READINESS OF FINNISH COMPANIES TO INTEGRATE FOREIGN STUDENTS ab 48.99 € als Taschenbuch: Case Study of Keski-Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Wissenschaft, Politikwissenschaft,
READINESS OF FINNISH COMPANIES TO INTEGRATE FOREIGN STUDENTS ab 48.99 EURO Case Study of Keski-Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj
In order to stay competitive in an ever-changing global market, companies need to learn to adapt to changes in the market by transforming or developing their organization. As the external environment changes in an ever faster pace, strategic alterations should become more frequent to a point where change management in itself becomes a constant. Evolutionary change is thereby complemented by revolutionary change such as in the case of Outokumpu Oyj, a large Finnish multinational corporation that has relocated its functional headquarters from Helsinki to Brussels. The relocation not only helps the company to stay close to important markets and customers, but also increases the diversity of the headquarter function. The relocation of functional headquarters is particularly interesting and important for MNCs from small economies with a limited local market leading to an increased external focus. The case of Outokumpu Oyj should help shed some light on the strategic drivers and organizational implications of change, and should be especially useful to professionals in the field of Management, or anyone else who may be interested in headquarter relocation.
Integration has been a popular discourse among foreign students. The difficulty experienced among international degree students studying in Finland to find internship places and full time employment has been a point in focus. Foreign students are often confined to look outside Finland for employment opportunities having received high-class education. The question on how ready Finnish companies are to attract and retain foreign students still remains unanswered. The dimension of diversity which is closely related with the topic was introduced as well as the social aspects of integration, benefits and barriers to integration of foreign students were also studied. Survey, questionnaires and interviews were used in the research. The results manating from the research showed that Keski-pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj is a proponent of integration of foreign students but more still needs to be done in terms of internship and full-time employment of foreign students. This is only one company out of the numerous indigenous Finnish companies and therefore, more studies need to be carried out on other Finnish companies.In