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Jouni Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi

Professor

 
Office:
9I245 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi is Professor at the Department of Working Life and Innovation at the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland).

Alajoutsijärvi has a passion for research, doctoral education and tutoring. He has always been interested in conceptual innovations and discovery research. His research interest can be grouped into four domains in the area of business studies:

·       Industrial business relationships and networks

·       Strategies in project-based industries

·       Business cycles, bubbles, booms and busts

·       An important side-track: research on business schools and higher education

 

Alajoutsijärvi has published his work in journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, International Business Review, Information & Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management Inquiry and International Journal of Project Management.

Alajoutsijärvi has had professorships in several countries, e.g. Finland, UK and UAE. He is also the former Dean of Oulu Business School in Finland and the leader of Finnish Graduate School of Marketing.

In addition to his academic work, Alajoutsijärvi has been consulting large and medium sized industrial corporations, as well as acted as chairman or member of management boards in a number of companies.

Research interests

Business relationships and networks, business cycles, booms and busts, research on higher education and management development.

Courses and teaching

Research methods, project business

Work experience

Various positions in academia, e.g. dean, professor, program manager. In business: partner in a consulting company,  consultant, chairman and member in board of trustees, executive education.

Academic interests

Courses

  • Project Management and Business (in M.Sc., Industrial Management
  • Introduction to Marketing (in B.Sc.)

Projects

Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi has passion for research, doctoral education and tutoring. He has always been interested in conceptual innovations and discovery research. His research interestcan be grouped into the four domains in the area of business studies:

  • Industrial business relationships and networks
  • Strategies in project-based industries
  • Business cycles, bubbles, booms and busts
  • An important side-track: research on business schools and higher education (e.g. Marketization of Higher Education)

Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi has published his work in journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, International Business Review, Information & Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management Inquiry and International Journal of Project Management.

Selected publications

Juusola, Katariina; Alajoutsijärvi, Kimmo (2019). Revisiting Dubai´s Business School Mania. Academy of Management Learning & Education 2019, 18(3):1–9. https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2018.0287

Scientific publications

  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu (2018). A vision for future business schools (in Finnish) pp. 48-88.. ISBN: 978-951-29-7300-2. Painosalama. s 40.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina (2020). What ails contemporary business schools?.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2018). The transformation of universities in Nordic countries (in Finnish).
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2018). Analytics for Management and Economics Conference. A member of programme committee. My duty was to evaluate papers..
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu; Ojansivu, Ilkka (2018). Shifting boundaries: renewal projects within hybrid organizations.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2018). Work and Career in Business Schools. The doctoral course at Aalto Business School..
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu (2018). Article in conference proceedings Aspirations, Bullshit, Grandiosity, and Post-truths: Jargon in Organizational Life : “We are better than Harvard”: Organizational grandiosity and narcissism.

Sectors

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