Jenni Mattsson appointed as new Marketing and Communications Director

M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Jenni Mattsson has been appointed as marketing and communication director at the University of Vaasa. She starts the new job on February 1, 2019. She will also be a member of the University of Vaasa steering group.



Dissertation: Language use in business newspapers brings to front what is praised and blamed in the community

Praising and blaming are targeted mostly to things rather than human beings in the leading articles of business newspapers. When evaluating is targeted to human beings, they are usually politicians and rarely economic actors. Behind the evaluative language use can be seen the values of the business newspapers and journalists that go along with the supposed values of readers.



Dissertation: Learning from the customer can boost your business towards international growth

Do you really know your customer needs? A new doctoral dissertation in international business at the University of Vaasa explores learning in supplier-customer relationship interactions. – It is inevitable to comprehend how and if firms learn from their relationships and interactions. Firms intending to internationalize, have to nurture relationship development capability, says Waheed Akbar Bhatti, who will defend his doctoral thesis on Thursday, 15th of November.



Two Master’s programmes in business studies receive international EPAS quality accreditation

The University of Vaasa’s international Master´s Programmes in Strategic Business Development (SBD) and International Business (MIB) have been awarded the prestigious international quality accreditation – the EFMD Programme Accreditation System, or EPAS. EPAS is an internationally recognised accreditation for programmes in business studies, which emphasizes academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.



Dissertation: Reorganization – a slow path to go bankrupt?

According to Eija-Leena Kärkinen's doctoral dissertation, most of the firms go bankrupt during reorganization.



Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation has granted funding to eight University of Vaasa researchers

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation has granted funding to eight doctoral students and researchers of the University of Vaasa.



Honorary doctor, MIT professor Eric von Hippel visited the University of Vaasa

Honorary doctor of the University of Vaasa, professor Eric von Hippel from MIT Sloan School of Management gave a guest lecture ”Emerging User Innovation Paradigm and Free Innovation” on Friday 19th of October. Von Hippel was promoted at Conferment Ceremony in September while absent. In the beginning of his lecture, he was given a doctoral hat, doctoral sword and diploma.



Selina Liang is the new Executive Director of the Sino-Finnish Research Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation

Dr Liting (Selina) Liang has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Sino-Finnish Research Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation (the Sino-Finnish STI Centre) at the University of Vaasa.