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 and after that the links to our department pages.
Performance indicators of research (Aalto BIZ)
FT50 articles are the most valued in the field of business and economics.

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). 

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Dissertations

Defence of Dissertation in Accounting, Arpine Maghakyan, Master of Finance

The title of the dissertation is: “Auditing in the Era of Digital and Policy Uncertainties: The Effects of Auditor Knowledge and Client Bargaining Power on Audit Outcomes”.
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Dissertations

Defence of a Doctoral Dissertation in the field of Information Systems Science, Venkata Marella, M.Sc.

The title of the dissertation is: “Understanding the Aspects of Trust in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies”
Delve into our research – find the people behind it!

During the year of 2020, many articles by the Aalto University School of Business affiliated authors have appeared in FT50 journals. Take a look at the attachment. Source: ACRIS, 21 December 2020. 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.

Department of Accounting group photo by Heidi Kouvo

Department of Economics

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

Outside picture of the School of Business building in Otaniemi. Three Aalto Flags swinging in front of the building.

Department of Finance

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

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

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.

Two business students, one is holding a laptop, discussing with the Professor after his lecture. Another group of students talk in the background.

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.

Close-up of two students making notes to research articles that they are reading.

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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Examples of our current research

Apulaisprof. Emma-Riikka Myllymäki

Emma-Riikka Myllymäki: Why company reporting needs to be excellent

By producing high-quality reports on both their business and sustainability impacts, companies build trust and aid stakeholder decision-making.

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Yrittäjyyden apulaisprofessori Ewald Kibler

Ewald Kibler: Starting a business at a mature age can make individuals better off

Late-career transitions to entrepreneurship can improve ‘older’ people’s quality of life, measured as the extent to which an individual’s needs for autonomy, control, self-realization and pleasure are met.

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Apulaisprofessori Max Finne. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi / Aalto-yliopisto

Max Finne: I aim for breakthroughs by developing research on service productivity

Additionally, the Assistant Professor of Information and Service Management continuously strives to grow as a teacher, lecturer and company management trainer.

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Ritva Reinikka, kuvaaja: Heikki Tuuli

Ritva Reinikka appointed as Professor of Practice at Helsinki GSE

Helsinki Graduate School of Economics has appointed Ritva Reinikka, D.Phil., to be Professor of Practice. She will be based at Aalto University School of Business. Her three-year professorship will focus on development economics and policy.

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Kuvassa näkyvät Puttonen & Vilkkumaa -podcastin juontajat, professori Vesa Puttonen ja apulaisprofessori Eeva Vilkkumaa.

New podcast: Puttonen & Vilkkumaa

The new podcast from the School of Business discusses the idea that better business builds a better society.

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Lasse Mitronen ja Mikko Hänninen istumassa viistosti toisiaan vastapäätä.

Online shops predict what customers want to buy

Knowledge management in e-commerce gives benefits to consumers – at least as long as the algorithms that collect the data are used for good.

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