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News: Archive 2011

Dissertation: Consumers as ecological citizens in clothing markets

30.03.2011 M.Sc. (Bus.Adm.) MA Annu Markkula’s dissertation on the subject of marketing ”Consumers as Ecological Citizens in Clothing Markets” will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday, 1 April 2011.

Doctoral dissertation: A Longitudinal Case Study of an Entrepreneurial Networking Process

20.04.2011 M. Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin) Raija Leskinen’s dissertation, belonging to the discipline of entrepreneurship and small business, considers ‘A Longitudinal Case Study of an Entrepreneurial Networking Process’ and will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Wednesday 27th of April 2011.

Doctoral dissertation: Policy Variants for Coordinating Supply Chain Inventory Replenishments

21.04.2011 In the doctoral dissertation of M.Sc. MBA Kaij E. Karrus a set of policies has been developed for coordinating production and distribution systems. The dissertation will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday 29th of April 2011 at 12 (Runeberginkatu 14-16, main building, festival hall).

Doctoral Dissertation: Brand Equity of Digital Games: The Influence of Product Brand and Consumer Experience as Sources of Unique Value

27.04.2011 The information systems science doctoral thesis ”Brand Equity of Digital Games: The Influence of Product Brand and Consumer Experience as Sources of Unique Value” of Jan Henrik Storgårds, MSc.(Econ.), will be examined at Aalto University School of Economics, Runeberginkatu 14-16, on Wednesday 4th May 2011.

President Martti Ahtisaari will make a keynote address in the Conferment of Degrees

11.05.2011 Aalto University School of Economics will arrange its 14th Ceremonial Conferment on May 19-21, 2011. President Martti Ahtisaari will make a keynote address in the Conferment of Degrees.

School of Economics continues to score high in the rankings of Financial Times

16.09.2011 The School of Economics is a partner in a Master's Degree programme in economics and business administration that is ranked second-best in the world.

A more open source code can accelerate business

22.09.2011 Previously, software manufacturers would take all precautions to keep their source codes closed in order to safeguard their business. Today, jealously guarding your own product may even function to slow down your business, demonstrate researchers from Aalto University School of Economics in two articles published in the journal IEEE Software. The journal is targeted to software professionals. In the articles published, the researchers consider the effects of distributing open source code to business and inter-company relations.

Tenure track appointments in the School of Economics

30.09.2011 Dean Jyrki Wallenius has appointed 20.9.2011 D.Sc. (Tech.) Pauli Murto Associate Professor (without tenure, 5 years) in Economics (Applied Microeconomics) and D.Sc. (Econ.) Elias Rantapuska, Assistant Professor (1. term, 3 years) in Finance at the School of Economics.

Doctoral Dissertation: Essays on Human Capital Development, Wage Dynamics, and Religious Participation

03.11.2011 Torsten Santavirta, Master of Social Sciences, will defend his dissertation “Essays on Human Capital Development, Wage Dynamics, and Religious Participation” in the field of economics at the Aalto University School of Economics (lecture hall of the Economicum Building, Arkadiankatu 7) on Friday 11 November at 2:15 pm.

The new school to be called Aalto University School of Arts and Creativity

08.11.2011 The new school formed by the current School of Art and Design and the Department of Architecture at the School of Engineering will begin to operate on the 1st of January 2012.

Scientific Advisory Boards named for the School of Economics

11.11.2011 Aalto University has set itself an ambitious agenda to become a world-class university by 2020. The Scientific Advisory Boards of our Schools have an important function in evaluating the research quality and supporting the development of the university towards this goal.

Doctoral dissertation: Uncertainty In Consumer Online Prepurchase Decision Making

16.11.2011 The doctoral dissertation of Theresa Lauraéus, M.Sc. (Econ.), “Uncertainty In Consumer Online Prepurchase Decision Making” in the subject area of Information System Science will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday 25 November 2011 at 12.15 pm.

Doctoral dissertation: Essays on Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice, and Investments

21.11.2011 The doctoral dissertation of Joni Kokkonen, M.Sc. (Econ.), ‘Essays on Asset Pricing, Portfolio Choice, and Investments’ in the subject area of financing will be examined at the Aalto University School of Economics on Friday 2 December 2011 at 12 noon.

Professor Kalyanmoy Deb awarded the Infosys Prize, the largest prize purse in India for scientific research

22.11.2011 The Infosys Prize is an annual award that recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists, researchers, engineers and social scientists in India. Infosys Prize is the largest prize purse in India for scientific research. By recognizing and rewarding extraordinary accomplishments, the Prize aims to elevate the prestige of pure and applied sciences research in India.

The future is service

25.11.2011 All economy is service economy. These were the words of Bentley University professor Heikki Topi at a Service Factory seminar.

School of Economics retained its good position in Financial Times ranking

02.12.2011 The Aalto University School of Economics was ranked 22nd in the “European Business Schools Ranking 2011” published by the Financial Times newspaper on 5 December 2011. The ranking lists the 75 best business schools in the world. Last year, Aalto University School of Economics held the same position. The Aalto University School of Economics remains the only Finnish business school on the list. Stockholm School of Economics, in position 19, was the only Nordic business school to place higher than Aalto University School of Economics on the list.

Aalto People - presenting the researchers

07.12.2011 Aalto People is a service that allows members of the Aalto community to introduce themselves and their research on the website and internally inside the university. The rollout of this service will start in December with the School of Economics.

Master’s thesis finds connection between alcohol use and earnings

13.12.2011 What is the relationship between alcohol use and earnings? M.Sc. (Econ.) Henri Syvänen has examined this question in his master's thesis. According to the results of the study, alcohol use is heavily connected to earnings, and the relationship between alcohol use and earnings varies according to socioeconomic position.

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