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1 University of Jyväskylä, Department of History and Ethnology, and Reseach Group ”Organisational Evolution and Dynamics”

2 2007 University of Jyväskylä ► founded in 1934 ► one of the largest universities in Finland ► total income 182,3 million euros ► 7 faculties ► some students ► staff about London Paris Berlin Madrid Rome Athens

3 2007 History of the University of Jyväskylä th Anniversary 1934 University College of Education 1963 Physical Education 1966 University 1863 Teacher Training College 1912 Summer University 1912 Scientific Library 1918 University Society

4 2007 Core fields in research and education Natural sciences and mathematics Human-centered sciences Sport and health sciences Teacher education

5 2007 Unique Majors at the University of Jyväskylä Art Education Economic History Sport Sciences Physiotherapy Health EducationGerontology Public Health Management Museology Finnish Sign Language

6 2007 Productivity in Finnish Universities and (average = 1) Source: Tarmo Räty: Korkeakoulujen tuottavuuden kehitys

7 2007 Productivity in different faculties in Finland 2001 and 2005 (1=average)

8 2007 Department of History and Ethnology (HELA)  Combines the research and teaching of the disciplines of History and Ethnology  Aim of research and education: to draw a wide, profound and theoretically versatile picture of past phenomena and their background; they document, analyze and evaluate human culture across time

9 2007 HELA: at the forefront of education and research (statistics from 2006)  Share from the faculty’s personnel % and 15 % from students  Share from publications 36 %, from Ph.D.’s 32 %, and from MA’s 15 %

10 2007 Organisational evolution and dynamics Interdisciplinary research group  Four interlocking research groups, together with domestic and international researcher network  Interdisciplinary methodology, sources, and theoretical background  Networks  Linkages between number of funded projects – enables flexibility and creation of the critical mass

11 2007 Research groups  Industry Evolution: Retrospect & prospect Lead by Dr. Jari Ojala, 4 post docs, 1 doctoral students  Leaders and Entrepreneurs Lead by Dr. Heli Valtonen, 1 post doc, 3 doctoral students  Information business Lead by Dr. Turo Uskali, 3 post docs, (2 doctoral students)  Intangible assets Lead by Dr. Vilma Luoma-aho, 5 doctoral students

12 2007 Organisational evolution… statistics  Seven projects funded by the Academy of Finland in  Two projects funded by Finnish Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes)  Number of projects funded by different foundations  45 published titles (out of 268 total in Hela)

13 2007 Funded projects (Academy of Finland)  The rise, fall and re-emergence of business organizations: Retrospective and prospective views on the forest-based industries, funded by the Finnish Academy, 2008 – Research consortium together with Helsinki University of Technology (1 post doc, 2 doctoral students)  Creating corporate social responsibility – Leaders and their business values in Finland and the United States since the late nineteenth century”, funded by the Finnish Academy, 2005 – (1 post doc)  Formation of trust and reputation in organisations”, funded by the Finnish Academy 2004 – 2007 (SoCa-program) (2 post docs, 3 doctoral students)  Corporate Political Activity, funded by the Finnish Academy 2004 – A research consortium together with Helsinki University of Technology and Tampere University of Technology ) (2 doctoral students)  Finnish Companies, Transaction Costs and Institutional Changes in long term, funded by the Finnish Academy 1999—2002 (2 post docs)  Managing the crises 1900—2000: Firm level analysis of strategy problems with the short and long run changes in the market environment”, funded by the Finnish Academy 2001 – 2004 (Liike1 program) (2 doctoral students)  Technology management as a long term strategy, Paper and Pulp companies, Finland 1870 – 2000”, funded by the Finnish Academy 2001— 2003 (1 post doc)

14 2007 Funded projects (Tekes etc.)  Projects funded by the Finnish Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes) MetaSignal: Observation and Anticipation of Strategic Actions”, funded by TEKES 2003 – Research consortium together with Tampere University of Technology. (1 post doc, 2 doctoral students) MetaAlert, funded by TEKES 2006 – Research consortium together with Tampere University of Technology (2 post docs)  Projects funded by foundation of Helsingin Sanomat Media Industry in South-Korea, funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, 2007 – (1 post doc)  Projects funded by other foundations Number of projects funded by different Finnish foundations

15 2007 Some key publications  The Evolution of Competitive Strategies in Global Forestry Industries: Comparative Perspectives. World Forests Vol. IV. (Editors Juha-Antti Lamberg, Juha Näsi, Jari Ojala and Pasi Sajasalo) Dordrecht: Springer ISBN (HB). 317 pp. Ref  Luoma-aho, Vilma, Faith-holders as social capital of Finnish public organisations. Jyväskylä, University of Jyväskylä,  Nordic Forest Industry in Retrospect. Special Issue of Scandinavian Economic History Review, vol 53, no. 1/2005, Guest editors Jari Ojala & Juha-Antti Lamberg. ISSN pp. Ref.  Manninen, Ari T., Elaboration of NMT and GSM standards: from idea to market. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, 2002  The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland. Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Toimituksia (Editor-in-Chief Jari Ojala, co-editors: Jari Eloranta and Jukka Jalava) ISBN Helsinki: SKS pp.  Business Information Flows. From Early Modern Correspondence to the Business Press. Eds. Jari Ojala & Leos Müller. SKS, Helsinki 2007 (forthcoming)  East-West Trade and Cold War. (Editors Jari Ojala & Jari Eloranta) Jyväskylä Studies in Humanities 36. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä ISBN 951 – 39 – 2088 – pp. Ref.  Patrick M. Kreiser, Jari Ojala, Juha-Antti Lamberg, and Anders Melander A historical investigation of the strategic process within family firms. Journal of Management History, vol. 12, no. 1, 2006, 100 – 114. (together with), Ref.  Mediajättien aika. Uusia heikkoja signaaleja etsimässä. (Editors Jari Ojala and Turo Uskali) Helsinki: Infor ISBN pp.  Muutoksen merkit. Kvantitatiivisia perspektiivejä Suomen taloushistoriaan. Statistics Finland, Research Reports 245. (Editors Jukka Jalava, Jari Eloranta and Jari Ojala). ISBN Helsinki: Statistics Finland pp.


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