R E S E A R C H AT O U L U B U S I N E S S S C H O O L
IN 2014, MEMBERS OF THE OBS FACULTY PUBLISHED IN MANY SCHOLARLY JOURNALS INCLUDING: Australian Journal of Management Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics Biological Conservation Corporate Communications Drugs and Alcohol Today European Accounting Review European Journal of International Management Forest Policy and Economics IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine Industrial Marketing Management Interdisciplinary Studies Journal International Journal of Innovation Management International Journal of Management Reviews Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing Journal of Business Models Journal of Business Research Journal of Energy Journal of Environmental Management Journal of Forest Economics Journal of International Entrepreneurship Journal of Organizational Change Management Journal of Service Management Journal of Services Marketing Kansantaloudellinen aikakauskirja Management Decision Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling Review of Accounting Studies Technovation
MANAGEMENT & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANION aims to improve the understanding of complex and challenging organizational activities and processes by asking thought provoking questions and challenging current views. The research of the Department of Management and International Business is organized through the multidisciplinary research community (RC) of COMPANION, which includes researchers from international business, management and marketing. COMPANION aims to improve the understanding of complex and challenging organizational activities and processes by asking thought provoking questions and challenging current views. Explanation building will emphasize contextuality and temporality and result in revealing causal mechanisms that explain the dynamics of organizational phenomena.The current conceptual understanding will be refined with new frameworks. Ontologically, the research primarily applies critical realism or social constructivism and epistemologically abductive research designs and processual methodologies.The RC views dynamics as created in the interaction of structure and process, and the interplay of individual agency and social structure are important elements of developments over time. The research applies theoretical approaches from several disciplines to connect multiple partial explanations into a holistic view of the complexities of organizational activities.