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HALKAS12 Innovation Paradigms and the Dynamics of Renewal 10 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Local and Regional Governance
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X X
2016–2017 X X
2017–2018 X X
Preceding studies


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: city, economic development, innovation, institutional entrepreneurship, knowledge, region

Learning outcomes

The student becomes familiar with the most important knowledge-based theories and models of economic development of cities and regions. The student also learns how institutions governing economic development change, and how institutional entrepreneurs work to change them.

After completing the course, the student demonstrates an analytical understanding of the various knowledge-based theories and development models, and has advanced knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and challenges of institutional change related to economic development of cities and regions. The student also has insight in the complex interaction between innovation, technology, institutions and economic development of cities and regions.


Concepts, development models and theories are illustrated with case examples from Finland and other countries.

• Institution, institutional change, institutional entrepreneurship
• Path dependency and path formation
• Clusters and cluster policy, smart specialization
• Theories and practices of innovation
• Variants of innovation systems, innovation policy
• Combinatorial knowledge dynamics, knowledge bases

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h
Group work

Teaching language


Modes of study

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


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Management
School of Management
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School of Management