Department of Communications and Networking

Network Economics

The group studies the techno-economic aspects of communication services and networks.
Network Economics

Our current research challenges include the quantitative analysis of:

The group develops and applies research methods such as statistical analysis, agent-based simulation, system dynamics, and techno-economic modeling. The research touches several micro-economic theories including switching costs, transaction costs, game theory, long tail, diffusion theory, two-sided markets, and prospect theory.


The research group is led by Professor Heikki Hämmäinen.


Latest publications

Efficiency frontier of OECD MNOs

Constantine Bielov, Hitoshi Mitomo, Heikki Hämmäinen 2022 Telecommunications Policy

Fulfilling expectations or overachieving

Oskari Rintala, Sini Laari, Tomi Solakivi, Juuso Töyli 2022 Business Strategy and the Environment

Revisiting the relationship between environmental and financial performance

Oskari Rintala, Sini Laari, Tomi Solakivi, Juuso Töyli, Reetta Nikulainen, Lauri Ojala 2022 International Journal of Production Economics

Unravelling mickey mouse

Sini Laari, Tomi Solakivi, Anu Bask, Juuso Töyli, Lauri Ojala 2021 Sustainability (Switzerland)

Platform configurations for local and private 5G networks in complex industrial multi-stakeholder ecosystems

Petri Ahokangas, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Seppo Yrjölä, Heikki Hämmäinen 2021 Telecommunications Policy

A virtualization infrastructure cost model for 5g network slice provisioning in a smart factory

Jaspreet Singh Walia, Heikki Hämmäinen, Kalevi Kilkki, Hannu Flinck, Seppo Yrjölä, Marja Matinmikko-Blue 2021 JOURNAL OF SENSOR AND ACTUATOR NETWORKS

Drivers of logistics outsourcing

Oskari Rintala, Tomi Solakivi, Sini Laari, Juuso Töyli, Lauri Ojala 2021 International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management

Network Slice Provisioning Approaches for Industry Verticals: New Business Models and Feasibility

Jaspreet Singh Walia, Heikki Hammainen, Kalevi Kilkki, Hannu Flinck, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Seppo Yrjölä 2021 International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking

Local 5G services on campus premises

Venkatesh Kulkarni, Jaspreet Walia, Heikki Hämmäinen, Seppo Yrjölä, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Risto Jurva 2021 Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance
More information on our research in the Research database.
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