Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

Interdisciplinary Research on Management Education (IRonME)

Research on Management Education Group coordinated by Professor Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi focuses on interdisciplinary

  • Studies on the management of business schools
  • Studies on the history of business schools
  • Studies on management development

Publications

Shaking the status quo: Business accreditation and positional competition, Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo, Kettunen, Kerttu & Sohlo Sauli, Academy of Management Learning & Education, forthcoming.

Book review on 'Defining management: Business schools, consultants, media' by Lars Engwall, Matthias Kipping and Behlül Üsdiken,  Routledge: New York, 2016. Julie Davies & Kerttu Kettunen, Management Learning, 2017.

Should We Give Business School Students What They Want or What They Need? Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo, Davies, Julie & Kettunen, Kerttu. BizEd, February 13, 2017.

Brexit Means… Davies, Julie, Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Kettunen, Kerttu. Global Focus, January/February 2017.

Transnational degree program franchising and the challenge of commercial franchisees, Juusola, Katariina & Rensimer, Lee. International Journal of Educational Management, forthcoming.

The new face of university–business cooperation in Finland. Ranga, Marina, Perälampi, Juha & Kansikas, Juha.Sci Public Policy (2016) 43 (5): 601-612.

The ‘Dean’s Squeeze’ Revisited: A Contextual Approach. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Kettunen, Kerttu. Journal of Management Development, 2016, forthcoming.

A Call for University-Based Business Schools to "Lower Their Walls": Collaborating with Other Academic Departments in Pursuit of Social Value. Currie, G., Davies, J. & Ferlie, E.. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2016, forthcoming.

Mercury beats Minerva? Essays on the accelerating impact of market forces permeating higher education. Katariina Juusola. A doctoral dissertation evaluated by Jeroen Huisman, JC Spender and Behlül Üsdiken. Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics, 2015.

Higher education systems and labour market outcomes in Japan and Finland, 1950-2010. Ojala, A.,Tanaka, Y. & Turunen, O. In Y. Tanaka, T. Tamaki, J. Ojala, & J. Eloranta (Eds.), Comparing Post War Japanese and Finnish Economies and Societies : Longitudinal perspectives (pp. 43-70). Routledge, 2015.

Explanations of success and failure in management learning: what can we learn from Nokia’s rise and fall? Laamanen, Tomi; Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Vaara, Eero. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2015, forthcoming.

Accelerating Americanization of Business Education: Five Responses. Juusola, Katariina; Kettunen, Kerttu & Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo. Journal of Management Inquiry, 2015, forthcoming.

What happens to the professor? Business schools, corporatization, and eroding professionalism. Kettunen, Kerttu; Juusola, Katariina & Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo. A chapter in "Management History's Global Past & Present" edited by Bradley Bowden and David Lamond. Information Age Publishing, 2015, forthcoming.

Institutional Logic of Business Bubbles: Lessons from the Dubai Business School Mania. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Lamberg, Juha-Antti, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2014, Vol. 13, No. 1, 5–25. This article has been recognized as Best Paper in 2014 in Academy of Management Learning and Education!

The danger of corporate thinking in higher education. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Lamberg, Juha-Antti. The Financial Times, April 27, 2014.

The legitimacy paradox of business schools: losing by gaining? Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Siltaoja, Marjo. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2014, Published online before print February 18, 2014, doi: 10.5465/amle.2013.0106.

What's in It for Me? Organizational Commitment among Faculty Members in UAE Business Schools. Lim, Cheryl. A doctoral dissertation has been pre-examined by Frank Bostyn and Howard Frederick, Oulu Business School, 2014.

Business school deans go global: A contextual approachAlajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Kettunen, Kerttu  ABS, The Association of Business Schools, 25-28, Winter 2014.

Sivutoimisen tohtoriopiskelun kehykset kauppatieteissä – johtajat tohtoriputkessa ja opetushallinnon pyörteissä. Malin, Virpi & Takala, Tuomo. Hallinnon Tutkimus 33 (1), 63–69, 2014.

Struggles in organizational attempts to adopt new branding logics: the case of a marketizing university. Aspara Jaakko; Aula Hanna-Mari; Tienari Janne & Tikkanen Henrikki. Consumption Markets & Culture, 17 (6), 522-552, 2014.

Management education in a historical perspective: The business school question and its solution in Finland. Kerttu Kettunen, A doctoral dissertation pre-examined by Lars Engwall and Kenneth Starkey. Oulu Business School, 2013.

The Evolution of Business Schools as an Institution in Finland 1909-2009. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu & Tikkanen, Henrikki, Management & Organizational History, 2012 7(4) 337–367.

Vaan kuinkas sitten kävikään? [What happened?]. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo. The Finnish Journal of Business Economics, 1/2013: 92-102.

Ovatko kauppakorkeakoulut syyllisiä finanssikriisiin? [Are business schools guilty for the Financial Crisis?] Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo. The Finnish Economic Journal 108: 1-15, 2012.

