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Publication date: 5 August 2014

Tan Yigitcanlar, Antti Lönnqvist and Henna Salonius

– The paper aims to evaluate the knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) dynamics of a rapidly emerging knowledge city-region, Tampere region, Finland.

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Purpose

The paper aims to evaluate the knowledge-based urban development (KBUD) dynamics of a rapidly emerging knowledge city-region, Tampere region, Finland.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper empirically investigates Tampere region’s development achievements and progress from the knowledge perspective.

Findings

The research, through qualitative and quantitative analyses, reveals the regional development strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Tampere region.

Originality/value

The paper provides useful suggestions based on the lessons learned from the Tampere case investigation that could shed light on the KBUD journey of city-regions.

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VINE, vol. 44 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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Publication date: 1 December 2004

Hannu Jungman and Marko Seppä

The increased capital intensity of venture capital supply and the increased knowledge intensity of new venture supply have created a knowledge gap and recreated a capital…

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The increased capital intensity of venture capital supply and the increased knowledge intensity of new venture supply have created a knowledge gap and recreated a capital gap between new venture activity and venture capital industry. This development has given rise to an all‐new breed of players. In this descriptive, qualitative study, V2C activity is explored in a local context through comparison of cases Tampere (Finland) and Silicon Valley (USA). In Silicon Valley, the dominant group of V2C players is business angels, whereas in Tampere, publicly funded incubators play the most visible role in new venture development. Nevertheless, in both areas, five different categories of V2C players are represented, and, in both, bridge the gaps to a significant extent.

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Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-2752

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Publication date: 7 November 2008

Karri Huhtanen, Heikki Vatiainen, Sami Keski‐Kasari and Jarmo Harju

eduroam™ has already been proved to be a scalable, secure and feasible way for universities and research institutions to connect their wireless networks into a WLAN…

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Purpose

eduroam™ has already been proved to be a scalable, secure and feasible way for universities and research institutions to connect their wireless networks into a WLAN roaming community, but the advantages of eduroam™ have not yet been fully discovered in the wireless community networks aimed at regular consumers. This aim of this paper is to describe how eduroam™ architecture and technologies can be utilised in building these kinds of wireless community networks and to present the experiences gathered in building the Wireless Tampere community network.

Design/methodology/approach

The eduroam™ architecture and technologies were chosen as the basis of Wireless Tampere community network architecture because of their scalability and security. Deploying eduroam™ technologies and architecture to a wider user base both confirmed old and revealed new issues and solutions in improving the usability and the deployment effort of eduroam™ and similar technologies.

Findings

The eduroam™ technology and architecture can be utilised to build wireless community networks, but additional effort must be allocated in improving the usability and the ease of deployment when consumers, company and other regular users are involved. The improvements achieved would not have been developed if the concept and architecture had not been exposed to consumer and company users. The development of both the eduroam™ and Wireless Tampere concept requires deploying them to a wider audience and improving them iteratively utilising the existing solutions as the basis for new improvements.

Originality/value

The paper presents the issues and problems, which were confronted when applying eduroam™ technologies in building the Wireless Tampere community network. The solutions found and deployment experiences presented can be utilised in improving eduroam™ as well as a basis for developing new, open and inter‐connected wireless community networks.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 25 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Publication date: 20 April 2010

Merja Hyödynmaa, Aniita Ahlholm‐Kannisto and Hannele Nurminen

This article aims to illustrate a technique to map, evaluate and describe subject‐based collections. The method was designed in collaboration among Finnish university…

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Purpose

This article aims to illustrate a technique to map, evaluate and describe subject‐based collections. The method was designed in collaboration among Finnish university libraries. The case study seeks to describe the application of this method in a multidisciplinary university library.

Design/methodology/approach

This case study presents the collection mapping method and its application in Tampere University Library, and shows how to gather data on subject‐based collections and their usage.

Findings

The case study shows that the method can provide useful information on a library's subject‐based collections. Using this information the library can describe and develop its collections and also present the results on the subject‐based collections to the faculties concerned.

Originality/value

The article describes Tampere University Library's application of the method which makes it possible to map, evaluate and describe the library's collections.

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Collection Building, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 28 September 2012

Liina‐Kaisa Tynkkynen, Kari Hakari, Timo Koistinen, Juhani Lehto and Sari Miettinen

This case study aims to introduce a novel home care service integrator model called “Kotitori”. In the model the City contracts with a private provider, which, in turn…

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Purpose

This case study aims to introduce a novel home care service integrator model called “Kotitori”. In the model the City contracts with a private provider, which, in turn, works with public, private, and third sector providers in order to meet the customer needs in a personalised way.

Design/methodology/approach

The case study draws from key policy documents and stakeholder interviews.

Findings

The study introduces a unique form of public‐private partnership in Finland, and describes the basic elements of Kotitori, the development process of the model, and the model's distinctive features compared to more traditional ways of home care service delivery.

Research limitations/implications

The Kotitori model is still in its early stages of implementation and reliable data on performance are limited.

Practical implications

The transferability potential of the Kotitori model is good both nationally and internationally. The model is potentially beneficial for countries with an interest in developing integrated care in general, as it reflects a form of “accountable care organisation”.

Originality/value

This is the first study describing the Kotitori model for an international audience.

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Publication date: 8 January 2018

Harri Laihonen and Sari Mäntylä

The characteristics of new public management and new public governance are well known, but their impact on managerial knowledge needs and the implementation of knowledge…

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Purpose

The characteristics of new public management and new public governance are well known, but their impact on managerial knowledge needs and the implementation of knowledge management in local government remains unclear. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate the key elements of a public organization’s knowledge strategy and shows how knowledge management can support public management.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study on the application of an action research process was conducted to study how the City of Tampere in Finland aimed to overcome challenges in utilizing performance information by applying the ideas of knowledge management.

