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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

  • Ojansivu, Ilkka; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina; Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2021). At the temporary-permanent interface: Overcoming knowledge boundaries with boundary objects. Scandinavian Journal of Management. ISSN: 0956-5221. 37 (2). doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2021.101150.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Alon, Ilan; Pinheiro, Romulo (2021). The Marketisation of Higher Education: Antecedents, Processes, and Outcomes.. The Marketisation of Higher Education: Concepts, Cases, and Criticisms. ISBN: 978-3-030-67440-3. Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 2. s 17 - 45.
  • Juusola, Katariina; Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2019). Revisiting Dubai’s Business School Mania. Academy of Management Learning & Education. ISSN: 1537-260X. 18 (3). doi:10.5465/amle.2018.0287.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu; Sohlo, Sauli (2018). Shaking the status quo: Business accreditation and positional competition. Academy of Management Learning & Education. ISSN: 1537-260X. 17 (2). s 203 - 225. doi:10.5465/amle.2015.0199.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina (2018). “We are better than Harvard”: Organizational grandiosity and narcissism. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago 2018, in symposium titled: Aspirations, Bullshit, Grandiosity, and Post-truths: Jargon in Organizational Life.. Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN: 0065-0668.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Davies, Julie; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina (2017). London's Business Schools: The good, the bad and the ugly? Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, 2017.. Academy of Management Proceedings. ISSN: 0065-0668.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina (2016). The "Dean's Squeeze" revisited: a contextual approach. Journal of Management Development. ISSN: 0262-1711. 35s 326 - 340. doi:10.1108/jmd-02-2015-0017.
  • Juusola, Katariina; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina; Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2015). Accelerating the Americanization of Management Education: Five Responses From Business Schools. Journal of Management Inquiry. ISSN: 1056-4926. 24 (4). s 347 - 369. doi:10.1177/1056492615569352.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Ojansivu, Ilkka; Salo, Jari (2015). Business relationships during project afterlife: antecedents, processes, and outcomes. The journal of business & industrial marketing. ISSN: 0885-8624. 30 (5). s 572 - 583. doi:10.1108/jbim-05-2013-0111.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Ojansivu, Ilkka (2015). Inside service-intensive projects: Analyzing inbuilt tensions. International Journal of Project Management. ISSN: 0263-7863. 33 (4). s 901 - 916. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.11.001.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina; Siltaoja, Marjo (2015). The legitimacy paradox of business schools: Losing by gaining?. Academy of Management Learning & Education. ISSN: 1537-260X. 14 (2). doi:10.5465/amle.2013.0106.
  • Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina; Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina (2015). What Happens to the Professor? Business Schools, Corporatization, and Eroding Professionalism. Management History: Its Global Past & Present. ISBN: 978-1681231853. Information Age Publishing. 7.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina; Lamberg, Juha-Antti (2014). Institutional logic of business bubbles: Lessons from the dubai business school mania. Academy of Management Learning & Education. ISSN: 1537-260X. 13 (1). s 5 - 25. doi:10.5465/amle.2012.0036.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Juusola, Katariina; Siltaoja, Marjo (2013). Academic Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Birth of Acamanic Capitalism. Dialogues in Critical Management Studies. ISBN: 978-1-78190-954-6. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 6. s 91 - 121.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Ojansivu, Ilkka; Salo, Jari (2013). The development of post-project buyer–seller interaction in service-intensive projects. Industrial Marketing Management. ISSN: 0019-8501. 42 (8). s 1318 - 1327. doi:10.1016/j.indmarman.2013.06.009.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2013). vaan kuinkas sitten kävikään? (What happened?). Liiketaloudellinen Aikakauskirja. ISSN: 0024-3469. s 92 - 102.
  • Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina (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; Juusola, Katariina; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina (2019). What ails contemporary business schools?.
  • Ojansivu, Ilkka; Kettunen, Kerttu Pauliina; Alajoutsijärvi, Jouni Kimmo (2018). Shifting boundaries: renewal projects within hybrid organizations. The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, Tallinn..
  • 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..

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