Research & Art

Global business dynamics

Research related to global economy dynamics is carried out in the areas of business, economics, and industrial engineering and management.
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Aalto displays at Slush 2019. Photo by Mikko Raskinen.

Phenomena like digitalisation and platform economy transform how we work, live and handle money and property.

Aalto University research addresses a range of issues related to the dynamics of a global economy and is carried out in the areas of business, economics, and industrial engineering and management.

Much of the work is done in close collaboration with Finnish industry.

Upcoming events

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Lectures and seminars

Better Business — Better Society Seminar: Do diversity and inclusion make better business and a better society?

Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series offers opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics monthly.
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Online event

From Lab to Market: Pitch perfectly — prepare for big events

Learn how to prepare for big events like Slush or Arctic15, and how to get as much value from them as possible!

Latest news in this area

Opiskelua. Kuvituskuva uutiseen.
Research & Art Published:

Recent policy recommendation: How to accelerate platform economy in the education sector

Platforms can be used to create increasingly individualized learning solutions and more efficiently distributed learning materials while reducing production and publishing costs.
Räätälöity opiskelijoiden yritysprojekti PwC:lle, työryhmä
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Students reported for PwC on the impacts of new EU legislation on Finnish platform companies

A project commissioned by PwC examined the impact of regulations on the business models of platform economy operators and their capabilities to use data.
Miten talous toimii? -verkkokurssi (MOOC)
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Finns to become the best people with regard to the economy – a new open online course on economic fundamentals supports the achievement of this goal

Miten talous toimii? (‘How does the economy work?’) is the first extensive Finnish MOOC on the impacts of the economy on our lives.
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We can transform the fashion industry by renting

Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.

Infrastructure

Startup Center main page

Startup Center (external link)

Aalto University Startup Center main page

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Aalto Ventures Program

The best way to predict the future is to build it. We teach students to build like an entrepreneur.

Our departments in this area

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Department of Accounting & Business Law

The Department of Accounting is one of the leading research faculties in the Nordic region.

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Department of Economics

The Department of Economics provides a comprehensive insight into the functioning of economies and the environment in which companies operate.

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Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is the leading finance department in Finland with a strong dedication to research.

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Department of Management Studies

The Department of Management Studies offers a dynamic environment for scholarship and learning.

marketing major

Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing is a thriving and dynamic community of faculty, researchers, staff, and students. The department has earned international acclaim for its ambitious and rigorous research output. We are at the bleeding edge of marketing.

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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business.

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Department of Information and Service Management

The Department of Information and Service Management refers to the creative use of information and digital technology in business and the move from industrial to service dominant forms of production.

Key research area contact

 Dr. Markus Mäkelä

Dr. Markus Mäkelä

Manager, Health and Wellbeing & Global Business Dynamics Key research areas, Aalto Networking Platform
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