Anne-Mari Vatunen appointed as the head of campus services

M.Sc. (Econ) Anne-Mari Vatunen, 43, has been appointed as the head of campus services at University of Vaasa. She will take up her duties on 3 April 2018.



VEBIC's engine laboratory starts operating

The engine laboratory of the University of Vaasa’s VEBIC platform has started operations. The installations of the engine laboratory were completed at the turn of the year.



University of Vaasa is looking for a new director of VEBIC

University of Vaasa is looking for a new director of Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre VEBIC. The University and the director of VEBIC Krish Sankaran have mutually agreed to part ways. The recruiting process of a new director has started as of March 5, 2018.



Dissertation: Future business success requires more than cookbook recipes for capability development

“Each business-organization follows a unique path of its capability development. Therefore, the vastly used cookbook recipes of capability development do not guarantee same results across all organizations”, says Aurangzeab Butt who will defend his doctoral thesis at the University of Vaasa. Butt’s doctoral research is a longitudinal study of organizational capability development process. The dissertation analyses the heterogenous development paths of project portfolio management...



Vaasa Energy Business Innovation Centre (VEBIC) searching for a new director

University of Vaasa is looking for a new director of VEBIC, the multi-disciplinary research and innovation platform in the field of energy production, energy business and sustainable development.



Johnny Åkerholm continues as chairman of the University of Vaasa board

The board of the University of Vaasa selected Johnny Åkerholm, expert in economic policy, as chairman of the board. Board professional Anne Korkiakoski will be the new vice-chair. The term of the board is four years, 1 January 2018-31 December 2021 Vaasan yliopiston uusi hallitus järjestyi kokouksessaan 2. helmikuuta. Vaasan yliopiston hallitukseen toimikaudella 1.1.2018–31.12.2021 kuuluu yhdeksän jäsentä, joista viisi tulee yliopiston ulkopuolelta ja neljä...



Dissertation: More benefits from supplier relationships through “good cop – bad cop” tactic?

The more strategically important the supplier is, the wider interaction tactics the customer should use, indicates the doctoral thesis of Anni Rajala from the University of Vaasa. According to the doctoral study, relational and hierarchical interaction enhances interorganizational learning, which again effects positively on organizational performance.



Household Energy Efficiency Can Be Improved by Energy Related Investment Literacy

"Energy related investment literacy can be improved by well-designed educational education programs and technical tools, such as on-line calculators", says professor of Economics Massimo Filippini. Massimo Filippini, professor of economics at the Swiss top university ETH Zürich and at the USI University, was a keynote speaker of the international seminar on energy economics arranged on Friday at the University of Vaasa.