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Cursus: GEO3-3805
GEO3-3805
Organisations and Networks
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CursuscodeGEO3-3805
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Sociale Geografie en Planologie;
Contactpersoondr. P.M.A. Balland
E-mailP.Balland@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. P.M.A. Balland
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. P.M.A. Balland
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. J.S. Crespo Cepas
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1-USE  (05-09-2016 t/m 13-11-2016)
Aanvangsblok
1-USE
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Opmerking

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Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 30-05-2016 t/m 26-06-2016
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 22-08-2016 t/m 23-08-2016
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
At the end of the course, students are able to:
  • acquire knowledge about relevant network theories in economics, management and geography; 
  • be able to apply network concepts in an empirical research design; 
  • be able to use network dedicated software.
Inhoud
Network theory has become an important branch of research in the social sciences. It underlines the importance of interaction and interdependence between the units of a complex system. It applies to any system of entities and their relationships including friendship networks, inter-firm alliances, citations between texts, transportation flows between airports, trade flows between countries, etcetera. Since economic systems are increasingly built on interdependences, network theory has become central tool in analyzing global trade flows, financial system vulnerability, supply chains or investment networks. In management science, applications of network theory include the effect of business networks on firm performance (survival, innovation) and the importance of networks for successful entrepreneurship. In economic geography, these questions are extended to integrate the spatial dimension, either to study the interdependence between regions or to consider how organizational network composition is driven by geographical considerations. In transport geography, network theory is used to analyze hub-and-spoke systems as well as the optimal design of transportation systems. In urban geography, following the seminal work of Manuel Castells (on space of flows versus space of places) and Saskia Sassen (on world cities), network theory has become central tool in analyzing what determines that some cities are well-connected in global networks and others are not. This course aims to provide an overview of the core topics in geography and economics regarding networks and to teach students how to apply network concepts in an empirical research design, which includes data collection, network visualization and network analysis.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor één van de volgende opleidingen
    • Economics and Business Economics
    • Economie en bedrijfseconomie
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Studiewijzer
Course manual
Reader
Organisational networks across space
Werkvormen
Lectures

Algemeen
A series of lectures serves to introduce the main issues to students.

Research

Algemeen
Research project that aims to formulate practical proposals for improving policies and strategies of public entities and private firms, which they will present to other students and the tutors at the end of the course.

Tutorials

Algemeen
Tutorials are used to apply concepts, insights and methods, so that students can actively engage in a policy oriented research project.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

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