Research in Economics and Management

 

 

Research - Research in Economics and Management

 

The Department of Economics and Management is the only institute in Finland in its research field to cover the entire food chain from farm to fork, including the environmental impact and social links and interdependencies. Our science base includes economics, as well as business and management sciences and our field of application is agriculture, the food industry, the household economy and the environmental sector. The natural cooperation between the department’s subjects creates added value to the study of the agrifood economy, since all the stages and actors of the food chain are integrated in our areas of competence.
Cooperation with the faculty’s other departments and the university’s faculties as well as with external research institutes is a clear objective. The aim of the cooperation is to improve the significance of our research. The research strategy of the Department of Economics and Management supports and promotes the key values of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in the sustainable use of natural resources.

Research in different majors:

The research strategy is based on sustainable food and resource economics. The research strategy of the department focuses on four key research themes. These themes with some major projects corresponding them are listed below:

- Business and consumer expertise
- Environment and natural resources
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Viability of rural areas
- Local and global food systems, including developing countries

 

Business and consumer expertise


Environment and natural resources


Viability of rural areas

  • Territorial aspects of enterprise development in remote rural areas (TERA)
  • Capitalisation of research results on the multifunctionality of agriculture and rural areas ( MULTAGRI):


Local and global food systems, including developing countries

  • Food and Information from the Net
  • Competitive Advantage and Performance in Food Industry  


    Other research topics

  • Computional Intelligence

     

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