Siltaoja Marjo, Senior Researcher / Yliopistotutkija

Siltaoja Marjo, Senior Researcher / Yliopistotutkija
Corporate Environmental Management


Marjo earned her bachelor degree in social politic and later received her master's, licentiate's and doctoral degrees in leadership and management at University of Jyvaskylä. She is  a member of CMS and OMT divisions in the Academy of Management. She is currently a visiting scholar at Cass Business School (London, UK). Her previous visits include  INSEAD, Fontainebleau campus (2011), University of Otago, Dunedin NZ (2014) and University of Amsterdam (2017).  She is leading the following research projects:  MAINGREEN, (funded  by the Finnish Academy 2012-2016), ELPIS  (funded  by the Finnish Academy 2016-2020) and MORE (funded by the ministry of education and culture  2016-2019). 

Areas of Interest

corporate responsibility, social judgement processes, business ethics and management education

Research Areas

Responsibility & Sustainability, Responsible Business & Management



Recent Publications


Malin, V., Murphy, J. & Siltaoja, M.  (eds.) (2013). Getting Things Done: Dialogues in Critical Management Studies Bedforshire, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Articles in refereed international scientific journals:

Puska, P., Kurki, S., Lähdesmäki, M., Siltaoja, M. and Luomala, H. Sweet taste of prosocial status signaling: When eating organic foods makes you happy and hopeful. Appetite. forthcoming.

Lahdesmaki, M., Siltaoja, M. & L. Spence. Stakeholder salience in small businesses. A social proximity perspective. Journal of Business Ethics.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3707-z

Onkila, T. & Siltaoja, M . (2017) One rule to rule them all? Organizational sensemaking on corporate responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 144 (1), 5–20.

Puska, P., Kurki, S., Lähdesmäki, M., Siltaoja, M. and Luomala, H. (2016). Male–Male Status Signaling through Favoring Organic Foods: Is the Signaler Perceived and Treated as a Friend or a Foe?Psychology & Marketing, 33: 843–855. 

Lähdesmäki, M; Matilainen, A & M Siltaoja (2016) Legitimating institutional choices in the forest ownership: building acceptability for jointly owned forests. European journal of forest research, DOI: 10.1007/s10342-016-0993-4 (online first).

Siltaoja, M., Malin, V & M Pyykkönen (2015) We are all responsible now: Governmentality and responsibilized subjects in CSR. Management Learning46(4), 444-460.

Siltaoja, M., & Lähdesmäki, M. (2015). From Rationality to Emotionally Embedded Relations: Envy as a Signal of Power in Stakeholder Relations. Journal of Business Ethics128(4), 837-850.

 Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K., & Siltaoja, M. (2015). The legitimacy paradox of business schools: losing by gaining? Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE), 14(2), 277-291.

 Siltaoja, M. (2014). Revising the corporate social performance model-Towards knowledge creation for sustainable development. Business Strategy & Environment journal 23(5), 289-302.

Siltaoja M & T Onkila (2013) Business in society or business and society? The construction of business-society relations in responsibility reports from a critical discursive perspective. Business Ethics: European Review, 22(4): 357-373.

Siltaoja M (2013). Moral panic, moral regulation and essentialization of identities: Discursive struggle over unethical business practices in the Finnish national media. Culture and Organization 19(1): 62–84.

Siltaoja, M. & M.Vehkaperä (2010). Constructing Illegitimacy? Cartels and Cartel Agreements in Finnish Business Media. Journal of Business Ethics 92(4), 493-511.

Lähdesmäki M. & M. Siltaoja (2010). Towards a Variety of Meanings - Multiple Representations of Reputation in the Small Business Context. British Journal of Management 21(1), 207-222.

Siltaoja, M (2009).  On the Discursive Construction of a Socially Responsible Organization. Scandinavian Journal of Management 35(2), 191-202.

Siltaoja, M (2006) Value Priorities as Combing Core s Between CSR and Reputation – A Qualitative Study. Journal of Business Ethics, 68(1): 91-111




Teaching (list of courses)

  • Managing a green organization CEMS230
  • Stakeholder management CEMS340
  • Master thesis