Oulu Business School

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10.09.2020 blog

Entrepreneurship minor - Already a big success

The University of Oulu has for some time offered a 25 credit points’ minor study package on entrepreneurship, which has become a very successful offering across faculties, disciplines and degrees. 

08.04.2020 blog

Bisneskeittiön ovesta peremmälle

Business Kitchen -brändin käyttö korkeakoulujen yhteisessä yrittäjyyden ja liiketoiminnan tukemisessa päätettiin lopettaa kuluvan vuoden alussa. Linnanmaan Business Kitchen -tila nimettiin Backstageksi. Päättyikö uusien bisnesten kokkaaminen  korkeakoulujen piirissä vajaassa vuosikymmenessä?  Ei todellakaan.

03.02.2020 blog

Innovatiiviset hankinnat alkavat ihmisestä

Viime vuosina useimmin mainittu luku julkisten hankintojen kokonaisarvoksi Suomessa on 35 miljardia euroa vuodessa. Timo Kivistön ja Veli-Matti Virolaisen kesällä 2019 julkaistu korjattu kokonaismäärä 52 miljardia euroa ylittää tämän selvästi. Ero luvuissa muodostuu ensin mainitussa luvussa sivuutetuista ostoista julkisesti omistetuilta yrityksiltä ja liikelaitoksilta sekä hankinnoista näiden välillä.

16.01.2020 blog

Ready for projects? – Try agile

I am lecturing at a software project course. This is the fourth time already and there are now some forty students enrolled. They will specify, design and implement solutions for eight different customers, some of whom are external companies and other internal university units. Not all customers are familiar with projects and only a few students have gained practical experiences from project planning, management and implementation.

13.01.2020 blog

2019 Enterprise Blockchain: Permissioned Blockchain Current State of Adoption and Revenue Models

Enterprise blockchain typically uses permissioned blockchain platforms for their networks. There are three main differences between a permissioned vs. permissionless blockchain (e.g., Bitcoin and Ethereum):

16.12.2019 blog

Advancing entrepreneurship education and responsibility

Learning from best practices in Ireland

In mid-December 2019, Oulu Business School's faculty members Sari Perätalo (Martti Ahtisaari Institute) and Jan Hermes (Department of Marketing, Management & International Business) visited Kemmy Business School, the University of Limerick, in Western Ireland. Kemmy Business School is one of Ireland’s leading business schools with an AACSB accreditation.

10.12.2019 blog

The Law, Blockchain, and Smart Contract: From the EU Blockchain Perspective

Recently, the advancement of blockchain technology has enabled asset tokenization (AT) and security token offerings (STOs). In comparison to cryptocurrency (e.g., Bitcoin) and initial coin offerings (ICOs), which could avoid the strict regulatory procedures, both AT and STIs have to fulfill at least one essential requirement: the existence of the asset. That is, it refers to investing a company’s securities (for STOs) or owning a specific portion of a particular asset (for AT).

03.12.2019 blog

Advancing women’s entrepreneurship and growth as leaders

fLeader programme Leadership Camp in Oulu and Ruka 18th – 23rd November 2019

In the middle of November over sixty Spanish and Finnish female leaders and entrepreneurs gathered together for an intensive three-day leadership camp in Oulu and Ruka, Kuusamo. The camp was part of the fPlaza joint project between Oulu University of Applied Sciences and University of Oulu.

19.11.2019 blog

How Decentralized Identity Overcome the Dark Side of Automation in Marketing and Consumption

It was an excellent trip to Atlanta for my presentation of research finding at the 50th Annual Association for Consumer Research (ACR) conference that held from 17-20 October 2019. This is my third time at the ACR conference; thus, I have many familiar faces to discuss current and future research direction. Surprisingly, only a few of them (experts in consumer research) are familiar with the “blockchain” term, and yet, most of them are passionate about artificial intelligence (AI).

11.11.2019 blog

Kohti parempia palveluita

Datasta puhutaan kaikkialla. Sitä myös kerätään ennätysmääriä niin yritysten kuin meidän itsemme toimesta. Tohtorikoulutettava Tero Huhtala Oulun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulun markkinoinnin, johtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan yksiköstä on kokenut datan kerääjä. Myös hänen väitöskirjatutkimuksensa on rakentunut datan ympärille.