Program: EUE

Focus, communicate, commit, and endorse locality – suggestions for managing academic initiatives

Focus, communicate, commit, and endorse locality – suggestions for managing academic initiatives

The continuously changing field of academic research amplifies the complexity of university management practices. A case study of an academic research initiative at Aalto University provides four suggestions for academic leaders and university management in charge of academic research initiatives: 1) Build common focus; 2) Establish continuous communication; 3) Foster commitment, and; 4) Endorse local… Continue Reading

Tapiola metro station and Länsimetro metro line extension energize the surrounding business environment and enhance value creation

Tapiola metro station and Länsimetro metro line extension energize the surrounding business environment and enhance value creation

The ongoing reform of the Tapiola commercial center is the result of a development project that started several years ago, and has included extensive planning efforts involving multiple commercial and public stakeholders. The 2006 decision to extend the Helsinki metro line through Tapiola has been the most significant driving force behind the reform. Continue Reading

How building adaptability creates economical value for the property investor?

How building adaptability creates economical value for the property investor?

Physical adaptability of buildings has a major role in creating competitiveness for property investors as well as creating a sustainable built environment. Current real estate investment analysis methods do not value investments into long-term adaptability because the discounting effect gives less weight to cash flows further in the future. This study attempts to apply a… Continue Reading

Otaniemi Walks: facilitating sustainable campus

Otaniemi Walks: facilitating sustainable campus

Otaniemi Walks project explored how to support Otaniemi campus in becoming the sustainable campus Aalto University and its property company envision it to be. The project made use of a process-based narrative grounded on non-oppositional logic, systems thinking and a transactional approach, taking into account the mutual impact of environment and human agents. The project… Continue Reading

Orchestration of R&D ecosystem

Orchestration of R&D ecosystem

The concept behind orchestrated action is to comprehensively manage project portfolios and networks. In practice research activity is project-based, so the composition of the group and its renewal constitute a relevant component of the success of research activity. R&D work takes place in several value-related and other networks, resulting in the increased importance of orchestrating… Continue Reading