Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2016–2018
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TM062066 TM4/JO14 Geographies of Firms and Industries 6 op
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.


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
  • 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

Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos
Sosiaalitieteiden laitos
Johtamisen ja yrittäjyyden laitos
Aineopinnot (Johtaminen ja organisointi)
Sosiaalitieteiden laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Markkinoinnin ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitos