Maiju Wuokko

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Description of research and teaching

I am a historian specializing in business and political history, business-politics links, business interest associations, and labour market policies.

Research interests:

Business history; business-politics-links; business political power; corporate political activity

Industrial relations; Finnish employer policies; labour market relations and policies

Corporate social responsibility

Political economy; Varieties of Capitalism

Welfare studies and history of the welfare state

Cold War history; Finnish-Soviet relations and trade; Urho Kekkonen

Men and masculinity studies and men's history; power, gender and ageing

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Curriculum vitae

Employment history

2018, 2020 University of Helsinki: Postdoctoral researcher, Helsinki University Humanities Programme

2018-2019 University of Helsinki: University lecturer (acting), Business History

2017 University of Helsinki: University lecturer (acting), Finnish and Nordic History

2016-2018 University of Helsinki: Researcher in researcher project "A Long Engagement: Business and Tripartite Corporatism in Finland, 1940-2020"

2012-2015 University of Helsinki: Doctoral student in reasearch project "Business, Governments and International Trade in Cold War Europe"

2010-2011 University of Helsinki: Doctoral student in research project "Business Elite – Roots and Roles in Modern Society. The Finnish case in the European context, 1750-2000"

2007-2009 University of Helsinki: Research assistant / Doctoral student in research project "Big Business, Small Nation: The Political Economy of the Finnish Forest Industries, 1920–2000"



2016 Doctor of Philosophy, Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki; PhD thesis: The Vanguard of the Market Economy: The Political Activity of Finnish Business in the 1970s and 1980s

2007 Master of Arts, Finnish and Nordic History, University of Helsinki; Master's thesis: "Täydellinen itsenäisyys ulospäin. - Ja järjellinen järjestys sisäänpäin” : Ylioppilaat ja järjestyksenpitokysymys vuonna 1917 [“Absolute Independence Outwards – And Reasonable Order Inwards” : Students and the Maintenance of Order, 1917]



Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 25 Oct 2016

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Finnish and Nordic History
  • 5201 Political History
  • 5202 Economic and Social History
  • Business history
  • Yrityshistoria

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.