Dr. Roma Puri, Associate Professor from the OB & HRM area visited the Pori Unit of the University of Turku under the Erasmus + Mobility Grant Agreement in the month of April, 2019. Dr. Puri conducted sessions for the undergraduate students on “Understanding Cross Cultural Dimensions of International Business” and “Understanding India: In the Context of International Business”. She conducted a special session on “Blue Ocean Strategy” for the students. The sessions were interactive and the students were very keen to know about India and its uniqueness in the world of business. Dr. Puri also shared her ongoing research on the role of HRM in enhancing sustainability in manufacturing organizations in a research seminar attended by the faculty and research scholars of the University. The visit concluded with a meeting which was meant to explore avenues to strengthen the collaborative ties between IMI Kolkata and the University of Turku. The discussions covered the following areas-
1. Continuing with the teacher and student exchange programmes and also to include exchange of doctoral students in the mobility project.
2. Executive education: Offering short term and long term management development and executive education programmes for both Finnish and Indian executives.
3. Encouraging participation in conferences conducted by University of Turku and IMI Kolkata by the faculty members of both the institutions
This was the first of teacher exchanges that has happened in the year 2019. Earlier this year Dr. Harrie Virolainen had visited IMI Kolkata as a part of the same agreement.