Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Kalogeresis
Course ID20002325

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course534

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the the course, students will be able to investigate the mechanisms that can explain the spatial distribution of economic activities (agriculture, industry, trade, services etc), primarily through the presentation of key theoretical approaches and the important changes that alter the context in which decisions are taken. Furthermore, they will be capable of studying of spatial-geographical dimensions of modern production and restructuring in the economy.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
THE SPATIAL NATURE OF PRODUCTION The mechanisms determining the location of productive activities. Theories of location of agricultural production. Analysis and critique of three major schools of thought of industrial location: the Classic, the Behaviouralist and the school of political economy. Production value chains, linkages and industrial division of labor. External economies and typology of production systems. Manufacturing firms without factories. Flexible accumulation and industrialization, business networks, outsourcing and new Marshalian districts. Theories of location of the tertiary sector and producer services (offices, super markets, fast food outlets, etc). Spatial distribution of FDI and its relationship with spatial inequalities TRANSPORT – COMMUNICATIONS The distance "friction". Evolution of transport systems, annihilation of distance. Modern communications and new geographies of uneven access to services. Distribution of Internet use telematics contribution to the "homogenization" of space or a new division (digital divide), how modern communications and transport technologies are changing the location of economic activities.
economic geography, location theory, agglomeration, economy, space
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of a simplified GIS program for the teaching of the Von Thunen theory and use power point in teaching. Using the elearning (Moodle)system, in teaching, communicating, as well as assessing student progress through quizes.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment39
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
Evaluation criteria: 1. Course assignments: 30%. 1.1 assignment 1 (compulsory): 10% 1.2 assignment 1 (optional): 20% Final exam :90% Success in the final exam is a prerequisite for the assigment extra marks.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Κουρλιούρος, Ηλίας Α., 2011. Διαδρομές στις Θεωρίες του Χώρου: Οικονομική Γεωγραφία της Παραγωγικής Αναδιάρθρωσης και της Άνισης Ανάπτυξης. Εκδόσεις Προπομπός, Αθήνα. 2. Λαμπριανίδης, Λόης, 2001. Οικονομική Γεωγραφία: Στοιχεία Θεωρίας Και Εμπειρικά Παραδείγματα, 1η έκδ. βελτ. και συμπλ. ed. Πατάκης, Αθήνα.
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