Findings

The study suggests that a holistic knowledge management strategy promotes the use of performance information by providing a systematic management framework for gathering and utilizing the information.

Practical implications

Four factors appear critical for strategic knowledge management in local government. First, it should be driven by the city’s strategy. Second, it should be carefully integrated into the general management system. Third, clear processes and responsibilities for refining the data are needed. Fourth, the quality of the data must be guaranteed. The results also emphasize the roles of management culture and continuous performance dialogue.

Originality/value

This paper makes two contributions. First, it extends the analysis of a knowledge management strategy to public management, and second, it provides a practical illustration of the development process, where knowledge was put into prime focus in developing public management.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 22 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Viitanen Elina, Lehto Juhani, Tampsi‐Jarvala Tiina, Mattila Kari, Virjo Irma, Isokoski Mauri, Hyppölä Harri, Kumpusalo Esko, Halila Hannu, Kujala Santero and Vänskä Jukka

This paper describes factors influencing doctor‐managers' decision making in specialised health care, health centres and at different levels of management.

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Purpose

This paper describes factors influencing doctor‐managers' decision making in specialised health care, health centres and at different levels of management.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected as part of a survey on physicians graduating in 1977‐1991 as drawn from the register of the Finnish Medical Association. The study sample was formed by selecting all physicians born on odd days (n=4,144) from the baseline group (n=8,232). The category of doctor‐managers comprised physicians reporting as their main occupation: principal or assistant principal physician of hospital, medical director or principal physician of health centre, senior ward physician of hospital, and health centre physician in charge of a population area.

Findings

Independent of gender, all doctor‐managers responding to the survey reported that the most important base for decision making was personal professional experience. Position in organisation (first‐line manager, principal physician) had no impact on the base of decision making. Doctor‐managers in primary health care utilised knowledge on norms and knowledge available from their organisation in support of their decision making to a greater degree compared with doctor‐managers in specialised health care.

Research implications

Evolution discourse from public administration is not yet receiving much response in Finnish doctor‐managers' activities, instead, they still act as clinicians.

Originality/value

Facing the growing challenges of the future, the paper shows that doctor‐managers should reconstruct their orientation and to act more like managers.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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Publication date: 17 July 2007

Ilkka Mäkinen

The article analyzes the development of the Finnish research in library and information science into its present position of high qualitative and quantitative level (in…

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The article analyzes the development of the Finnish research in library and information science into its present position of high qualitative and quantitative level (in relation to the size of the research community). A number of aspects that may explain the success of the Finnish research are presented: 1) the early academic context, i.e., the establishment of the chair in LIS at the University of Tampere in 1971, 2) the new conception of LIS that emerged in Finland in the early 1980s shifting the attention from institutions into users and actions, 3) internationalization of research including publishing in peer reviewed journals, participating in international conferences, inviting foreign top-researchers into Finland, and organizing international conferences that have become institutionalized (CoLIS and ISIC), and 4) the selection of priority areas for the research effort combined with the concentration of research and doctoral education in research groups.

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-484-3

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Publication date: 7 November 2019

Milla Ratia, Jussi Myllärniemi and Nina Helander

The private health care sector is seeking to improve their understanding of business processes to be able to improve their performance. The purpose of this paper is to…

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Purpose

The private health care sector is seeking to improve their understanding of business processes to be able to improve their performance. The purpose of this paper is to understand the future needs of the private health care sector organizations in terms of business intelligence (BI) and business analytics (BA) to ensure value creation.

Design/methodology/approach

The four evolution stages of intellectual capital enriched by managerial data-driven approach are used as a framework to point out the future of BI or BA in the private healthcare sector. The research includes private health care organizations, BI vendors and management consultants in Finland.

Findings

Based on the findings, the private health care is stepping towards a new phase of data-driven decision-making, requiring to change the whole set of mind towards use of data and required capabilities. Moreover, it shows that the future factors of BI varied from practical tools and methods such as predictive and prescriptive analytics along with AI, to more conceptual factors such as social BI co-creation and platforms.

Practical implications

As an outcome, this study provides an understanding of the role of IC components in the future BI and use of BA as well as provides a valuable insight into the future potential of BI in the private health care sector.

Originality/value

Data-driven decision-making and seeking for new business opportunities are currently one of the most discussed topics in the private health care sector. By identifying the future opportunities of BI and BA, this study provides a better understanding of the role of IC components and BI in creating potential for new business for private health care.

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Measuring Business Excellence, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1368-3047

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Publication date: 9 September 2013

Leena Lehti, Janne Keränen, Saku Suuriniemi, Timo Tarhasaari and Lauri Kettunen

The authors aim to search for a practical and accurate way to get good loss estimates for coil filaments in electrical machines, for example transformers. At the moment…

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Purpose

The authors aim to search for a practical and accurate way to get good loss estimates for coil filaments in electrical machines, for example transformers. At the moment including loss estimations into standard finite element computations is prohibitively expensive for large coils.

Design/methodology/approach

A low-dimensional function space for finite element method (FEM) is introduced on the filament-air interface and then extended into the filament to significantly reduce the number of unknowns per filament. Careful choice of these extensions enables good loss estimate accuracy. The result is a system matrix assembly block that can be used verbatim for all filaments, further reducing the cost. Both net current and voltage per length of the filament are readily available in the problem formulation.

Findings

The loss estimates from the developed model agree well with traditional FEM and the computation times are faster.

Originality/value

To produce accurate loss estimates in large coils, the low-dimensional function space is constricted on the filament boundaries. The proposed method enables electrical engineers to compute the ohmic losses of individual conductors.

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COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 32 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0332-1649

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