Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko

Päivi Maijanen-Kyläheiko
Associate professor
Business Studies
LUT Business School


Associate Professot at LUT School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta, Finland.
Visiting Professor and Research Fellow at the University of Trento, Department of Economics and Management, Italy.
Deputy President of the European Media Management Association (emma) since 2019.

I received Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration in 2014 at Lappeenranta University of technology. My research is grounded on the traditions of strategic management and organizational theory. In particular, I focus on questions related to media and media management, analyzing managerial and organizational practices, capabilities, mindsets, and cultures in the context of media and digital transformation. I am experienced in longitudinal case studies and fieldwork in media companies. Currently, I am Project Manager of an international research project at LUT on media responsibility and sustainable business models funded by Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. I am also Principal Investigator of a project conducted in collaboration with University of Trento to carry out an experimental study on media managers’ decision-making procedures. I have been a visiting scholar at Stanford University (SCANCOR), Jönköping University and Tallinn University. I actively participate in the Erasmus teacher exchange to teach Media Management and Economics outside Finland. Before joining academia, I had a long career at the Finnish Broadcasting Company both as journalist and manager.

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