Researchers at CCR

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Catarina Ahlvik, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: Mindfulness, Relational Mindfulness, Self-compassion, Positive organizational scholarship

Highlighted publications:

  • Ahlvik, C., & Paakkanen, M. (2017) Itsemyötätunota työelämään. In Pessi, A.-B., Martela, F., & Paakkanen, M. Myötätunnon mullistava voima. PS-Kustannus.
  • Ahlvik, C., Lyddy, C., Reina, C., Knappert, L., Reb, J., Wincent, J. Mindfulness Training to Enhance Leaders’ Interpersonal Relationships: A Randomized Field Study. Presented at Academy of Management conference, Atlanta, 2017.

Contact: catarina.ahlvik@hanken.fi

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Linda Annala, Doctoral Student, HUMLOG, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: Water governance, responsible innovation, sustainable innovation, social innovation, innovation policy, STI policy, post-colonial and decolonial theories, critical migration studies

Highlighted publications:

  • Annala, LT, Sarin, A & Green, J 2016, 'Co-production of frugal innovation: Case of low cost reverse osmosis water filters in India' Journal of cleaner production, vol xxx, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.065
  • Ranjan, A, Annala, LT, Mathur, N, Sarin, A & Tesfaye Gemechu, Y 2017, Human Rights and Technology: The main requisites to implement the 2030 Agenda: Technological innovations and equitable access to clean drinking water– three case studies from Gujarat, India, in University for Peace.

Contact: linda.annala@hanken.fi

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Sanne Bor, Postdoctoral researcher, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: Meta-organization, organizations of organizations, associations of organizations, multi-partner alliances, collaborative governance, collective decision-making, collective leadership, self-steering, self-management, inter-organizational collaboration, inter-organizational structures, resourcing, resource dependence, partial organization, cooperative entrepreneurship, collaborative tools, collaborative practice, facilitation, value co-creation, collective action, commons, boundaries, boundary spanning, accountability, identity, legitimacy, membership

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Contact: bor@hanken.fi

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Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes, Postdoctoral researcher, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: CSR, local community, social license to operate, stakeholder dialogues, forestry, conflicts, stakeholder dialogues, governance, social license to operate, relational ontologies, decolonial research, indigenous knowlegdes, territorial movements, Latin America, alternative food networks, sustainable food, food ethics

Highlighted publications:

  • Ehrnström-Fuentes, M & Kröger, M 2016, 'In the shadows of social licence to operate: Untold investment grievances in Latin America' Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 141, pp. 346–358. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.09.112
  • Ehrnström-Fuentes, M 2016, 'Delinking Legitimacies: A Pluriversal Perspective on Political CSR' Journal of Management Studies. Vol 53, pp. 433-463. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12173

Contact: maria.ehrnstrom@gmail.com

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Martin Fougère, Associate Professor in Politics and Business, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: business and society, business and politics, corporate responsibility, critical management studies, governmentality, postcolonialism, responsible management education, social innovation, transnational governance

Highlighted publications:

  • Fougère, M., Segercrantz, B. and Seeck, H. (in press) 'A critical reading of the European Union’s social innovation policy discourse: (Re)legitimizing neoliberalism'. Organization, DOI 10.1177/1350508416685171
  • Fougère, M., Solitander, N. and Young, S. (2014), 'Exploring and Exposing Values in Management Education: Problematizing Final Vocabularies in Order to Enhance Moral Imagination' Journal of business ethics, vol 120, no. 2, pp. 175-187. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-013-1655-9

Contact: martin.fougere@hanken.fi

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Johanna Järvelä, Doctoral Student, Dept. of Political and Economic Studies - ‎University of Helsinki

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Tiina Jääskeläinen, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: epistemological pluralism, decoloniality, indigenous peoples´ rights, environmental governance and conflicts, critical corporate responsibility, business & society, business & politics, public private partnerships, privatisation of governance

Highlighted publications:

