Course code ECN263

ECN263 Food Industry Economics

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Course responsible: Ivar Fredrik Pettersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Course contents:
  • Food supply chains: Horizontal and vertical relations and structural characteristics, types of ownership, market power and competition, strategy formation and sources of competitive advantage in food markets. 
  • Food sector as industrial clusters: Agglomeration effects in food industries, the Norwegian bio-economy in a global perspective, innovation systems in the food sector. 
  • Food sector policies: From private to social value added, national competitiveness, the case for regulation, food safety, food security, trade policy, intellectual property rights.
Learning outcome:
Students shall know how to approach the analysis of structure, competition and regulation of food supply chains, and have gained skills for food market strategy development (market segmentation, product development/ branding, business system development etc.). 
Learning activities:
Lectures, class discussions, readings
Teaching support:
See Norwegian description.
Introduction course in Microeconomics (ECN110).
Recommended prerequisites:
See Norwegian description.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
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Type of course:
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått