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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
  • Showcase and discuss our research with diverse academic and societal stakeholders
  • 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.

  • Subscribe to the research group’s email list here to get updates on the group’s activities: Email list 

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

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
Tiedon jalostamisen maantieteet laajennetuissa ajoissa ja tiloissa (BETH) - Administrative Sciences, Digital Economy, Management
VATACO - Governing Transition to a Circular City: Engaging public and private stakeholders in the circular economy - Digital Economy, Administrative Sciences, Management
NatuReach - Nature Reachable for all - InnoLab, Digital Economy, 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, Management
InnoDigi-driven inter-organizational network solutions - InnoLab, Administrative Sciences, Technology and Innovations
Making Sense of Climate Change: Perspectives of Citizens, Business Leaders and Political Decision-Makers - InnoLab, Administrative Sciences
Second Machine Age Knowledge Co-Creation Processes in Space and Time SMAK - Management, Administrative Sciences, InnoLab

Members in the spotlight

Interviews with members of the research group

Research group members

Regional Science

Kuva
Markko Aho

Markko Aho

School of Management, Regional Studies
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Kuva
Thomas Behrndt

Thomas Behrndt

Yliopisto-opettaja, regional studies
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Kuva
Johanna Hautala

Johanna Hautala

Associate Professor (tenure track)
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498369
Toimisto
Fabriikki F316
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Kuva
Hanna Heino

Hanna Heino

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498641
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Kuva
Tuomas Honkaniemi

Tuomas Honkaniemi

University Teacher
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498608
Toimisto
Fabriikki F322
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Kuva
Kari Ilmonen

Kari Ilmonen

Docent
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Kuva
Johanna Kalliokoski

Johanna Kalliokoski

Grant-Funded Researcher
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498462
Toimisto
Fabriikki F314
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Kuva
Helka Kalliomäki

Helka Kalliomäki

Associate Professor (tenure track)
School of Management, Regional Studies
Puhelin
+358294498411
Toimisto
Fabriikki F314
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Kuva
Mikko Karhu

Mikko Karhu

University Teacher
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498267
Toimisto
Fabriikki F307
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Kuva
Ilkka Luoto

Ilkka Luoto

University Lecturer
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498383
Toimisto
Fabriikki F308
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Kuva
Sami Moisio

Sami Moisio

Docent
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Kuva
Antti Mäenpää

Antti Mäenpää

Teacher
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Puhelin
+358294498531
Toimisto
Fabriikki F311
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Kuva
Hilkka Vihinen

Hilkka Vihinen

Docent
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Kuva
Seija Virkkala

Seija Virkkala

Professor Emerita
School of Management, Regional Studies
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Public Management

Kuva
Pertti Ahonen

Pertti Ahonen

Docent
School of Management, Public Management
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Kuva
Christoph Demmke

Christoph Demmke

Professor
School of Management, Public Management
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Puhelin
+358294498991
Toimisto
Fabriikki F333
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Kuva
Esa Hyyryläinen

Esa Hyyryläinen

Professor
School of Management, Public Management
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Puhelin
+358294498341
Toimisto
Fabriikki F331
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Kuva
Tomi Kallio

Tomi Kallio

Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Puhelin
+358294498632
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Kuva
Markku Kiviniemi

Markku Kiviniemi

Docent
School of Management, Public Management
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Kuva
Kirsi Lehto

Kirsi Lehto

University Lecturer
School of Management, Public Management
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Puhelin
+358294498378
Toimisto
Fabriikki F329
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Kuva
Elias Pekkola

Elias Pekkola

Docent
School of Management, Public Management
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Kuva
Sofi Perikangas

Sofi Perikangas

Doctoral Researcher
School of Management, Public Management
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Puhelin
+358294498401
Toimisto
Fabriikki F336
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Kuva
Paula Rossi

Paula Rossi

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Public Management
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Puhelin
+358294498542
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Kuva
Ari Salminen

Ari Salminen

Professor Emeritus
School of Management, Public Management
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Toimisto
Tervahovi B206
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Kuva
Evy Saputri

Evy Saputri

Project Researcher
School of Management, Public Management
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Kuva
Sanna Tuurnas

Sanna Tuurnas

Associate Professor
School of Management, Public Management
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Puhelin
+358294498499
Toimisto
Fabriikki F336
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Public Law

