Looking for creative solutions and strategies at municipal level

01.08.2020 - 31.12.2021
The starting point of the research is the concept of shrinking rural area as a multidimensional phenomenon. In areas with declining and ageing populations, the conditions for increased vitality, new opportunities and well-being are approached by applying smart shrinking concept. It is obvious tha...

E-leadership with digital communication

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2026
The project investigates e-leading with digital communication focusing on top managers in the IT industry. First, e-leadership strategies, practices, and digital communication competences are explored in two culturally diverse settings: in Finland and Japan.

Regenerating Municipal Centres

01.11.2017 - 31.12.2020
Municipal centres play an important role as locations of the local economy and they also balance the regional structure. Lately their vitality has weakened as people have moved to larger urban centres. Six rural municipalities in Eastern Finland are in cooperation with University of Helsinki and ...

Jouni Kurola

Professori, Kliinisen lääketieteen yksikkö