Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


This course has two major purposes. One is to provide an overview of the fundamental themes in research on strategy, venturing, operations, and organizations, and introduce contemporary topics within these areas. The other purpose is to expose the participants to the various methodological and research practice approaches (conducting research, synthesizing, and setting up manuscripts) in this domain. Overall, after the course, the students should have a broad understanding of the research areas in strategy, venturing, operations, and organizations and what is required for publishing research in top-tier journals in these areas. More specifically, after the course, the participant should (1) know the most important articles and in the area of strategy, venturing, and organizations (2) understand how the different streams of research have evolved over time and how they are connected to each other, and (3) be able to project the future development of the research from the perspective of one's own doctoral work. The course will further provide a setting for developing a variety of skills in research on strategy, venturing and organizations such as synthesizing research, research designs, and what constitutes a theoretical contribution in the various domains of strategy, venturing, operations, and organizations.

Credits: 8

Schedule: 28.02.2023 - 09.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pasi Nevalainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course covers some of the fundamental themes of research on strategy, venturing, operations, and organizations, and introduces a selected set of contemporary topics in these areas in a seminar format during period IV-V. The themes are covered by reviewing articles that provide the key milestones of each theme.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Attendance in seminar sessions, seminar presentations, readings, and assignments.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    The course is offered for doctoral students. For enrollment to course see instructions on course website. The course will be organized if at least four students have enrolled.