TM062006 TM1 Geographies of Firms and Industries 5 ECTS
Organised by
Economic Geography
Person in charge
Päivi Oinas
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

Learning outcomes

Regardless of globalization and digitalization economic activity is dependent on the opportunities provided by specific regional environments. The students will understand key economic, socio-cultural, and technological trends and their influence on the location of firms and industries, as well as regional economic development. They will understand key concepts and methods in economic geography, and their significance in decision-making in firms, cities, or e.g. regional development organizations.

Contents

The course will introduce key concepts and theories in economic geography. They help understand why different types of firms operate in different locations, how consumers behave in space, and how regions develop as a consequence of economic activities.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Group work
Seminar 4 h 0 h

The course is organised for the first time in the academic year 2016-2017. It will be given in English. The following year, the course will likely be given in Finnish, TM1 Yritys- ja markkinointimaantiede.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Exercise(s)
  • In Finnish
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Exercise(s)
  • In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Exam (50 %), group assignments (50 %).

Recommended year of study

1st year

Study materials

  1. Dicken, Peter, Global shift - Mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 7th edition, Sage, London, 2015.
  2. Economic geography. 3rd ed., New York, John Wiley & Sons, Wheeler, James O. et al. 1998, required parts will be specified for course participants.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Department of Marketing and International Business
Pakolliset opinnot (Economic Geography)
Department of Marketing and International Business
Pakolliset opinnot (Economic Geography)
Department of Social Research
Department of Social Research
2017–2018
Teaching
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