School of Business

Departments and research

We advance the global body of knowledge in business studies and economics by conducting high-quality research on important business and societal challenges. On this page, you can find the list of our latest FT publications, the links to our department pages, a few Tenured Professors' Installation Talk videos, and our latest research news
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Impactful research

In addition to doing high-quality research, our faculty members play key roles in societal debates and policy-making, contribute to executive education in Finland and abroad, and are responsible for teaching in our portfolio of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. 

To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our latest research outputs on research.aalto.fi and six departments and two centres (pls. scroll down the page to find the links to the department web pages).

Delve into our research – find the people behind it!

During past years, many articles by the School of Business affiliated authors have appeared in FT50 journals. Take a look at the attachments. Source: ACRIS. For further information, please contact: [email protected]

 

Departments and centres

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 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.

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Department of Management Studies

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

Stack of management books.

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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Center for Markets in Transition CEMAT

CEMAT conducts academic research focusing on Russia and channels research-based knowledge to the use of the business community and other societal stakeholders In Finland. CEMAT supports EU-level decision-making as the lead coordinator of the Northern Dimension Institute (NDI), the mission of which is to serve the knowledge needs of the Northern Dimension policy.

CEMAT St Petersburg

Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research CKIR

CKIR’s main research focus is on innovation ecosystems, ICT enabled service platforms and thus enabled new business dynamics.

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Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series

The Seminar Series discusses the current and societally important topics at the School of Business. The seminars will be arranged monthly, generally on the first Thursday of the month, excluding holiday seasons.

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Tenured Professors' Installation Talks

In the short videos, the new professors of the School of Business enlighten us with personal insights and tell why they are passionate about their field

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Our latest research news

The picture shows doctoral student Philipp Back standing in a forest. The photo was taken by Roope Kiviranta.
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From research to business: doctoral student Philipp Back and team initiate forestry startup formation

How can forest owners reconcile timber revenues, carbon sinks, and biodiversity? A multi-disciplinary research team combines economics, ecology, and machine learning to find the most productive way to manage forests sustainably. Now the team wants to bring their novel method to the market
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A new research project is the first to investigate whether discrimination based on ethnicity occurs in the Finnish mortgage market

In the United States, for example, citizens from ethnic minorities pay more for their mortgages than others, even if there are no differences in creditworthiness. Furthermore, minority members’ loan applications are rejected more often – even when the decision is made by an algorithm. According to the researcher in charge of the new project, corresponding discrimination would, in the Finnish setting, cause economic inequality with long-term impacts
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Coworking with their spouses helps women to improve earnings

According to new research, self-employed and co-working couples balance their individual earnings
The picture shows professor Marjo-Riitta Diehl in front of a window.
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Women and networking - career promotion or toasting with sparkling wine?

Unwarranted modesty and fear of being saddled with a debt of gratitude prevent women from networking effectively, new research says.
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