Professor in Management
Deputy Head of Department
Business School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies
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I work as a Professor in Management and exercise the art of management in practice too by being the Deputy Head of Department at the Business School of the University of Eastern Finland.
My current research interest areas are co-operatives, work-community skills/Organization Citizenship behaviour, organizational identity and change. I have published textbooks and numerous journal articles and other publications.
I also believe in giving back: I have positions of trust such as membership of the board at Cooperatives Europe, Pellervo Coop Center and Pohjois-Karjalan Osuuskauppa, a regional consumer cooperative that is part of S-Group (I am bit of a co-operative enthusiastic)
I am experienced organizational speaker and an awarded teacher. I am an academic who does not believe that theory and practice are opposites. My philosophical background lies in the interpretative paradigm: “We look at the same target, but do we see the same thing?”
I am a realist who tend to look at the bright side of life. I believe in the power of questions. Joint pondering and cooperation are the ways forward.
Democratic Cooperative Governance: Role Ambiguity, Pseudo-Democracy and Tacit Acceptance?Puusa, Anu; Saastamoinen, Sanna. Teoksessa: Novkovic, Sonja; Miner, Karen; McMahon, Cian(toim.) , 2023. Humanistic Governance in Democratic Organizations: The Cooperative Difference. s. 145-175. Palgrave Macmillan
Asiantuntijaorganisaatioiden muuttuvat työyhteisökulttuurit Euroopassa: Uusi työ, arvot, menetelmät ja johtaminen (WoCuE). WoCuE-hankkeen loppuraporttiPuusa, Anu; Tuominen, Pasi; Ylönen, Katariina. 2022. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Reports and studies in social sciences and business studies. . Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Changing Workplace Cultures in the Knowledge-Intensive Sector in Europe: New Work, Values, Methods and Management (WoCuE). Final report of the WoCuE projectPuusa, Anu; Tuominen, Pasi; Ylönen, Katariina. 2022. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Reports and studies in social sciences and business studies. . Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Co-operative identity and the dual nature: From paradox to complementaritiesNovkovic, Sonja; Puusa, Anu; Miner, Karen. 2022. Journal of co-operative organization and management. 10:
Co-operative identity interpretations and their correspondence with the original cooperative missionPuusa, Anu; Davis, Peter. Teoksessa: (toim.) , 2022. ICA CCR European Research Conference - Athens 2022. s. 1-20.
Co-operative values or common values?Saastamoinen, Sanna; Puusa, Anu. 2022.
Colluding to conceal the co-operative difference? A discourse analytical study of Finnish S Group's nationwide price-drop campaignPuusa, Anu; Saastamoinen, Sanna . 2022. Journal of co-operative studies. 2021; 54 : 51-62
The Co-operative Mission and Identity in the 21st CenturyPuusa, Anu; Juha Kinnunen ja Heidi Forsström-Tuominen. Teoksessa: (toim.) , 2022. NFF 2022 Conference Papers. s. 1-21. Örebro universitet
The Meaning and manifestation of the dual nature in co-operativesPuusa, Anu; Novkovic, Sonja. 2022.
Novel ideology, but business first?Puusa, Anu; Saastamoinen, Sanna. 2021. Journal of co-operative organization and management. 9: 100135