Tomi Kallio

Tomi Kallio

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I have been working as a Professor of Organization and Leadership from October 2017. Before coming to Linnaeus University, I have worked as a Professor of Management and Organization for 10 years and several shorter periods as associate professor, lecturer and researcher at the Turku School of Economics and at the University of Tampere. I hold two doctoral degrees (Business Administration, year 2004 and Public Administration, year 2015) and two docentships (Futures Research, year 2009 and Administrative Science, year 2016). I have thus a highly interdisciplinary background and like to work with people from different fields of business and social sciences.


I have lectured more than 70 courses in all levels from bachelor to doctoral education. I have supervised 9 completed doctoral theses and more than 150 master's theses. I also have 10 years' experience in management training, including eMBA training.


My research general interests include organization theory, knowledge-intensive organizations, knowledge work, organizational creativity, performance management, public organizations and research methodology. At the moment I am focusing on the following topics in my research:

  • The effects of performance management and measurement on knowledge-intensive organizations and knowledge work
  • Institutional logics and institutional work in the context of higher education and healthcare
  • Hybridization of public organizations, especially the effects of private sector practices and logics in university and hospital organizations
  • Professionalism in the 21st century and especially ethical dilemmas in the in academic and healthcare professionals' work.
  • How scholars who have left academia are networked in the society and economic life (see the EANKS project:

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Articles in refereed journals

  • Blomberg, Annika, Kallio, Tomi J. & Pohjanpää, Heikki (2017) Antecedents of organizational creativity: drivers, barriers or both? Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 5, No 1, 78–104.
  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari, Kallio, Tomi J. & Grossi, Giuseppe (2017) Performance measurement in universities: ambiguities in the use of quality versus quantity in performance indicators. Public Money & Management, Vol. 37, No. 4, 293–300.
  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari, Kallio, Tomi J., Tienari, Janne & Hyvönen, Timo (2016) Ethos at Stake: Performance Management and Academic Work in Universities. Human Relations, Vol. 69, No. 3, 685–709.
  • Vähätalo, Mervi & Kallio, Tomi J. (2015) Organizing health services through modularity. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 35, No. 6, 925–945.
  • Kallio, Tomi J., Kallio, Kirsi-Mari & Blomberg, Annika (2015) Physical space, culture and organisational creativity – a longitudinal study. Facilities, Vol. 33, No. 5/6, 389–411.
  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari & Kallio, Tomi J. (2014) Management-by-results and performance measurement in universities – Implications for work motivation. Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 39, No. 4, 574–589.
  • Kallio, Tomi J. & Kuoppakangas, Päivikki (2013) Bandwagoning Municipal Enterprises: Institutional Isomorphism and the Search for the Third Way. Policy Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, 19–35.
  • Kallio, Tomi J. & Kallio, Kirsi-Mari (2011) Organisatorinen luovuus – Hypestä kohti luovuuden mahdollistavia organisaatiorakenteita. Liiketaloudellinen aikakauskirja, Vol. 60, No. 1, 33–64. [English summary: Organizational Creativity – From Hype to Organizational Structures Facilitating Creativity; article published in Finnish in The Finnish Journal of Business Economics]
  • Ahonen, Ari & Kallio, Tomi J. (2009) On the Cultural Locus of Management Theory Industry: Perspectives from Autocommunication. Management & Organizational History, Vol. 4, No. 4, 427–443.
  • Kallio, Tomi J. & Sandström, Johan (2009) Academic Writing as Autocommunication – The Case of Doctoral Dissertations on CSR. Culture & Organization, Vol. 15, No. 1, 75–87.
  • Tevameri, Terhi & Kallio, Tomi J. (2009) Matriisi- ja prosessimainen toimintapa sairaalaorganisaatioiden uudelleenkehittämisessä. Hallinnon Tutkimus, Vol. 28, No. 1, 15–32. [English abstract: Matrix and Process Orientation in Re-Developing Hospital Organizations; article published in Finnish in Administrative Studies]
  • Kallio, Tomi J., Laasonen, Salla & Vihanto, Martti (2008) The Janus Face of Sustainable Investments. Progress in Industrial Ecology – An International Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, 198–212.
  • Kallio, Tomi J. (2007) Taboos in Corporate Social Responsibility Discourse. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 74, No. 2, 165–175.
  • Tapola, Karoliina & Kallio, Tomi J. (2007) Tarvitaanko luovan työotteen johtamista? – Näkökulmia teoriasta ja empiriasta. Työelämän tutkimus, Vol. 5. No, 1, 24–39. [English title: Is There a Need for a Management of Creative Working Approach? – Reflections from Theory and Empirics; article published in Finnish]
  • Kallio, Tomi J., Nordberg, Piia & Ahonen, Ari (2007) 'Rationalizing Sustainable Development' – a Critical Treatise. Sustainable Development, Vol. 15, No. 1, 41–51.
  • Kallio, Tomi J. & Nordberg, Piia (2006) The Evolution of Organizations and Natural Environment Discourse – Some Critical Remarks. Organization & Environment, Vol. 19, No. 4, 439–457.
  • Kallio, Tomi J. (2006) Teoreettinen tutkimus ja liiketaloustieteet. Liiketaloudellinen aikakauskirja, Vol. 55, No. 4, 510–538. [English summary: Theoretical Research and Business Economics; article published in Finnish in The Finnish Journal of Business Economics]
  • Kallio, Tomi J. (2006) Laadullinen review -tutkimus metodina ja yhteiskunta-tieteellisenä lähestymistapana. Hallinnon Tutkimus, Vol. 25, No. 2, 18–28. [English abstract: Qualitative Literature Review as a Method and a Social Scientific Research Approach; article published in Finnish in Administrative Studies]
  • Niukko, Ville & Kallio, Tomi J. (2006) Organisaatioteoreettinen katsaus yliopistokentän muutokseen. Hallinnon Tutkimus, Vol. 25, No. 1, 17–29. [English abstract: The Change in the Finnish University Sector: Perspectives from Organization Theory; article published in Finnish in Administrative Studies]
  • Kallio, Tomi J. (2005) Kuinka tutkia liiketoiminnan etiikkaa? – Metodologinen tarkastelu. Hallinnon Tutkimus, Vol. 24, No. 2, 125–139. [English abstract: How to Study Business Ethics? – Methodological Analysis; article published in Finnish in Administrative Studies]


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