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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.



The University of Vaasa launches career paths leading to professor – first tenure track positions filled

The University of Vaasa has appointed the first researchers to tenure track positions. The tenure track procedure permits the University to offer researchers a career path that enables them to progress through regular evaluations directly to the position of a full professor.



Business studies and economics the strongest research discipline in Finland - University of Vaasa the second largest contributor

The Academy of Finland's annual report on the State of Scientific Research in Finland 2018 (Tieteen tila) was published on 10 December. The report shows that the overall level of Finnish science and research when compared to world standards, continues to improve as it has done for the past few years.



Dissertation: Reorganization – a slow path to go bankrupt?

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



Helinä Saarela appointed Dean at the University of Vaasa

D.Sc. (Econ.) Helinä Saarela, 49, has been appointed Dean of the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Vaasa. She will take up her duties on 1 November 2018.