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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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HALKAA14 Economic renewal of cities and regions 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Administrative Studies
Local and Regional Governance
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X
2016–2017 X
2017–2018 X

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 formation
- 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
- Smart specialisation
- Universities in local and regional development
- Brain circulation
- Culture and economic 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

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