MPH_POSI Actual trends in organization of companies

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Jaromír Mazel, Ph.D., lic. oec. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Ladislav Blažek, CSc.
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 23 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/23, only registered: 1/23, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/23
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject is focused on the issues of inter-company cooperation and mainly on the creation of the organizational structures above the company level. Due to globalisation and deepening of division of labour, there is a clear trend from relatively loose and changeable market relations among companies to tight and more stable market relations, i.e. to creation of various networks of companies and company groups, e.g. holdings, concerns, etc. The goal of the subject is: • To understand these trends and its theoretical background • To get familiar with the current practice through concrete examples, either at the level of local groupings or at the level of globally operating multinational enterprises.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to: • describe basic types of organizational structures • understand the causal dependence between economic success and networking • recognize creating of intercompany networks as a particular organizational structure between market and hierarchy • explain the impact of cooperations to the economic success • understand the reasons for creating organizational structures above the company level • explain the impact of market changes, organizational strategy and organizational culture on the organizational structure • apply the principles of organization on the creation of organizational structures • use basic management skills.
  • The course will be held in form of six block-seminars, each block lasts 4 hours. Thematic plan of the course: 1. Introduction to the problem. 2. Theory and synopsis. 3. Company networks in the real life. 4. Strategic management and critical success factors. 5. Decision-making process and implementation. 6. Company networks in research-examples.
    required literature
  • Mazel, J. – Vajcnerova, I. Are Inter-firm Networks Really Worth It?. In: Management of Network Organizations Theoretical Problems and the Dilemmas in Practice. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 233-248. ISBN 978-3-319-17346-7
  • SYDOW, Jörg. Strategische Netzwerke: Evolution und Organisation. 1. Aufl. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1992. xiii, 372. ISBN 3409139478. info
    recommended literature
  • Management of network organizations : theoretical problems and the dilemmas in practice. Edited by Włodzimierz Sroka - Štefan Hittmár. Cham: Springer, 2015. x, 266. ISBN 9783319173467. info
Teaching methods
The teaching is based on the active participation of all students. Students must write and present a research paper. It is also obligatory to work as a part of a team during practical case studies and business games.
Assessment methods
It is imperative that students attend at least five of six block seminars. The weight assigned to each particular exam part: student research paper=2, presentation=1, oral examination=3. Grading scale: A-F. Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination.
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Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019.
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