Prof. Bodo Steiner

  • keywords for interests: Social Networks, strategic alliances & sustainability in agri-food-forest value chains; forestry example: 

  • keywords for methods: micro-econometrics, social network analysis 
  • on going projects: value creation & organizational design issues in agri-business value chains, ecological footprint labelling and implications for supply chain management, strategic alliances & agri-environmental management schemes 


Dr. Mika Rekola

  • research: Forest Education, Ecosystem Services, E-learning/Virtual reality 
  • methods: Student centered learning experiences, Behavioral Event Interview (BEI) 
  • projects: Global Outlook on Forest Education 


Dr. Chiara Lombardini

  • research: Economic education,  Sustainable food consumption 
  • methods: Field and laboratory experiments, microeconometric
  • projects: Flipped teaching and students’ learning, The role of social norms in sustainable food choices: an examination in six workplace restaurants


Dr. Petri Parviainen

  • research:  Industry transformation, Virtual reality, E-selling  
  • methods: Field experiments, Dynamic learning algorithms, User-centric design research 
  • projects: Benefits of mixed reality technologies,  Dynamic pricing and budgeting, VRForest 


Dr. Tuija Virtanen

  • research: Sustainability reporting, Sustainability measurement,  Accountability 
  • methods: Case study, Qualitative research
  • projects: Sustainability: target accountability and target measurability, Supply chains and integrated steps towards sustainability reporting 


Dr. Arttu Malkamäki

  • interests: Policy networks; vulnerable social-ecological systems (e.g. local communities exposed to land-use changes); belief systems (i.e. cognition) 
  • methods: Social network analysis (e.g. exponential random graph modelling); systematic reviewing 
  • projectsThe socio-economic impacts of large-scale tree plantations, worldwide 
  • The governance of “sustainable” large-scale tree plantations, South Africa 


Dr. Stefano Ghinoi 




Our methodological approaches


Sales field experiments

Choice experiments

Laboratory experiments

Narrative analysis

Integrated modeling


Time-series analysis


Volatility modeling


Stochastics frontier analysis


Stochastic dynamic programming

Modeling optimization


About the Alliance

The purpose of our Helsinki Green Business & Economics Research Alliance is to bring together researchers from the Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry (Dept. of Economics & Management and the Dept of Forest Sciences) for joint research and teaching initiatives. Based on Viikki campus, we provide a unique profile of expertise in the areas of economics, marketing and business management applied to the green economy. Our group applies a versatile set of methodological approaches in the field and in the laboratory.”