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Prof. Dr. Markku Wilenius

Prof. Dr. Markku Wilenius is a member of the advisory board of the European Futurists Conference Lucerne.


Dr. Markku Wilenius has been appointed as Senior Vice President in Group Development responsible for Group's strategic research to the Allianz group by December 1, 2007.
Markku Wilenius has acted as Director of the Finland Futures Research Centre in 1999-2001, as Research Director in 2002-2003 and again as Director from August 1, 2003 until May 2005. He is professor of Futures Studies in Finland Futures Research Centre at the Turku School of Economics. Markku Wilenius is also Docent in the University of Helsinki.


Markku Wilenius' interests in research and development focus on the
development of the society and foreseeing of development, visionary and
strategic management of organisations in terms of their competence
building as a way to "futurise" them, and sustainable development. Last
year he finalised a book on creative economy and the meaning of cultural
know-how, named "Cultural Competence as a Component of National
Competitiveness". From the spring 2005 on, he focusses on leading a
large research project "Managing Creative Knowledge Capital" with major
Finnish corporations.

In 2002, he was appointed to the Club of Rome. He has also acted as a
chairman in the committee, nominated by CSD, that prepared the national
agenda of Finland for the UN summit meeting in Johannesburg 2002.
Wilenius acts also as a vicechair of the executive committee of the
Finnish Consumer Agency.


Finland Futures Research Centre Turku School of Economics
The Finnish Association for the Club of Rome


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