOVÁ, E. Regionalismus a multilateralismus: základy nového světového obchodního řádu?. ISBN ISBN 978-80-7400-.
  • DANIELS, J. D., RADEBAUGH, L. H., SULLIVAN, D. P. International Business: Environments and Operations.. ISBN ISBN 978-01-3266-.
  • KRUGMAN, P., OBSTFELD, M., MELITZ, M. International Economics. Theory and Policy. ISBN ISBN 978-01-3342-.
  • NEUMANN, P. et al. Mezinárodní ekonomie. Grada Publishing, 2010. ISBN ISBN 978-80-247-.
  • POTUŽÁKOVÁ, Z., et al. Podnik v mezinárodním prostředí. Liberec: TUL, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7494-311-9.

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