Universität Wien FIND

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes to courses and exams may be necessary at short notice (e.g. cancellation of on-site teaching and conversion to online exams). Register for courses/exams via u:space, find out about the current status on u:find and on the moodle learning platform. NOTE: Courses where at least one unit is on-site are currently marked "on-site" in u:find.

Further information about on-site teaching and access tests can be found at https://studieren.univie.ac.at/en/info.

290019 SE Bachelorseminar Human Geography: Regions in transition: Local and global processes (2019W)

(auch für Lehramtsstudierende im Diplomstudium)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 18.10. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Friday 29.11. 09:00 - 12:45 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Saturday 11.01. 10:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II
Friday 17.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Friday 24.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 2A310 3.OG UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course deals with the question of how processes of socio-economic regional development are affected by globalization of production and innovation and examines the ways by which different regions can reposition themselves in globally configured production and innovation networks. The course provides opportunities to discuss these issues from a theoretical perspective and by drawing on concrete empirical examples.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper, short presentation of selected topic, peer review, presence and contributions to the discussion in the classroom, joint discussion of compulsory literature
- Seminar paper (30%)
- Short presentation (30%)
- Peer review (20 %)
- Contribution to discussions (20%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

On completion of the course, the students shall be able to
- Assess important theoretical approaches related to the overall theme of the seminar
- Explain and assess conditions and strategies for a successful repositioning of regional economies in global production and innovation networks
- Critically review and analyse selected topics in a seminar paper and in a short presentation

Examination topics

- Seminar paper and short presentation
- Peer review
- Critical discussion of theoretical approaches and empirical cases

Reading list

MacKinnon D (2012) Beyond strategic coupling: reassessing the firm-region nexus in global production networks. Journal of Economic Geography, 12(1): 227-245.

Isaksen, A. and Trippl, M. (2017) Innovation in space. The mosaic of regional development patterns. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 33(1): 122-140

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 7.1) (L2-b4, L2-b-zSE) (BA UF GW 16)

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21