Academic capitalism hits the fan: The birth of acamanic capitalism. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Siltaoja, Marjo. The chapter has been published in ’Dialogues in critical management studies’ edited by Virpi Malin, Jonathan Murphy & Marjo Siltaoja Emerald UK 2013.

Johtajasta tohtoriksi - osaajasta oppijaksi? Organisaatiossa oppimisen monta todellisuutta goffmanilaisena kehysanalyysina. [Leaders as Learners. The Multiple Realities of Learning - a Goffmanian Frame Analysis] Malin, Virpi. Doctoral dissertation. Jyväskylä Studies in Business and Economics, 2012.

In Search of Relevance in Management Education: Three Perspectives. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Moisanen, Heidi & Salminen, Risto T. Problems and Perspectives in Management, Vol. 9: 34 - 43, 2011.

 Work-in-Progress

London's Business Schools: The good, the bad and the ugly? Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo, Davies, Julie & Kettunen, Kerttu. The paper will be presented in Academy of Management Annual Conference 2017.

Efficiency for goodness’ sake! The expansion of managerialism in business schools. Juusola, Katariina. This paper has been presented in the 33rd EGOS Colloquium (2017), Copenhagen.

Project organizing under institutional complexity: comparative analysis of three AACSB accreditation projects in Nordic business schools. Ojansivu, Ilkka, Kettunen Kerttu & Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo. This paper has been presented in the 33rd EGOS Colloquium (2017), Copenhagen.

 

Business School Strategies and Simon’s Vision: Empirical comparison of two London-based business schools. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Davies, Julie & Kettunen Kerttu. This paper will be presented in the British Academy of Management Annual Conference hosted by Newcastle University from the 6th - 8th September 2016.

The spread of managerialism in business schools: More unwanted success than meets the eye. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina, Kettunen, Kerttu & Siltaoja Marjo. This paper will be presented in the British Academy of Management Annual Conference hosted by Newcastle University from the 6th - 8th September 2016.

On the discursive reconstruction of neocolonialist world-class:  Branding practices of international branch campuses in the UAE. Juusola, Katariina & Siltaoja Marjo.  This paper has been presented  in The APROS/EGOS Conference (9-11, December 2015) in Sydney, Australia.

 Balancing substance and image: A contextual approach to business school deanship. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Kettunen, Kerttu. This paper has been presented in the British Academy of Management Annual Conference in the 29th Ahosted by University of Portsmouth from the 8th - 10th September 2015.

The ‘Dean’s Squeeze’ Revisited: A Contextual Approach. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Kettunen, Kerttu. This paper has been invited by the Association of Business Schools to the Business School Leadership Pipeline Wednesday 8 October 2014 Round Table.

Predators and robber barons of higher education: What does an acamanic business school look like? Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Siltaoja, Marjo. This paper has been presented in the 30th EGOS Colloquium (2014), Rotterdam.

Getting AACSB accredited: Relationships dynamics within a multidisciplinary university. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu & Sohlo, Sauli. This paper has been presented in the 30th EGOS Colloquium (2014), Rotterdam.

Activity trade-off and strategic choice in the context of publicly funded business schools. Ojala, A. In EURAM 2014: Waves and Winds of Strategic Leadership for Sustainable Competitiveness 4-7 June 2014, in Valencia, Spain : 14th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management. European Academy of Management EURAM.

The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship: A Game-based Teaching Approach, Sidhu, Ikhlaq; Singer, Ken; Suoranta, Mari & Johnsson, Charlotta. This paper has been presented in Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2014.

Performance of business schools and trade-offs between education and research efficiency. Ojala, Anu. This paper has presented in Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2014.

Americanization in comparative perspective: Business school systems in Finland and in the United Arab Emirates after the WWII. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Kettunen, Kerttu. The paper has been presented in Academy of Management Annual Conference 2013. The study has been recognized as the winner of the 2013 Journal of Management History International Award.

Business schools in transformation: The rise of academic capitalism and new deanships. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Kettunen, Kerttu. The paper has been presented in Nordic Academy of Management Conference in Reykjavik 2013.

Academic Capitalism in Question: Making Sense of the Legitimacy Issues Facing Business Schools. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Siltaoja, Marjo. The paper has been presented in Academy of Management Annual Conference 2013.

A Century of Management Professionalization in Finnish Business Schools. Kettunen, Kerttu; Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo and Tikkanen, Henrikki. The paper has been presented in EGOS conference 2012, July.

Group Members: Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi (JSBE), Julie Davies (UofHudd), Katariina Juusola (BUofD), Kerttu Kettunen (TSE), Juha-Antti Lamberg (JSBE), Virpi Malin (JSBE), Huong Nguyen (Swinburne University of Technology),Anu Ojala (JSBE), Jay Panjwani (JSBE), Juha Perälampi (JSBE), Marjo Siltaoja (JSBE), Sauli Sohlo (OBS), Mari Suoranta (JSBE), Henrikki Tikkanen (ASB).

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