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

Give, and you will receive

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The third mentorship programme of Perheyritysten liitto (Family Business Union) begun this autumn. The room was full of enthusiastic faces and expectant was floating in the air. People unknown to each other started a common journey by getting to know each other using photo cards: Who are you and from which company you come from? … Continued

About discourse of change and a few movies

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The digitalisation of work is a hot topic of the moment in research. Both in WORK2017 Conference (held in Turku 16 – 18 August 2017) and partly in Working Life Conference (held in Tampere 2 – 3 November 2017), the digitalisation of labour was the main theme of the discussions. In my opinion, the examples, … 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

The magic and logic of the platform economy

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In Mark Twain’s classic stories about Tom Sawyer’s adventures (1876-1896) there is an episode in which our teenage hero has been employed to paint a long wooden fence. For Tom, the task is terribly boring and takes a heavy toll; on such a beautiful summers day he’d much rather go fishing. Soon however, a crowd … Continued

Working hours and health – NIVA Course, 28.-30.5.2018

Working hours and health – NIVA Course will be held in Copenhagen area, Denmark in May. The scope of the Working Hours and Health course will be on the current knowledge, conduction and interpretation of shift work and working hour research and the understanding on possibilities for correct preventive actions at workplaces and units being responsible of … Continued

Well-being data generates health and business

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Well-being data can be used for multiple purposes. It is used to develop more effective medicines and to improve health services. Patients receive better care, and it boosts business, writes Heli Salminen-Mankonen, Research Director from University of Turku, in Sitra’s blog. The topic was discussed in a workshop under the title “The possibilities of anonymised … 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

Uncertainty and change are pushing companies to renew

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There is no one recipe to renewing a business, there are however many ingredients that make renewal a success. Surprisingly, firm perceptions of what led to successful renewal are similar to entrepreneurial skills at the individual level. In the Renewal of Manufacturing -research project co-funded by Tekes, we identified differences in renewal between successful and … Continued