Alajoutsijärvi Kimmo, Professor / Professori

Alajoutsijärvi Kimmo, Professor / Professori

Areas of Interest

Business relationships and networks, business cycles, research on business schools and higher education.

Research Areas

Industrial marketing, business schools.

Recent Publications

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

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

Inside service-intensive projects: analyzing inbuilt tensions. Ojansivu, Ilkka & Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo. International Journal of Project Management, 2015.

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

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.

Business relationships and projects afterlife: Antecedents, Processes and Outcomes. Ojansivu, Ilkka; Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Salo Jari. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 2015. 

The legitimacy paradox of business schools: losing by gaining? Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina & Siltaoja, Marjo. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2015.

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.

The development of buyer-seller interaction in service-intensive projects. Ojansivu, Ilkka; Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo & Salo Jari. Industrial Marketing Management, 2013, Vol.42, Issue 8, 1318–1327.

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.

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

The Evolution of Business Schools as an Institution in Finland 1909-2009. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu & Tikkanen, Henrikki, Management & Organizational History, 7(4) 1–31, 2012.

Dynamic effects of business cycles on business relationships. Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi, Mainela Tuija & Ulkuniemi Pauliina. Management Decision, Vol. 50: 291-304, 2012.

Perceived Customer Involvement and Organizational Design in Project Business. Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo; Mainela, Tuija; Salminen, Risto & Ulkuniemi, Pauliina. Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 28: 77-89, 2012.

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

Teaching (list of courses)

  • BtoB relationships and networks (YMAS431)
  • Work and career in business schools (TTKJ157)
  • Master thesis