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Key Research Area: 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.

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Latest news in this area

Financial Times ranking 2022
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Aalto ranked 34 in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking

Aalto continues at place #2 among Nordic Business Schools
Professor Jens Schmidt opening the first Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle. Audience in the front.
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Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle shared best practices in mergers and acquisitions

The Aalto Alumni Strategy Circle brings together strategy professionals and business leaders to learn and exchange ideas about the most relevant current topics in strategy.
Kuvassa laskin ja käsi, joka pitelee vihreää mustekynää.
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Companies can suffer by restricting CEO mobility

Factors that limit job changes make CEOs play it safe, so the risks necessary for growth are not taken. That's why it's good to keep career prospects open.
Mikael Huhtamäki.
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Aalto strengthens its entrepreneurial ecosystem in creative sectors with the lead of Mikael Huhtamäki

Project manager Mikael Huhtamäki is looking for ideas on how to develop multidisciplinary collaboration within Aalto University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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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