Affiliated Researchers

RO affiliated researchers (alphabetical order)


Linda Annala

Sanne Bor

Maria Ehrnström-Fuentes holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility. Her work is currently focused on the politics and organization of sustainable food and alternative food networks. Her research interests also include the organizational practices and governance of corporate-community relations in territories marked by extractive economic operations, including processes of legitimation and contestation, and the impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices on community self-organisation. Maria has published in journals such as Geoforum, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Journal of Rural Studies. 

Martin Fougère is an Associate Professor in Management and Politics at Hanken in Helsinki. His current research interests include corporate responsibility, critical management studies, critical marketing, discourse theory, management ideology, responsible management education, and social innovation. He has published in international journals such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Macromarketing, Management Learning, Organization, and Scandinavian Journal of Management. He has co-authored the book Marketing Discourse: A critical perspective and been an associate editor of Scandinavian Journal of Management since 2012.

Meri-Maaria Friig

David Grant, Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken. Professor Grant is also Professor of Logistics at Hull University Business School (HUBS) and was Director of the Logistics Institute (2009-12) and Associate Dean Business Engagement (2013-14). Professor Grant has an extensive international network in Europe and North America and is a regular contributor to academic and industry conferences as both chair and speaker, the most recent being the LOGY Conference, Helsinki, February 2018. His co-authored book Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management is now in its 2nd edition. His research interests include logistics supply chain management practices and strategies; customer service and satisfaction; services marketing and service quality; retail logistics; reverse, closed-loop and sustainable logistics; logistics and supply chain relationships; logistics in SMEs; and integration of logistics and marketing.


Arni Halldorsson

Tuomas Harviainen

Jeff Hearn is Professor Emeritus, Management and Organisation, Hanken, Finland; and Research Director of the GODESS (Gender, Organisation, Diversity, Equality, Social Sustainability in Transnational Times) Institute, based at Hanken. He is: Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences (UK); honorary doctor, Social Sciences, Lund University, Sweden; Professor Extraordinarius (honorary), University of South Africa. He has been involved long-term in research and policy development around gender and diversity in work, organisations, management, policy, ICTs, and transnational processes, with many national, Nordic, European and North-South research projects. He is co-managing editor of Routledge book series on intersectionality (25 books), and co-editor, associate editor or board member of numerous journals. He has supervised 17 completed PhDs at Hanken (total c.45), and examined 75+ PhDs in 10 countries. He has authored or edited over 50 books and journal special issues, and published over 140 articles in refereed international journals, including British Journal of Management; Culture & Organization; Equality, Diversity & Inclusion; Gender, Work & Organization; Human Relations; International Studies of Management and Organization; Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Marketing Management; Leadership; Organization; Organization Studies.

Frank den Hond is the Ehrnrooth Professor in Management and Organisation at Hanken (Helsinki, Finland) and past Editor of Organization Studies. His research interests are at the intersection of business in society, institutional organization theory, and social movement studies, and he recently developed interests in business ethics and in partial organization theory. He has published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies, as well as two edited books, three special issues of academic journals (and one in the making), and numerous book chapters. Frank den Hond served the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) as a board member and he was the main organizer of the 2008 EGOS Colloquium. He currently teaches business ethics and research methods at MSc and PhD levels.

Liisa Husu

Tiina Jääskeläinen

Hlekiwe Kachali is a practitioner and researcher in system dynamics of disaster resilience and recovery and humanitarian logistics. Hlekiwe’s interests in system dynamics and resilience led to her working in the areas of global flows, conflict dynamics, mine action, emergency management, disaster risk reduction and information management in emergencies.

Jonna Louvrier

Petri Mäntysaari is Professor in Commercial Law at Hanken. His research interests include Corporate Governance Law, Electricity Trade Law, EU Law, and Commercial Law Theory. Esp. in relation to Responsible Organising he has published journal articles on topics such as corporate governance theory that fosters sustainability, corporate law as a theory that focuses on sustainable societal outcomes, and electricity trade law with a focus on renewable sources. He has also published 11 single authored books.

