12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister

Gert-Jan Koopman, Director, European Commission

Sari Baldauf, M.Sc.(econ)

Erkki Liikanen, Governor, Bank of Finland

Peter Rehnström, President, EANPC


2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Labour market organisations as developers of productivity in Europe

Thérèse de Liederkerke, Secretary General, UNICE

Maria Helene André, Director, Social Affairs, ETUC

Leif Fagernäs, Director General, EK, The Confederation of Finnish Industries

Lauri Ihalainen, President, SAK, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The activation of new tools to solve an old problem: absenteeism and productivity

Julien Pelletier, International Prospective and Project development Manager, ANACT, France

Welcome to the end of business as usual

Andy Mulholland, Global Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini, UK

LEAN in rolling stock maintenance

Kaare Tersböl, Program Manager, DSB S-tog A/S, Denmark


2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The key factors behind the productivity and competitiveness in the Finnish paper industry in Finland

Hannu Alalauri, Senior Vice President, HR, StoraEnso Oyj

Transformation and restructuring of a company from an airline to a lean investment firm. Lean management in enhancing the productivity in companies invested

Smari S. Sigurdsson, Head of department, CFO, FL Group

Improving productivity through electronic data capture measurement

Nyaradzo Muguti, Project Facilitator, Grimsby Institute, UK

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fading of mechanical productivity enchants the need of new business models

Markku Penttinen, Arto Rummukainen, Simo Tikikoski

Agile, craetive and effective Europe - is it a dream?

Sari Baldauf, M.Sc. (econ.)

Productivity - the high road to wealth

Peter Rehnström, President, EANPC

Leadership and productivity - Jack Welch`s productivity triumph

Mustafa Said Karaman

Strategic human resource management and performance information in bounderies

Terttu Pakarinen

Feelings of joy or failure - Experiences of self-efficacy in work settings

Liisa Myyry, Tuija Hytönen

a study of the time lagged relationship between intellectual capital investments and productivity

Jaani Väisänenm Paula Kujansivu, Antii Lönnqvist

The employees as a source of external business information

Vilma Vuori

Recess 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Labour market organisations as developers of productivity at national level

Mikko Mäenpää, President, STTK, The Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees

Risto Piekka, President, AKAVA, The Confederation of Unions for Academic Professionals in Finland

Risto Suominen, Deputy Managing Director, Federation of Finnish Enterprises

Jouni Ekuri, Director General, Commission for Local Authority Employers

Tuire Santamäki-Vuori, President, JHL, The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors

Examples of co-operation between industrial associations in the improvement of productivity

Erkki Vuorenmaa, President, Finnish Metalworkers’ Union

Martti Mäenpää, Director General, Technology Industries of Finland

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Improved results with supply chain management

Timo Heikkilä, Deputy Managing Director, PR Logisticar Oy

The customer’s productivity from the viewpoint of the financier

Kari Villikka, Vice President, Finnvera Oyj
Heikki Vittanen, First Vice President, Nordea Oyj

Global concerns’ productivity requirements for companies and consultants

Esa Vataja, Production Director, Hartwall Ltd

Heikki Sirelius, Director, JTO School of Management

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Improving productivity through work-based learning

Lynton Perry, Director, Grimsby Institute, UK

Why is Sisu Diesel growing?

Eero Tomi, Managing Director, Sisu Diesel Oy

Continuous productivity improvement at Metso - Case recycling business

Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO, Metso Corporation

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Framework for improving manufacturing system performance in Finnish mechanical engineering industry

Mikko Koho, Seppo Torvinen

Lean thinking in product development

Ole-christian Bjarno

Costs of occupational accidents - Effects of occupational safety on company business

Markku Aaltonen, Kimmo Oinonen, Jari-Pekka Kitinoja, Jorma Saari, Mika Tynkkynen, Henriikka Virta

Networks between Finnish construction and service companies in the lifecycle of buildings

Teemu Surakka

Trust, identity and effectiveness in virtual organisations

Marko Hakonen, Jukka Lipponen, Matti Vartiainen, Niina Kokko

Studying the relationship between indoor air and productivity: theoretical discussion and empirical experiences

Riikka Antikainen, Sanna Lappalainen, Antii Lönnqvist, Kati Maksimainen, Kari Reijula, Erkki Uusi-Rauva



9 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.


