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Human Resource Management

About the research group

Management comes with great responsibility, and the effective management of people issues is a responsibility that lies at the heart of any successful organization.

Comprising 13 faculty and around 20 active doctoral students, the Human Resource Management (HRM) research group is Finland’s largest scientific research group dedicated to examining people management issues in organizations. The group produces high-quality academic research on a variety of HRM-related topics that companies can utilize to improve their competitiveness – through the creation of a skilled and more committed workforce, and via more effective HRM processes that support strategic objectives. The main focus areas of the group’s research are international HRM, strategic HRM, and leadership.

The research group also carries out research-based development programmes in collaboration with companies and public sector organizations. The group actively participates in joint research initiatives with other prestigious domestic and international partner universities, as well as with leading partner companies and professional development networks. These projects leverage both the group’s scientific expertise in HRM and a focus on practical relevance.
 

Connections to HRM education:

The HRM research group is engaged in different forms of HRM education, most notably the following:

- Henkilöstöjohtamisen maisteriohjelma (University of Vaasa, Vaasa)
- Master’s Degree Programme in International Business (University of Vaasa, Vaasa)
- HR MBA (Levón Institute, Vaasa)
- University of Vaasa Doctoral Programme (Business Studies, HRM as a major subject)

Doctoral studies within the HRM research group aim at providing cutting-edge and relevant knowledge for work organizations and the scientific community in Finland as well at the international level. Each doctoral student is assigned two supervisors, attends internal research seminars arranged twice a year, and has a key role in tailoring their own study plan to fit their specific needs and interests. Our doctoral students follow the Doctoral Programme of the University of Vaasa. More information about this programme (study guide, how to apply) can be found here.

The HRM research group is headed by Professor Vesa Suutari.

Research projects

Project Duration Actors
Working remotely and hybrid together! A study on loneliness at work and the development of a preventive and remedial approach (LEADIS 2) - Human resource management, Management
Investigating the distinctive features and resilience of human resource management in the Nordic countries: A longitudinal and cross-national study - Human resource management, Management
Brothers from a different mother? How businesses and public sector organizations develop leadership competencies and change processes for blockchain implementation (BizPub) - InnoLab, Technology and Innovations, Management, Marketing and Communication, Networked value systems NeVS, International business and marketing, Human resource management
Global mobility of employees - GLOMO - Human resource management, Management

Research group members

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Adam Smale

Adam Smale

Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Suvi Einola

Suvi Einola

School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Jussi Tanskanen

Jussi Tanskanen

Doctoral Researcher
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Laura Urrila

Laura Urrila

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Susanna Kultalahti

Susanna Kultalahti

University Lecturer
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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+358294498492
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Tervahovi C315
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Aija Siiriäinen

Aija Siiriäinen

Research Assistant
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Tiina Leino

Tiina Leino

Project Researcher
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Samu Kemppinen

Samu Kemppinen

Doctoral Researcher
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Jenni-Maarit Kantola

Jenni-Maarit Kantola

University Lecturer
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Tervahovi C322
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William Degbey

William Degbey

Associate Professor (tenure track)
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Rodrigo Mello

Rodrigo Mello

Doctoral Student
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Tervahovi D302
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Maria Pajuoja

Maria Pajuoja

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Hanna Toiviainen

Hanna Toiviainen

Docent
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Ausrine Silenskyte

Ausrine Silenskyte

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Vesa Suutari

Vesa Suutari

Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Jari Lehtineva

Jari Lehtineva

Senior Specialist
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Dina Myllymäki

Dina Myllymäki

School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Niina Koivunen

Niina Koivunen

Associate Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Mikko Luoma

Mikko Luoma

Docent
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Tomi Kallio

Tomi Kallio

Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Liisa Mäkelä

Liisa Mäkelä

Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Katjalina Jyllilä

Katjalina Jyllilä

School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Toivo Raudas

Toivo Raudas

Teaching Assistant
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Riitta Viitala

Riitta Viitala

Professor
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Maria Järlström

Maria Järlström

University Lecturer
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Ines Escobar Borruel

Ines Escobar Borruel

Grant-Funded Researcher
School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Mireka Caselius

Mireka Caselius

School of Management, Human Resource Management
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Paula Naumanen

Paula Naumanen

Research Director
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Tania Biswas

Tania Biswas

Grant-Funded Researcher
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Hanna Salminen

Hanna Salminen

University Teacher
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Katja-Maaria Ekman

Katja-Maaria Ekman

Project Researcher
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Heini Pensar

Heini Pensar

University Teacher
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Sniazhana Diduc

Sniazhana Diduc

Teacher
Levón Institute, Open University
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