Martti Ahtisaari Institute's research groups 2008-2018

Martti Ahtisaari Institute focuses on sustainable and responsible business in the context of global markets and the economy as a whole. The research carried out at the institute aims at creating new knowledge and innovations in this area. The institute funded during 2008-2018 several research groups, selected for three-year periods.

During 2016-2018 five groups were funded:

  • Energy Economics (professor Rauli Svento, research professor Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen): energy economy
  • Futuralis - Future Digital Business (adjuct professor Petri Ahokangas): future digital businesses
  • Innovation Appropriability and Appropriation (professor Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen): innovation-based global business
  • SHARP - Sensing and Shaping Service Business Relationships (professor Pauliina Ulkuniemi): service business networks and relationships
  • Sustainable Corporate Governance (professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki): sustainable governance and management of corporations

During 2013-2015 four groups were funded:

  • Oulu Advanced Research on Software and Information Systems (Oasis, professor Harri Oinas-Kukkonen)
  • Sensing and Shaping Service Business Relationships (SHARP, professor Pauliina Ulkuniemi)
  • Sustainable and Efficient Economic Development (SEED, professor Rauli Svento)
  • Sustainable Corporate Governance, professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki

During 2011-2013 and 2008-2010 the following three groups were funded:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions as a Strategy for Growth (MASG, professor Juha-Pekka Kallunki)
  • Oulu Growth Lab (OGL, professor Vesa Puhakka)
  • Energy Biodiversity and Natural Resources (EBN, professor Rauli Svento)

These three groups were selected in connection with the founding of the institute in 2008.