Research interests


My primary area of research is strategic management.

Within strategic management I have primarily focused on competitive dynamics, conducting both empirical and conceptual-theoretical research. Currently, another major theme in my research is collaborative strategies in business ecosystems, with particular emphasis on building and maintaining trust among actors.

My other areas of interest include philosophy (especially theory of action and conceptual analysis), technology management (especially the dynamics of technological development and adoption), and history of technology.

From an empirical point of view the industries I am most familiar with include computer hardware and software, mobile telephony (especially handset manufacturing), and passenger car manufacturing. However, some of my recent research has investigated also maritime logistics, and retail and forestry industries.

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Publications


Articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals

1.    Nokelainen, Tomi & Dedehayir, Ozgur (2015). Technology life cycle beyond displacement: The case of the vinyl record. Technovation, vol. 36-37, pp. 65-76.

2.    Dedehayir, Ozgur & Nokelainen, Tomi & Mäkinen, Saku (2014). Disruptive innovations in complex product systems industries: A case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, vol. 33, pp. 174-192

3.    Valorinta, Mikko & Nokelainen, Tomi (2011). Introduction and Early Use of Computers in the Finnish Retailing Industry. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 45-55.

4.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Tikkanen, Henrikki & Nokelainen, Tomi & Suur-Inkeroinen, Henri (2009). Competitive Dynamics, Strategic Consistency, and Organizational Survival. Strategic Management Journal, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 45-60.

Monographs

5.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2008). A Typology of Competitive Actions. Doctoral Dissertation, Faculty of Business and Technology Management, Tampere University of Technology, 2008.

Available at http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:tty-200903041032
 
Book chapters

6.    Järvinen, Joonas & Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Nokelainen, Tomi & Tikkanen, Henrikki (2012). Global Market for Paper Products: 2006-2050. In Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Ojala, Jari & Peltoniemi, Mirva & Särkkä, Timo (eds.), The Evolution of Global Paper Industry 1800-2050. Springer: Dordrecht.

7.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Laurila, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi (2006). Competitive Activities of Forest Industry Firms: A Coding Manual for Event History Analysis. In Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Näsi, Juha & Ojala, Jari & Sajasalo, Pasi (eds.): The Evolution of Competitive Strategies in Global Forestry Industry. Springer: Dordrecht.

8.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2005). Tapahtumadata-analyysi, tapahtumat ja toimenpiteet (transl. “Event Data Analysis, Events and Actions”. In Ojala, Jari & Uskali, Turo (eds.): Mediajättien aika: Uusia heikkoja signaaleja etsimässä (transl. “The Age of Media Giants: Seeking for New Weak Signals”).

Articles in peer-reviewed international scholarly conferences


9.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Nokelainen, Tomi & Laurila, Juha (Forthcoming). Globalisation and competitive strategy: A history of competitive stagnation. Academy of Management 2014 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2014.

10.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Nokelainen, Tomi & Laurila, Juha (Forthcoming). Competitive behavior in industry globalization: An awareness-motivation-capability perspective. EURAM 2014 Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 2014.

11.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2012). Coverage of Competitive Actions in Business News and Its Implications for Competitive Dynamics Research. Strategic Management 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

12.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2012). The Business Press as a Source in Management Research: On the Reporting Biases in Business Journalism. Submitted to the 4th Annual Yuri Lotman Days: Do Text Tell Lies – How to Deal with Unreliable Sources, Tallinn University, Estonia.

13.    Nokelainen, Tomi & Dedehayir, Ozgur (2012). Why Displaced Technologies Won't Go Away: The Case of the LP Record. Academy of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2012.

14.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2012). Coverage of Companies’ Competitive Actions in Business News: Journalists’ Insights and Implications for Competitive Dynamics research. 28st EGOS Colloquium. Helsinki, Finland, 2012.

15.    Dedehayir, Ozgur & Garza, Fernando & Olkkonen, Joonas & Nokelainen, Tomi (2012). Disruptive Change in Complex Product Systems: A Case Study of Copper Production. The 21st International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT 2012), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2012.

16.    Dedehayir, Ozgur & Nokelainen, Tomi (2011). From Complementarity to Substitutability: Disruptive Change within Value Networks. Strategic Management Society 31st Annual International Conference, Miami, USA, 2011.

Nominee for the 2011 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize.

17.    Tikkanen, Henrikki & Hietanen, Joel & Aspara, Jaakko & Nokelainen, Tomi & Pajunen, Kalle (2010). Competitive Actions and Dynamics in Project Marketing: Identifying Causal Mechanisms. The 26th Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2010.

Available at http://www.impgroup.org/uploads/papers/7552.pdf

18.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2010). Source Validity in Competitive Dynamics Research: Insights from Political Science and a Research Agenda. Strategic Management Society 30th Annual International Conference, Rome, Italy, 2010.

Nominee for the 2010 SMS Best Conference Paper Prize.

19.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2010). Speech Acts in Competitive Dynamics: A Philosophical Reconceptualization. Strategic Management Society Special International Conference. Levi, Finland, 2010.

20.    Parkkinen, Teemu & Nokelainen, Tomi & Mäkinen, Saku (2010). Domain-Specific Modelling – A Tool for Strategic Management. Strategic Management Society Special International Conference. Levi, Finland, 2010.

21.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2009). Varieties of Behavior: A Philosophical Examination into the Types of Competitive Actions. Strategic Management Society 29th Annual International Conference, Washington DC, USA, 2009.

22.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Laurila, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi & Suur-Inkeroinen, Henri (2009). A History of Globalization: Managerial Cognition and National Context in Industry Evolution. Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2009.

23.    Dedehayir, Ozgur & Nokelainen, Tomi & Mäkinen, Saku (2009). Technological Asymmetry as Reverse Salience: An Empirical Illustration in Personal Computer Gaming. Academy of Management, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2009.

