Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-1.137
E-mail: jsa.law@cbs.dk
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I am a private law scholar exploring the interplay of law, economic organization, and global production. I focus in particular on the role of private law in enabling, shaping, and regulating new forms of organization ranging from centralized mass production to global value chains and the platform and circular economies. My research covers the use of contract in the private governance of production for efficiency and sustainability, the public regulation of transnational production, and the role of private law in shaping new forms of organization.

Primary research areas

• Private law, in particular comparative and transnational contract, tort, and private international law.
• Private governance, in particular contract as a mechanism for multilateral, contract-and-corporate-boundary-spanning governance.
• Public regulation, in particular analyzing and comparing transnational sustainability laws.
• The relationship of law and industrial organization in providing a foundational matrix for how production is organized globally, e.g. the role of law in global value chains, transaction-cost economics, outsourcing, off-shoring, digital platforms, the circular economy, and supply chain governance.


Administrative tasks
  • Course responsible: Contracts and the Value Chain
  • Course responsible: Advanced Contract Law and Contract Economics


Curriculum Vitae
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  • Contracts and the Value Chain
  • Advanced Contract Law and Contract Economics
  • Bachelors projects
  • Masters theses
Publications List
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Mika Viljanen; Jaakko Salminen; Anna Hurmerinta-Haanpää / Functional Contracting : Re-conceptualizing Business Contracts in Face of New Forms of Production.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2020, 26 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 20-34)
Working paper
Klaas Hendrik Eller; Jaakko Salminen / Reimagining Contract in a World of Global Value Chains
In: European Review of Contract Law, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2020, p. 1-2
Jaakko Salminen / Towards a Genealogy and Typology of Governance Through Contract Beyond Privity
In: European Review of Contract Law, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2020, p. 25-43
Journal article > peer review
Jaakko Salminen; Vibe Ulfbeck / Developing Supply Chain Liability : A Necessary Marriage of Contract and Tort?.
In: Law and Responsible Supply Chain Management: Contract and Tort Interplay and Overlap. . ed. /Vibe Ulfbeck; Alexandra Andhov; Kateřina Mitkidis. Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 146-174
Book chapter > peer review
Jaakko Salminen / From Product Liability to Production Liability : Modelling a Response to the Liability Deficit of Global Value Chains on Historical Transformations of Production.
In: Competition and Change, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2019, p. 420-438
Journal article > peer review
Jaakko Salminen; Mikko Rajavuori / Global Value Chains as a Legal Concept
: The Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project 2019
Other contribution
Jaakko Salminen / Private Law as an Enabler and Regulator of New Forms of Production : A Socio-functional Analysis of the Ideals of Doctrinal Stability and Social Congruence.
In: Pragmatism v. principfasthet i nordisk förmögenhetsrätt. ed. /Jan Kleineman. Stockholm : Jure 2019, p. 309-325 (Centrets Skriftserie, No. 35)
Book chapter > peer review
Jaakko Salminen / Recent Nordic Trends in Developing Value Chain Sustainability
In: Legal Reform and the Development of Rule of Law: A Comparison between China and Finland. . ed. /Chen Su; Ulla Liukkunen. Bejing : Social Sciences Academic Press 2019 (China Forum on the Rule of Law)
Book chapter > peer review
Jaakko Salminen / Sustainability and the Move from Corporate Governance to Governance through Contract
In: The Cambridge Handbook of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Sustainability. ed. /Beate Sjåfjell; Christopher M. Bruner. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2019, p. 57-70
Book chapter > peer review
Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson; Suvi Sankari; Anu Bask; Jaakko Salminen / Sustainability in Contractually Organized Supply Chains : Coordinating Transport.
In: Sustainable and Efficient Transport: Incentives for Promoting a Green Transport Market. . ed. /Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson; Suvi Sankari; Anu Bask. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2019, p. 161-181
Book chapter > peer review
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Academic Interests

Private governance of production; public regulation of production; comparative transnational private law; new forms of organization (centralized mass production, global value chains, the platform and circular economies); sustainability.


Outside activities
  • Editor in chief, Oikeus (Finnish socio-legal journal)
  • External reviewer of publications, doctoral students, funding proposals