Annually approximately 20-25 new doctors graduate in the fields of humanities, administrative sciences, business studies and technology.

Forthcoming dissertations and public defense dates can be found on the Upcoming Events page. Dissertations are published in the Acta Wasaensia series. You can search them in Osuva publication archive.

Dissertations 2021

13.1. Federica Polo (Industrial Management)
Valorizing Human Capital for dynamic organizations through the triad of training-competency models-participation
Opponent: Professor Jorge Filipe da Silva Gomez (Lisbon School of Economics and Management)
Custos: Professor Jussi Kantola
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Dissertations 2020

18.12. Anne Mäkiranta (Energy Technology)
Renewable thermal energy sources: sediment and asphalt energy applications in an urban northern environment
Opponent: professor Markku Virtanen (Aalto University)
Custos: research director Erkki Hiltunen
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9.12. Heikki Ruohomaa (Industrial Management)
Ecosystem-based development in the transition of fourth industrial revolution
Opponent: adjunct professor Juha Kostiainen
Custos: professor Jussi Kantola
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7.12. Zishan Lin (Accounting)
Research on discretion in accounting: Evidence from the adoption of IAS 19R
Opponent: professor Aila Virtanen (University of Jyväskylä)
Custos: professor Annukka Jokipii
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25.11. Samuel Yaw Kusi (International Marketing)
Decision-making Logic in International Entrepreneurial Branding
Opponent: professor Svante Andersson (Halmstad University, Ruotsi)
Custos: professor Peter Gabrielsson
Publication orders: skusi@univaasa.fi
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17.11. Sanna Joensuu-Salo (Management)
Entrepreneurial intention, behavior and entrepreneurship education. A longitudinal approach
Opponent: professor Vesa Puhakka (Oulu University)
Custos: professor Jukka Vesalainen
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13.11. Teemu Ovaska (Energy Technology)
Exhaust Particle Numbers of High- and Medium-Speed Diesel Engines with Renewable and Recycled Fuels
Opponent: professor Jorma Jokiniemi (University of Eastern Finland)
Custos: professor Seppo Niemi
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23.10. Hilpi Kangas (Management)
Contextualizing leadership. An examination of Leader-Member Exchange relationships in the challenging contexts of a new leader, negative events and globalized work
Opponent: professor Taina Savolainen (University of Eastern Finland)
Custos: professor Liisa Mäkelä.
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16.10. Juha Mäki (Accounting)
Fair Value Appraisal and Financial Reporting
Opponents: professor Mervi Niskanen (University of Eastern Finland)
Custos: professor Teija Laitinen
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14.10. Beatrice Obule-Abila (Industrial Management)
Knowledge management approach for sustainable waste management: evolving a conceptual framework 
Opponents: Professor Rodrigo Lozano (University of Gävle)
Custos: professor Petri Helo
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30.9. Ausrine Silenskyte (Management)
Corporate strategy implementation. How strategic plans become individual strategic actions across organizational levels of the MNC
Opponents: professor Rebecca Piekkari (Aalto University) and associate professor Catherine Welch (University of Sydney)
Custos: professor Adam Smale
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30.6. Sara Tilabi (Industrial Management)
"How to apply technology, knowledge and operations decision models for strategically sustainable resource allocation?"
Opponents: professor Andrea Gelei (Corvinus University of Budapest) and professor Jouni Juntunen (Oulu University)
Custos: professor Josu Takala
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17.6. Junhua Jiang (Finance)
"Essays on Financial Connectedness"
Opponent: Associate professor Jarkko Peltomäki (Stockholm Business School)
Custos: professor Janne Äijö
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3.4. Hanna-Kaisa Pernaa (Social and Health Management)
”Hyvinvoinnin toivottu tulevaisuus – tarkastelussa kompleksisuus, antisipaatio ja osallisuus”
Opponent: professor Jari Stenvall (Tampere University)
Custos: professor Pirkko Vartiainen
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16.3. Agnieszka Kierner (Management)
"Expatriation of Dual–Career Couples"
Opponent: professor Svetlana Khapova (Vrije University Amsterdam)
Custos: professor Vesa Suutari
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3.3. Tapio Alho (Industrial Management)
Persoonallinen ajattelu päättelyssä ja päätöksenteossa
Opponents: professor Pekka Kess (Oulun yliopisto),  Docent Henry Sivusuo (Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu)
Custos: professor Josu Takala.
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28.2. Lotta Alhonnoro (Marketing)
“Turning Points of Food/Waste. Tracing Actors, Relations and Practice-networks in a Retail Setting”
Opponent: Associate Professor Johanna Gummerus (Hanken)
Custos: Professor Pirjo Laaksonen
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23.1. Antti Mäenpää (Regional Science)
The Challenges of Public Organisations in Coordinating Smart Specialisation and a Connectivity Model as One Solution
Opponent: Professor Vesa Harmaakorpi (LUT University)
Custos: Professor Seija Virkkala
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