Onkila Tiina, Senior researcher / Yliopistotutkija

Onkila Tiina, Senior researcher / Yliopistotutkija
Corporate Environmental Management


Tiina Onkila is a senior researcher of Corporate Environmental Management in the school of Business and Economics, University of Jyvaskyla. She received her doctoral degree in Corporate Environmental Management in 2009. Her research interests relate to meanings of sustainability and environmental responsibilities in business, in particular environmental rhetoric, stakeholder relations, employees' perspective to sustainability change, sustainability reporting and qualitative research. She teaches in the international CEM master’s programme and supervises master level theses.

Areas of Interest

Environmental responsibilities in business, stakeholder management, rhetorics, environmental values and cultures, sustainability reporting

Research Areas

Responsibility & Sustainability, Corporate Environmental Management

Recent Publications

  • Onkila, T., Mäkelä, M. and Järvenpää,  M. (online first). Employee sensemaking on the importance of sustainability reporting in sustainability identity change. Sustainable Development. DOI: 10.1002/sd.1696
  • Ruggiero, S., Martiskainen, M. and Onkila, T. (online first). Understanding the scaling-up of community energy niches through strategic niche management theory: insights from Finland. Journal of Cleaner production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.09.144
  • Baumeister, S. and Onkila, T. 2018. Exploring the Potential of an Air Transport Eco-label. European Journal of Tourism Research. Forthcoming.
  • Baumeister, S. and Onkila, T. 2017. An Eco-label for the Airline Industry? Journal of Cleaner Production 142, 4:1368-1376
  • Onkila, T. 2017. Employee rhetoric in the acceptance or rejection of corporate environmentalism. Organization & Environment 30, 2: 142-161
  • Onkila, T. and Siltaoja, M. 2017. One rule to rule them all? Organizational sense-making on corporate responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 144: 5-20
  • Joensuu, K., Koskela, M. & Onkila, T. 2015. Social proximity and environmental NGO relatioships in corporate sustainability reports. Sustainable Development journal 23, 1: 26-40
  • Onkila, T. 2015. Pride or embarrassment? Employees’ emotions and corporate social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management journal 22, 4: 222-236
  • Ruggiero, S., Onkila, T. and Kuittinen, V. 2014. Realizing the social acceptance of community renewable energy: A process-outcome analysis of stakeholder influence. Energy research and social science 4: 53-63
  • Onkila, T., Joensuu, K. Koskela M. 2014. Consequences of managerial framing of stakeholders in environmental reports. Social and environmental accountability Journal 34, 3: 134-156

Teaching (list of courses)

  • CEMA2110 Business, Society and the Environment
  • CEMS2170 Environmental Management in Stakeholder Networks
  • JSBS1110 Research methodology
  • CEMS990 Master's thesis