Kuva
Jaakko Husa

Jaakko Husa

Docent
School of Management, Public Law
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Kuva
Ville Karjalainen

Ville Karjalainen

Doctoral Researcher
School of Management, Public Law
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Puhelin
+358294498768
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Kuva
Heikki Kulla

Heikki Kulla

Docent
School of Management, Public Law
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Kuva
Eija Mäkinen

Eija Mäkinen

Professor Emerita
School of Management, Public Law
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Kuva
Niina Mäntylä

Niina Mäntylä

Associate Professor (tenure track)
School of Management, Public Law
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Puhelin
+358294498391
Toimisto
Fabriikki F341
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Kuva
Tapio Määttä

Tapio Määttä

Docent
School of Management, Public Law
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Jyri Paasonen

Jyri Paasonen

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Public Law
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Puhelin
+358294498356
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Kuva
Laura Perttola

Laura Perttola

University Teacher
School of Management, Public Law
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Puhelin
+358294498214
Toimisto
Fabriikki F343
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Kuva
Maria Refors Legge

Maria Refors Legge

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Public Law
Puhelin
+358294498733
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Kuva
Kristian Siikavirta

Kristian Siikavirta

University Lecturer
School of Management, Public Law
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Puhelin
+358294498384
Toimisto
Fabriikki F340
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Kuva
Inka Sipura

Inka Sipura

Teaching Assistant
School of Management, Public Law
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Marja Sutela

Marja Sutela

Docent
School of Management, Public Law
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Joonas Widlund

Joonas Widlund

Doctoral Student
School of Management, Public Law
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Puhelin
+358294498473
Toimisto
Fabriikki F344
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Social and Health Management

Kuva
Jari Autioniemi

Jari Autioniemi

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Social and Health Management
firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Puhelin
+358294498127
Toimisto
Fabriikki F312
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Kuva
Harri Jalonen

Harri Jalonen

Professor
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498596
Toimisto
Fabriikki F320
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Petra Kokko

Petra Kokko

Teacher
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Susanna Kotamäki

Susanna Kotamäki

University Teacher
Levón Institute, Open University
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Puhelin
+358294498421
Toimisto
Konttori K104
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Kuva
Riikka Lehesvuo

Riikka Lehesvuo

Doctoral Student
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498614
Toimisto
Fabriikki F338
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Kuva
Juha Lindell

Juha Lindell

University Lecturer
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498380
Toimisto
Fabriikki F322
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Kuva
Ville-Pekka Niskanen

Ville-Pekka Niskanen

Project Researcher
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498623
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Patrik Nordin

Patrik Nordin

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498659
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Kuva
Hanna-Kaisa Pernaa

Hanna-Kaisa Pernaa

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Social and Health Management
Puhelin
+358294498236
Toimisto
Fabriikki F321
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Kuva
Ville Pietiläinen

Ville Pietiläinen

Docent
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Kuva
Harri Raisio

Harri Raisio

University Lecturer
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498589
Toimisto
Fabriikki F324
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Kuva
Aino Rantamäki

Aino Rantamäki

Doctoral Student
School of Management, Social and Health Management
firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Puhelin
+358294498672
Toimisto
Fabriikki F338
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Samuli Rauhala

Samuli Rauhala

Docent
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Pekka Rissanen

Pekka Rissanen

Docent
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Kuva
Matti Saarelainen

Matti Saarelainen

Senior Researcher
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498656
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Petri Uusikylä

Petri Uusikylä

Research Director
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Pekka Valkama

Pekka Valkama

sosiaali- ja terveyshallintotiede
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Pirkko Vartiainen

Pirkko Vartiainen

Professor Emerita
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Puhelin
+358294498349
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Kuva
Petri Virtanen

Petri Virtanen

Professor
School of Management, Social and Health Management
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Administration of the group

Kuva
Christoph Demmke

Christoph Demmke

Professor
School of Management, Public Management
firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Puhelin
+358294498991
Toimisto
Fabriikki F333
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Kuva
Helka Kalliomäki

Helka Kalliomäki

Associate Professor (tenure track)
School of Management, Regional Studies
Puhelin
+358294498411
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Fabriikki F314
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