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Employment History

2010 - Present

PROFESSOR

IE Business School / IE University

Madrid, Spain

I work as a professor of operations management & organization design. I teach governance, organization design, and operations management in the International MBA, Global Online MBA, and Executive MBA programs.

2015 - 2023

DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCHOLAR

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL, USA

I taught quantitative research methods in the Executive Ph.D. Program at the Center for Values-Driven Leadership.

2006 - 2020

SENIOR FELLOW

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH FELLOW

ETLA, The Research Institute

of the Finnish Economy

Helsinki, Finland

As an Associate Research Fellow (2006-2013) and a Senior Fellow (2013-2020), I worked with a group of Finnish economists on topics such as production geography, innovation policy, and technology management.

2007 - 2010

VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

IE Business School / IE University

Madrid, Spain

I worked as a visiting associate professor, teaching organization design and governance in the International MBA and the Doctor of Business Administration programs, as well as statistical research methods in the Ph.D. program

2006 - 2010

SENIOR LECTURER

Helsinki University of Technology

Espoo, Finland

I taught organization theory and statistical research methods at the master's and doctorate levels.

2000 - 2006

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Helsinki University of Technology

Espoo, Finland

I ran a multi-year research project on manufacturing operations management in the electronics, machinery, and automotive industries; secured €1.5 million in public and private funding.

Other Appointments and Recognition

2015 - 2017

CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Journal of Operations Management

I worked as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management, a Financial Times Top 50 (FT-50) academic journal focused on empirical research on operations management.

2023

RADAR THINKER

 

Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023

Thinkers50 Radar identifies a cohort of 30 up-and-coming thinkers whose ideas we predict will make an important impact on management thinking in the future. The Thinkers50 Radar identifies new talent and ideas and provides an early alert system for managers, publishers, speaker bureaus, and others in the thought leadership industry. 

2009 - 2010

PANELIST

Evaluation of Finland's national innovation system

I was one of the 18 members of an international panel of experts who evaluated the Finnish national innovation system at the request of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

2001

HONORABLE MENTION

Elwood S. Buffa Dissertation Competition

Decision Sciences Institute

The Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award identifies and recognizes outstanding doctoral research in the development of theory or applications of the decision sciences. Submitted dissertations examine diverse subjects within the areas of operations management, information systems and decision support systems.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

Carlson School of Management

University of Minnesota, USA

2000

At the doctoral level, I was trained in statistics (econometrics and psychometrics), organization and production economics, and organization theory. In my doctoral dissertation, I examined the strategic management of manufacturing companies from economic and institutional perspectives.

Master of Science

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

 

Iowa State University, USA

1997

At the master's level, I was trained in statistics, industrial engineering, and production economics. In my master's thesis, I examined quality management practices in a large international dataset of manufacturing firms.

Bachelor of Science

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Iowa State University, USA

1995

At the bachelor's level, I received basic training in all functional business areas, with an emphasis on operations and production management.

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