The course aims to analyze the ways to support the competitiveness of a local area, defined as the ability to attract businesses and people in connection with the exploitation of geographical and human resources located in that area.
The module involves a range of teaching strategies including lectures, case studies and guest lectures. Additional material will be in the form of web-based reading and research, selected texts, journal articles and contemporary magazine and press articles. Independent research and study will be encouraged throughout to complement group work activities.
1 hour written examination made up of open questions to test basic knowledge. If passed, oral examination to test critical analysis skills will take place.