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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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MARIH12 Higher Education Institutions in Innovation Systems 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course is offered at the University of Tampere.

Learning outcomes

Student should be able to:
- understand the concepts and dynamics of entrepreneurial HEIs and innovation systems
- critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of entrepreneurial orientation in developing the management of HEIs
- understand and critically assess the role and transformation of HEIs in national and regional innovation systems


- Innovative and entrepreneurial HEIs: concepts, theories and empirical examples
- Management of entrepreneurial HEIs
- Criticism of entrepreneurial HEIs
- National and regional innovation systems: actors and the dynamics of interaction
- The role of HEIs in innovation and science policy
- Country example: Finnish national innovation system and HEIs
- HEIs adaptation in research and innovation systems
- Group work exercise: Simulation on how to develop sustainable overall development strategy for an underperforming HEI in the context of research and innovation systems

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 25 h 0 h
Group work 50 h 0 h
Independent work 50 h 0 h

Readings, lectures, case exercise

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Group work exercise and Essay  Participation in course work 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Assessment methods: Paper (50%) Group work exercise (50%)

Study materials

Clark, B. (1998). Creating Entrepreneurial Universities. Organisational Pathways for Transformation. Pergamon.

Lyytinen. A. (2011) Finnish Polytechnics in the Regional Innovation System - Towards New Ways of Action. (selected chapters)

Selection of other readings assigned by the teachers.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Management