Charlotta Niemistö is Project Leader at Hanken, research project Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life (WeAll), financed by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland; and Director of the GODESS Institute (Gender, Organisation, Diversity, Equality and Social Sustainability in Transnational times), an international collaboration between Jyväskylä University Business School, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University and the GLASS Institute at Monash University. She received her PhD. from Hanken, Dept of Management and Organisation in 2012. Her research has addressed work/family reconciliation, boundaries between work and non-work, gender relations, intersectionality, organisational well-being, changes in national family policies and generational differences. She is an associate editor for the journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Eija Meriläinen is a doctoral student in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken. She studies disaster governance, striving to understand the roles and power of various organizations and institutions in responding to, recovering from and preparing for disasters. Her dissertation focuses on how the responsibility and ability of ‘communities’ is framed within the resilience discourse, particularly by non-governmental organizations whose influence within disaster governance is growing. The research draws mostly from the fields of disaster studies and human geography, but is interdisciplinary in nature. Theoretical and conceptual frameworks such as The Right to City and social contract thinking have been useful in approaching the phenomenon critically.

Wojciech Piotrowicz,

Pia Polsa is Associate Professor of Marketing at the Hanken in Helsinki, and has previously worked for Fudan University, Nankai University and Hult International Business School in Shanghai. Her current research interests are poverty alleviation, service and relationship marketing at non-profit settings like health care in developing countries, international marketing channels, and cross-cultural methodology. Her research includes retailing and consumer behaviour in China and sustainable poverty alleviating business models in India. She has published in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Services Marketing, Supply Chain Management; International Journal, among others. Her work has also appeared in practitioner oriented journals like Talouselämä.

Maria Sandberg is a PhD candidate in marketing at Hanken as well as a student in sociology at University of Helsinki. Her research interests include sustainable production-consumption systems, sufficiency and degrowth, and environmental sustainability. Her dissertation analyzes advances to reduce consumption levels in high-consuming societies. She has published in Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Social Responsibility Journal.

Nikodemus Solitander acts as the director of Centre for Corporate Responsibility (CCR), a joint research institute between Hanken and University of Helsinki. He also works as postdoctoral researcher and holds a PhD degree in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility at Hanken. His research interests include CSR in the supply chain; human rights and business, business ethics, the organization of transnational justice networks, responsible management education and pedagogy for sustainable development. He is also one of the founders of the CR3+ conference. He has published in international journals such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Decision, and Management Learning.

Ville-Pekka Sorsa currently works as assistant professor in management and organisation and is the current Chair of CCR’s Board. He has a doctorate in economic geography (University of Oxford), and holds a Title of Docent in political science (University of Helsinki) and social policy (University of Turku). His ongoing research projects focus on sustainable mining in the Nordic countries (funded by Ekon. dr Peter Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Ekonomi och Teknik), social sustainability of the platform economy (Liikesivistysrahasto), and responsible organization of business interest associations (Palkansaajasäätiö). His past research projects have been funded by Tekes – The Finnish Innovation Agency, Academy of Finland, and various Finnish foundations. He is currently doing research on corporate license to operate as tool for governance and political explanations of change in corporate responsibility. His works have been recently published in Business & Society, New Political Economy, and Socio-Economic Review.

Karl-Erik Sveiby, Econ Dr., Professor Emeritus - Dept of Management and Organisation, CCR was appointed Professor in Knowledge Management at Hanken in 2001 and Emeritus in 2013. Previous appointments include honorary professorships at Queensland University of Technology, Griffith university, Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia and Hongkong Polytechnic University. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Intellectual Capital and has been on Management Decision, among others. He has published a.o. in journals such as Journal of Knowledge Management, Leadership, Sustainable Development and written 13 books, among them The New Organizational Wealth Berret-Koehler 1997; the co-edited Challenging the Innovation Paradigm Routledge 2012, and; seminal works during the early ”Nordic KM movement” in the 1980’s. The first half of his working life was as manager, among others of a co-owned publishing house, which became Sweden´s largest in financial and trade press.

Inkeri Tanhua

Yewondwossen Tesfaye

Janne Tienari is Professor of Management and Organization at Hanken, Finland. His research and teaching interests include gender and diversity, strategy work, managing multinational corporations, mergers and acquisitions, branding and media, and changing academia from a critical perspective. His latest passion is to understand management, new generations, and the future. Tienari’s work has been published in leading organization and management studies journals such as Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, and Journal of Management Studies.

Virva Tuomala

Annamari Tuori works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Dept of Management and organisation. She defended her thesis “Doing Intersectional Identity Work: Social Categories, Inequalities and Silences” in 2014. The thesis was elected as one of the top ten theses in EDAMBA’s 2016 doctoral thesis competition. Currently she works in a research project, Social and Economic Sustainability of Future Working Life (WeAll), funded by the Strategic Research Council, Academy of Finland. Her research interests include work-related identities, inequalities, intersectionality and silence in organizations. She has published in the journals of Creativity and Innovation Management, Elore and Yritysetiikka, and acts as an associate editor in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Mikko Vesa

Kristoffer Wilén