Olli-Pekka Kauppila
Department of Management Studies

Olli-Pekka Kauppila

Assistant Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Lapuankatu 2
Mobile phone
+358503120930
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

I am an Assistant Professor of Organization and Management. Before starting in this position in 2014, I was a postdoctoral scholar at Aalto University (2011-2014). I received my Ph.D. from Aalto University in 2011, and M.Sc. from Turku School of Economics in 2005. In addition to my primary work experience, I have been a visiting scholar in multiple universities, including University of Maryland at College Park (2009), University of California, Irvine (2013-2014), and California State University, Fullerton (2017-2018).

My primary research area is organizational behavior, and I am particularly interested in topics related to leadership, individual creativity, motivation, group dynamics, social exchanges, and prosocial behaviors. I am also interested in strategy-making and other organizational factors shaping employees’ behavioral processes. Most of my research involves the analyses of nested data with multiple levels of analyses (e.g. individuals, work groups, and firms).

My current research project focuses on how employees develop and apply different strategic behavioral orientations toward brokerage and collaboration. Moreover, the project examines how these orientations influence various individual and collective outcomes in social network and organizational contexts. The project is entitled “The micro-mechanisms of brokerage: How employees’ personal attributes and behavioral strategies shape network structures and work behaviors in organizations,” and it has received a four-year funding (2017-2021) from the Academy of Finland.

At the Department of Management Studies, I teach “Organizational behavior” and “Principles of management.” I also teach leadership at Aalto Executive Education. My goal in teaching is to help students to use research-based knowledge to make organizations more effective and better places to work.

Areas of expertise

Leadership Organizational commitment Innovation Work group processes Innovative behavior Employee initiative Strategy process Creativity Motivation Organizational behavior

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Management Studies
Jan 2015

The 2015 SO!WHAT award for Best Paper published in 2010, Strategic Organization and Sage

Publications

Department of Management Studies
Publishing year: 2018 Strategic Management Journal
Department of Management Studies
Publishing year: 2018 JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Department of Management Studies, Leadership and LS Support Services
Publishing year: 2018
Department of Management Studies
Publishing year: 2018 Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal
Department of Management Studies
Publishing year: 2016 Academy of Management Proceedings
Department of Management Studies
Publishing year: 2016 Journal of Management Studies
Department of Marketing
Publishing year: 2015 Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference (AMS), Baltimore, USA, May 20-23, 2009
Department of Marketing
Publishing year: 2015 Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference (AMS), Baltimore, USA, May 20-23, 2009