Adaptive and innovative countryside

01.05.2020 - 31.03.2022
This study approaches the adaptive and innovative capacities of Finnish shrinking rural areas, as a multidimensional phenomenon, through the concept of smart shrinking, or as we term it: smart adaptation. The concept allows us to disentangle the impacts (both positive and negative) of demographic...

Africa-EU relations, migration, development and integration

01.09.2017 - 08.01.2020
The Africa-EU relations, migration, development and integration (AEMDI) project, aims to bring into conversation leading academics, policy makers, political observers and practitioners from civil society to explore and examine intra-Africa migration on one hand and EU-Africa relationships vis-à-v...

Aija Laitinen

Project Researcher , Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition

BIOBM Business models of born globals in a forest-based bioeconomy

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021
The project funded by Academy of Finland studies business models of born global companies in a forest-based bioeconomy. The project challenges the forest sector's traditional way of thinking and analyses companies that offer novel bioeconomy products and services and that are targeting the networ...

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 ...