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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
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TM062066 TM4/JO14 Geographies of Firms and Industries 6 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Geography
Person in charge
Päivi Oinas
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X

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.

Contents

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 suitable, i.a., to students in Marketing, International Business, and Organizations and Management. A large share of the course will be completed by participating in group work during the course. 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
Exercise(s)
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Exam (50 %), written final group assignment (50 %).

Recommended year of study

2nd year
This course is given for the last time in the academic year 2016-2017, it will be replaced by the course TM1 (5 ECTS).

Study materials

1. Economic geography. 3rd ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Wheeler, James O. et al. 1998, required parts will be specified for course participants.

2. Dicken, Peter, Global shift - Mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 7th edition, Sage, London, 2015.

Further information

This course was previously TM4 Yritys- ja markkinointimaantiede. The course is equivalent to previous course TM062051 TM4.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Social Research
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Aineopinnot (Management and Organisation)
Department of Social Research
2016–2017
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
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Multilingual Business Communication