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UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI

WYDZIAŁ ZARZĄDZANIA


KARTA PRZEDMIOTU


Kod przedmiotu w USOS (course cod of USOS)





Kod przedmiotu SOCRATES

(course cod of SOCRATES)






Nazwa przedmiotu (cours title)


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT in the EU

Typ przedmiotu (type of course)


Elective

Poziom przedmiotu (level of course)





Rok studiów, semestr (year of study, semester)

I, II

ECTS (number of credits)


2

Metody nauczania (teaching methods)





Język wykładowy przedmiotu (language of instruction)


English

Imię i nazwisko wykładowcy (name of lecturer)


Prof. Nigel ALLINGTON

Prof. Alojzy NOWAK



Prof. Patrick O’SULLIVAN

Wymagania wstępne (prerequisites)





Cele przedmiotu (objectives of the course, preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences)


By the end of the course a student should:

  • have a clear understanding of the institutional structure of the European Union and of their historical origins and political inspiration

  • have a clear understanding of the economic rationale which underpins the functioning of the European Single Market and of its economic impact on doing business in Europe

  • have an understanding of the theoretical underpinning and of the practical business implications of the adoption of the single currency, the Euro

  • have an understanding of the macroeconomic and political complexities surrounding the contemporary sovereign debt crisis the EU

  • have an awareness of the distinctiveness of the European social model and of the political dimensions and related controversies surrounding all of the above areas of EU activity

  • be able to formulate well-informed opinions on a range of these more controversial issues and to make articulate presentations on these.

Skrócony opis przedmiotu (brief course description)


Topics to be covered in the course are as follows:

  1. History and Institutions of the European Union and the dynamic logic of the integration process.

  2. The contemporary institutional position in the EU; Lisbon Treaty and the political and institutional challenges of the present situation.

  3. Past and potential future enlargement of the EU; the impact of enlargement in Eastern Europe.

  4. The internal single European market; characteristics and business implications, competition policy, industrial policy.

  5. The so-called European Social Model; characteristics and variations; future developments of the model.

  6. EMS and EMU: the long road to and the debates surrounding the €uropean single currency.

  7. The Euro in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, root causes and consequences of the sovereign debt crisis in the EU; towards fiscal union or disintegration? The political challenges.

Pełny opis przedmiotu (full course description)





Metody oceny (assessment methods)



The course will be assessed by a group assignment for presentation in class (25% of overall mark for the course) and a classic closed book two hour examination at the end of the semester (75% of overall mark for the course). The examination will consist of a set of essay type questions where you will have choice of which to answer (50%) plus a compulsory set of multiple choice questions (25%).


Literatura (bibliography)


ARTIS M and NIXSON F (2007) 4th ed “Economics of the European Union: Policy and AnalysisOxford University Press

EL-AGRAA, Ali M (2011) 9th ed. "The European Union; Economics and Policies" Cambridge University Press

EU Commission (2010)"Trade, Growth and World Affairs - Trade Policy as a Component of the EUs 2020 Strategy" COM(2010) 612

EU Commission (2011)"Industrial Policy: Reinforcing Competitiveness" COM(2011) 642 final.

NOWAK A (2007), “European Economic Integration: chances and challengesWydawnictwo Naukowe Wydzialu Zarzaldzania Uniwerytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa.

PELKMANS Jacques (2006) 3rd edition « European Integration » FT Prentice-Hall, Harlow



SENIOR NELLO Susan (2009) "The European Union; economics, politics and history" 2nd edition Mc Graw Hill, Maidenhead
http://europa.eu/   Commission site.  An extensive multilanguage site that is more user-friendly now than in the past. See the menu for individual policy pages, such as trade, competition, etc. Particularly useful for data of all sorts is the statistical section Eurostat. http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/ page/portal/eurostat/home

This is your main on-line data source.

www.ecb.int European Central Bank ECB

www.eubusiness.com  Business topics

Other general EU sites :



www.euractiv.com

www.euobserver.com 

Among the news media, see among others these (free) sites :



www.economist.com (free current issue)

www.ft.com (free current issue)

www.courierinternational.com (in French)









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