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KV203054 KVS11 Business Prospects in the Arctic 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Eini Haaja

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 Arctic is also an interesting political arena due to its strategic importance.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 6 h 0 h
Independent work

Intensive course: the course contains introductory lectures 6h (Haaja + guest lecturer), written assignments in Moodle environment (based on the lectures, literature and video material) and a course work on a given topic.

NOT OFFERED 2017-2018

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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

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

Recommended year of study

3rd, 4th or 5th year, period IV. Not offered in the academic year 2016-2017. The course is organised in the academic year 2017-2018 (every second year).

Study materials

  1. Arctic Business Forum: Yearbook 2016 (2016) Lapland Chamber of Commerce. Available at www.arcticbusinessforum.com.
  2. A Strategic Vision for the North: Finland’s prospects for economic growth in the Arctic region (2015), Paavo Lipponen. Confederation of Finnish Industries. Available at www.ek.fi.
  3. Baltic Rim Economies – Special Issue on the Future of the Arctic (2016) Issue no. 3, June 2016. The Pan-European Institute, University of Turku. Available at www.utu.fi/pei.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. A collection of topical articles and videos.

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)
2018–2019
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