Internationalisation of Finnish Firms and Use of Digital Solutions
Authors: Afnan Zafar, Marja Ahola
Abstract: Firms in Finland are experiencing an immense shortage of skilled workers, and one of the many ways to cope with this shortage is the internationalisation of firms. The starting point of internationalisation of the firm is the smooth induction process of foreign background employees in the firm and utilising digital solutions. This paper explores different ways firms use to enhance the employees’ induction process and promote internationalisation. The data has been collected from 36 firms from Finland in the interview form between 2020-2021. The collected data were analysed qualitatively and provided widespread information. This paper focuses on the induction and internationalisation side of data. The study explains digital solutions, orientation-training programs, promoting an inclusive work culture and background evaluations to enhance the induction process. The practical implication of this study is to provide guidelines and bases to develop further digital solutions for the induction process in Finnish firms.
Keywords: Internationalisation, Digitalization, Firms, Finland
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