x !
Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2017–2019
Selaamasi opetussuunnitelma ei ole enää voimassa. Tarkista tiedot voimassa olevasta opetussuunnitelmasta.
MARIH12 Higher Education Institutions in Innovation Systems 5 op
Organised by
MDP in Research and Innovation in Higher Education
Administrative Science, Higher Education Managem.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2015 – 2017


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.