News: Archive 2012
31.01.2012 Three Doctors of Science from the School of Economics won Distinguished Paper award in the annual doctoral thesis competition of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA).
21.03.2012 CEMAT has conducted a study on the operations of Finnish companies in Southeast Asia, focusing on the integration process within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The study mainly enquired how the state-led regional economic integration, i.e. the ASEAN free trade area, affects the business environment of firms located in e.g. Malaysia and Singapore.
21.03.2012 Russian companies are more and more interested in investing in Finland. Companies appreciate above all Finland’s stable and transparent environment for doing business.
11.04.2012 Aalto University School of Economics has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The School of Economics was awarded AACSB accreditation in 2007 as the first Nordic business school. The accreditation process is renewed every five years.
25.04.2012 Hedge funds have always been considered mysterious and in public dialogue their activities occasionally take on nearly mythical proportions. M. Sc. (Econ.) Petri Jylhä's doctoral dissertation sheds light on hedge fund activities and shows that these funds have both positive and negative impacts on investors and financing markets.
Doctoral dissertation: Effective knowledge transfer and creation promote internationalisation in SMEs
04.05.2012 Heli Huvinen's Finance Master's thesis “Easy as ABC? Political connections and zoning of service station stores” investigates whether the political connections of the S Group coincide with more favorable zoning decisions for the S Group owned ABC service stations compared to the service stations of their less politically connected peers.
08.05.2012 The Research Council for Culture and Society of the Academy of Finland has selected 16 new Academy Research Fellows for the funding period of 2012-2017.
10.05.2012 Economy is often understood as a market-controlled phenomenon. When solutions are sought to economic problems, the phrase “the markets have spoken” is used as a justification for the decisions made. The markets are an important control mechanism but they alone cannot explain the functioning of the economy.
Doctoral dissertation reveals who profit and who incur losses from provision of immediacy in the stock markets
16.05.2012 While mutual funds and issue of stocks cause price impact, hedge funds and repurchase of shares decrease this. The doctoral dissertation by Kalle Rinne, M. Sc. (Econ.), studies how demand and provision of immediacy affects the market's functioning and what the roles are of different market parties with regard to provision of immediacy.
30.05.2012 Domestic investment and exports are among the most important factors for stimulating economic growth across Russia. This is shown in a study by Lic.Sc. Svetlana Ledyaeva for the Aalto University School of Economics.
06.06.2012 The dean of Aalto University School of Economics has appointed Sixten Korkman, D. Soc. Sc., as Professor of Practice in Economics for the period of 1.8.2012-31.7.2015. The professorship is at the Department of Economics
Doctoral dissertation: Outdated values and rules the reason for the small number of Finnish growth companies
02.07.2012 Rail Baltica Growth Corridor (RBGC) and RBGC Russia were presented in Copenhagen on 18.-19.6.2012 at the BDF Summit and the Annual Meeting of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
17.07.2012 Advanced technology has a supportive function, bringing new possibilities for the elderly living at home and for their home care. The city of Helsinki tested video phones in home care. Both the nurses’ and the elderly’s experiences of using the technology were very positive.
Doctoral dissertation: online learning platforms are used as a material distribution channels in teaching
24.07.2012 The methods of using online services in teaching have not diversified in the past fourteen years. Online learning platforms are not utilised for interaction in teaching but rather as a material distribution channel. Network use has only increased in volume.
15.08.2012 Most consumers do not like personal marketing messages. Sales phone calls and text messages are considered particularly obtrusive, with consumers preferring marketing in newspapers, catalogues and internet search services as these can be controlled and utilised by the consumer.
03.09.2012 Matti Nojonen, who at the moment is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Aalto University School of Economics, has been appointed professor at Tongji University in Shanghai. Nojonen has been studying the history of ideologies in China, Chinese strategic thinking and the country’s political system and economy for twenty years. At Tongji University, he will be studying regional business models in China.
04.09.2012 The effect of fiscal stimulus depends on the nature of offsetting fiscal measures because different types of tax impact the labour market in different ways.
10.09.2012 - Newspaper readers mainly take part in the papers’ activities in the social media by distributing content and helping the paper with consumer surveys, says Mikko Villi, researcher from Aalto University School of Business.
School of Business continues to do well in the Financial Times ranking of best master’s programmes in business studies
17.09.2012 The master’s degree programme offered by the School of Business is the second best of its kind in the Nordic countries.
02.10.2012 Aalto University celebrates its Tenured Professors with lectures presented by the new tenure track professors of Associate- or Full-level.
08.10.2012 Marko Terviö, Professor of Economics at the Aalto University School of Business, was awarded the Jutikkala Prize of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters on 8 October 2012.
22.10.2012 Because of our current view on the impacts of cultural differences, important innovation potential arising from multiculturality is disregarded in projects.
25.10.2012 The way buyers perceive price and the emotions their perceptions evoke affect purchase decisions more than the exact price.
Doctoral dissertation: Transition into service based business an imperative for continued competitiveness in global markets
30.10.2012 A transition to service based business is a way for Finnish multinationals to respond to an increasingly globalized competitive environment that places strains on traditional sources of firm competitiveness.
06.11.2012 The time span for strategic planning has shortened rapidly, which poses additional challenges particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. Too little attention has been focused on the systematic monitoring and analysis of changes taking place in the economic environment: new models and tools are needed to support the work of strategy development.
28.11.2012 - Some foreign acquired companies are on the greyzone in China. This means they are in between foreign and domestic companies which makes it a complicated situation, said Professor Claes Alvstam from the University of Gothenburg.
29.11.2012 ‘The new tenure track career system at Aalto University is a great springboard for new researchers. If you do your work well, you will move on in your career,’ says Katri Karjalainen, Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Aalto University School of Business.
04.12.2012 In Finland, researchers adopt the role of entrepreneur with ease. In Russia, researchers feel that their task is to raise the level of knowledge.
Doctoral dissertation: Middle management transformed the business operations by mobilising actors across organizational boundaries
05.12.2012 Middle management transformed a company’s business operations into a network-based system by mobilising new groups across organizational boundaries. These groups played a central role in the development and testing of the new practices.
10.12.2012 Recent economic stimulus measures have intensified the debt spiral for both the public and private sectors.
19.12.2012 Aalto University Executive Education (Aalto EE) earned the top overall rating in a corporate image survey by Finnish market research company Taloustutkimus Oy. The survey covered 26 firms providing education in the Greater Helsinki catchment area. Aalto EE achieved an overall grade of 8.30, while the sector average was 7.68.