Business Law and Information

About the research group

The Business Law and Information research group produces multidisciplinary research where business studies and law intersect. The research program emphasizes the phenomenon-oriented connection between research on corporate law, tax law, and business. The goal is to examine the impact of legal and business information especially related to the economical decision making on businesses and their owners. The research produces tools to create a more efficient business environment, manage risks and develop new business opportunities.

The research group collaborates closely with departments at the University of Vaasa, other universities in Vaasa and in Finland. The international cooperation is focused especially on other European countries and USA.

The research program is headed by Professor Juha Lindgren.

Research programme

The Business Law and Information research program produces multidisciplinary research combining expertise in business studies and law. In the research group, study and education, legal and business issues must be linked to the knowledge of the factual content of the phenomenon-oriented research subject. The research program collaborates also with representatives from the other fields of science.

The research program emphasizes connection between research on corporate law, tax law, and business. The research conducted by the research group focuses on the significance of information in various dimensions of corporate operations, both nationally and internationally. The goal is to examine the impact of the regulation of information on businesses and their owners. The research produces tools to create a more efficient business environment, manage risks and develop new business opportunities.

The research group collaborates closely with other research groups at the University of Vaasa and other universities in Vaasa. The University of Vaasa also works in close partnership with the Universities of Lapland, Turku, Tampere, Eastern Finland and Helsinki, as well as with other national and international partners. The international co-operation focuses especially to Europe and USA both in terms of research and teaching.

 

Objectives of the research program

The program’s societal objective is to meet the constantly growing need for information in businesses and public administration, regarding the legal regulation of the field and legislative development needs. It also aims to clarify the content and methods of Business Law and Information to assist the contract field, education, and communication in general.

The program aims to apply scientific research to create educational material and write publications to meet the needs of businesses. A further goal is to educate both teachers and other producers and users of this kind of legal information in order to implement an educational project and safeguard continuity.

Research group members

Juha Lindgren
Juha Lindgren
Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • Tervahovi D126
Vesa Annola
Vesa Annola
Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • +358 29 449 8442
  • Tervahovi D114
Gerard McCormack
Gerard McCormack
Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Helena Haapio
Helena Haapio
Associate Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • +358 29 449 8578
Marika Salo-Lahti
Marika Salo-Lahti
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • +358 29 449 8529
  • Tervahovi D111
Olli Välimäki
Olli Välimäki
Assistant Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Jaana Boelius
Jaana Boelius
Assistant Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • +358 29 449 8489
Pekka Vainio
Pekka Vainio
Lecturer

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • +358 29 449 8513
  • Tervahovi D125
Milva Finnegan
Milva Finnegan

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Brita Kristina Gyllenbögel
Brita Kristina Gyllenbögel

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Sari Hakapää
Sari Hakapää
Teacher

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Siru Kaunisto
Siru Kaunisto
Doctoral Student

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • +358 29 449 8992
  • Tervahovi D112
Asko Lehtonen
Asko Lehtonen
Professor Emeritus

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • Tervahovi D128
Stefania Passera
Stefania Passera
Assistant Professor

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Jarkko Raitio
Jarkko Raitio

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Juha Tolonen
Juha Tolonen
Professor Emeritus

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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Matti Vaattovaara
Matti Vaattovaara
University Teacher

School of Accounting and Finance, Business Law

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  • Tervahovi D109
Mika Kärkkäinen
Mika Kärkkäinen
Lecturer

Levón Institute, Open University

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  • +358 29 449 8192
  • Tervahovi D110

Doctoral students

Timo Saranpää
Visa Kananoja
Jukka Oksaharju
Petra Lyly
Ulla-Maria Karhu
Finnegan Milva
Siru Lönnblad
Jenna Andersson
Minna Kaasalainen
Matti Vaattovaara
Mikko Pihlajamäki
Liisa Mariapori
Sari Innanen
Piia-Riina Rukakoski
Kirsti Ikola
Joonas Orkola
Raimo Wiklund
Wilhelmiina Kukkamo
Lappalainen Jenni-Maija
Lähteenmäki Marita
Tsygankova Tetiana
Johanna Pihlajamaa