Research and Supervision

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.

We asked some of them to tell you more about PhD studies in their major subject:


Gyöngyi Kovacs, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics:

We have a very active research group that organises doctoral courses and frequent research seminars for doctoral students in our major (Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility)... Read more












Minna Martikainen, Professor in Accounting

The courses provided in the Hanken PhD programme in accounting are almost 80% nationally co-organised courses with KATAJA / Graduate School of Accounting. Moreover, our students actively take part in international EIASM courses... Read more












Denise Salin

Denise Salin, Professor in Management and Organisation

Doctoral students are strongly encouraged to publish and to present their work at international conferences during their doctoral studies.  More generally, there is a high level of international publishing in Management and Organisation with many articles, chapters and books being produced by faculty and researchers. Read more 









Nari Lee, Professor in Intellectual Property Law

A master’s degree specializing in intellectual property has been popular in Europe... Read more








Joakim Wincent, Professor in Entrepreneurship and Management
The major in entrepreneurship encourages PhD candidates to develop strong skills for a fruitful career in our field... Read more




Topi Miettinen, Professor, Economics



The future prospects of PhDs in economics are good, especially if the students focus on topics where there is demand and interest outside academics... Read more




Veronica Liljander, Professor, Marketing and Peter Björk,


Professor, Marketing

All doctoral students in Marketing complete four in-house doctoral courses: 1) 'Managing the Research Process', which introduces you to the requirements of a doctoral thesis ... Read more