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Title Geographies of the Global Economy
Code ULMS553
Coordinator Dr D Speldekamp
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
D.Speldekamp@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

12

      6

24

54
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 96
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
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Individual assignment. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -3000 words    100       
Individual assignment. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1000 words         

Aims

To introduce the key spatial concepts surrounding the global economy;

To develop an awareness of the spatial dimensions of globalisation, trade and multinational firm’s strategies and management systems;

To critique existing conceptual frameworks from both economic geography and international business that focus on the national state as a unit of analysis and thereby highlight the importance of sub-national location, including cities;

To understand key frameworks such as global commodity chains and production networks and how these are managed by firms;

To be aware of different geographical scales of regulation and other formal and informal institutional factors;

To empirically examine a world city and apply key theoretical concepts from economic geography and international business to increase understanding on the role of such cities in globalization processes;

To critically evaluate the spatial aspects of the processes of globalisation an d their impacts on the strategy and management systems of firms.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To gain an understanding of the spatial aspects of contemporary global economy;

(LO2) To review and critique existing frameworks in economic geography and international business for analysing the spatial aspects of the global economy;

(LO3) To gain an understand of the key role of spatial factors for the strategy and management systems of multinational firms;

(LO4) To gain an understanding of the importance of cities in the global economy and to understand the role of multinational firms for the development of cities and for the role of cities in the global economy;

(LO5) To apply key concepts from economic geography and international business to an empirical examination of a world city and understand how that city connects to the global economy and the strategies and management systems of multinational firms in that city;

(LO6) To gain an understanding of the academic debates surrounding the spatial aspects of the globalisation process for the strategic and management systems of multinational firms.

(S1) International awareness

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Teamwork

(S5) Commercial awareness

(S6) IT skills

(S7) Lifelong learning

(S8) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Hybrid delivery, with social distancing on campus.

1 hour online asynchronous learning per week x 6 weeks
1 hour face-to-face synchronous lecture per week x 6 weeks
2 hour face-to-face seminar every week x 6 weeks
1 hour face-to-face peer-to-peer learning every week (unscheduled) x 6 weeks
Self-directed learning x 120 hours


Syllabus

 

The key spatial factors in the contemporary global economy and the impact on the processes of globalisation;

National and sub-national location by multinational firms;

Cities as key nodes in the world economy;

Strategy and management systems of multinational firms for operating in different geographical locations;

Coordination and development of global commodity chains and production networks and implications for location by multinational firms;

Questioning the role of spatial factors in the globalisation process and subsequent implications for the strategy and management of multinational firms.


Recommended Texts

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