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Research interests

My research interests revolve around business model changes when the industry (notably the marine/maritime industry or more broadly, the blue economy) adapts to a demand for more sustainable products and operations and to the principles of a circular economy. My current research projects can be divided into two distinct but connected streams. The first stream focuses on the shift in business models when industrial companies move towards service provision and smart and autonomous solutions. The second research stream focuses on sustainable (and circular) business models in industrial settings, especially in the maritime industry and on the need for reducing emissions (notably GHG) in shipping. 

Discipline-wise my research embraces areas typical to industrial management and engineering institutions, meaning innovation and technology management, industrial marketing (B2B), and to some extent operations and project management. 


I earned my doctorate degree in industrial management from Åbo Akademi University in 2006 and I hold the title of docent at the same university.

I have earlier worked at Aalto University (2011-2013), Pöyry (2007-2011), and PBI Research Institute (2003-2007). 


IE00BT39 Advanced Project-based Management, 5 cr

IE00CF61 Industrial value creation and sustainability, 5 cr

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

University of Agder

1 Aug 2017 → …


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