For potential PhDs and MScs

If you want me to supervise your PhD or MSc thesis, please contact me on . For potential PhD candidates, please first submit an extended abstract of appr. 1000 words or a whole research plan, if you have already written one, by email.


  • Critical management studies oriented research and organizational sociology in general
  • Organizational control, power, and ideology
  • Foucauldian organizational analysis
  • Management history: adoption, diffusion and ‘glocalisation’ of management ideas
  • Finnish management, comparative perspective
  • Human resources management and organizational behaviour (critical perspective)
  • Crisis management (both corporate and civil crises)
  • Innovation studies, particularly management innovation

For MSc students, I also supervise:

  • Organizational behaviour and human resources management (on both mainstream and critical perspectives)
  • On topics such as relationship between innovation and well-being, human resources management and innovation, engagement, self-determination theory, etc.

Data sets that I gladly supervise MSc thesis on:

  • Finnish governmental platforms (Suomen hallitusohjelmat) 1917–current
  • Annual reports (vuosikatsaukset, erityisesti toimitusjohtajan katsausosiot)
  • Media data: different types of professional journals, internal corporate magazines, and general magazines
  • Social media discussion, particularly in a connection to crises.