Harri Kostilainen

Graduate student

Senior Advisor (RDI), Researcher, Diak
Executive Director, FinSERN (Finnish Social Enterprise Research Network)

+ 20 years of experience on Social Innovations and Social Enterprises in the context of the renewal of welfare services

An expert member of group appointed by Nordic Council of Ministers: a working group to map initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries, Country Expert in European Comission DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion Peer reviews on Social entrepreneurship and social enterprises Croatia and Norway, Research Partner ICSEM, MC Member COST Action CA16206, National Researcher Up-date of the mapping of social enterprises and their eco-systems in Europe” DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EC) funded consortium led by Euricse-EMES.

Selected articles & publications

Kostilainen, H. & Pättiniemi, P. (2016) Evolution of Social Enterprise Concept in Finland. In Lundgaard A. L., Gawell M. & Spear, R. (eds.) Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprises Nordic Perspectives. Routledge studies in Social Enterprise & Social Innovation. Routledge New York.

Kostilainen, H., Houtbeckers, E. & Pättiniemi, P. (2016) Social Enterprise in Finland. ICSEM Working Papers, No. 37, Liege: The International Comparative Social Enterprise Models (ICSEM) Project.

Kostilainen, H. & Pättiniemi, P. (2016) Management orientations and mission drifts: Case studies on Finnish work integration social enterprises. In MIC 2016 Conference Proceedings.

Kostilainen, H. & Tykkyläinen, S. (2015) The Characteristics of Finnish Social Enterprise. In Kostilainen, H. & Pättiniemi, P. (toim.) (2015) Yhteiskunnallisen yritystoiminnan monet kasvot. FinSERN:in 14.11.2013 järjestämän yhteiskunnallisten yritysten tutkimuskonferenssin julkaisu. Diakonia-ammattikorkeakoulu julkaisuja C Katsauksia ja aineistoja 42.

Kostilainen, H. & Grönberg, V. (2013) Understanding startup and success of work integration social enterprises in Finland. In H., Kostilainen & P., Pättiniemi (Toim.): Avauksia yhteiskunnallisen yritystoiminnan tutkimukseen, 2013.

Pättiniemi, P., Kostilainen, H. & Nylund, M. (2001), “Voluntary Organisations and Co-operatives in Socio-economic Reintegration in Finland”. In Spear, R. et al. Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe, London, Ashgate.

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