Eric J. Bartelsman, Professor, The Netherlands

Martti af Heurlin, Deputy Director General, TEKES (The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation)

Lucy Fallon-Byrne, Ireland
Director, NCPP, Ireland


11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Labour market regulation and European venture capital investment

William Kerr, Professor, Harvard University

The Danish competitiveness model

Nils Westergard-Nielssen, Professor, Denmark

A commentary on global models

Mika Maliranta, Head of Unit, ETLA, The Research Institute of the Finnish economy

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ICT and productivity: Changes and new methodologies needed at the level of work oragnisation within European industry in answering the challenges of productivity

Markku Markkula, Director, Helsinki University of Technology Lifelong Learning Institute Dipoli

New possibilities for co-operation, the Komárom Industrial Park

Kim Seitz, Managing Director, the Komárom Industrial Park, Hungary

Developing the ordering and delivery process, added value for the customer

Jouni Juuti, Consultant, Oy Swot Consulting Finland Ltd

The Irish model for developing competitivness

Lucy Fallon-Byrne, Director, NCPP, Ireland

9:40 a.m. to 10.40 a.m

Lucy Fallon-Byrne, Director, NCCP, Irlanti

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Trio – the development of international business

Pasi Pitkänen, Development Manager, Pivatic Oy

Modern technology in the transfer of tacit knowledge

Antti Zitting, Managing Director, Sacotec Components

Advanced Resources Planning at AtlasCopco

Kris Lieckens, Ph.D., University of Antwerp, Atlas Copco

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Has cross-border merger affected well-being at work? A follow-up case from banking industry

Miruna Rusu, Asko Miettinen, Anita Varjonen

Well-Being at Work

Kirsti Launis

Do immigrants have more accidents than Finnish workers?

Simo Salminen, Maarit Vartia, Terhi Giorgiani

Measuring effects of ethical operations

Jerzy Donarski

Productivity: Theory and measurement in business

Seppo Saari

How to communicate target information in SMEs?

Juhani Ukko, Jussi Karhu, Hannu Rantanen

Lunch 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The costs incurred by poor working conditions

Ernst A. P. Koningsveld, Eur. Erg., Senior Consultant, TNO, The Netherlands

Working conditions and productivity at company level

Heikki Laitinen, Doctor of Technology, 3T Results Ltd.

The effect of ergonomics on productivity

Elina Parviainen, Final Assembly and Packing Specialist, Nokia Corporation

The working environment and productivity

Lars-Mikael Bjurström, Development Manager, Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Alternative production methods for services, management systems and technology

a) The purchaser-producer model as part of strategic management

Kari Nenonen, Mayor, City of Oulu

b) The purchaser-producer method as a tool for municipal operations and financial management

Kari Karjalainen (fin.) Mayor, City of Raisio

Service quality management and organisational development

a) A licence to act differently – an organisational reform on the customer’s terms

Anne Walden, Director of Social Care, Municipality of Lapinlahti

Sanna Laulainen, Researcher, University of Kuopio

b) Effective services through comprehensive quality management

Asko Merilä, Development Manager, Municipality of Utajärvi

Management, steering and productivity of municipal services in partnership and network co-operation

a) A production management model for social and health services produced in a multi-actor environment

Pekka Utriainen, Director of Social and Health Care Services
Sirkka Karhula, Manager

Jari Ohtonen (fin), Project Manager, City of Jyväskylä

b) Comprehensive programme management - a change to increase effectiveness of the municipal development project

Sinikka Mikola, Senior Adviser, The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m

The importance of strategic partnership in a global competiton

Herve Garnier, Senior Vice President, EADS International, France

The importance of strategic partnership in a global competition

Seppo Seppälä, Executive Vice President, Patria Oyj

Developing productivity in European industry

Uwe Combüchen, Secretary General, CEEMET

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Productivity development at construction branch after the last recession

