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KV203054 KVS11 Business Prospects in the Arctic 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Eini Haaja
Preceding studies
It is highly recommended to complete at least KV22 or KV23 before taking this course.

Learning outcomes

After completing this intensive course, students will be able to describe and understand the economic developments taking place in the Arctic region. Students will also be capable of analysing the impact of environmental, political and other trends on doing business in the region. Moreover, students will learn about engaging in and doing cross-border business collaboration in the High North as some selected case companies with Arctic business expertise will be presented.

Contents

Due to global warming and technological advancements, the natural resources and sea routes in the High North are becoming increasingly accessible. As a result, the economic activity to exploit these resources is increasing, particularly in the maritime, energy, and mining industries. The increasing activity creates business opportunities to other sectors as well. However, the Arctic is also more and more interesting political arena due to its strategic importance, and at the same time a unique and very fragile natural environment. This course presents the current conditions as well as future opportunities and challenges to doing business in the Arctic, with a particular focus in the Barents region.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Intensive course with lectures by Laaksonen, Liuhto and guest lecturers during spring term, exact time will be informed later.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
The final grade is based on exercises and a learning diary. It is obligatory to attend all the lectures in order to pass the course.

Recommended year of study

4th or 5th year.

The course is organised in the academic year 2015-16 and thereafter every second year.

Study materials

  1. Baltic Rim Economies – Special Issue on the Future of the Arctic (2013) Issue no. 2, March 2013. The Pan-European Institute, University of Turku. Available at www.utu.fi/pei.
  2. Baltic Rim Economies – Special Issue on the Future of the Arctic (2014) Issue no. 5, November 2014. The Pan-European Institute, University of Turku. Available at www.utu.fi/pei.
  3. Strategic Assessment of Development of the Arctic: Assessment Conducted for the European Union (2014) September 2014. Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. Available at www.arcticinfo.eu.
  4. Arctic Business Forum: Yearbook 2015 (2015) Lapland Chamber of Commerce. Available at www.arcticbusinessforum.com.
  5. Information on additional material will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Further information

KVS11 replaces the earlier KV26, and therefore a student cannot take both these courses.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Advanced studies (International Business)
2015–2016
Teaching
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
Marketing
Economic Sociology
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