Course Information
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAthanasios Kalogeresis
Course ID20002348

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

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses844

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is the analysis of new forms of business organization and the ways these are reflected in both the production of space, and in international economic activities. The role of space as a determinant and its impact on business activites (domestic and international) in spatial development
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is divided into the following two broad sections: 1. The firm and alternative modes of organisation of economic activities: Why does the firm exist and how is it organised? 2. Firms/sectors and regional development: case studies
firm, networks, clusters, marshallian districts, regional development
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point and blackboard
Course Organization
Reading Assigment39
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
The are two types of assignments: 1. One industry case study, following a rather typical structure: a. The typical firm in the industry b. A review of the history of the industry, its past and current geography c. The current changes in business organization and industry d. The latest developments in geography and the impact of industry on spatial development. e. The Greek case. The overall rating for this type of work will be 6 points (4 for the final version and 2 for the presentations and participation in the discussions). The final text will be delivered on the day of exams Two. The presentations of the texts. The overall rating for this type of work will be 4 units (2 units for each presentation and 2 units for a short written test which will be tested on all the presentations of all groups) The drafting work is important to know the relevant theoretical discussions, familiarity with comparative and historical material, and use primary and secondary data sources. The evaluation of the work (and your participation in class) will be highly appreciated the ability to synthesize theory and applications, the clear formulation of the main arguments, using appropriate tables and graphs and proper writing Please for consistency in the reporting / tasks. Failure to meet deadlines will result in scoring burden. Μετάφραση Google για Επιχειρήσεις:Εργαλειοθήκη μεταφραστήΜεταφραστής ιστότοπουΕργαλείο αναζήτησης αγορών
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λυμπεράκη, Αντιγόνη, Μουρίκη, Αλίκη, 1996. Η αθόρυβη επανάσταση: Νέες μορφές οργάνωσης της παραγωγής και της εργασίας. Gutenberg, Αθήνα. Δουράκης, Γιώργος Β., 2005. Νέες Μορφές Οργάνωσης: Η Αμφιλεγόμενη Δυναμική του Βιομηχανικού Καπιταλισμού στα Τέλη του 20ου και τις Αρχές του 21ου Αιώνα, Τεχνολογία, Οικονομία και Επιχείρηση. Παπαζήσης, Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
Aage, T., Belussi, F., 2008. From Fashion to Design: Creative Networks in Industrial Districts. Industry & Innovation 15, 475–491. Asheim, B.T., Herstad, S.J., 2003. Regional innovation systems and the globalising world economy. Economic Geography, Fac. of Geography, Philipps-Univ. Aspers, P., 2010. Using design for upgrading in the fashion industry. J Econ Geogr 10, 189–207. Bhardwaj, V., Eickman, M., Runyan, R.C., 2011. A case study on the internationalization process of a “born-global” fashion retailer. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research 21, 293–307. Bhardwaj, V., Fairhurst, A., 2010. Fast fashion: response to changes in the fashion industry. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research 20, 165–173. Brandellero, A.M.C., Pfeffer, K., 2011. Multiple and shifting geographies of world music production. Area 43, 495–505. Camuffo, A., Romano, P., Vinelli, A., 2001. Back to the Future: Benetton Transforms Its Global Network. MIT Sloan Management Review 43, 46–52. Connell, J., Gibson, C., 2004. World music: deterritorializing place and identity. Prog Hum Geogr 28, 342–361. Crewe, L., Beaverstock, J., 1998. Fashioning the city: Cultures of consumption in contemporary urban spaces. Geoforum 29, 287–308. Gereffi, G., Humphrey, J., Sturgeon, T., 2005. The governance of global value chains. Review of International Political Economy 12, 78–104. Hauge, A., Malmberg, A., Power, D., 2009. The Spaces and Places of Swedish Fashion. European Planning Studies 17, 529–547. Henderson, J., Dicken, P., Hess, M., Coe, N., Yeung, H.W.-C., 2002. Global production networks and the analysis of economic development. Review of International Political Economy 9, 436–464. Hesmondhalgh, D., 1996. Flexibility, post-Fordism and the music industries. Media Culture Society 18, 469–488. Hracs, B.J., 2013. Cultural Intermediaries in the Digital Age: The Case of Independent Musicians and Managers in Toronto. Regional Studies 0, 1–15. Hughes, A., Buttle, M., Wrigley, N., 2007. Organisational geographies of corporate responsibility: a UK–US comparison of retailers’ ethical trading initiatives. J Econ Geogr 7, 491–513. Klein, R.R., 2011. Where music and knowledge meet: a comparison of temporary events in Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio. Area 43, 320–326. Lampel, J., Shamsie, J., 2003. Capabilities in Motion: New Organizational Forms and the Reshaping of the Hollywood Movie Industry*. Journal of Management Studies 40, 2189–2210. Lorenzen, M., 2007. Internationalization vs. Globalization of the Film Industry. Industry & Innovation 14, 349–357. M.Knutsen, H., 2004. Industrial development in buyer-driven networks: the garment industry in Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Journal of Economic Geography 4, 545. Markusen, A., 1996. Sticky Places in Slippery Space: A Typology of Industrial Districts. Economic Geography 72, 293–313. O’connor, J., 2013. Intermediaries and Imaginaries in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Regional Studies 0, 1–14. Pietrobelli, C., Barrera, T.O., 2002. Enterprise clusters and industrial districts in Colombia’s fashion sector. European Planning Studies 10, 541–562. Rantisi, N.M., 2004. The Ascendance of New York Fashion. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 28, 86–106. Sammarra, A., Belussi, F., 2006. Evolution and relocation in fashion-led Italian districts: evidence from two case-studies. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 18, 543–562. Scheffer, M., 1995. Internationalization of Textile and Clothing Production. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie 86, 477–480. Scott, A., 2002. A new map of Hollywood: the production and distribution of American motion pictures. Regional Studies 36, 957–975. Scott, A., 2004. Hollywood and the world: the geography of motion-picture distribution and marketing. Review of International Political Economy 11, 33–61. Scott, A.J., 2006a. The Changing Global Geography of Low-Technology, Labor-Intensive Industry: Clothing, Footwear, and Furniture. World Development 34, 1517–1536. Scott, A.J., 2006b. The Changing Global Geography of Low-Technology, Labor-Intensive Industry: Clothing, Footwear, and Furniture. World Development 34, 1517–1536. Smith, A., Pickles, J., 2008. De-localisation and persistence in the European clothing industry: the reconfiguration of production networks. Regional Studies. Smith, A., Pickles, J., Buček, M., Begg, R., Roukova, P., 2008. Reconfiguring “post-socialist” regions: cross-border networks and regional competition in the Slovak and Ukrainian clothing industry. Global Networks 8, 281–307. Tokatli, N., 2007. Asymmetrical power relations and upgrading among suppliers of global clothing brands: Hugo Boss in Turkey. J Econ Geogr 7, 67–92. Tokatli, N., 2008. Global sourcing: insights from the global clothing industry—the case of Zara, a fast fashion retailer. J Econ Geogr 8, 21–38. Vang, J., Chaminade, C., 2007. Cultural Clusters, Global–Local Linkages and Spillovers: Theoretical and Empirical Insights from an Exploratory Study of Toronto’s Film Cluster. Industry and Innovation 14, 401–420. Wasser, F., 1995. Is Hollywood America? The trans‐nationalization of the American film industry. Critical Studies in Mass Communication 12, 423–437. Yamamura, E., Sonobe, T., Otsuka, K., 2003. Human capital, cluster formation, and international relocation: the case of the garment industry in Japan, 1968-98. Journal of Economic Geography 3, 37–56.
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