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

Platform Crafters are here now

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Agile achievers are smart workers in the platform economy age. They have many followers on social media and are asked to impart the secrets of their success. They have tied their own skills and capital to digital marketplaces. Take for example the Finnish mother who invented a new type of baby mattress; an innovation that … 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

What’s Shared in the Sharing Economy?

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The sharing economy is a hot topic today because firms like Uber and Airbnb have captured the attention of the markets, headlines and the banner of heroic entrepreneurship. The sharing economy means that individuals sell services that are related to underutilised resources. In other words, people may have unused goods, time or skills, which that … 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

New research uncovers professionals’ time use

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SWiPE Researcher Annina Ropponen is studying profesionals’ time use throughout the course of their day. Using a mobile app, her research aims to measure how professionals’ divide their day into work, free time and rest and aims to understand how their recovery time. The mobile app – Aikani – is being used to collect data … Continued

Academic education as a pathway to entrepreneurship – But How?

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”The vast majority of mundane activities constituting human life aredriven by one’s entrepreneurial spirit to create new social or material value, compete and cooperate, transform and develop […] entrepreneurship has been reacaste [sic.] as a major social force, and method of living and learning […] nowadays entrepreneurial competences are becoming as important as literacy, and … Continued