Research and Supervision

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Hanken is a research intensive business school, which means that all our activities build on our own research.


  • More information on the research carried out at Hanken can be found on our webpages for Research. There you can also find a link to our research database where you can browse for information on our current research projects and recent publications by reseachers affiliated with Hanken.
  • Doctoral theses at Hanken


PhD supervision in the Nordic tradition is non-hierarchical, highly interactive, and aims at supporting the student in his or her learning process. At Hanken, personal contact with supervisors is the norm, and the threshold to discuss, ask questions and exchange ideas is low. As a leading, accredited business school, we guarantee you personal supervision by highly competent faculty members. All our PhD supervisors are experienced, internationally active scholars at the cutting edge of their research fields. Students can contact a Degree Supervisor in the major of their choice and discuss their plans prior to application.


Helsinki Topics: Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance and Auditing, Sustainability Reporting und Climate Scenario Planning.

Vasa Topics: Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance and Auditin


Commerical Law:

Helsinki topics: Corporate Tax Law

Vasa topics: Commercial Law



We accept PhD-students with an orientation towards all core areas of Economics. We have a particular interest for PhD-students in the fields where have a particularly high research capacity: Applied Microeconometrics, Applied microeonomic theory and game theory, Behavioral Economics, Competition Economics, Experimental economics, Industrial Economics. 


Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation:

We are interested in general topics of entrepreneurship. Exemples of areas with an interest to our faculty is start-ups, pivoting, corporate entrepreneurship, psychology in entrepreneurship, AI and entrepreneurship.



Current dissertation topics on: "Macroeconomic Implications of Corporate Finance" and "Interconnectedness of Financial Frictions and Labor Market Frictions"


Management and Organisation
HR, leadership and well-being, Strategy-as -Practice, Coopetition, new business models and networks, workplace bullying, business and society , CMS-related topic, responsible organizing. 


Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility (Helsinki only)

Humanitarian logistics

•Humanitarian logistics services

•Crisis preparedness

•Logistics for people in the move

•Humanitarian logistics in conflict and complex emergencies

•Circular economy and waste management in humanitarian logistics

Supply chain risk resilience and security

•Resilient freight transport systems

•Security of supply

•Supply chain risk management especially with regards to cascading disasters, overlapping ones, and their incident evolutions

•Medical logistics / medical supply chains

Sustainable and responsible SCs
• Carbon removal de-circularity 

•Corporate sustainability due diligence in supply chains

Sustainable and circular procurement
• Sustainable innovative last mile distribution

Technologies and solutions for circular/resilient/sustainable supply chains