Administrative Sciences

About the research group

The Administrative Sciences Research Group at the University of Vaasa brings together scholars from the fields of public management, public law, regional studies and social and health management. The group also welcomes other researchers who are interested to discuss individual research projects, publications and PhD projects exploring questions regarding contemporary public administration and its transformation.

The group members' discipline-based expertise on public policies, interactive governance and governance innovation as well as public sector ethics is applied to versatile societal and phenomenon-based contexts, related for example to the themes represented by the university's own research platforms: digital economy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and sustainable development and energy transition.

The key objectives of the group are to

  • Encourage peer support, knowledge sharing and constructive academic debate among the group members to strengthen both discipline-based and multidisciplinary expertise related to public administration
  • To showcase and discuss our research with diverse academic and societal stakeholders
  • To strengthen research collaboration nationally and internationally

Next to the discussion about individual PhD projects and research interests, the research group is currently preparing a long-term multidisciplinary discussion about the concept of “Innovation in Administrative Sciences”, starting at the beginning of 2022.

The group operates in close cooperation with the Complexity Research Group and research platform on innovation and entrepreneurship InnoLab in its diverse activities, and provides an excellent environment for doctoral studies in administrative sciences.

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The research group is chaired by Christoph Demmke, Professor in Public Management, and co-chaired by Helka Kalliomäki, Associate professor in Regional Studies.

Current news and events

Dissertation
30/08/2021 - Research

Dissertation: Responsible public management is paradoxical

Citizen trust in governance has not increased, although several European countries have sought responsible public management, for example by creating new ethical rules. According to Jari Autioniemi's dissertation,…
News
24/05/2021 - Research

Electric aviation as a possibility in the Kvarken region

Recent FAIR -project study report by researchers Antti Mäenpää, Helka Kalliomäki and Vili Ampuja from the University of Vaasa describes that electric aviation is a new potential opportunity for the Kvarken region.

Monographs

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The Effectiveness of Conflict and Interest Policies
Demmke, C., Autioniemi, J., Lenner, F., Paulini, M. (2021).
The Effectiveness of Conflict of Interest Policies.
Berlin, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag.
https://www.peterlang.com/document/1111922
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Virkkala
Mariussen, Å., Virkkala, S., Finne, H.,
& Aasen, T.M. (Eds.). (2019).
The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and
Regional Development: New Knowledge
Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation (1st ed.).
Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351273763
 

 

Research projects

Project Duration Actors
NatuReach - Nature accessible to all - Digital Economy, InnoLab, Marketing and Communication, Administrative Sciences
A Roadmap OUT of mEdical deserts into supportive Health WorkForce initiatives and policies (ROUTE-HWF) - InnoLab, Administrative Sciences
GRETA— Green Transformation! A Policy tool for Regional Smart Specialisation in the Baltic Sea Area - Administrative Sciences, Management
FAIR – FINDING INNOVATIONS TO ACCELERATE IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRIC REGIONAL AVIATION - InnoLab, Management, Administrative Sciences
The liability of civil servants - InnoLab, Administrative Sciences
InnoDigi-driven inter-organizational network solutions - InnoLab, Administrative Sciences, Digital Economy, Management
Making Sense of Climate Change: Perspectives of Citizens, Business Leaders and Political Decision-Makers - InnoLab, Administrative Sciences
Anti-Corruption Network for the EU-Commission Administrative Sciences, InnoLab
EU-Presidency Advice for the Portuguese EU-Presidency Administrative Sciences, InnoLab
Ministerial Policy Advisors in the EU Administrative Sciences, InnoLab

Members in the spotlight

Interviews with members of the research group (InnoBabble blog).

