This issue includes three research articles. First Benjamin Maury examines whether shareholder portfolio holding data can be used to improve the performance of popular value investment strategies. Then Pertti Laine, Jari Stenvall and Hanni Tuominen focus on the strategic role of HR. And finally Matti Keloharju analyzes the timing of spending in Finnish municipalities
This issue of the Nordic Journal of Business (NJB) includes three peer-reviewed research articles. In the first article, Benjamin Maury from Hanken School of Economics contributes to the finance literature by examining whether shareholder portfolio holding data can be used to improve the performance of popular value investment strategies. The second article by Pertti Laine (University of Turku), Jari Stenvall (University of Tampere) and Hanni Tuominen (University of Turku) focuses on human resource competencies and the strategic role of HR. Finally, in the third article, Matti Keloharju from Aalto University School of Business analyzes the timing of spending in Finnish municipalities.
The current issue of NJB is the first issue available in only electronic form. Given the universally declining role of printed journals in the process scholarly communication and the financial imperatives involved with print versions, The Association of Business Schools Finland has decided to continue the development of NJB in a strictly electronic form as a peer-reviewed open access journal. We are committed to being a pure open access journal without submission fees, subscription fees, or any article processing charges.
I hope you enjoy reading the interesting articles featured in this issue of the Nordic Journal of Business.
Nordic Journal of Business
Contents Vol. 66, No. 1 (Spring 2017)
A Strategic Role for HR: Is It a Competence Issue?
Pertti Laine, Jari Stenvall and Hanni Tuominen
Year-End Purchases in Finnish Municipalities