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Jari Kaivo-oja

jkaivo-oja.jpgResearch Director, Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. (Adm. Sciences), M.Sc. (International Economics)

jari.kaivo-oja(a)utu.fi
Tel. +358 41 753 0244

Finland Futures Research Centre
Tampere Unit
Åkerlundinkatu 2, 33100 Tampere

Adjunct Professor:
Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland

 

Research Director Jari Kaivo-oja is expert working in the fields of foresight, planning sciences and innovation research. His special fields are foresight methodologies in sustainability analyses, in international energy economics and general societal development. He has applied innovation, creativity and Think tanking tools and science & technology foresight methods. He has special expertise in energy economics, innovation research, climate change and security politics. He has research experience in strategic and participatory foresight processes in Europa and in international contexts (Adviser of President Ahtisaari, CMI, especially in Africa, in Middle East (The Middle East Foresight), in Black Sea Region (The Middle East Foresight and Black Sea Peace Building Foresight) and in Asia (among other things 3 years in the Lao PDR and Mekong River research program).

Kaivo-oja has worked in the European FP6 and FP7 research programs. He is an expert evaluator of EU´s Security Programmes (Security futures research). He has worked as a Finnish national co-ordinator in the COST A22 (Foresight methodologies) and as an expert member of the international think tank of European Sustainability Strategy Theme Network. He has worked for the European Foundations (Dublin) and for the European Parliament (Brussels), as well as for the Nordic Innovation Centre (NIC, Oslo). In Finland he has been researcher of the Academy of Finland, the VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland), the Finnish Technology and Innovation Fund TEKES and various line ministries. He has done small and larger foresight projects for companies and corporations. He has also experience as scientific project evaluator in the Security Research Programmes of the European Union. He has been over 2 years a foresight expert blog writer of the SITRA (the Finnish Innovation Fund). He has been lecturing for the European Science Foundation, for the Russian Academy of Sciences and for Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). In 2011 he was visiting scholar at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA). He has been planning and implementing 7 large EU Research projects. Mr Kaivo-oja is an author or co-author of scientific 230 publications. More: Who is Who in the World 2012/2013.
 

Core Competencies

  • Futures studies
  • Foresight research and methods
  • Innovation research
  • Sustainable development and green growth
  • Energy economics
  • Development studies
  • Regional foresight and studies 
  • Development strategies, programmes and projects
  • Globalisation studies
  • Innovation, science and technology journalism 
  • Forecasting and prediction markets
     

Some of the latest lectures 2018 and 2017

  • Kaivo-oja, Jari ”Internet of Things & Industry 4.0: Kehityksen suuntaviivoja”, 10.8.2018, Mauno Koivisto -keskus, Turku.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari & Lauraeus, Theresa (2018) “Economic Growth and Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D in G7 Countries with Some Benchmarking with BRICS Countries: Long-Run Comparative Synergy Analyses”, KMO 2018 Conference, August 6-10, 2018, University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) “Comparative Sustainability Window Analysis of Eight ASEAN Countries: Integrated Analyses of Different Dimensions of Weak and Strong Sustainability Trends”, July 2018, Sustainable Development Conference 2018, AETAS Lumpini Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Lauraueus, Theresa & Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) “Analysis of 2017 Gartner’s Three Megatrends to Thrive the Disruptive Business, Technology Trends 2008-2007, Dynamic Capabilities of VUCA, and Foresight Leadership Tools”, ICATI 2018 International Conference on Advanced Technology Innovation 2018, June 27-30, 2018, Krabi, Thailand.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) “Biotalous: Tulevaisuuden arvoverkostot ja haasteet”. Biolaakson Neuvottelukunta 6.6.2018, Tankar, Kokkola.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari & Lauraeus, Theresa (2018) “The European Mindset and Global and European Economic Developments in 2007-2017: Major issues of the European Mindset in Years 2007-2017”. ICEP 2018 Kaunas Conference, 16th International Conference on European Processes. Friday 27.4.2018 Kaunas, The Future of European Union: Political, Economic and Social Challenges.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) ”Ennakointi ja dynaamisten kyvykkyyksien kehittäminen”, Certified Foresight Professional, Teema: Tulevaisuustiedon rouhinta ja hyödyntäminen, Luentosali 33, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu, 19.4.2018, Turku.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) “Next Steps to the Future – Key Expected Changes and Challenges in the Business Environment of SSAB”. April 2018.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) “The Role of Scenario Thinking and Forecasting/Foresight Tools When Meeting Disruptions, Orchestrating for Excellence Seminar”, Finlandia Hall, Monday 22.1.2018.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari (2017) “Smart Specialization Strategy and Its Operationalization in the Regional Policy: Case Finland”, 5th International Scientific Conference, “Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Education“, Thursday, 12th, May 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Some of th Publications during 2018 and 2017

  • Steffen Roth, Vladislav Valentinov, Arūnas Augustinaitis, Artur Mkrtichyan & Jari Kaivo-oja (2018) Was that Capitalism? A Future-oriented Big Data Analysis of the English language Area in the 19th and 20th Century. Futures. The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies. Forthcoming, ©Elsevier Science.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari & Lauraeus, Theresa (2018), Analysis of 2017 Gartner’s Three Megatrends to Thrive the Disruptive Business, Technology Trends 2008-2016, Dynamic Capabilities of VUCA and Foresight Leadership Tools. Vol 3, No 4 (2018) Advances in Technology Innovation, (AITI), ISSN 2518-2994 (Online), ISSN 2415-0436 (In print).
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari, Lauraeus, Theresa & Luukkanen, Jyrki (2018) Economic Growth and Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D in G7 Countries with Some Benchmarking with BRICS Countries: Long-Run Comparative Synergy Analyses. Knowledge Management in Organizations. 3th International Conference, KMO 2018, Žilina, Slovakia, August 6–10, 2018, Proceedings. Editors: Uden, Lorna, Hadzima, Branislav, Ting, I-Hsien (Eds.), Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Communications in Information and Computer Science. ISBN 978-3-319-95203-1, pp. 237-248.
  • Mentula, Minna, Luukkanen, Jyrki, Kaivo-oja, Jari, Korkeakoski, Mika, Vähäkari, Noora, Vuola, Marketta, Chea, Eliyan, Va, Dany (2018) Household Energy Use in Cambodia: A Field Survey Data Analysis. In Sustainable Development Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 July, 2018, Tomorrow People. Digital Box, SDC Proceedings, ISBN 978-86-87043-59-6.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari, Vahäkari, Noora, Korkeakoski, Mika & Luukkanen, Jyrki (2018) Green Transition in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar? Long-run Transition Path Analyses. In Sustainable Development Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 July, 2018, Tomorrow People. Digital Box, SDC Proceedings, ISBN 978-86-87043-59-6.
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari, Luukkanen, Jyrki, Vehmas, Jarmo, Panula-Ontto, Juha, Korkeakoski, Mika, Vähäkari, Noora (2018) Comparative Sustainability Window Analysis of Eight ASEAN Countries: Integrated Analyses of Different Dimensions of Weak and Strong Sustainability Trends. In Sustainable Development Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 11-13 July, 2018, Tomorrow People. Digital Box, SDC Proceedings, ISBN 978-86-87043-59-6.
  • Bzhalava, Levan, Kaivo-oja, Jari and Hassan, Sohaib (2018) Data-based Startup Profile Analysis in the European Smart Specialization Strategy: A Text Mining Approach. ICEP2018 Conference. Kaunas. Forthcoming in European Integration Studies in Autumn 2018.
  • Moe, Sverre & Kaivo-oja, Jari (2018) Model Theory and Observing Systems. Notes on the Use of Models in Systems Research, Kybernetes, https://doi.org/10.1108/K-01-2018-0026 Web: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/K-01-2018-0026  
  • Panula-Ontto, Juha, Luukkanen, Jyrki, Kaivo-oja, Jari, O'Mahony, Tadhg, Vehmas, Jarmo, Valkealahti, Seppo, Björkqvist, Tomas, Korpela, Timo, Järventausta, Pentti, Majanne, Yrjö, Kojo, Matti, Aalto, Pami, Harsia, Pirkko, Kallioharju, Kari, Holttinen, Hannele Repo, Sami (2018) Cross-impact Analysis of Finnish Electricity System with Increased Renewables: Long-run Energy Policy Challenges in Balancing Supply and Consumption. Energy Policy, Volume 118, July 2018, pp. 504-513.
  • Knudsen, Mikkel, Kaivo-oja, Jari & Lauraéus, Theresa (2018) Reimagining Finland as a Manufacturing Base: The Nearshoring Potential of Finland in an Industry 4.0 Perspective. Business, Management and Education, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp. 51–66. https://doi.org/10.3846/bme.2018.2480
  • Lauraeus, Theresa & Kaivo-oja, Jari (2017) A New Transparent Way to Perform Competition, Market Structure and IPR Portfolio Analyses: Analysis of the Dynamics of Trademark Competition in Finland as a Case Example. Journal of Business Management and Economics, Vol. 5, No 12, pp. 8-23. pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15520/jbme.2017.vol5.iss12.276.pp08-23  Available in the Web of the JBME.  
  • Kaivo-oja, Jari & Lauraeus, Theresa (2017) The VUCA Approach as a Solution Concept to Corporate Foresight Challenges and Global Technological Disruption. Foresight. The Journal of Future Studies, Strategic Thinking and Policy. Vol. 20 Issue: 1, pp. 27-49, https://doi.org/10.1108/FS-06-2017-0022  ©Emerald Insight
 

 

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 Ongoing projects:

 

Manufacturing 4.0 (MFG 4.0), Academy of Finland's Strategic Research Council: 2018–2020 

Radical Innovation Breaktrough Inquirer (RIBRI), European Commission: 2017–2018

European Research Infrastructures in the International Landscape (RISCAPE), European Commission: 2017–2019​

European Futures for Energy Efficiency (EUFORIE): European Commission: 2015–2018

Transition to a Resource Efficient and Climate Neutral Electricity System (EL-TRAN), Academy of Finland: 2016–2018