Katri Kauppi

Katri Kauppi

Professori (Associate professor)
E704 Dept. Information and Service Management
Professori (Associate professor)

Katri Kauppi (nee Karjalainen) got her PhD from Helsinki School of Economics in 2009, on the topic of "Challenges of purchasing centralization - Empirical evidence from Public Procurement". She was the youngest female doctor to graduate from the school. After her graduation, she has worked as an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Manchester Business School, and as an Assistant Professor of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Nottingham University Business School. In August 2012 Katri started in the tenure track of Aalto University.

Katri's research is in the area of purchasing and supply chain management. Her main focus areas include organisational theory applications in purchasing and supply chain management, public procurement (including centralization, non-compliant purchases and services outsourcing), international comparative surveys, social sustainability in supply chains as well as principal-agent relationships in purchasing and supply chain management.

Katri is also part of the international purchasing survey -group (www.ipsurvey.org) and the international manufacturing strategy survey group (manufacturingstrategy.net).

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Organizational theories, Operations management, Supply Chain Management, Public procurement, Purchasing


Measuring institutional pressures in a supply chain context

Katri Kauppi, Davide Luzzini 2022 Supply Chain Management

Making agency theory work for supply chain relationships

Juri Matinheikki, Katri Kauppi, Alistair Brandon–Jones, Erik M. van Raaij 2022 International Journal of Operations and Production Management

Guest Editorial for special issue "The role of public procurement in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic"

Carmela Di Mauro, Katri Kauppi, Louise Knight 2022 Journal of Public Procurement

Special Issue: The Role of Public Procurement in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Carmela Di Mauro, Katri Kauppi, Louise Knight 2022 Journal of Public Procurement

How do purchasers’ control mechanisms affect healthcare outcomes? Cancer care services in the English National Health Service

Suvituulia Taponen, Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, Katri Kauppi 2022 Public Money and Management

Revising Machine from Within

Juri Matinheikki, Katri Kauppi, Alistair Brandon-Jones, Erik van Raaij 2020

Service outsourcing decisions

Suvituulia Taponen, Katri Kauppi 2020 Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing

The complementarity of green supply chain management practices and the impact on environmental performance

Anwar Al-Sheyadi, Luc Muyldermans, Katri Kauppi 2019 Journal of Environmental Management

Unveiling the intellectual structure and evolution of external resource management research

Johanna Bragge, Katri Kauppi, Tuomas Ahola, Anna Aminoff, Riikka Kaipia, Kari Tanskanen 2019 Journal of Business Research