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KVS14/TMS36 Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe 6 op

KV203251, Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu

KVS14/TMS36 replaces the earlier KV24/TM36, and therefore a student cannot take both of these courses


In the 2000s, Russia was one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. Russia's skyrocketing growth spilled over to other East European countries, and hence provided foreign firms with a multitude of business opportunities all over Eastern Europe. The course gives an overview of the development of foreign direct investments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Representatives of several leading firms, which have conducted investment projects in Eastern Europe, speak about their experiences in this lucrative but at the same time so volatile market. In addition to lectures, the course contains an analytical case study (course work) on a topical theme.


After completing the course, a student has gained a deep understanding of the business opportunities and risks in Eastern Europe. Through independent analyses, a student has specialized in real enterprise cases. During the course, a student practices to use state-of-art methods to analyse business opportunities and risks in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.


Written exam, exercise(s) and participation in classroom work


Intensive course: lectures 16h (Liuhto + guest lecturers) **Spring semester 2020, period III (7 January - 16 February 2020)** The course in arranged as integrated into degree studies and lectures take place during the day (Mon-Fri, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m). Please check the course timetables [from the study guide of Turku School of Economics](https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/KV203251/4118), choose Toteutukset/Implementations. Lectures are organised at Turku School of Economics (Rehtorinpellonkatu 3) **Exam** Course includes a compulsory exam (three optional exam dates unless otherwise noted). Exams are taken as lecture hall exams. The exam dates are published in the Nettiopsu of the Open University (Avoimen yliopiston Nettiopsu). Register to take the exam at the latest 7 days before the exam date in the Nettiopsu of the Open University. The exam room will be announced 30 min before the exam on the info board in the main lobby of the Turku School of Economics.



The final grade of the course is based on the exam (40%), the course work (40%), and active participation in the lectures (20%). A student is obliged to attend at least 50% of the lectures, including the final lecture, when the case studies are presented by students.


1. The Russian Economy and Foreign Direct Investment, Ed. by Kari Liuhto, Sergei Sutyrin and Jean-Marc F. Blanchard. Taylor & Francis Group. 2. World investment report, UNCTAD. New York and Geneva, United Nations (the most recent annual publication). Available at www.unctad.org. 3. Liuhto, Kari, Experiences of Finnish firms operating in Belarus - balancing between profits and political peculiarities. Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute (4/2014). Available at http://www.utu.fi/pei. 4. Richmond, Yale, From Nyet to Da: Understanding the new Russia. Boston, Intercultural Press 2008. Information on additional material will be announced in the beginning of the course.


Kari Liuhto


Turun yliopisto, Turku


[Education manager Merja Brunnsberg]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), merja.brunnsberg[at]utu.fi [Student services secretary Elina Iso-Ilomäki]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), elina.iso-ilomaki[at]utu.fi


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90,00  €

Payment for studies should be paid within 3 days after acceptance of registration using online bank or otherwise the registration is cancelled. In case an online net bank payment is not possible, the student must contact Student services secretary in advance before registration (we charge 15 euros extra for paper invoice).

Edeltävät opinnot

It is highly recommended to complete at least KV22 or KV23 before taking this course.