Samuli Patala

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
E706 Dept. Management Studies
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Distinguished Winner of 2023 Responsible Research in Management Award

The Fellows Group of the Academy of Management honors members significant contributions to the science and practice of management. In 2021, the Fellows joined forces with the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management to sponsor the Responsible Research in Management Award. This annual award recognizes and celebrates recent research that benefits society by producing credible and useful knowledge. Credibility refers to the reliability, validity and trustworthiness of research findings that arise from either inductive or deductive methods, using quantitative and/or qualitative data. Usefulness refers to the potential of research findings to make the world a better place by informing policy and influencing practice.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Aug 2023

ONE Unorthodox Paper Award

Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018<br/>Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Aug 2018

Carolyn B. Dexter Award for Best International Paper

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Aug 2018


  • Sustainability in Business


Unpacking the circular economy: A problematizing review

Tulin Dzhengiz, Elizabeth M. Miller, Jukka Pekka Ovaska, Samuli Patala 2023 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT REVIEWS

Towards a Data-driven Circular Economy: Stakeholder Interviews

Lotta Heikkilä, Juha Häikiö, Sari Järvinen, Marjaana Karhu, Johannes Klein, Raija Lantto, Rita Lavikka, Sonja Lavikko, Eeva Lehtonen, Sari Luostarinen, Satu-Marja Mäkelä, Jukka-Pekka Ovaska, Samuli Patala, Erika Winquist, Inka Orko 2022

Polycentric governance of privately owned resources in circular economy systems

Samuli Patala, Laura Albareda, Minna Halme 2022 Journal of Management Studies

Multinational energy utilities in the energy transition: A configurational study of the drivers of FDI in renewables

Samuli Patala, Jouni Juntunen, Sarianna Lundan, Tiina Ritvala 2021 Journal of International Business Studies

Solving the systemic challenges in textile and fashion industry

Kirsi Niinimäki, Essi Karell, Minna Halme, Marja Rissanen, Linda Turunen, Samuli Patala, Olli Sahimaa 2020

Intermediation dilemmas in facilitated industrial symbiosis

Samuli Patala, Asta Salmi, Nancy Bocken 2020 Journal of Cleaner Production

Championing processes and the emergence of industrial symbiosis

Liudmila Kokoulina, Liubov Ermolaeva, Samuli Patala, Paavo Ritala 2019 Regional Studies

Legitimacy Under Institutional Change: How incumbents appropriate clean rhetoric for dirty technologies

Samuli Patala, Ida Korpivaara, Anne Jalkala, Aino Kuitunen, Birthe Soppe 2019 Organization Studies

The darker side of sustainability

Nina Tura, Joona Keränen, Samuli Patala 2019 Industrial Marketing Management