Dr. Katariina Juusola holds academic degrees from Finland; a MSc in Economics and Business Administration with a Major in International Business from the University of Oulu, and a PhD in Economics and Business Administration with a Major in Marketing from the University of Jyvaskyla. Before her academic career, her industrial experience was in international sales in B2B context, in business development, as well in various service industries. She has also worked for Oulu Business School (Finland) as a Programme Coordinator for Advanced Executive Education Programme. More recently, she has worked for the United Arab Emirates University in 2014-2016 as a visiting faculty.
Her research interests include research on institutional logics, business schools, transnational higher education, and higher education policy issues. She has had her research published in reputed international academic journals, such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, and Journal of Management Inquiry. She is a member of Interdisciplinary Research on Management Education research group at the Jyvaskyla University School of Business and Economics as well as a visiting researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Award for the Best Publisher in 2014. Department of Marketing, Jyvaskyla University School of Business and Economics.
Outstanding Article of the Year 2014 in Academy of Management Learning & Education: Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Lamberg, J-A. "Institutional Logic of Business Bubbles: Lessons from the Dubai Business School Mania"
Best International Paper 2013 in the Journal of Management History: “Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Kettunen, K. “Americanization From a Comparative Perspective: Business School Systems in Finland and the United Arab Emirates”. (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2013.11269abstract).” This paper was also a nominee for the Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper at the Academy of Management 2013 conference.
Critical Management Studies Division’s “Best Critical Management Learning & Education Paper Award” at the Academy of Management annual conference in 2016 for the paper Juusola, K. & Siltaoja, M. (2016) “On the discursive construction of a world-class: Branding practices of International Branch Campuses in the United Arab Emirates”
Juusola, K., Kettunen, K. & Alajoutsijärvi, K. (2015) “Accelerating the Americanization of Management Education: Five Responses from Business Schools”. Journal of Management Inquiry, 24(4): 347-369.
Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Siltaoja, M. (2015) ”The Legitimacy Paradox of Business Schools: Losing by Gaining?”. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(2): 277-291.
Juusola, K. (2015). “Mercury beats Minerva? Essays on the Accelerating Impact of Market Logic Permeating Higher Education”. Doctoral Thesis. Jyvaskyla University Printing House, Jyvaskyla 2015. ISBN 978-951-39-6054-4 (PDF), ISBN 978-951-39-6053-7 (print).
Kettunen, K., Juusola, K. & Alajoutsijärvi, K. (2015). ”What Happens to the Professor? Business Schools, Corporatization, and Eroding Professionalism”. In: Bradley Bowden & David Lamond (Eds.), Management History: It’s Global Past & Present, pp. 202-235. Information Age Publishing, in press.
Almarri, J., Juusola, K. & Meewella, J. (2016) “Institutional Entrepreneurship and the Embedded Role of Leaders and State: A Historical Case Study of Abu Dhabi”. In: Hamid Etemad, Stefano Denicolai, Birgit Hagen & Antonella Zuchella (Eds.), The Changing Global Economy and its Impact on International Entrepreneurship, The McGill International Entrepreneurship series: 252-274. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Lamberg, J-A. (2014) ”Institutional Logic of Business Bubbles: Lessons from the Dubai Business School Mania”. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13: 5-25.
This article was also featured in:
• Academy of Management (2014) ”The Dubai Business-School Bubble: Portent of Things to Come? ” Available at: http://aom.org/News/Press-Releases/The-Dubai-business-school-bubble--Portent-of-things-to-come-.aspx
• The Times Higher Education (2014) “How Dubai’s Business School Bubble Burst”. Available at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/how-dubais-business-school-bubble-burst/2012782.article
Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Lamberg, J-A. (2014) ”The Danger of Corporate Thinking in Higher Education”. Financial Times, 28 April 2014. Available at: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/4bffcba8-ab7d-11e3-8cae-00144feab7de.html#axzz309k5lWNO.
Juusola, K. (2014) “Educational Policy Attraction, Borrowing and Transfer: Higher Education Policy and Reforms in the United Arab Emirates“.The 2nd Dubai International Conference in Higher Education: Sustaining Success through Education (19-20 January, 2014), Michigan State University Dubai Campus, United Arab Emirates. Conference publication
Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Siltaoja, M. (2013) “Academic Capitalism in Question: Making Sense of the Legitimacy Issues Facing Business Schools”. Academy of Management Conference Proceedings (doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2013.13663abstract).
Alajoutsijärvi, K., Juusola, K. & Siltaoja, M. (2013) “Academic Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Birth of Acamanic Capitalism”. In: Virpi Malin, Jonathan Murphy, Marjo Siltaoja (Eds.), Getting Things Done: Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, Volume 2, pp.91-121. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Juusola, K. (2011) “Internationalization of executive education business: The Case of the United Arab Emirates”. Master’s Thesis. Department of International Business. Oulu Business School, University of Oulu.