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  • Rauhala, Pirkko-Liisa; Molander, Gustaf (2010)
    Kirjailija ja kielenkääntämis taiteen mestari Kai Nieminen on jälleen kerran saattanut suomalaisten lukijoiden ulottuville kallisarvoisen kirjallisen helmen idästä valikoidessaan ja suomentaessaan japanilaisen, kiinaksi kirjoittaneen Ema Saikoo’n (1787–1861) runoja.
  • Korkalainen, Taru (2010)
    The purpose with the preliminary study is to assess the current situation in respect of the integration between North-West Russia and South-East Finland, as well as the main prerequisites and impediments for the integration. The first part of the report focuses on the background of these areas, the second part discusses the prerequisites and impediments of integration, and the third part looks into the possibilities and attraction factors in South-East Finland. North-West Russia has had a great significance in the development of South-East Finland, and it is still considered to offer the main possibilities for development in the area. According to the interviews, the biggest problems arose from business itself and the lack of resources. In addition, the inability to adapt to local culture, lack of language skills and cultural awareness, attitudinal problems, the ncreasing protectionism in Russia, and Russia lacking the status of a constitutional state were regarded a major hindrance. Mystic features have appeared in both agreements and operation in Russia in business as well as training and research. The desire to operate internationally and readiness to invest both time and money were seen as major prerequisites for integration. Other prerequisites depended on the chosen model of operation. Good and functional relations with local authorities and the Russification of staff were considered necessary for successful integration in the operating environment. Finns were considered to have good chances for success. Lack of basic funding, a Finnish-centred standing and attitudinal problems were detected in the training and research sector. A Russian partner is, however, essential, and creating networks was considered necessary for mutual activities. When it comes to export of training services, focus was placed on management and project management. The competition between universities was considered a problem, and the interviewees hoped for better co-operation between universities. The large number of operators and their mutual competition in South-East Finland and North-West Russia was considered the main problem in the public sector. The competition between Kouvola and Kotka and the railroad and road E18 impede the development of the area. In addition, the area lacks political involvement in the matter and a strong front man. Integration should take place in cooperation between the public sector and companies. Rapid solutions to the visa issue was hoped from the state. Possible negative effects resulting from waiving the visa requirement were not considered a major problem. The structural change in Kymenlaakso was considered rather a possibility than a hindrance. The lack of a university has a negative effect on the area, however, and the interviewees hoped to see the impact of the Lappeenranta University of Technology expand all over South-East Finland. The regional infrastructure was considered well-functioning, and initiative and fast measures were hoped for its further development. Logistics was considered a strength in South-East Finland, but excessive concentration on railroads or harbours was thought to slow down development. Increased coalescence and chains were hoped for, as well as stronger focus on local strengths. In addition the interviewees hoped to see analyses of these strengths. To promote the development of the area, requirements for improved level of services, increased language skills and cultural awareness were presented. The interviewees particularly hoped for development in tourism services and cultural exchange: major projects and clear brands both locally and for the border district. In addition, the Lappeenranta airport and the fast train connection should be utilised more efficiently and investments made in improving tourist guiding. Various health, care and rehabilitation related services as well as maintenance services were considered attraction factors in the area. As for the paper industry, ecology, finances and technology should be combined, and new innovations created. In addition, focus in South-East Finland should be placed on logistics, digital communications, renewable energy, and information intensive activities. The interviewees hoped to have further analyses of Russian companies and potential targets for investments. Integration in the society requires inter-institutional administrative measures and introduction of language training at a very early stage. The interviewees hoped that the regional council would particularly invest in forming relationships in Finland and Russia, defining the points of focus for logistics in the area, and paying consideration to cultural integration in its strategies.
  • Kaartinen, Marjo; Korhonen, Anu (Kirja-Aurora, 2005)
  • Korhonen, Anu (2005)
    Abstract: Boiling blood : anger at the start of the modern era in England
  • Matilainen, Riitta (2010)
    Rahapelaaminen on kiinnostava historiantutkimuksen aihe. Viimeisen sadan vuoden aikana rahapelaaminen on muuttanut muotoaan salatusta ja paheksutusta, huonosta tai jopa synnillisestä käytöksestä hyväksytyksi ja normaaliksi osaksi suomalaista elämänmenoa ja suomalaisen hyvinvointiyhteiskunnan rahoitusta.
  • Pietilä, Tuulikki (Gaudeamus, 2011)
  • Parikka, Raimo (2009)
  • Kröger, Markus (2007)
    English abstract: The pulp investment conflict of Argentina and Uruguay as a Latin American land and forest dispute
  • Pakkasvirta, Jussi (2010)