TIØ4285 - Production- and Network Economics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

This course will provide students a view on economical methods and theory for coordinating, managing and modelling industrial value chains. Economic instruments and incentives in relation to corporate and optimization models are considered. Possible topics are: supply chain management, forecasting, transfer prices, design and analysis of contracts, agent theory, auctions theory and institutional economics.

Learning outcome

The position and function of the course: The course is a mandatory course in the 8th semester for students at the MTIØT program taking managerial economics and operations research (AØO) as their main profile. Knowledge and skills developed in the course: After taking this course the students should have advanced knowledge about economic analysis focusing on value chains and networks. They should know how to: - explain the difference between operations research models and economic models and how they supplement each other; - model and do economic analysis in industrial value chains; -compare and understand effects of different price structures, auctions, contract types and incentives; - consider and analyse how uncertainty and information asymmetry affects decisions in value chains; - analyse decisions and prices in competitive and imperfect markets.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory exercises. The course is given in English if there are Non-Norwegian-speaking students taking the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

The final written exam counts for 100% of the final grade. At the postponed/repeated exam (kontinuasjonseksamen), the written exam may be changed to oral.

Course materials

To be announced by the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-14 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 72
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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