Tag Archives: Administrative studies

Smart Specialization, Policy Traps and Place Leadership

Smart specialization has rapidly acquired a central position in European Union’s regional development strategies. The basic principles of it are highly appealing and to be warmly welcomed. The Ideal Smart specialization is, in words of Heimeriks and Balland, about identifying ‘the unique characteristics and assets of each region that highlight region’s competitive advantages’. As an… Read More »

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Taking security seriously

What is security? Years ago in 2005 I was invited by my British colleagues to contribute to The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology by writing an 1500 words entry “Security”. The entry and the definition in the beginning of it has obviously been good (enough) because it has been published also in the following editions (3rd… Read More »

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The new media and the Strasbourg Court

Gathering good practices and identifying new trends In the new media landscape, there is an unprecedented challenge to balance freedom of expression and the right to privacy. New legal problems surface due to the technological advancement. The right to be forgotten was not similar scale problem in the time of print media as it is… Read More »

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Discussing indicators in research funding: What role do altmetrics play?

At any rate, altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are gaining momentum in higher education (Holmberg, 2016). This post is based on my master’s thesis (Fraumann, 2017) that explores the usage of altmetrics with a focus on research funding. Altmetrics track down and count the mentions of scholarly outputs in social media, news sites, policy papers, and… Read More »

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Societal impact and finding the right audience for research

There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of generating academic knowledge that achieves broader impact and creates social value. Both public and private funders are eager to support research that brings together academic and non-academic collaborators, engages the public, and generates research outcomes that are relevant in the real world. This trend is… Read More »

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“Youth apathy is not the general trend” – An interview with Ferran Davesa

”Young people are very critical and motivated, it’s just that they don’t agree with what has been called the politics as usual”, says Political Scientist Ferran Davesa. Davesa has found that there is a big gap between what the youth expect and their experience of the way society actually works. Even though the 21st century… Read More »

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A new insight into the operations of the Faculty of Management

Welcome to the Vaikuttaja (“The Influencer”) blog! This University of Tampere Faculty of Management blog provides a new channel for conveying information about our research activities. It is intended to serve as a window for you readers into the developments at our faculty. If a story you read here seems interesting, please contact the author… Read More »

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