SWiPE-researcher Matti Karinen accepted to UTU Graduate School (UTUGS)

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SWiPE researcher Matti Karinen has been accepted to an UTUGS position through a competitive application process. Matti has been a part of the SWiPE research consortium as a research assistant since its inception and last autumn began working on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Turku School of Economics. “To be chosen to join … Continued

Monder Ram: Immigration requires courage and action – the same qualities as entrepreneurship

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The promotion of entrepreneurship and employment of immigrants was the central theme at the discussion of SWiPE researchers and a number of immigration experts e.g. from different ministries, lead by Professor Monder Ram from the University of Birmingham. Monder Ram has been studying immigrant entrepreneurship especially in the UK. He is an internationally esteemed researcher … Continued

How work is changing – Yle Puhe panel

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SWiPE researcher Eveliina Saari took part in a YLE radio series on the future of everyday life on 21.11.2017. Saari was speaking about how work will change because of digitalisation and the platform economy. The programme looked at what kinds of new professions are being created in the social- and healthcare sector where new-era professionals … Continued

Dialogue on sustainable growth and employment by strategic research

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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment & Strategic Research Council held a seminar, that focused the discussion on two themes: Platform economy and digitalization – the impact on economic growth and employment, and Flexibility of the labour market – means and opportunities. The seminar was addressed mainly for experts and researchers and it was chaired … Continued

Seppo Poutanen and Anne Kovalainen’s book examines the gendered nature of innovations

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The book of Senior Researcher Seppo Poutanen and Professor Anne Kovalainen, published in summer 2017, provides a thorough and novel examination of the gendered nature of innovations. It tracks the contemporary shift from heavy industry to game industry and how this has altered relationships between gender, identity, corporate culture, creative work, and the future of … Continued

New research from Aija Leiponen: Storing reliable information on the origins of data is essential

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Although industrial big data-resources accru rapidly, they are seldom distributed or sold in open market places. SWiPE-Researcher Aija Leiponen has together with Pantelis Koutroumpis and Llewellyn Thomas investigated the special characteristics of data markets and evaluated existing marketplaces in terms of market planning theory. In addition to bilateral data exchange, the study also describes centralized … Continued

WORK2017 Conference

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The 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Research on Work and Working Life on 16–18 August, 2017 in Turku Building on the success of the international interdisciplinary conferences WORK2013 and WORK2015, WORK2017 will be an international forum for the exchange of research and experience  among researchers and practitioners in the field of work and working life. The … Continued

Follow this week’s discussions at the international WORK2017 conference

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Tomorrow begins the three-day conference WORK2017, bringing together over three hundred researchers, decision-makers and business representatives to discuss the digital future of work and the economy at the Turku School of Economics. The SWiPE project is one of the main organisers of the WORK2017 conference.   The WORK2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity to … Continued

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Futura Journal

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Futura Journal Special Issue: Education and future working life The WORK2017 conference, Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, the Turku Centre for Labour Studies and Futura journal will together publish a special issue on the theme: Education and future working life. Futura journal issue 2/2018 invites multidisciplinary approaches studying the relationship between … Continued