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Information technology issues in Finland (2020)

Ruohonen, M., Mavengere, N., Islam, A. N., Serenko, A., Ahlfors, U.-R., & Turan, A. H. (2020). Information technology issues in Finland. In P. Palvia, J. Ghosh, T. Jacks, A. Serenko, & A. H. Turan (Eds.), The World IT Project : Global Issues in Information Technology (pp. 93-104). World Scientific. World Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business, 17. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811208645_0008

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ruohonen, Mikko; Mavengere, Nicholas; Islam, A.K.M. Najmul; Serenko, Alexander; Ahlfors, Ulla-Riitta; Turan, Aykut Hamit

Parent publication: The World IT Project : Global Issues in Information Technology

Parent publication editors: Palvia, Prashant; Ghosh, Jaideep; Jacks, Tim; Serenko, Alexander; Turan, Aykut Hamit

ISBN: 978-981-120-863-8

eISBN: 978-981-120-865-2

Journal or series: World Scientific-Now Publishers Series in Business

ISSN: 2251-3442

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 17

Pages range: 93-104

Number of pages in the book: 552

Publisher: World Scientific

Place of Publication: Singapore

Publication country: Singapore

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811208645_0008

Publication open access: Not open

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Information technology (IT) industry is essential in Finland because of its significant export contribution, extensive workforce, and research and innovation contributions. This chapter highlights key issues in this important industry. For instance, IT reliability and efficiency are the top issues necessary for the Finnish IT industry's competitiveness in a global context. Furthermore, business intelligence and analytics tools, techniques and skills are central to the Finnish IT industry. The industry has a very experienced workforce that is however aging and thus there is a need for training of young personnel to join the industry. Generally, the Finnish IT workers are satisfied with their jobs and exhibit low turnover intentions.

Keywords: information technology sector; information technology companies; competitive strength; business intelligence; staff; human resources

Contributing organizations

Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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