Accessibility and Competitiveness of Regions (NOPP42I2)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Zora Živanović
  • Subject status: elective
  • ECTS: 3
  • Semester: VIII
  • Number of classes: 2+1

Explanation of concepts of particular importance for the development of the region: accessibility and competitiveness. Accessibility will be explained as one of the key criteria used to measure the achieved level of development and one of the most important indicators for determining priorities in the planning of transport systems. Competitiveness will be explained as the capacity of the municipality / region to develop in competition with the wider environment, raising the standard of living of the population.

Gaining criteria for assessing the accessibility and competitiveness of the region.

Theoretical lectures

  1. Accessibility
  2. Accessibility indicators
  3. Theoretical approaches to determining the concept (model) of competitiveness
  4. Defining competitiveness
  5. Competition and attraction of foreign direct investments
  6. Measuring competitiveness
  7. Measuring competitiveness
  8. Analysis of competitiveness based on exports
  9. Factors of export competitiveness
  10. Measuring competitiveness based on exports
  11. Strengthening competitiveness
  12. Competitiveness of the Serbian economy
  13. Analysis of Serbia's export competitiveness
  14. Strengthening Serbia's competitiveness
  15. Some other terms related to competitiveness

Practical lectures

Preparation of seminar papers with the aim of deepening knowledge about accessibility and competitiveness, ways of measuring them and ways of achieving higher level of development of the territory through increasing accessibility and competitiveness.

(Zora Živanović) Pristupačnost i konkurentnost regiona – skripta u rukopisu.
Porter M. (1990.), The Competitive Advetage of Nations, The Free Press, New York
World Economic Forum (2017.), The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland.
World Bank Group (2017).  Doing Business 2017, Washington D.C.
European Commission (2017) The EU Regional Competitiveness Index 2016
Trkulja S., Kovacevic P., Plavec O. (2014). Teritorijalna atraktivnost u RS

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