Experts may lie, cheat and make mistakes

Modern life requires us to rely on experts. But experts are not always reliable. They may lie, cheat, or make mistakes. When are experts more reliable and when are they less reliable? Professor Roger Koppl from the University of Syracuse will answer to these questions. He will hold an open lecture on his fortcoming book Expert Failure on Thursday, 1st of June at the University of Vaasa. Lecture is open for everyone.



Dissertation: Is our social media behavior still influenced by our culture? – This is how Finns, Poles and Americans differ

Even though we think ourselves as global citizens, we still differ in terms of how we behave online and what motivates our behavior online. A new doctoral study in the field of international marketing by Agnieszka Chwialkowska reveals that the cultural values and practices are still very much influencing the way consumers use different social media platforms when engaging with their favourite companies.



Catharina von Koskull has been awarded a grant from Fulbright, Sweden

Associate professor Catharina von Koskull from the University of Vaasa has received the highly competitive and prestigious scholarship from the Swedish Fulbright Commission to conduct research as a visiting scholar in the United States. More precisely, she will collaborate with researchers at the Center for Service Leadership at WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. This center is one of the world’s leading service marketing and management research hubs and lately, an...



Dissertation: Develop leadership culture by identifying conflicting expectations

Annastiina Mäki’s doctoral thesis in Management examines the essence and development of leadership culture in expert organizations. Her study illustrates the phenomenon of leadership culture and offers proposals for developing it.



Dissertation: A new concept helps to increase competiveness in the networked environment

Terho Uusitalo’s doctoral thesis in Industrial Management studies focuses on enterprise competitiveness. Based on his research findings, Uusitalo develops the case company’s competitiveness by implementing a process management approach to its challenging and dynamic global business environment. He also creates a process development concept for developing and maintaining the case company’s sustainable competitive advantage.



University of Vaasa is conducting research on energy literacy

In a new project, researchers from the University of Vaasa is studying the energy literacy of consumers. - The purpose of the research is to create information on the consumer action in electricity markets, says Professor Panu Kalmi.The survey data will be collected by using an internet tool. The researchers will combine data on electricity consumption to survey data.



Indian Ambassador visited the University of Vaasa

The Indian Ambassador Ashok Kumar Sharma visited University of Vaasa on Tuesday. He gave a speech on the current developments in India concerning higher education and business cooperation with Finland.



The Faculty of Business Studies rated as internationally high quality faculty

The faculty of Business Studies of the University of Vaasa was ranked in the 2016 Eduniversal Worldwide Business Schools Rankings’ third category of Excellent Business Schools with reinforcing international influence. Placement requires e.g. strong international relations and international accreditations of education.