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Seminar: Market Dynamics and Industrial Evolution

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2021
Prof. Dr. Christina Günther
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
The seminar approaches the topic of market dynamics and industry evolution from different perspectives. On the one hand, the evolutionary concept of industry life cycles and its different versions will be considered. On the other hand, regional dynamics, such as agglomeration effects, and regional innovation networks will be discussed as well as entry and exit dynamics and spin-off processes in the context of the industry evolution. The different dimensions of industry evolution will be assessed from a theoretical perspective and will be supported by the analysis of empirical studies.
In the seminar we will work in groups on a real life case. Moreover an essay will be written by each student. At the end of the seminar the project results will be presented.

Content: industry life cycle theory and agglomeration economics.

Skills: presentation skills, feedback skills, basics of scientific research & writing.

All papers for the preparation of the individual assignment / seminar thesis are accessible online via ebsco.
Seminar thesis, project presentation, discussion
Mikroökonomik I und II
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