Archive: Point of views


Thu, 28 Jun, 2012:

Services in trouble

Henriikka Ahtiainen

This morning I called the service number. My new computer wouldn’t start up. I explained that many other people have had the same problem, could there have been something wrong with the installation service? “Listen, we’ve installed 600... Read more

Thu, 21 Jun, 2012:

Nothing but service!

Christian Grönroos

Service is the only thing that exists on the markets – any markets. There are those who need support in their lives or work, both people and companies, and there are those who can provide the support that they need. It’s as simple as that! The... Read more

Thu, 14 Jun, 2012:

Public sector can promote services business growth

Pasi Mäkinen

It goes without saying that services are hugely significant for the national economy, and this will continue to increase in the future. Especially significant is the development of productivity, efficiency and quality of public services in a... Read more

Thu, 07 Jun, 2012:

Shyness not in vogue around the world

Kari Väisänen

When you put the words service and business together, what you get is the curious phrase ‘service business’. Finnish engineers – and the people who sell their services – represent the global elite in service business. Nearly half of Metso’s net... Read more

Thu, 31 May, 2012:

Angry Birds soar in Lappset’s Activity Parks

Johanna Ikäheimo

Angry Birds have soared into the hearts of mobile game players around the world, and in the Asian countries, especially in China. With more than a billion downloads, the game, developed by Finnish game developer Rovio, has reached new levels of... Read more

Thu, 24 May, 2012:

Standardisation sets the ground rules for sustainable bioeconomy

Sami Nikander

The goal of transitioning to a bio-based economy raises the issue of how it can be accomplished in the most sustainable way possible. In practice, this means establishing ground rules devised in co-operation with various stakeholders. The only... Read more

Thu, 17 May, 2012:

Inspiring science education

Johannes Posti

Is teaching just about giving lessons and having long holidays? This appears to be the prevailing opinion in many countries, but there’s much more to the picture, especially in Finland. The teaching standard in Finnish grade schools has been... Read more

Thu, 10 May, 2012:

Think Finland: Building a country brand

André Noël Chaker

From a global branding point of view what is the worst thing that can happen when you mention the word Finland? The worst thing that can happen is that nothing springs to mind. This is why Finland has become interested in developing its country... Read more

Thu, 03 May, 2012:

Bioeconomy is coming to your neighbourhood

Jani Timonen

There is no real difference between bioeconomy and cleantech. Cleantech companies produce solutions that help make bioeconomy a reality.  In Finland, bioeconomy has traditionally been associated solely with biomass. At Ympäristöosaajat2025, a... Read more

Thu, 26 Apr, 2012:

Bio-Age Finland is a service cloud in a hybrid economy

Olli Hietanen

Technological change has progressed at a rapid pace. Within a few decades, the world has become virtual while we have started to apply biotechnology and entered the Nano-Age.  All of these technologies hold similar importance to the invention of... Read more

Thu, 19 Apr, 2012:

Finland is committed to balancing its public finances

Penna Urrila

The Government of Finland in March decided on its budget policy for the coming years. Compared to many other countries, Finland’s public finances are quite sound at the moment and its government bonds, for example, have been given the best... Read more

Thu, 12 Apr, 2012:

Our Helsinki

Henriikka Ahtiainen

Over the past few years, Helsinki has become a terrific place to live. The fine offering of summer events surpasses even your wildest dreams, and interesting workshops or other urban community activities are offered practically every week. It’s... Read more