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Author Archives: Murat Akpinar

Webinar on Building Educational Competitiveness

By Murat Akpinar A webinar on the education system of Finland and its impacts on the country’s competitiveness was delivered by Ari Pokka, President Elect of the International Confederation of Principals, and Harri Keurulainen, Head of Department, Teacher Education College, JAMK on Dec 18, 2013. Finnish education system has proven to be one of the best […]

Key Success Factors in Strategic Development of Clusters

By Murat Akpinar Clusters have been recognized as a means to improve regional competitiveness and prosperity. It is also a fact that not all cluster initiatives are equally successful. JAMK Centre for Competitiveness arranged a webinar on key success factors in strategic development of clusters on March 26, 2013 jointly with the European Chapter of […]

Responsible Competitiveness and CSR Clusters

By Murat Akpinar As we read in the work of Michael Porter and Mark Kramer (2011), inclusion of corporate social responsibility into the core of strategy has the potential to foster competitiveness through social innovations and shared value creation. JAMK Centre for Competitiveness arranged a webinar on this topic on Jan 30, 2013 jointly with […]

Finland: a business paradise

By Irina Starovoytova Finally Finland is officially recognized as a paradise for business. According to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (Oct., 2012) Finland is second best country in the world for dynamic growing businesses. It is ahead of Sweden, Israel, Austria, Australia, Switzerland, South Korea, Germany and United States. Best of best is one of […]

‘Diversity, Inclusion, and Competitiveness’ – webinar

By Riitta Saastamoinen ‘Diversity, Inclusion, and Competitiveness’ –webinar was organized by JAMK Centre for Competitiveness on November 14, 2012. In the webinar, three practiced international Diversity & Inclusion experts, Dr. George Simons, Mr. Elmer Dixon, and Ms. Joy Hawkins, discussed with the JAMK representatives Dr. Murat Akpinar, Mr. Steven Crawford, and Ms. Riitta Saastamoinen, on […]

Enhancing competitiveness with Diversity & Inclusion practices

By Riitta Saastamoinen ’Diversity & Inclusion. Working to enhance the competitiveness of Finnish businesses’ was the topic of a two-day JAMK Center for Competitiveness seminar on November 12-13, 2012. Three seasoned international experts of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. George Simons, Mr. Elmer Dixon and Ms. Joy Hawkins, discussed the need for, benefits of and best […]

Cultural values and business life: the Russian example

By Riitta Saastamoinen JAMK Centre for Competitiveness organized a two-day seminar ‘The Russian model of management. Myth and reality.’ on October 29-30, 2012. Dr. Olga Kovbasyuk, Professor of Intercultural Communication at Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia), lead the participants to understand their personal cultural values as well as those of the Russian culture by using […]

JAMK Centre for Competitiveness at the Annual Global Conference of the Competitiveness Institute (TCI)

By Murat Akpinar Matti Hirsilä and Murat Akpinar (we) participated at the 15th TCI Annual Global Conference which took place in San Sebastian and Bilbao, Spain during October 16-19, 2012 and was organized perfectly by the Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness and the Basque Government. Founded in 1998 and based in Barcelona, Spain, TCI is the […]

Finland ranked as the 3rd competitive economy in the world – how about Central Finland?

By Hanna-Maija Kiviranta JAMK We are doing excellent! Finland moved up one place in World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness report reaching the 3rd position in the list of the top 10 competitive economies in the world. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013, Finnish economy has had small improvements in a number […]

Michael Porter Prize Ceremony in India, live on Sept 28

By Murat Akpinar There is possibility to follow Michael Porter Prize Ceremony in India on September 28 starting (16.00 Indian Time = 13:30 Finnish Time) live at http://www.youtube.com/arthsastra The event includes a series of panel discussions on Indian Businesses, and Michael Porter himself will have a video speech starting (18.30 Indian Time = 16.00 Finnish time). The […]