Economic and business history, study of strategies

Directors: professor Juha-Antti Lamberg and professor Jari Ojala

Jyväskylä group of economic and business history (JGEB) combines expertise from two different schools: Department of History and Ethnology (HELA) and Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE). Building on research expertise in the two schools makes JGEB an innovative platform for research in the intersection of economic and business history, economics, strategy and entrepreneurship. Research topics of the group include theoretical and methodological issues in economic and business history, history of living conditions and economic growth, history of labor and technology, and management history. Members of the group are active contributors in international research networks of their fields and present their work in selective profile conferences (EBHA, IEHA, AoM, EGOS, and BHC). JGEB’s main publication outlets are international high-quality journals and book series in the fields of economic and business history, economics, management and organizations studies, and innovation studies. Collectively, the group organizes workshops and seminars on biannual basis. Moreover, the group actively participate both under- and post-graduate education. Most of the courses taught are organized for both students from HELA and JSBE. An important group of students are the ones that aim to be history teachers; among the topics they will teach in schools include also economics.


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  • Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi, Professor (JSBE)
  • Jari Eloranta, professor (docent), Appalachian State University, NC, USA
  • Petri Karonen, Professor
  • Juha-Antti Lamberg, Professor
  • Ilkka Nummela, Professor
  • Jari Ojala, Professor
  • Kalle Pajunen, Professor (JSBE)
  • Jaakko Pehkonen, Professor (JSBE)
  • Juha Kansikas, University Lecturer (JSBE)
  • Mirva Peltoniemi, University Researcher (JSBE)
  • Heli Valtonen, University Researcher
  • Pirita Frigren, Ph.D.
  • Pasi Nevalainen, Ph.D.
  • Timo Särkkä, Ph.D.
  • Olli Turunen, Ph.D.
  • Riina Turunen, Ph.D.
  • Merja Uotila, Ph.D.
  • Miikka Voutilainen, Ph.D.
  • Nooa Nykänen, Ph.D. Student
  • Jarmo Seppälä, Ph.D. Student
  • Christian Stutz, Ph.D. Student
  • Jarmo Taskinen, Ph.D. Student
  • Jouko Wacklin, Ph.D. Student
  • Timo Tiainen