Working towards regenerative food systems

Research

As a Doctor of Science in Economics, and particularly, as an organizational scholar, I specialize in researching new forms of economic organizing. My areas of interest are agricultural practices and food economies.  I am currently affiliated with the Department of Management Studies in Aalto University School of Business.

My academic research interests include alternative organization, new economies, and food movements. I draw on practice theory to contribute to a better understanding of economic organizing that increasingly transpires outside formal organizations. Methodologically I adopt an ethnographic approach in order to better understand practices from the perspective of the practitioners. I have previously engaged in research projects on stakeholder management, corporate social responsibility, and business in emerging markets.

Teaching

My teaching profile goes back ten years, when I started teaching University preparation courses. I was responsible for the topics of Management and Marketing for two years, until I started to work for Aalto University School of Business. I have engaged in teaching CSR in Aalto University School of Business and other Universities for several years. I have also engaged in curriculum work. During the past years, my passion has been to move away from ‘teaching’ towards ‘facilitating learning’. Together with my colleague, we have been developing dialogue-based pedagogy specifically for teaching the topics of sustainability and corporate social responsibility in an interdisciplinary environment.

Advocating

Alongside my research and teaching interests, I have engaged societally relevant for issues. Specifically, issues related to global food regime, local food economies, and social movements around food have occupied my time. More broadly, I am also interested in questions of wellbeing and strong sustainability, the value of work, and alternative economic systems.