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Economic geography
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Location sets the preconditions for economic activity and influences economic practice. The environment of economic activity can be considered broadly, so as to incorporate dimensions of the economic, socio-cultural, built, and natural environment. The scale of analysis may vary from the local to the global.

Examples of questions considered during courses in Economic Geography at the Turku School of Economics:

  • When do firms transfer production activities to low-cost countries?
  • What happens in the areas receiving foreign direct investments?
  • What kinds of firm can survive in Finland?
  • Why do innovative industries cluster in space?
  • Why are large retail centres built outside of city centres?
  • Where do various socio-economic groups consume during the working week and in their leisure time?
  • How does world politics influence the world economy?
  • How does tourism influence tourism destinations?
  • When is business responsible?
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