Three measures to safeguard funding for research and education

Funding for research and education needs to be increased relative to the existing plans. This is difficult, given the state of the public finances. We propose three measures to solve the problem. 1. Industrial subsidies that do not support innovation activity should be reduced and the savings should be channelled to Tekes, the Finnish Funding […]

Blockchains Boosting Finnish industry (BOND)

Finnish blockchain ecosystem consisting of public sector, research organisations and companies fully exploits the potential of blockchain technology in their research, business and technology portfolio. Finnish blockchain development and solutions are internationally competitive and well-known. The overall objective of the project is to form an understanding of blockchain tools, technologies, solutions and business possibilities in […]

Supervisor’s Support and Job Satisfaction

Support from supervisor and coworkers are strongly associated with better job satisfaction. The role of support is not limited to demanding jobs, but is important in a wide variety of jobs. Labor market history also affects perceived job satisfaction. For example, unemployment spells decrease perceived trust. Measuring perceptions of supervisor support is easy and organizations […]

Does high-involvement management improve productivity?

There is a positive correlation between the use of high-involvement management practices and firm productivity. However, this correlation does not mean that adoption of such practices would improve productivity. The positive correlation is mostly due to more productive firms adopting high-involvement management practices.

ETLA forecast: Finland’s recession is over

 ETLA SUHDANNE 2017/1  The global economy is on the upswing. Economic growth in the euro area and the US will continue at a moderate pace and China’s growth will slow down in a controlled manner. The main risks are associated with the political decisions of the United States and the euro area.  Finland’s GDP will […]

One tenth of new entrepreneurial activity in Finland is multicultural

In this brief, we study the cultural dimension of new entrepreneurial activity in Finland. One in ten nascent entrepreneurs in Finland consider themselves to possess (also) a non-Finnish background. The ventures of these multicultural entrepreneurs are more networked and more likely to locate within the Helsinki metropolitan region than other, non-multicultural, ventures. In terms of […]

Three measures to safeguard funding for research and education

Funding for research and education needs to be increased relative to the existing plans. This is difficult, given the state of the public finances. We propose three measures to solve the problem. 1. Industrial subsidies that do not support innovation activity should be reduced and the savings should be channelled to Tekes, the Finnish Funding […]

Blockchains Boosting Finnish industry (BOND)

Finnish blockchain ecosystem consisting of public sector, research organisations and companies fully exploits the potential of blockchain technology in their research, business and technology portfolio. Finnish blockchain development and solutions are internationally competitive and well-known. The overall objective of the project is to form an understanding of blockchain tools, technologies, solutions and business possibilities in […]

Supervisor’s Support and Job Satisfaction

Support from supervisor and coworkers are strongly associated with better job satisfaction. The role of support is not limited to demanding jobs, but is important in a wide variety of jobs. Labor market history also affects perceived job satisfaction. For example, unemployment spells decrease perceived trust. Measuring perceptions of supervisor support is easy and organizations […]

Does high-involvement management improve productivity?

There is a positive correlation between the use of high-involvement management practices and firm productivity. However, this correlation does not mean that adoption of such practices would improve productivity. The positive correlation is mostly due to more productive firms adopting high-involvement management practices.

ETLA forecast: Finland’s recession is over

 ETLA SUHDANNE 2017/1  The global economy is on the upswing. Economic growth in the euro area and the US will continue at a moderate pace and China’s growth will slow down in a controlled manner. The main risks are associated with the political decisions of the United States and the euro area.  Finland’s GDP will […]

One tenth of new entrepreneurial activity in Finland is multicultural

In this brief, we study the cultural dimension of new entrepreneurial activity in Finland. One in ten nascent entrepreneurs in Finland consider themselves to possess (also) a non-Finnish background. The ventures of these multicultural entrepreneurs are more networked and more likely to locate within the Helsinki metropolitan region than other, non-multicultural, ventures. In terms of […]