Professors at Hanken elected for honorary tasks

Professors at Hanken elected for honorary tasks

Hanken professors Minna Martikainen and Rune Stenbacka have been appointed members of an independent research division for business support that works alongside with the business support delegation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

The chair of the research division is Doctor of Political Science Seija Ilmakunnas, University of Helsinki, and other members are Professor Mikko Puhakka, University of Oulu, and Professor Hannu Salonen from the University of Turku. The division 's term of office expires on March 31, 2023.

The research division will promote the quality of the evaluation of the business support system’s social benefits and the use of research in political activities and societal discussion.

Its main task is to evaluate the business support system. In particular, the section should 

  • annually prepare an assessment of how the business support system has developed
  • develop efficient research methodology
  • make independent assessments of business aid