Katariina Ala-Rämi

Katariina Ala-Rämi

PhD

Senior Researcher

Biography

I am a senior researcher at University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute, MicroENTRE. My research focuses on micro-enterprises competitiveness and business potential, regional resilience and regional development. I am holding PhD in Human Geography and Regional Planning, my doctoral theses was about Networking, collaboration and communication in SMEs’ product innovation in Northern Finland.

I am interested in how small entreprises operate in spartsely populated areas, what is their contribution to their region but also how their regions could support them better. Those companies are essential to regional development and regional resilience.

Current projects:

https://www.oulu.fi/ksi/foundation

http://kareliacbc.fi/en/projects/tourism-cooperation-between-smes

 

Research interests

  • microentreprises
  • regional resilience
  • smart specilization
  • regional development
  • geoenergy
  • tourism

Social media

Selected publications

  • Brunila, O-P, Inkinen T., Hämäläinen E., Kunnaala-Hyrkki, V. & Ala-Rämi, K (2020) Black carbon, maritime traffic and the Arctic. Arctic Marine Sustainability Arctic Maritime Businesses and the Resilience of the Marine Environment. Pongrácz, Eva, Pavlov, Victor, Hänninen, Niko. - Springer Polar Sciences. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 8
  • Katariina Ala-Rämi, Kyllikki Taipale-Erävala & Mirja Väänänen (2019) Structural change as an opportunity for a post-mining region: The case of Pyhäjärvi, Finland. - Nordia geographical publications 48 (5), - . [Original]
  • Ahonen, Lasse; Ala-Rämi, Katariina; Lehtinen, Ulla; Leppäharju, Nina; Martinkauppi, Annu (2020) Pyhäsalmen kaivos hiilivapaan lämpöenergiatuotannon mahdollistajana. - Oulun yliopiston Kerttu Saalasti Instituutin julkaisuja 2020: 2. Oulu. 64. [Original]
  • Ala-Rämi,Katariina; Taipale-Erävala, Kyllikki; Väänänen, Mirja; Lehtinen, Ulla (2019) Role of entrepreneurial culture in SMEs adaption skills to adjust structural change in less favoured regions. (Abstrakti (Ei KOTAan)). - Nordic Academy of Management 2019 : Book of Abstracts. 22. – 24 August 2019 Vaasa, Finland. Ei sarjaa/No series, Nordiska Företagsekonomiska Föreningen. 47
  • Katila, Jenny; Ala-Rämi, Katariina; Repka, Sari; Rendon, Esteban; Törrönen, Janne (2018) Defining and quantifying the sea-based economy to support regional blue growth strategies – Case Gulf of Bothnia. - Marine policy In Press, In Press . [Original]
  • Ala-Rämi Katariina (2018) Micro-enterprises Supporting Regional Competitiveness in Post-mining Activities – The Case of Callio Pyhäjärvi, Finland. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship ECIE 2018, Aveiro, Portugal, 20-21 September 2018. Proceedings of the European conference on entrepreneurship and innovation. 35-41
  • Yliskylä-Peuralahti, Johanna; Ala-Rämi, Katariina; Rova, Risto; Pongracz, Eva; Kolli, Tanja (2015) Polarcode increases safety in Polar waters. - Northern Dimension Institute (13.11.2015), 1 . [Original]
  • Ala-Rämi K. (2009) Social Networking and Knowledge Transfer in Collaborative product Development. Human Computer Interaction: Concepts, methodologies, tools and applications. Zaphiris P.P. & Ang C.S.. 2037-2051
  • Ala-Rämi, Katariina & Inkinen, T. (2008) Information technology, communication and networking in software companies in Northern Finland. - International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies 2 (3), 320-334
  • Ala-Rämi, Katariina (2007) Communication and distance in collaboration between high-technology enterprises in Northern Finland. - European planning studies 15 (8), 1047-1061
  • Ala-Rämi, Katariina (2006) Korkean teknologian yritysverkostot periferiassa: tapauksena Pohjois-Suomi. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Tietoyhteiskunnan maantiede. Toim. T. Inkinen & J. S. Jauhiainen. 115-130
  • Jauhiainen, Jussi S.; Ala-Rämi, Katariina & Suorsa, Katri (2004) Multipolis - teknologian, osaamisen ja aluekehittämisen yhteistyöverkosto. Arviointiraportti Multipolis-toiminnasta 2000-2004. - Sisäasiainministeriön julkaisu 39. Helsinki. 144