How to shape the market for future needs? Is this the end of globalisation? Will it be possible to start an anode material factory in Vaasa? These were topics that were discussed during the annual Hankendagen which was held in Vaasa on 12 May 2022.
Hanken School of Economics annually nominates Alumni of the Year, a Hanken alumnus/alumna who has kept in touch with the School after graduating and who has received recognition for his or her involvement in society. This year, the title went to Joel Sunabacka from Vaasa.
The expansion of solar and wind power is well under way, but we still lack large-scale storage options for electrical energy. Green hydrogen is a potential solution, but it requires new business models. Hanken’s research into ecosystems is set to boost the hydrogen economy in Ostrobothnia
Hanken offers a coaching programme that takes a closer look at how to manage working life expectations, workload, time management and how to learn more about social interaction. The core of the message is how we can create the best working conditions and community possible.
The artwork “Tillväxt – Kasvu” (eng. Growth) by Aimo Tukiainen (1917-1996) now adorns the wall in the courtyard of Hanken School of Economics. The unveiling took place in festive forms on 29 April 2022.
The universities will decide on the reform of the scoring model for certificate-based admission in 2023. The new model will be introduced in 2026. The aim is also to increase collaboration related to entrance examinations among universities.
In most cryptocurrencies mining (the process by which new cryptocurrency coins are entered into circulation) is necessary for securing transaction finality. Unfortunately mining is not environmentally friendly. It is common knowledge that Proof-of-Stake is pollution free and new research suggests that it is as secure.
Interpretations about economic and political reality are on a considerably more solid ground when based on evidence and research data. Causal inference is an effective tool: with the help of random assignment to treatments, we learn how resources can be used wisely. Even artificial intelligence and big data are only really useful when applied together with experimental methods.
It is often assumed in corporate branding research that coherence and consistency are solid principles for a corporate identity. However, many older assumptions are challenged by the realities of our business world that is more diverse than ever. Sonja Sarasvuo who recently defended her doctoral thesis helps contest this fundamental assumption.
Concentration, discussion, inspiration, exchange of ideas – the atmosphere is palpable when you step down into the basement of Hanken in Helsinki. Here is Hanken Business Lab, an innovative incubator with the goal of helping start-ups, growth companies, associations and individuals to grow.
There is an urgency to make progress on building a more equitable and inclusive society, especially in the developing countries. New research suggests that social entrepreneurship programmes aimed at encouraging women’s entrepreneurship are particularly valuable in promoting social change.