research team - finland
Markku Sotarauta, PhD, is a professor of urban competitiveness and strategic development at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is also director of the Research Unit for Urban and Regional Development Studies (Sente), and a docent (a kind of senior lecturer) at the Tampere University of Technology. He specialises in strategic thinking, leadership, management (particularly the management of ambiguity) in promotion of regional and urban economic development. Currently, he has an interest especially in the invisible dynamics of the urban economic development processes and their relationship to leadership. He has published widely on these subjects in a range of books and journals as well as presented related papers throughout Europe and Japan.