  • Antikainen, R, Alhola, K & Jääskeläinen, T 2017, 'Experiments as a means towards sustainable societies – Lessons learnt and future outlooks from a Finnish perspective' Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 169, 169, pp. 216-224. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.184
  • Primmer, E, Bredin, YK, Termansen, M, Blicharska, M, García Llorente, M, Berry, PM, Jääskeläinen, T, Györgyi, B, Fabók, V, Geamana, N, Harrison, PA, Haslett, JR & Cosor, G 2017, 'Caught between personal and collective values: biodiversity conservation in European decision-making' Environmental Policy and Governance

Contact: tiina.jaaskelainen@hanken.fi

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Michael Keaney, Senior Lecturer, Metropolia AMK

Research interests: Global political economy, corporate governance, political economy of finance

Highlighted publications:

  • “Picking the entrails of the Washington Consensus”, World Review of Political Economy 2(1): 134-158, April 2011
  • “Financialization and social structure of accumulation theory”, World Review of Political Economy 5(1): 45-77, Spring 2014

Contact: michael.keaney@metropolia.fi

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Markus Kröger, Associate Professor, Development Studies, University of Helsinki

Research interests: Global natural resource politics, Brazilian studies, Tree plantation expansion in the global South, Forestry (particularly pulp and paper) and mining (particularly iron ore) investment and conflicts, Social movement strategies and economic outcomes, Political economy, development and globalization in Latin America and India, Critical agrarian studies, Future of forestry, forest policy, and deforestation, Global land rush in the Tropics and the Arctic, Methodology of comparative politics and world politics

Highlighted publications:

  • Contentious Agency and Natural Resource Politics, Routledge, 2014.
  • Neo-mercantilist capitalism and post-2008 cleavages in economic decision-making power in Brazil. Third World Quarterly 33 (5), 2012, 887-901.

Contact: markus.kroger@helsinki.fi

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Eija Meriläinen, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: disasters, resilience, community resilience, informality, NGO, humanitarianism

Highlighted publications:

  • Meriläinen, E.S. (2018). From aid to resilience: How to bridge disaster resilience and humanitarian supply chain management research. Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Meriläinen, E.S. (2016). Disaster reconstruction housing supply network in the aftermath of Valparaíso fire 2014. 7th EDSI Conference: The water footprint in decision sciences. Helsinki, Finland, 24-27 May 2016. 303-317.

Contact: eija.merilainen@hanken.fi

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Petri Mäntysaari, Professor of Commercial Law, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: user-friendly Legal Science, Comparative Law, EU Law, Market Regulation, Commercial Law, Commercial Law Theory, Philosophy of Commercial Law, Corporate Governance, Law of Corporate Finance, Regulation of Financial Services, Capital Markets Regulation, Company Law, Commercial Contract Law, Energy Markets and Electricity Law, Digital Economy and Society

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Contact: petri.mantysaari@hanken.fi

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Jussi Pakkasvirta, Professor of Area and Cultural Studies Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki

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Pia Polsa, Associate Professor in Marketing, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: poverty, service and relationship marketing at non-profit settings like health care in developing countries, international marketing channels, and cross-cultural methodology

Highlighted publications:

  • Frig Meri-Maaria, Fougere Martin, Liljander Veronica, and Polsa Pia (2016), Business infomediary representations of corporate responsibility, Journal of Business Ethics (ISI 1.3)
  • Polsa Pia (2013) The Crossover-Dialogue Approach; The Importance of Multiple Methods for IB, Journal of Business Research, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 288–297 (ISI 1.773)

Contact: pia.polsa@hanken.fi

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Anna Salmivaara, Doctoral Student, University of Helsinki

Research interests: labour rights, labour movements, human rights, gender, corporate social responsibility, private regulation, global supply chains, garment industry, Cambodia, Southeast Asia, legal anthropology, neoliberal authoritarianism

Highlighted publications:

  • Salmivaara A. (2017) New governance of labour rights: the perspective of Cambodian garment workers’ struggles. Globalizations 0(0), 1-18.

