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...

Importance of competence when work moves from municipality to company

01.08.2019 - 31.10.2021
The study explores the effects of outsourcing services on employee status. The focus of the research is the transition of work from municipalities to corporations and the effects of the transition on employees and the adjustment to changes in work. These research themes are explored, especially f...

Meri Sariola

Project Coordinator , General Administration and Legal Affairs

International Business and Sales Management (IBS)

01.01.2014 -
In this research group we investigate the international business and sales management practices of firms originating in Small and Open Economies (SMOPECs). Our objective is to enhance our understanding of (1) the international expansion paths, strategies, processes, and performance of firms from ...

Kaija Saranto

Professor , Department of Health and Social Management

Virpi Jylhä

University Lecturer , Department of Health and Social Management