Katri Kauppi

Katri Kauppi

Professori (Associate professor)
Dept of Inf and Service Mgmgt
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


Service outsourcing decisions

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

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

Third party social sustainability assessment

Claire Hannibal, Katri Kauppi 2019 International Journal of Production Economics

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

Sports operations management

David Bamford, Claire Hannibal, Katri Kauppi, Benjamin Dehe 2018 European Sport Management Quarterly

Examining the antecedents of the technology acceptance model within e-procurement

Alistair Brandon-Jones, Katri Kauppi 2018 International Journal of Operations and Production Management

Sourcing from Africa


Understanding the adoption of socially responsible supplier development practices using institutional theory

Sadaat Ali Yawar, Katri Kauppi 2018 Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management

Integration of African firms into global value chains: A comparison of Finnish and Chinese firms’ sourcing from Africa

Weimu You, Asta Salmi, Katri Kauppi 2018 Critical Perspectives on International Business

Institutional pressures and sustainability assessment in supply chains

Katri Kauppi, Claire Hannibal 2017 Supply Chain Management - an International Journal