Contact: anna.salmivaara@helsinki.fi

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Juho Saloranta, Doctoral Student, University of Eastern Finland

Research interests: an internationally oriented lawyer, who wants to improve ways in which corporate sustainability taken into account in business. Currently conducting research as a LL.D. candidate on United Nations Guiding Principles, corporate due diligence, sustainability reporting, corporate personhood, supply chains, corporate governance and extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Contact: jupe@uef.fi

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Maria Sandberg, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: sustainable consumption, degrowth, voluntary simplicity, macromarketing, critical marketing. Maria is also a student in sociology at University of Helsinki. Her research interests include sustainable production-consumption systems, voluntary simplicity and sustainability discourses. Her current research focuses on sustainable housing.

Highlighted publications:

  • Sandberg, M & Holmlund, M 2015, 'Impression Management Tactics in Sustainability Reporting' Social Responsibility Journal, vol 11, no. 4, pp. 677-689. DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-12-2013-0152

Contact: maria.sandberg@hanken.fi

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Nikodemus Solitander, Sinituote Postdoctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: business and politics, CSR, critical management studies, business & human rights, responsible management education, financialization, critical geography

Highlighted publications: Herlin, H., & Solitander, N. (2017). Corporate social responsibility as relief from responsibility: NPO legitimizations for corporate partnerships in contested terrains. critical perspectives on international business13(1), 2-22. [open access]

Fougère, M., & Solitander, N. (2009). Against corporate responsibility: critical reflections on thinking, practice, content and consequences. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management, 16(4), 217-227.

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Ville-Pekka Sorsa, Assistant Professor in Management and Organisation, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: comparative political economy, economies of worth and value creation, political corporate social responsibility, financialization, public-private partnerships, pension funds, firm-investor relations. Ville-Pekka's ongoing projects are: Sustainability challenges of mining in the Nordic countries: the business, politics and society (SUSMINO), 2018-19 and Organization of employers and the representativeness of labour market organizations, 2017-18. He is also chairman of the Board, CCR and editor-in-chief, Poliittinen talous / Finnish Review of Political Economy

Highlighted publications:

  • McCarthy, Michael, Sorsa, Ville-Pekka & van der Zwan, Natascha (2016): Investment Preferences and Patient Capital: Financing, Governance, and Regulation in Pension Fund Capitalism. Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 751-769. https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mww020
  • Sorsa, Ville-Pekka (2013): Social responsibility and the political: studying the politics of social responsibility in institutional investment. Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 223–237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20430795.2013.791142

Contact: ville-pekka.sorsa@hanken.fi

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Karl-Erik Sveiby, emritus professor, Department of Management & Organisation, Hanken School of Economics

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Caroline Sundgren, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics

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Teivo Teivainen, professor of World Politics, University of Helsinki

Research interests: Political CSR, global capitalism, radical democracy, liberal freedom, Latin America, Finnish nationalism

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Contact: teivo.teivainen@helsinki.fi

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Yewondwossen Tesfaye, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics

Research interests: market rationality, governmentality, identity politics, subjectivity, Cross-sector partnerships, development, water supply, food and climate security

Highlighted publications:

  • Human Rights and Technology: The main requisites to implement the 2030 Agenda: Technological innovations and equitable access to clean drinking water– three case studies from Gujarat, India, Ranjan, A., Annala, L. T., Mathur, N., Sarin, A. & Tesfaye Gemechu, Y. 2017 University for Peace.
  • Technologies of responsibilization: processes of organizing and individualizing in the Indian water sector, Tesfaye Gemechu, Y. & Annala, L.  CR3+ Conference 2017: Making CR work; Helsinki, Finland

Contact: yewondwossen.tesfaye@hanken.fi

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Kristoffer Wilén, Doctoral Student, Hanken School of Economics