Järvenpää Marko, Professor / Professori

Head of Accounting and Commercial Law
Järvenpää Marko, Professor / Professori


I have obtained PhD in Accounting from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration (TSEBA) in 2002. Previous positions were held as assistant at TSEBA in Turku (1994-1995) and in Pori (1995-1998), Acting professor in University of Vaasa 1998-1999, Principal Lecturer (1999-2004) and Head of the Degree Programme in Business Management (2002-2004) in Seinäjoki Polytechnic. Professor in University of Jyväskylä 2004-. In addition to research work I have published three textbooks and involved in executive training and advicing.

Areas of Interest

management accounting, cost management, performance measurement, accounting & strategy, role of management aaccountants, environmental accounting, network control, control of fast growing companies, institutional theory, case study

Research Areas

management accounting

Recent Publications

  • Pellinen, J. & Teittinen, H. & Järvenpää, M. (2016) Performance measurement system in the situation of simultaneous vertical and horizontal integration. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 36, 10, 1182 - 1200.
  • Järvenpää, M. & Länsiluoto, A. (2016) Collective Identity, Institutional Logic and Environmental Management Accounting Change. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, No. 2/2016, 152-176.
  • Sajasalo, P. & Auvinen, T. & Takala, T. & Järvenpää, M. & Sintonen, T. (2016) Strategy implementation as fantasising – becoming the leading bank. Accounting and Business Research, Vol 46, No. 3, 303-325.
  • Nykänen, E. & Järvenpää, M. & Teittinen, H. (2016) Business Intelligence in Decision Making in Finnish Enterprises. Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 65, No. 2, 24-44.
  • Velasquez, S. & Suomala, P. & Järvenpää M. (2015) Cost Consciousness: Conceptual Development from a Management Accounting Perspective.  Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol 12, No. 1, 55-86.
  • Järvenpää, M. (2014) As a researcher. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol 25, 849.
  • Länsiluoto, A., Järvenpää, M., Krumwiede, K. (2013) Conflicting interests but filtered key targets: Stakeholder and resource-dependency analyses at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Management Accounting Research, Vol 24 (3), 225-245.
  • Teittinen, H. & Pellinen, J. & Järvenpää, M. (2013) ERP in action – Challenges and benefits for management control in SME context. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Vol. 14 (4), 278-296.
  • Rautiainen, A. and Järvenpää, M. (2012) Institutional logics and responses to performance measurement systems. Financial Accountability & Management, 28(2), May 2012, 164-188.
  • Länsiluoto, A. and Järvenpää, M. (2012) Integrating greenness into a balanced scorecard in a food processing company. The TQM Journal, Vol 24 (1), 388-398.
  • Länsiluoto, A. & Järvenpää, M. (2010) Collective action in implementation of a “greener” performance management system. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 6, No. 2, 200-227.
  • Järvenpää, M. (2009) The institutional pillars of management accounting function. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 5, No. 4, 444-471.
  • Länsiluoto, A. & Järvenpää, M. (2008) Environmental and performance management forces. Integrating “greenness” into balanced scorecard. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, 184-206.
  • Järvenpää, M. (2007) Making business partners: A case study on how management accounting culture was changed, European Accounting Review, Vol. 16, 1, 99-142.

Teaching (list of courses)

  • Strateginen johdon laskentatoimi (Strategic management accounting)
  • Laskentatoimen tutkimus (Accounting research)
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Syventävien opintojen seminaari (Master's thesis seminar)