Research group members

Regional Science

Samuli Aho
Samuli Aho
Project Researcher

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Thomas Behrndt
Thomas Behrndt
Project Researcher

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Johanna Hautala
Johanna Hautala
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8369
Hanna Heino
Hanna Heino
Assistant Professor

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8641
Tuomas Honkaniemi
Tuomas Honkaniemi
Project Researcher

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8608
  • Fabriikki F322
Johanna Kalliokoski
Johanna Kalliokoski
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8462
  • Fabriikki F314
Helka Kalliomäki
Helka Kalliomäki
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8411
  • Fabriikki F314
Mikko Karhu
Mikko Karhu
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8267
  • Fabriikki F307
Ilkka Luoto
Ilkka Luoto
University Lecturer

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8383
  • Fabriikki F308
Åge Mariussen
Åge Mariussen

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • Fabriikki F307
Antti Mäenpää
Antti Mäenpää
Assistant Professor

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8531
  • Fabriikki F311
Mariia Niskavaara
Mariia Niskavaara
Project Researcher

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8450
Seija Virkkala
Seija Virkkala
Professor Emerita

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8335
  • Fabriikki F307

Public Management

Jari Autioniemi
Jari Autioniemi
University Teacher

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8127
  • Fabriikki F330
Christoph Demmke
Christoph Demmke
Professor

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8991
  • Fabriikki F333
Esa Hyyryläinen
Esa Hyyryläinen
Professor

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8341
  • Fabriikki F331
Florika Kolaci
Florika Kolaci
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8532
Anne Koski
Anne Koski
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8594
Kirsi Lehto
Kirsi Lehto
University Lecturer

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8378
  • Fabriikki F329
Sofi Perikangas
Sofi Perikangas
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8401
Paula Rossi
Paula Rossi
Assistant Professor

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8542
Ari Salminen
Ari Salminen
Professor Emeritus

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • Tervahovi B206
Sanna Tuurnas
Sanna Tuurnas
Associate Professor

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8499
  • Fabriikki F336

Public Law

Vesa Ellonen
Vesa Ellonen
University Teacher

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Ville Karjalainen
Ville Karjalainen
Project Researcher

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8522
Nora Korhonen
Nora Korhonen
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Eija Mäkinen
Eija Mäkinen
Professor Emerita

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
Niina Mäntylä
Niina Mäntylä
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8391
  • Fabriikki F341
Jyri Paasonen
Jyri Paasonen
Assistant Professor

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8356
Laura Perttola
Laura Perttola
University Teacher

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8214
  • Fabriikki F343
Kristian Siikavirta
Kristian Siikavirta
University Lecturer

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8384
  • Fabriikki F340
Inka Sipura
Inka Sipura
Opetusavustaja

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Jesse Vainio
Jesse Vainio
Project Researcher

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Sanni Väyrynen
Sanni Väyrynen
University Teacher

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8634
  • Fabriikki F336
Joonas Widlund
Joonas Widlund
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Public Law

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8473
  • Fabriikki F344

Social and Health Management

Harri Jalonen
Harri Jalonen
Professor

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8596
  • Fabriikki F320
Susanna Kotamäki-Viinikka
Susanna Kotamäki-Viinikka
University Teacher

Levón Institute, Open University

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8421
  • Konttori K104
Riikka Lehesvuo
Riikka Lehesvuo
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8614
Juha Lindell
Juha Lindell
University Lecturer

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8380
  • Fabriikki F322
Tomi Niemi
Tomi Niemi
Teacher

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F324
Ville-Pekka Niskanen
Ville-Pekka Niskanen
Project Researcher

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8623
Patrik Nordin
Patrik Nordin
Assistant Professor

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8659
Hanna-Kaisa Pernaa
Hanna-Kaisa Pernaa
Assistant Professor

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8236
  • Fabriikki F321
Harri Raisio
Harri Raisio
University Lecturer

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8589
  • Fabriikki F324
Aino Rantamäki
Aino Rantamäki
Doctoral Student

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
Matti Saarelainen
Matti Saarelainen
Senior Researcher

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8656
Safira Schubak
Safira Schubak
Project Researcher

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8577
Petri Uusikylä
Petri Uusikylä
Research Director

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
Pekka Valkama
Pekka Valkama
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8099
  • Fabriikki F317
Pirkko Vartiainen
Pirkko Vartiainen
Professor Emerita

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8349
  • Fabriikki F320
Petri Virtanen
Petri Virtanen
Professor

School of Management, Social and Health Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi

Administration of the group

Christoph Demmke
Christoph Demmke
Professor

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8991
  • Fabriikki F333
Helka Kalliomäki
Helka Kalliomäki
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Management, Regional Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8411
  • Fabriikki F314
Zakir Hossan
Zakir Hossan
Research Assistant

School of Management, Public Management

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi