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Research at the TSE Pori Unit

Research at the TSE Pori Unit combines basic scientific studies with applied project and action research. We solve problems that are relevant to organizations, fields of business and the whole society, using our theoretical and methodological capabilities to the full. We disseminate the produced knowledge not only to the international scientific community in journals, but also directly to the practice in seminars, workshops and in our teaching.


The TSE Pori Unit hosts multidisciplinary research groups (see below). The groups focus on knowledge-intensive organizations and work, marketing and management of networked business and markets, sustainable development and sustainable brand equity, and critical management.

We collaborate with organisations and companies in all our research activities, be they small or large projects. When you wish to develop you company and its capabilities, please contact any of the research group members or Prof. Jaana Tähtinen and we will be happy to discuss your ideas and collaboration.



Compas is an interdisciplinary research group interested in human resource management in the context of expert organizations. The group seeks to study ethical, sustainable and suitable human resource practices in expert organizations.


This research group focuses on expertise, knowledge-intensive organisations, and knowledge-intensive work, especially from the perspectives of creativity and motivation. The LUMO group collaborates at both national and international levels, and it contributes to the research on many central themes around knowledge-intensive work and knowledge-intensive organisations. The group is also actively searching for new possibilities for research collaboration.


The Networked Co-development research group was founded in 2017. It is a multidisciplinary group which aims to understand the development of networked business and markets from a collaborative and processual viewpoint. The disciplinary background of the members includes entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, organisation and management, and sociology. The group’s current research topics are related to innovation networks and their management, co-developed branding, business relationship dynamics, entrepreneurial learning and opportunity creation, value co-creation, and leadership in various settings.


SusBerg is a multidisciplinary research group focusing on sustainability and brand equity. Regional issues are important in SusBerg, and they are examined from the viewpoint of enterprises, society and environment. Brand equity in SusBerg is connected to regional economy and responsibility.