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TM063110 TMS47/KVS16/JOS13/TUTUS30/YRS3 Perspectives to the Finnish Innovation System 6 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Geography
Person in charge
Päivi Oinas

General description

The course is no longer available.

Learning outcomes

The student develops the skills to analyse and evaluate innovation systems as operational environments of innovative firms at local, national and transnational scales, in Finland in particular.


Elements of innovation systems materialize as organizational innovations in firms, amongst competitors and collaborators in industries and industrial sectors, and at the level of national, regional, or international environments. The interdisciplinary team of lecturers will present a range of perspectives to the innovation process. Both theory and empirical applications will be discussed. We will consider the Finnish innovation system, its interconnections to innovation systems in other countries and the international innovation scene. We are also encouraged to think ahead and further away: what kind of innovation systems should a country like Finland design for the future? How and why ought the Finnish model differ from other models? The course provides a learning forum for Finnish and visiting students.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work
Independent work

Lectures by an interdisciplinary team at UTU (Päivi Oinas, Jarna Heinonen, Jussi Jauhiainen, Juha Kaskinen, Maria Höyssä, Juha Laurila, Maria Elo) and visitors, discussions in class; 28 hours (4h/week).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

No final exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th or 5th year
The course is no longer available.

Study materials

Articles to be studied as instructed during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Optional Advanced Courses (Futures Studies)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Social Research
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
Economic Sociology
Business Japanese
Business Chinese
Finnish Study Modules
Multilingual Business Communication