Global economic recovery delayed – Finland’s GDP growth remains at 0.5 per cent in 2012

The euro crisis escalated again in the summer and the global economic recovery has been delayed; an upswing is not expected until mid-2013 at the earliest Finland’s GDP will grow 0.5 per cent in 2012; next year growth will remain at 1 per cent due to weak exports and consumption Finland’s consumer prices will rise […]

Expectations, Reality and Performance in the Finnish Biotechnology Business

In this paper our aim is to assess the evolution of the Finnish biotechnology sector during the 2000’s. Particular focus is given to the growth expectations and realized outcomes of Finnish biotechnology companies, to the evolution of public investments, and to potential determinants of company performance in the sector. The empirical results suggest that there […]

Will production relocate from Asia to Finland? Case Bicycle (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

In this paper, we study the value chain of a Finnish designed bicycle and how the value added of the product is spread through the value chain in three distinct cases. In the first case the bicycle is manufactured in Finland by the researched company. In the two other cases the manufacturing of the bicycle […]

Seminar on fiscal policy making in the euro area

During the euro area crisis, policymakers have been forced to reassess many lines of economic policy. A special focus has been on coordination of fiscal policy in the euro area: to what extent it should be deepened, and how the augmentation should be implemented? Does evolution of the Eurozone inevitably lead towards more federalist structures? […]

Renewal and co-operation networks in Finnish industry – Observations from a corporate survey (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

The renewal of Finnish manufacturing companies has often been addressed through their innovative activities. But com-panies do renew themselves in many other ways. This report takes into account, in addition to innovative activities, product and service range, supply and distribution channels, internationalization and marketing. Based on large survey data, the results show that the Finnish […]

Competitiveness and future challenges of Pohjois-Savo – A report for The Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

The turnover of the companies in North Savo in 2011 was nearly 10 billion euros, of which industry accounted for just under a third. The industrial structure of the region is not strong, but on the other hand it is not alarmingly thin either, because it does have certain successful niches. North Savo’s production and […]

Global economic recovery delayed – Finland’s GDP growth remains at 0.5 per cent in 2012

The euro crisis escalated again in the summer and the global economic recovery has been delayed; an upswing is not expected until mid-2013 at the earliest Finland’s GDP will grow 0.5 per cent in 2012; next year growth will remain at 1 per cent due to weak exports and consumption Finland’s consumer prices will rise […]

Expectations, Reality and Performance in the Finnish Biotechnology Business

In this paper our aim is to assess the evolution of the Finnish biotechnology sector during the 2000’s. Particular focus is given to the growth expectations and realized outcomes of Finnish biotechnology companies, to the evolution of public investments, and to potential determinants of company performance in the sector. The empirical results suggest that there […]

Will production relocate from Asia to Finland? Case Bicycle (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

In this paper, we study the value chain of a Finnish designed bicycle and how the value added of the product is spread through the value chain in three distinct cases. In the first case the bicycle is manufactured in Finland by the researched company. In the two other cases the manufacturing of the bicycle […]

Seminar on fiscal policy making in the euro area

During the euro area crisis, policymakers have been forced to reassess many lines of economic policy. A special focus has been on coordination of fiscal policy in the euro area: to what extent it should be deepened, and how the augmentation should be implemented? Does evolution of the Eurozone inevitably lead towards more federalist structures? […]

Renewal and co-operation networks in Finnish industry – Observations from a corporate survey (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

The renewal of Finnish manufacturing companies has often been addressed through their innovative activities. But com-panies do renew themselves in many other ways. This report takes into account, in addition to innovative activities, product and service range, supply and distribution channels, internationalization and marketing. Based on large survey data, the results show that the Finnish […]

Competitiveness and future challenges of Pohjois-Savo – A report for The Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo (in Finnish with English abstract and summary)

The turnover of the companies in North Savo in 2011 was nearly 10 billion euros, of which industry accounted for just under a third. The industrial structure of the region is not strong, but on the other hand it is not alarmingly thin either, because it does have certain successful niches. North Savo’s production and […]