Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • CBS Law
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-1.137
E-mail: jsa.bhl@cbs.dk
Jaakko Salminen

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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Jaakko Salminen; Kevin Sobel-Read; Mika Viljanen; Klaas Hendrik Eller / Digital Platforms as Second-Order Lead Firms : Beyond the Industrial/Digital Divide in Regulating Value Chains.
In: European Review of Private Law, Vol. 30, No. 6, 2022, p. 1059–1088
Journal article > peer review
Jaakko Salminen; Mikko Rajavuori; Mika Viljanen; Agnes Hellner / Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Global Value Chains : Governance, Regulation and Liability.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2022, 35 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 22-05)
Working paper > peer review
Kevin Sobel-Read; Glen Anderson; Jaakko Salminen / The Critical Role of Choses in Action : A Call for Harmonization Across Common Law Jurisdictrions .
In: Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2022, p. 513-574
Journal article
Mika Viljanen; Jaakko Salminen; Mikko Rajavuori / Yksityisoikeudellinen vastuu yritysvastuuvelvoitteesta
In: Yritysvastuu & oikeus. ed. /Anne Vanhala; Michael Ristaniemi. Saatavilla : Kauppakamari 2022, p. 157-189
Book chapter > peer review
Jaakko Salminen; Mikko Rajavuori / Law, Agency and Sustainability : The Role of Law in Creating Sustainability Agency.
In: Research Handbook of Sustainability Agency. ed. /Satu Teerikangas ; Tiina Onkila; Katariina Koistinen; Marileena Mäkelä. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 322-334
Book chapter > peer review
Jaakko Salminen; Mikko Rajavuori / Private International Law, Global Value Chains and the Externalities of Transnational Production : Towards Alignment?.
In: Transnational Legal Theory, Vol. 12, No. 2, 8.2021, p. 230-248
Journal article > peer review
Jaakko Salminen / Sustainability and the Contractual Organization of Production
: The NOVA Knowledge Centre for Business, Human Rights and the Environment 20.4.2021
Net publication - Internet publication
Jaakko Salminen / Velvoiteoikeus kestävyyskysymyksen rakenteellisena sydämenä
In: Ympäristöjuridiikka, Vol. 41, No. 3, 2021, p. 57-74
Journal article
Jaakko Salminen; Mikko Rajavuori / Yritysten arvoketjupäästöjen hallinta, sääntely ja vastuu
In: Oikeus, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2021, p. 481–502
Journal article > peer review
Jaakko Salminen / From Market Contracts to the Circular Economy : Law and Increasingly Holistic Conceptualizations of Production.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [wp] 2020, 22 p. (CBS LAW Research Paper, No. 20-36)
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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