(Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations -Conference

(Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations, 23-25 October 2017 Bi-annual meeting of Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) Division of ECREA ICSI Regional Conference is the 5th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Division of ECREA, European Communication Research and Education Association. The preliminary conference program is published (http://www.jyu.fi/icsi2017/program), and … Continued

Call for Papers: Telework 2017 Conference

Telework 2017 – Building Sustainable Work Ecosystems 5–6 October 2017 Turku, Finland Call for Papers Submission deadline: 1 August 2017 Welcome to the Telework 2017 –  22nd International Telework Academy (ITA) workshop. Telework 2017 is organized by University of Turku in cooperation with International Telework Academy and Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association. Succested topics: Telework trends … Continued

Value Co-Creation in Digital Era! Workshop 23 August and Webinar 24 August 2017

Workshop Time: 23 August 2017  at 9:00-16:00 Place: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 B, Helsinki Registration:   https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/19331/lomake.html. Participation is free of charge with limited seats available. Deadline for abstracts: We kindly invite you to submit an extended abstract (about 2000 words) by email inka.koskela@ttl.fi. The submission should contain authors’ names,  institutional affiliations and … Continued

Renewal is the key to our survival

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We live at a time in which the global forces of change challenge our societies, businesses and us as individuals to adapt. The main driving forces of change are globalization and digitalisation accelerated by automation, robotization and revolutions in technology. As a result, two pervasive shifts can be identified: the first, a transformation in work … Continued

Why (business) students need to understand the human factor?

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On last year’s entrepreneurship -award-winning Startup! course I have been observing how students brainstorm, test and bring to market new business ideas. At the same time, I have learned more from them in terms of human behaviour – the human factor – than about entrepreneurship. Interaction between students and understanding others often anticipates team success … 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

The future of work demands adaptive expertise

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In the future of work many professionals will face completely new challenges during their careers; challenges that do not have standard solutions. Solving these kinds of problems typically requires capabilities that combine different professional skills and academic knowledge with new ways of looking at the world. Depending on once learned skills is no longer enough: … 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.  

Platform Economy and Cohesion of European Competition Policy 23 May 2017

Time: 23 May 2017 at 12:30-17:00 Venue: House of Estates, Snellmaninkatu 9–11, 00170 Helsinki Programme:  Link to the programme Registration:   Registration by 18 May 2017. The link to the registration form can be found from the conference website.    Platforms and platform economy have been topical issues in the implementation of competition policy during recent years … Continued

With imagination towards a better world

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I’m known as something of a geek. I’ve been one since childhood. I spent my slow early years devouring every science book I could find on the shelves of Järvelä library. This choice of reading material may have been the single best investment of my life, in addition learning English. Let me tell you why. … Continued