HALKAA14 Economic renewal of cities and regions 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Local and Regional Governance
Person in charge
Professor Markku Sotarauta
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

The student becomes familiar with the most important knowledge-based theories and development models of cities and regions. After completing the course the student:
- Understands the key forces that shape economic development of cities and regions
- Understands the potential and constraints of the most important economic development models in use
- Understands how institutional varieties shape economic development of cities and regions in different locations
- Understands the nature and thematic areas of innovation oriented local and regional development studies


Throughout the course, concepts, development models and theories are illustrated with case examples from Finland and other countries.
- Competitiveness of cities and regions
- Path dependency and path creation
- Theories and practices of innovation
- Variants of innovation systems and innovation policies
- Global innovation networks
- Knowledge dynamics and knowledge bases for economic renewal
- Clusters and cluster policy
- Universities in local and regional development

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.

Study materials

  • Required additional reading

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
Faculty of Management