Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
Double Bachelor's degree in Management, Business Administration and Law (international program) at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 177401 Subject title: BUSINESS ECONOMIC HISTORY
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 2 Period: 2º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers:
SANZ LAFUENTE, M. GLORIA (Resp)   [Mentoring ] AYUSO DIAZ, ALEJANDRO   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Economics / Economic History.

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Contents

This course aims to provide students with a long-term analysis of the evolution of enterprise and entrepreneurship. It covers the period from the industrial revolution to the present globalized economy. It focuses especially on the contribution of business to economic growth and towards changes in the economy as a whole. This implies the historical study of management and strategic direction, their systems of production, labour, investment, financing, marketing and innovation, etc. It provides students with the basic knowledge on the functioning of markets within the historical context (cycles of expansion and recessions, technical and institutional changes and, so on). It also analyzes the various types of companies and their evolution over time: from small and medium enterprises to large multinationals.

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General proficiencies

Not applicable

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Specific proficiencies

Not applicable

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Learning outcomes

RA01: Identify relevant economic information sources for the company and their content.

RA02: Understand economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.

RA03: Derive relevant information for the company from data that cannot be recognized by non-professionals.

RA08: Identify and analyze the historical, social, and institutional factors that condition economic processes.

RA18: Evaluate, based on relevant information records, the situation and foreseeable evolution of a company.

RA25: Use personal, social, and methodological knowledge, skills, and abilities to issue advisory reports on specific situations of companies and markets.

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Methodology

Methodology - Activity Hours in class Outside the classroom
A-1 Theoretical classes 30 10
A-2 Workshops, seminars 28 20
A-3 Group tutorials   10
A-4 Elaboration tasks and exercises   10
A-5 Reading materials   15
A-6 Individual study   20
A-7 Exams and other evaluation tasks 02 01
A-8 Individual tutoring   04
Total 60 90

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Evaluation

 

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
  E1 final exam 40 Yes 1,5/4
  E2 workshops 34 Yes (20/34)  
  E3 class activities 10 No
  E4 unit tests 10 No
  E5 CI for Eco course 6 No  

There is a continuous evaluation system in the course.

  1. 6 points = Class participation, individual work, workshops/seminars, and CCI for Eco course. You can only recover 2 points on extraordinary evaluation
  2. 4 points = Final exam. Fully recoverable on second extraordinary evaluation.

Ordinary evaluation.

It is necessary to achieve 1.5 points in the final exam.

Extraordinary evaluation

The final exam will only be available for those who have attempted, but failed, to pass the course in the first place.

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Agenda

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION: THE HISTORICAL NATURE OF THE COMPANY.

Subject 1. WORLD AND BUSINESS ECONOMIC HISTORY: A VISION FOR LONG TERM.

UNIT 2: FROM THE ORGANIC ECONOMY TO INDUSTRIALISATION.

Subject 2. THE COMPANY DURING THE FORMATION OF CAPITALISM.

Subject 3. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: WORK AND BUSINESS.

UNIT 3: FROM THE FIRST WAVE OF GLOBALIZATION TO DISTURBANCES.

Subject 4. WORLD MARKET INTEGRATION AND BUSINESS.

Subject 5. THE COMPANY AND THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL DIVIDE.

Subject 6. WORLD ECONOMY AND BUSINESS IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD.

UNIT 4: FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE SECOND GLOBALIZATION.

Subject 7. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND STATE INTERVENTION.

Subject 8. MANAGERIAL CAPITALISM AND STATE OWNED COMPANIES (SOEs).

Subject 9. FROM THE OIL CRISIS TO THE NEW ECONOMY.

UNIT 5. FROM THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL DIVIDE TO GLOBAL MARKET.

Subject 10. BUSINESS IN THE 21st CENTURY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE.

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


Basic:

ALLEN, R.C. (2011). Global Economic History: a very short introduction -available in ebook-

AMATORI, F. & COLLI, A. (2010). Business History: Complexities and Comparisons

Other references:

ALDCROFT, D. H. (2003). Historia de la economía europea 1914-2000. Barcelona: Crítica.

AMATORI, F. y COLLI, A. (2011). Business history: complexities and comparisons. London & New York: Routledge.

AMATORI, F. y JONES, G. (2003). Business history around the world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

ARACIL, R., OLIVER, J., SEGURA, A. (1998). El Mundo actual: de la segunda guerra mundial a nuestros días. Barcelona: Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona.

BROADBERRY, S. Y O'ROURKE, K. (2010). The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press V. 1:1700-1870, V2: 1870 to the present.

CARRERAS, A. y TAFUNELL, X. (2004). Historia económica de la España contemporánea. Barcelona: Crítica.

CASTEL, O. (1998). Historie des faits économiques. Les trois âges de l´économie mondiale. París: Dalloz Eds.

CIPOLLA, C. (1976). Historia económica de la Europa preindustrial. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

COMÍN, F. (1996). Historia de la Hacienda Pública. Barcelona: Crítica.

EICHENGREEN, B. (2000). La globalización del capital. Historia del sistema monetario Internacional. Barcelona: Antoni Bosch.

GARCIA DELGADO, J. L. y JIMÉNEZ, J. C. (1999). Un siglo de España. La economía. Madrid: Marcial Pons Eds.

KENWOOD, A. G. y LOUGHEED, A. L. (1972). Historia del desarrollo económico internacional. Madrid: Istmo.

JONES, G. (2005). Multinationals and Global Capitalism, from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

MADDISON, A. (1991). Historia del desarrollo capitalista. Sus fuerzas dinámicas. Barcelona, Ariel.

MARICHAL, C. (2010). Nueva historia de las grandes crisis financieras. Una perspectiva global, 1873-2008. Barcelona: Debate.

MASSA, P., BRACCO, G., GUENZI, A., DAVIS, J. A., FONTANA, G. L. y CARRERAS, A. (2003). Historia económica de Europa, Siglos XV-XX. Barcelona: Crítica.

MUÑOZ CIDAD, C. (1992). Estructura económica internacional. Introducción al crecimiento económico moderno. Madrid: Civitas.

NIVEAU, M. (1968). Historia de los hechos económicos contemporáneos. Barcelona: Ariel.

PALAFOX, J. (2014) (Ed.). Los tiempos cambian. Historia de la economía. Valencia: Tirant Humanidades.

VALDALISO, J.M. LÓPEZ, S. (2007). Historia Económica de la Empresa. Barcelona: Crítica

VV. AA. (1986). Historia económica mundial del siglo XX. Barcelona, Crítica: 6 vols.

ZAMAGNI, V. (2001). Historia económica de la Europa contemporánea. De la revolución industrial a la integración europea. Barcelona: Crítica.

Data and statistics:

CARRERAS, A. y TAFUNELL, X. (Coords. ), (2005). Estadísticas históricas de España, Siglos XIX-XX. Madrid: Fundación BBVA. 3 vols. .

MADDISON, A. (2002). La economía mundial. Una perspectiva milenaria. Madrid: Mundi-Prensa.

MADDISON, A. (2010). Statistics on World Population, GDP and Per Capita GDP, 1-2008 AD, Recurso electrónico http://www. ggdc. net/MADDISON/oriindex. htm

MITCHELL, B. R. (2007). International Historical Statistics. Europe, 1750-2005. New York: Palgrave McMillan.

MITCHELL, B. R. (2007). International Historical Statistics. The Americas, 1750-2005. New York: Palgrave McMillan.

MITCHELL, B. R. (2007). International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2005. New York: Palgrave McMillan.

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Languages

The course will be taught in English (eventually some materials might be in Spanish, but in a negligible percentage).

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Location

Aulario.

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