HALKAS12 Institutions, Innovation and Economic Renewal 10 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Local and Regional Governance
Preceding studies
Recommended:
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Keywords

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.

Contents

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
Seminar
Exam

Teaching language

English

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

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management