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Social Banks Rely on Their Motivated Investors

The main reason for the existence of social banks is to fund other social enterprises. On that basis, Simon Cornée from the University of Rennes 1, Panu Kalmi from the University of Vaasa and Ariane Szafarz from the Université Libre de Bruxelles propose that social banks can operate profitably and still lend to their borrowers at attractive interest rates when their owners and depositors accept lower returns on their investments.



The University of Vaasa recruited new Tenure track professors

The University of Vaasa has strengthened its scientific research by recruiting new talented researchers for Tenure Track positions. Tenure Track is a career path for researchers that enables progressing through regular evaluations to the position of a full professor.



Dissertation: Small investors' Google searches are linked to subsequent stock market returns

Google searches can indicate investors' market sentiment and, thereby, also forecast market development. Antti Klemola, M.Sc. (Econ.), reveals in his doctoral thesis that small investors' Google searches are linked to future stock market returns.



Dissertation: Research on ISAs is increasing

Researchers are increasingly focusing on International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and prior research suggests that ISAs are as essential as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for developing global business reporting language. Furthermore, International Standards on Auditing are guiding the future of auditing. “The role of the ISAs is important because ISAs improve the quality of auditing and hence, the quality of financial information”, says M.Sc. Elina Haapamäki, who...



Dissertation: Don’t forget design: design boosts innovations

Firms that utilize design deeply in their innovation processes are 20 % more likely to develop a market novelty and almost 8 % to a world novelty than firms who don’t use design in any systematic way. Carita Eklund, M.Sc. (Econ & Bus. Adm.), examined in her doctoral dissertation how design and design thinking affect the innovation process.



The University of Vaasa Master’s Degree Programme in Finance welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Finance taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program.



Dissertation: When a fitness class is not just an exercise – trademark boosts the fitness business

What is the difference between a regular fitness class at the local adult education centre, BodyPump by Les Mills, Zumba and Crossfit? The latter are internationally spread, known and professionally productised fitness services that are sold and marketed under trademarks. The trademarks are recognised even by many of those who prefer to do their workout outside gyms and fitness centres.



GLOBALINTO studies the impact of intangible capital on innovation and competitiveness

The European Union has granted a funding of EUR 3 million from the Horizon 2020 programme for the GLOBALINTO project on intangible capital for the period 2019–2022. The University of Vaasa is coordinating the research project, and its share of the funding is EUR 600,000.