Changing workplace cultures in the knowledge-intensive sector in Europe

15.10.2018 - 30.09.2021
This international cooperation project focuses on developing workplace cultures in knowledge-intensive professional companies operating in the ICT sector. The goal of the project is to increase understanding of the importance of workplace culture in developing the productivity, functionality and ...

Cross-Border Cooperation Project

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
This project seeks to promote internationalization of kantele music and foster closer cooperation between Finnish and Russian kantele players. The project’s lead partner is the Ensemble “Kantele” from Petrozavodsk. Two other partners are the Runosong Academy (Kuhmo) and the National Art School (P...

ECoC-SME project group

01.08.2019 - 31.07.2022
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Researchers from the Karelian Institute and Business School of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies are in charge of the coordination of this project as 'Advisory Lead Partner'.

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 ...

Kirsi Bykachev

International Relations Coordinator , International Development Service