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:”Mihin nyt kannattaisi sijoittaa?”

The Better Business — Better Society seminar series offers our collaborators, supporters, and alumni opportunities to learn about and discuss current societally important topics.

Latest news in this area

Finavia-projektin työryhmä, Aalto BIZ
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Students helped Finavia to analyze the terminal logistics at Helsinki Airport

The unexpectedly rapid recovery of air travel has caused capacity issues
Kuvassa näkyy Taloudenpuolustuskurssin puhujia keskustelemassa lavalla.
Research & Art Published:

Eighth Economic Defence Course digged into the topic of risk

For professors at the School of Business, times of radical uncertainty call for efforts to outline alternative scenarios and a critical perspective on talk of a ‘new era’.
The picture shows Tilman Bauer near the stairs in the School of Business building.
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If you want to foster peace, study business!

Doctoral researcher Tilman Bauer studies peace at the School of Business. According to him, the purpose of business in society is to promote peace.
Aalto-yliopisto Töölö -rakennuksen lukusalin kaikuisuutta vähennettiin kesällä puun selluloosasta tehtävän ruiskutettavan kuitumassa avulla. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Anna Berg
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

An unobtrusive bio-based acoustic coating eliminates echoes and absorbs carbon

The cellulose-based material, which provides an alternative to traditional acoustic panels, was successfully tested in a protected building owned by Aalto University.

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

BIZ Main Building by Mika Huisman

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.

Architectural picture of the inside of the School of Business. Many people sitting on different coloured chairs.

Department of Finance

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

Stack of management books.

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.

Kuva: Unto Rautio

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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