Human in Digital and Sustainable Economies

  • Lönnrotinkatu 7

    50100 Mikkeli


Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Human in Digital and Sustainable Economies research group examines emerging sustainable practices from the perspectives of people, digital technologies and economies.

Research projects draw from the sustainability framework and combine three primary themes:

1)      Emphasis on consumers’ and end-users’ perspectives

2)      The extensive utilisation of novel digital technologies

3)      Examination of principles, prospects and alternatives of emerging economies


Research emphasis is on the perceptions of the people and stakeholders, revolutionary technologies ranging from digital solutions to biotechnologies, and novel forms of emerging economies such as platform economy, sharing economy and bioeconomy.

Aspiration to understand better individual, social and cultural practices characterise the research conducted within the group. Research projects combine the approaches of the social sciences as well as qualitative research methods and data.


International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2002 2023

Publications 2017 2020

Entisestä oppien ja uutta rakentaen

Pylkkänen, P., 15 Jan 2020, In : Sykettä Keski-Suomen maaseudulle : maaseuturahaston mahdollisuudet. p. 2 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Leader-toimintatavan arviointi : Maaseutuohjelma 2014–2020

Pylkkänen, P., Hyyryläinen, T., Rannanpää, S., Pyykkönen, S., Heikkinen, B., Koivisto, A. & Ranta, T., 2020, Helsinki: Maa- ja metsätalousministeriö. 290 p. (Maa- ja metsätalousministeriön julkaisuja ; vol. 2020, no. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Meat revisited? Qualitative content analysis on the developing meanings of cultured meat in online news comments

Ryynänen, T. & Toivanen, A. I., 2020, p. 66. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstract

Open Access

Transnational Cooperation—The Underutilized Potential of the European LEADER Method

Pylkkänen, P., Hyyryläinen, T. & Navarro, F., 2 Jan 2020, Neoendogenous Development in European Rural Areas. Cejudo, E. & Navarro, F. (eds.). Cham: Springer , p. 133-148 16 p. (Springer Geography).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2011 2020

Meat revisited? Qualitative content analysis on the meanings of cultured meat in online news comments

Toni Ryynänen (Speaker), Anni Ilona Toivanen (Speaker)
9 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Journal of Rural Studies (Journal)

Torsti Hyyryläinen (Reviewer)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Petr Jehlicka

Torsti Hyyryläinen (Host)
25 Mar 201926 Apr 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH