Helena  Kantanen

Helena Kantanen

Senior University Lecturer

Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Business School

helena.kantanen@uef.fi | +358 40 355 3366

040 3553366
040 355 3366
+358 40 355 3366
+35840 355 3366
040 3553 366
+358 40 3553 366
+35840 3553 366
+358 40 3553366
+35840 3553366

I am a former communications professional and current senior lecturer of Innovation Management. I have also been granted the Title of Docent (Organizational Communication) by the University of Tampere. I got my PhD in Organizational Communication and Public Relations at the University of Jyväskylä in 2007 and joined the faculty in 2010. My research interests include appreciative organizational renewal, value creation through communication consulting, learning and communication in virtual communities, and pedagogy in business education. I teach introduction to marketing, organizational and marketing communication, change management (also through Erasmus exchange) and qualitative research methods. I have been involved in the Flipped Classroom development project of the UEF since its beginning and I am also in charge of the pedagogical development team of Business School. I received the Excellent Teaching Practitioner Award of the University of Eastern Finland in 2017. During 2021-22 half of my work involves development of online and blended learning pedagogy at our university.


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