This article highlights the emerging need to develop educational programs to train professionals capable of designing sustainable business models and create sustainable entrepreneurship by taking advantage of new technologies. SECA project partners have undertaken a new initiative to foster AI and VR enabled innovative sustainable entrepreneurship education development.
Digital tourism technology has potential to create new opportunities for growth and development and it motivates tourism companies to adopt innovative technologies in their products and services.
The changes in the operating environment challenge the tourism industry. What are the working practices in the world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA)?
Indigenous people often have a deep connection to the land and natural resources. A practical example of a sustainable and circular indigenous community business is Angeli reindeer farm and tourism company in Inari.
Strategic partnership does not just happen, it can be advanced and strengthened through practical collaborative joint actions. An example is Erasmus+ intensive blended study program jointly created and implemented by Lapland UAS, Finland, Fontys UAS, the Netherlands and FH Aachen UAS, Germany.
This special issue of our online Lumen journal discusses an international Lapland UAS and the significance of internationalisation in our region, both in national and global networks.
Finland has good opportunities to respond to changes in tourism: we have worked hard to promote sustainable travel and digitalisation in the sector, and Finland also attracts international travellers as a destination offering unique nature and culture experiences.
Lapland is a central region in the Arctic and a logistics hub in the Barents region. Lapland is a diverse region, with its various strengths helping the whole region to develop. However, post-pandemic growth threatens to remain at halfway without appropriate competence.
More university graduates are leaving Finland than are immigrating. It would be important to successfully brand in-service training in international competence so that Finnish and local companies understand its significance and necessity for Finnish working life.
Around European rural areas, many companies are in a situation where finding new forms of earning is necessary to enable them to make a living and develop their operations.
Local actors are key players in creating and implementing green growth and green innovations. The Green growth activities require a strong territorial approach that is supported and boosted by best practices from other regions. The GRUDE project focuses on arctic bioenergy, blue economy and sustainable societies.
This article aims to look at how can global education is a part of teaching at Lapland UAS and how can its results be seen. It provides a case study of former International Project Management specialization study programme and current training within KATOS project aiming to increase EU funded project competence among relevant regional stakeholders.
A shared coaching model and cooperatives boost entrepreneurship and reduce youth unemployment in the EU. In Lapland, the current availability of cooperative studies is low. Lapland UAS participated in the recently ended Cooperative Campus development project funded by Horizon Europe.
Knowledge sharing and acquisition forms the foundation for international collaboration during which knowhow is exchanged and new perspectives are gained. Lapland UAS has an established network of international partners and has been involved in various international activities to enhance its global reach and address the strategic issues concerning internationalisation.
Entrepreneurs and organisations can collaborate with International Business students in various ways. For example, they can provide students with thesis ideas and topics, offer practical training positions, and participate in different sorts of events and even lectures.
Tourism companies in Lapland are in many ways trailblazers for internationalisation, when it comes to marketing, serving customers and managing human resources internationally. In this article, we demonstrate how international students can concretely enrich the intercultural competence in local businesses.
The contact between tourists and products from Lapland ceases with the end of the trip and it is almost impossible to buy authentic Lappish goods from outside the region. An authentic, durable, and high-quality product made in Lapland has potential to be successfully marketed if it is available through modern sales channels.
Arctic areas, as intrinsically challenging operating areas, require a knowledge of Arctic conditions and the impacts of long distances on activities. In recent years, considerable development work has been conducted in the circular economy field.
Unless circular economy is explained in a way that is understandable, people may think it equals just recycling. Sea Lapland’s Resource Intelligence project challenges the region to think in cycles.