The Impact of Networking on Firm Performance – Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Firms in Emerging Technology Areas

Recent developments in the field of network research have led to a growing interest in interorganisational relationships among social science scholars. One of the most important research areas is related to entrepreneurship research and how relationship networks affect firm performance. However, the existing literature focuses mostly on qualitative case studies and quantitative studies that analyse […]

Kone- ja metallialan koulutuksen laadullinen ennakointi

Machinery and metal products industry employs about 130,000 people in Finland and another 100,000 people in foreign subsidiaries of Finnish companies. This report focuses on this sector’s qualitative or substantive projections for vocational education and training (vocational schools and polytechnics). The starting point was a relatively rich body of research studies on future changes in […]

Targets, Models and Policies: A Quantitative Approach to Raising the EU Employment Rate

The EU 2020 process has the key headline target of raising the average employment rate in the EU to 75 from the present 69 per cent. In this paper, we first derive a new result for optimal policymaking under uncertainty. It consists of two components : one of a unilateral policy reaction under certainty, which […]

ETLA’s Nokia research referred to in The Economist

NOKIA contributed a quarter of Finnish growth from 1998 to 2007, according to figures from the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA). Are any other economies so reliant on one company? The researchers at ETLA calculate Nokia’s value-added to work out its importance to Finland, but such data are not widely available for other […]

Markku Kotilainen in The Economist: Fiscal tightening one reason for soggy growth

The Finns are being hard-nosed because they face their own hardship, writes The Economist in an article about Finland’s role in the euro crisis. ETLA’s Markku Kotilainen is one of the experts quoted in the article.

The Impact of Networking on Firm Performance – Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Firms in Emerging Technology Areas

Recent developments in the field of network research have led to a growing interest in interorganisational relationships among social science scholars. One of the most important research areas is related to entrepreneurship research and how relationship networks affect firm performance. However, the existing literature focuses mostly on qualitative case studies and quantitative studies that analyse […]

Kone- ja metallialan koulutuksen laadullinen ennakointi

Machinery and metal products industry employs about 130,000 people in Finland and another 100,000 people in foreign subsidiaries of Finnish companies. This report focuses on this sector’s qualitative or substantive projections for vocational education and training (vocational schools and polytechnics). The starting point was a relatively rich body of research studies on future changes in […]

Targets, Models and Policies: A Quantitative Approach to Raising the EU Employment Rate

The EU 2020 process has the key headline target of raising the average employment rate in the EU to 75 from the present 69 per cent. In this paper, we first derive a new result for optimal policymaking under uncertainty. It consists of two components : one of a unilateral policy reaction under certainty, which […]

ETLA’s Nokia research referred to in The Economist

NOKIA contributed a quarter of Finnish growth from 1998 to 2007, according to figures from the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA). Are any other economies so reliant on one company? The researchers at ETLA calculate Nokia’s value-added to work out its importance to Finland, but such data are not widely available for other […]

Markku Kotilainen in The Economist: Fiscal tightening one reason for soggy growth

The Finns are being hard-nosed because they face their own hardship, writes The Economist in an article about Finland’s role in the euro crisis. ETLA’s Markku Kotilainen is one of the experts quoted in the article.