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KV203251 KVS14/TMS36 Investment Opportunities in Eastern Europe 6 ECTS
Organised by
International Business
Person in charge
Kari Liuhto
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X
Preceding studies
It is highly recommended to complete at least KV22 or KV23 before taking this course.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, a student has gained a deep understanding of the business opportunities and risks in Eastern Europe. Through independent analyses, a student has specialized in real enterprise cases. During the course, a student practices to use state-of-art methods to analyse business opportunities and risks in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Contents

In the 2000s, Russia was one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. Russia's skyrocketing growth spilled over to other East European countries, and hence provided foreign firms with a multitude of business opportunities all over Eastern Europe. The course gives an overview of the development of foreign direct investments in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Representatives of several leading firms, which have conducted investment projects in Eastern Europe, speak about their experiences in this lucrative but at the same time so volatile market. In addition to lectures, the course contains an analytical case study (course work) on a topical theme.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h

Intensive course: lectures 16h (Liuhto + guest lecturers).

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.
The final grade of the course is based on the exam (40%), the course work (40%), and active participation in the lectures (20%). A student is obliged to attend at least 50% of the lectures, including the final lecture, when the case studies are presented by students.

Recommended year of study

3rd, 4th or 5th year

Study materials

  1. The Russian Economy and Foreign Direct Investment, Ed. by Kari Liuhto, Sergei Sutyrin and Jean-Marc F. Blanchard. Taylor & Francis Group.
  2. World investment report, UNCTAD. New York and Geneva, United Nations (the most recent annual publication). Available at www.unctad.org.
  3. Liuhto, Kari, Experiences of Finnish firms operating in Belarus – balancing between profits and political peculiarities. Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute (4/2014). Available at http://www.utu.fi/pei.
  4. Richmond, Yale, From Nyet to Da: Understanding the new Russia. Boston, Intercultural Press 2008.

Information on additional material will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Further information

KVS14/TMS36 replaces the earlier KV24/TM36, and therefore a student cannot take both of these courses.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Valinnaiset opinnot (Economic Geography)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Vaihtoehtoiset opintojaksot (Economic Geography)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
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)
Turku School of Economics
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