Dissertation: International entrepreneurial marketing enhances young internationalizing SME’s marketing performance

Man Yang’s dissertation titled “International entrepreneurial marketing: Decision making in international business” studies how rapid internationalizing firms with scarce resources conduct marketing in the global marketplace.



Dissertation: Stretching, adapting and negotiating – International business travel challenges travellers and families alike

International business travel can have many positive effects on travellers’ personal and professional growth. However, this travel can also have a detrimental impact on family life. This is one of the conclusions of Kati Saarenpää’s doctoral dissertation in the field of management..



Dissertation: Do you know what your customers value? Multinational companies struggle to understand service needs

Technology companies are increasingly trying to grow their revenues by creating value to customers through services. In practice, however, customer and company views on value and its creation do not always meet. This is shown in the international marketing dissertation by Tiina Leposky, where the author studies the service transition of a Finnish multinational enterprise.



Application Period for International Master’s programmes of the University of Vaasa starts

The application period for the international Master’s programmes of the University of Vaasa has started ending on 25th of January 2018. The University offers six international Master’s programmes taught entirely in English.



Wärtsilä & Finnish universities to cooperate in unique Engine Research Initiative

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four leading Finnish universities to collaborate on developing world-class research into sustainable future applications for internal combustion engines.



Dissertation: Emerging market bonds are risky business

Nebojsa Dimic’s dissertation titled “Essays on Emerging Market Finance” examines the attributes and risk characteristics of major financial asset classes in emerging countries.



Law, Honesty or Values? – Young Leaders’ Perceptions on Ethical Leadership

According to M.Sc. Lotta Pitkänen’s dissertation in Public Management at Vaasa University, young leaders have different views on what is important in ethical leadership. However, they share a common view pointing out that employees should be appreciated.