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TM062051 TM4 Geographies of Firms and Industries 6 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Geography
Person in charge
Päivi Oinas

Learning outcomes

The student will learn to analyse the location of economic activities relying on different theoretical approaches, and s/he understands the various ways in which firms depend on their operational environments in cities, regions, and nations. By identifying and investigating a contemporary phenomenon related to industrial location currently discussed in the media, the student will learn to apply the ideas learned in class to concrete cases in chosen industries.


The location of firms and corporate activities will be discussed in relation to key location factors in the urban, regional, national, and global environments. Besides Economic Geography majors, the course is recommended, i.a., to students in Marketing, International Business, and Organisations and Management. The Economic Geography courses TM41-TM47 and TMS41-48 will further elaborate on the themes of this course.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam and Exercise(s)


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

2nd year I

Study materials

1. Economic Geography. 3rd ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Wheeler, James O. et al. 1998, required parts to be specified.

2. Dicken, Peter, Global Shift - Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. 6th Edition, Sage, London, 2011.

3. Pacione, Michael, Urban Geography: A Global Perspective. London, Routledge, 2005, required parts to be specified.

Further information

This course was previously TM4 Yritys- ja markkinointimaantiede.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Marketing and International Business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Economic Geography
International Business
Finnish Study Modules
Business Japanese
Economic Sociology
Business Chinese