What can branding offer for high-tech SME companies?

By Murat Akpinar JAMK In this month’s webinar by JAMK Centre for Competitiveness the importance of branding was emphasized by specialist Heidi Neuvonen from JAMK who has many years of working experience in brand building and currently finalizing her doctoral thesis about this subject. At the beginning of the webinar, Heidi Neuvonen elaborated on branding…

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The Future of European Competitiveness

By Murat Akpinar JAMK European competitiveness challenges were discussed by politicians, business leaders, academics, and new graduates during the Global Business Leaders Conference on July 6, 2012 at INSEAD Business School in France. European crisis emerged from the need to finance high levels of public debt in Greece, Portugal, and Spain. Speakers, however, address main challenges for future European competitiveness as…

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Visits of Competitiveness Institutes Abroad

International Competitiveness Research Institute (URAK), Istanbul, Turkey On June 18, Murat Akpinar visited Dr. Melih Bulu, the general coordinator at the International Competitiveness Research Institute (URAK) in Turkey http://www.urak.org/uluslararasi-rekabet-arastirmalari-kurumu/ . The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the activities of both Centres and look for future cooperation possibilities. URAK has been established…

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Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University

By Sanna Sihvonen Principal Lecturer JAMK School of Health and Social Studies The Global Health Delivery Project (GHD) at Harvard University recently (July 15-20, 2012) hosted a workshop for its Faculty Network. The network’s initiative is to teach its case-based curriculum in global health delivery to education professionals working in classrooms around the world. The…

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Finland’s Transition to a Knowledge Economy

By Pekka Ylä-Anttila Original news available at http://www.etla.fi/eng/index.php?did=1390 For anyone interested in economic change, Finland is an interesting case for two reasons. First, Finland has transformed itself in a relatively short period from a resource-intensive economy into a knowledge-based one. Second, the transformation coincided with major macro economic crisis in the early nineties – recovery from a deep recession and major…

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