Sobey School welcomes visiting scholar from Finland

Riitta Forsten-Astikainen

Riitta Forsten-Astikainen

We are excited to officially welcome visiting scholar, Riitta Forsten-Astikainen from the Micro-Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence at the University of Oulu, Finland to Saint Mary's University.

She will be working with Dr. Chantal Hervieux and the Centre for Leadership Excellence over the next three months collecting data on Human Resource Management in SMEs, to compare findings from Halifax to Finland.

She is also collecting comparative data from Canadian micro-entrepreneurs regarding their perceptions of growth in micro-enterprises.

We look forward to working with Riitta and at the same time, learning more about the Finnish Business Environment.

— Charlene Boyce, Sobey School of Business