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Laura Ekholm

Doctor of Social Sciences, Economic and Social History

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20052020
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Curriculum vitae

 

 

Research interests

I am currently studying entrepreneurs in the ready-to-wear industry in Sweden and Finland. In the clothing industry, the companies tend to be so small that business-owners and their firms are inseparable. My aim is to reconsider “modernity” by focusing on a field of business with multiple small firms with embedded social networks and family relations. One important aspect to the study is home-based industrial work. I aim to reconsider concepts such as “ethnic entrepreneur” or “female business-owner”.

My doctoral thesis (2013) studied the small Jewish community of Helsinki. I examined on the one hand the occupational structure to analyze changes in the social position of the community in Finland. On the other hand, I analyzed the different aspects of how the position of Helsinki Jews has been narrated.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Economic and social history, Doctor of Social Sciences

Fields of Science

  • 5202 Economic and Social History
  • Garment industry
  • Jewish history
  • Business history
  • Entrepreneurial history

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

Publications 2005 2019

Culture, context and family networks: Value and Knowledge Transfers among Eastern European Jews in Nordic Countries, 1880-1940

Kieding Banik, V. & Ekholm, L. K., 7 Jan 2019, Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500--2000. Kaarninen, M., Aatsinki, U. & Annola, J. (eds.). 1 ed. New York: Routledge, p. 120-141 22 p. (Routledge Studies in Cultural History; vol. 2018).

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

Jews, second-hand trade and upward economic mobility: Introducing the ready-to-wear business in industrializing Helsinki, 1880-1930

Ekholm, L. K., 2 Jan 2019, In : Business History. 61, 1, p. 73-92 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Koulu vaihtaa opetuskielen

Ekholm, L. K., 30 Nov 2018, Kyläkoulu keskellä kaupunkia: Helsingin juutalainen koulu 100 vuotta. Kantor, D. (ed.). Helsinki: Helsingin Juutalainen Yhteiskoulu, p. 46-53 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

Linguistic, Cultural and History-related Studies on Jews in Finland: A Look into the Scholarship in the 21 Century

Ekholm, L. K., Muir, S. & Silvennoinen, O., 28 Jun 2016, In : Scandinavian Jewish Studies. 27, 1, p. 43-57 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Mellan öst och väst: Finlands judiska historia under 1800- och 1900-talet

Ekholm, L. K., 30 Apr 2016, Mångkulturalitet, migration och minoriteter i Finland under tre sekel. Wickström, M. & Wolff, C. (eds.). Helsingfors: Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, p. 176-205 30 p.

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

Projects 2015 2020

Activities 2010 2019

Scandinavian Economic History Review (Journal)

Laura Ekholm (Editor)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2022

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Jews, Roma and the Nor­dic Countries

Laura Ekholm (Speaker: Presenter)
6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

43rd Annual Economic and Business History Conference

Laura Ekholm (Speaker: Chair)
27 May 201828 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Long-term perspectives on home-based work

Laura Ekholm (Speaker: Presenter)
22 May 201824 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media