Maiju Wuokko

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a historian specializing in business and political history, business-politics links, business and employers' associations, and industrial relations.

Research interests:

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

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

Neoliberalism and neoliberalisation

History pedagogy

(Photo by Veikko Somerpuro)

Curriculum vitae

Employment history

2023-2025 University of Helsinki: University Researcher, Centre for Nordic Studies (CENS), Department of Cultures

2020-2023 University of Turku: University Instructor, Contemporary 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"



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

History, Title of Docent, Faculty of Arts

Award Date: 28 Mar 2024

University Pedagogy, Teacher’s Pedagogical Studies (60 ECTS), University of Turku

Award Date: 8 Jun 2022

Finnish and Nordic History, Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

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.