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

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

Call for Papers: Small Business Economics Journal – Special issue on Digital entrepreneurship

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Small Business Economics – An Entrepreneurship Journal Call for Papers Special issue: The age of digital entrepreneurship: digital tools and online collaboration to support knowledge sharing and opportunity recognition Submission Deadline: July 30, 2017 Suggested Topics Ideas generation, problem solving, and innovation diffusion in online entrepreneurial communities Digital tools to support fast prototyping and Lean … Continued

Work is being digitalised out of organisations

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Interviewed for an article in the Mercurius magazine of Turku School of Economics,University of Turku, SWiPE researcher Docent Seppo Poutanen discusses what digitalisation means for work, workers and organisations in the future, and how the coming changes require society to prepare to meet new challenges.  

One tenth of new entrepreneurial activity multicultural

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In the latest ETLA brief Mika Pajarinen and Petri Rouvinen examine entrepreneurs with cultural backgrounds outside of Finland. They find that about a tenth of start-up entrepreneurs have multicultural backgrounds and that, compared to other start-ups, their firms are more networked and more likely to be based in the Helsinki metropolitan region. Otherwise multicultural firms … Continued

Working from home more common – SWiPE at the For the Love of Research-event

Valentine’s Day brought the Strategic Research Council event “For the Love of Research” offering excellent opportunities for SWiPE researchers to network with stakeholders and to present our research project. The event organised at the Helsinki Music Centre drew over 300 stakeholders interested in Strategic Research Council research. Throughout the day, solution workshops presented a number … Continued

SWiPE is part of the ‘For the Love of Research’ event – Follow the Live Stream on 14.2.2017

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Strategic Research Council programmes are together organising a joint ‘For the Love of Research’ event at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki on the 14th of February. ‘For the Love of Research’ brings together both researchers and those who use research. The event includes “solution workshops” on six current themes. The SWiPE consortium is contributing to the “Digital … Continued

WORK2017 Abstract Submission DL extended to 15.2.

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​The deadline for abstract submission will be extended to Wednesday 15 th of February. The conference hosts over 20 streams and several engaging keynote speakers (Including Professors Martin Kenney and Monder Ram, among others) exploring the theme of Work and Labour in the Digital Future. For more information regarding the conference, streams and overall theme … Continued