Research Programme on Business Know-how, LIIKE 2


Emerging issues around the local and global economy, employment, business operations, competitiveness and the commercialisation of innovations and technology know-how were highlighted in this research programme focusing on issues of business know-how. This research programme was aimed to answer the question of how business know-how serves as a pillar of Finnish society alongside technological and social innovations.

The Research Programme on Business Know-how (LIIKE2) was aimed to explore different dimensions of business know-how that are considered important to the Finnish economy. One of the aims of the programme was to integrate the analysis of business know-how with the current situation in the national economy: In what way do Finnish and Finnish-based companies improve national competitiveness through their own actions?

The general aims of the programme were to strengthen research in business know-how; to improve the socio-economic applicability of business know-how; to promote national and international research cooperation; and to strengthen researcher training and research careers.


The Academy of Finland allocated EUR 4,25 million to the programme. Three of the programme's projects gained extra funding from The Finnish Work Environment Fund and three projects were executed cooperating with Russian Foundation for the Humanities.

Duration 2006-2009


LIIKE2 programme memorandum.pdf

Evaluation report

Coordination The programme was coordinated by programme manager Asta Salmi, the Helsinki School of Economics.

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