Terttu Vainio, Eero Nippala, Hannu Kauranen

Diffusion of new collaborative work environments and impacts on society: Towards a system of policy indicators

Karsten Gareis, Tobias Hüsing

Knowledge acquisition in new product development seen through the environmental scanning framework

Hanna Timonen

The meaning of results oriented pay and its effects on individual performance

Anu Hakonen, Kiisa Hulkko-Nyman, Johanna Maaniemi

The effects of job and competence evaluation based pay systems on the gender pay gap in the Finnish public sector

Sini Jämsén

A follow up study of the effects of a profit sharing system: A case study

Christina Sweins

Recess 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Claudio Zettel, Dr., Organization for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

Patterns of raising productivity across Europe

Anthony Hubert, Secretary General Emeritus, EANPC, UK

The role of the Shingo Prize in the development of the manufacturing industry

Carl Thor, Jarrett & Thor International, President, USA

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Improving the productivity of Norwegian municipalities through networking and bench learning

John-Are Tharaldsen, Adviser, Productivity Network, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

Regions and municipalities as promoters of the Lisbon strategy

Alexander Heichlinger, Project Leader, The EIPA – European Centre for the Regions, Barcelona, Spain

The measurement of productivity in various types of provision of healthcare services

Isto Halinen, Sirpa Korhonen, Senior Consultants, Efeko Ltd/ Finnish Consulting Group

The European strategy for promoting growth and employment.

The public sector’s role in implementing the strategy

Dr. Seppo Määttä, Managing Director, TalentHaus Ltd.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Developing productivity in European industry

Peter Scherrer, Secretary General, EMF

Operational superiority through efficient production

Philip Rodrigo, Vice President Production Operations, Outokumpu, Sheffield, UK

The comtetitivness of small and medium-sized enterprises

Josef Otulak, Consultant, Gateway Int. Eng. & Consultants GmbH, Germany
Harald Weiten, Dipl.Ing., Hauser Umwelt-Service GmbH & Co.KG, Germany


3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Total rewards from an employee perspective

An Verbruggen, Xavier Baeten, Belgium

Informal communication conversations as a form of organizational communication

Minna Nylander

New coming of productivity research - Connections to management research and empirical findings

Jussi Okkonen





9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Tuotto+ development programme

Kurt Holmlund, Managing Director, Oy Ekonotek Ab

Sustainable production growth as challenge – the Finnish Workplace Developement Programme

Tuomo Alasoini, Project Manager, Ministry of Labour

Improvement of the competitiveness of SMEs and employees in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – strategies, support structures and results

Friedhelm Keuken, Dr., G.I.B., Germany

Globalization and structural change of the Emilia-Romagna district

Francesco Garibaldo, Director of IpL, Italy

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The Tuotto+ development programme

Marjaana Ellfolk, CEO, United Laboratories Ltd.

Co-operation between management and staff

Kari Tuominen, Consultant, Oy Benchmarking Ltd.

Searching for better productivity in travel industry and what it means in practise

Miia Porkkala, Managing Director, Rukakeskus Oy

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Tuotto+ and the further development project

Ilpo Karinen, Consultant, Oy Leinolat Ab

Tuotto+ and the further development project

Mika Lindfors, Managing Director, Pajuniemi Oy

Safety Glass Ltd`s development project

Arto Korventausta, Plant Manager, Tamglass Safety Glass Ltd. Oy

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Change management in pay systems implementation

Carita Lahti

The meaning of procedural justice in the performance appraisal process

Johanna Maaniemi, Anu Hakonen

Ownership, technology and X-Efficiency. An empirical examination of total factor productivity in conventional and labour-managed firms

Virginie Pérotin, UK and Fathi Fakhfakh, France

Recess 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Trade and Industry

Henk Thierry, Professor Emeritus, The Netherlands

Matti Lehti, President and CEO, TietoEnator

Frank Pot, Director, The Netherlands



EPC 2006