IDA PARKKINEN

Early Stage Researcher

I am an Early Stage Researcher / Doctoral Student in Innovation Management at the UEF Business School. As of April 1, 2022, I am also a Visiting Researcher hosted by the Public Governance research group at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania.

I am working on my doctoral thesis titled Making Sense of Stakeholder Innovation: Future Bets on Personalized Medicine. My research interests include storytelling, renewal, and organizing in societies. I focus on innovation and interpretive sensemaking with theoretical frameworks on antenarratives, stakeholder theory, and organizational becoming. In my research, I am inspired by the constructionist view on management and organization studies.

I conduct storytelling research to study stakeholder innovation as a dynamic and collective process in order to facilitate the transition to understanding renewal and organizing in increasingly interconnected societies.