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, policy evaluation.

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; - evaluate policy instruments.

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.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-05-30 15:00 INSPERA
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Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
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  • * 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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