24.    Dedehayir, Ozgur & Nokelainen, Tomi (2008). Reverse Salience in Technological System Development: Conceptual Considerations and an Empirical Illustration. Stratetegic Management Society 28th Annual International Conference, Cologne, Germany, 2008.

25.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Tikkanen, Henri & Nokelainen, Tomi & Suur-Inkeroinen, Henri (2008). Competitive Actions and Strategic Consistency in Firm Evolution. Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA, 2008.

26.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2006). Towards a Taxonomy of Competitive Actions. Academy of Management. Atlanta, USA, 2006.

27.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Laurila, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi (2005). Understanding Industry Dethornement: Effects of National Contexts on Competitive Action. Academy of Management. Hawaii, USA, 2005

28.    Mäkinen, Saku & Seppänen, Marko & Nokelainen, Tomi (2005). Resources and Dynamic Capabilities in Business Model Concepts: A Review of the State-of-the-Art. Strategic Management Society 25th Annual International Conference, Orlando, USA, 2005.

29.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Laurila, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi (2005). Competitive Dynamics and Evolution in the Global Forest Industry: A Comparative Study. 21st EGOS Colloquium. Berlin, Germany, 2005.

30.    Hildén, Sanna & Nokelainen, Tomi & Mäkinen, Saku (2004). Choosing Between Planned and Learning-Based Change Management. International Academy of Management and Business. Las Vegas, USA, 2004.

31.    Näsi, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi (2004). The Current Metamorphosis of Strategic Thinking. Economics & Management – Challenges and Methodology. Kaunas, Liettua, 2004.

32.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2004). Towards a Taxonomic Approach of Competitive Actions. Academy of Management. New Orleans, USA, 2004.

33.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Tikkanen, Henrikki & Nokelainen, Tomi (2004). The Consequences of Competitive Inertia: A Longitudinal Study of Survival and Death. Academy of Management. New Orleans, USA, 2004.

34.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Tikkanen, Henrikki & Nokelainen, Tomi (2003). The Impact of Organizational Inertia on Strategic Response: Content of Change in Finnish Retail Industry. Academy of Management. Seattle, USA, 2003.

Other scientific publications

35.    Nokelainen, Tomi & Dedehayir, Ozgur (2013). Technology Life Cycle Beyond Displacement: The Case of the Vinyl Record. Research seminar: Knowledge, Science and Technology, Tampere, Finland, 2013.

36.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2011). Business Media as a Source for Competitive Dynamics Research: Results of an Exploratory Study. HERCE Paper Boot Camp 2011, Lammi, Finland, 2011.

37.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Nokelainen, Tomi & Suur-Inkeroinen, Henri (2010). Globalization as perception: Cognitive-institutional explanation of strategic behavior. Glostra Pulp & Paper Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 2010.

38.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2009). Studying Events and Actions in Strategic Management Research: Conceptual Foundations and Methodological Considerations. Glostra Winter Workshop 2009, Lammi, Finland, 2009.

39.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Tikkanen, Henrikki & Nokelainen, Tomi & Suur-Inkeroinen, Henri (2008). Competitive Dynamics, Strategic Consistency and Organizational Survival. Glostra Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 2008.

40.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Tikkanen, Henrikki & Nokelainen, Tomi & Suur-Inkeroinen, Henri (2008). Competitive Actions and Strategic Consistency in Firm Evolution. Research Workshop in Competitive Dynamics, Helsinki, Finland, 2008.

41.    Nokelainen, Tomi & Mäkinen, Saku & Lamberg, Juha-Antti (2005). MetaSignal – Software Package for Automated Event Data Analysis. Suomenlinna Workshop on Competitive Dynamics. Helsinki, Finland, 2005.

42.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2005). Towards a Taxonomy of Competitive Actions: Preliminary Evidence from Three Industries. Suomenlinna Workshop on Competitive Dynamics. Helsinki, Finland, 2005.

43.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Laurila, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi (2005). Understanding Industry Dethronement: A Marriage Between the Societal Effect and Competitive Dynamics Literatures. Suomenlinna Workshop on Competitive Dynamics. Helsinki, Finland, 2005.

44.    Lamberg, Juha-Antti & Laurila, Juha & Nokelainen, Tomi (2004). Catching Up The Leader Without Strategic Uniqueness: Some Evidence of the Societal Effect from the Forest Industry. Suomenlinna Workshop on Industry Evolution. Helsinki, 2004.

45.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2004). Towards a Taxonomic Approach for Studying Competitive Actions. Suomenlinna Workshop on Industry Evolution. Helsinki, 2004.

Teaching material

46.    Nokelainen, Tomi (ed.) (2013). Neljä strategisen johtamisen teoreettista perspektiiviä: Teoriakäsikirja kurssille Strategia-ajattelun teoria ja käytäntö (2013) (transl. Four Theoretical Perspectives on Strategic Management: Theory Handbook for the Course “Theory and Practice of Strategic Thinking” (2013)). Lecture notes 6/2012, Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2011. 78 pages.

Available at http://URN.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-15-3069-2

47.    Nokelainen, Tomi (ed.) (2012). Neljä strategisen johtamisen teoreettista perspektiiviä: Teoriakäsikirja kurssille Strategia-ajattelun teoria ja käytäntö (2012) (transl. Four Theoretical Perspectives on Strategic Management: Theory Handbook for the Course “Theory and Practice of Strategic Thinking” (2012)). Lecture notes 6/2012, Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2011. 61 pages.

Available at http://URN.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-15-2810-1

48.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2011). Lähdeviittauskäytännön periaatteet tieteellisessä kirjoittamisessa (transl. ”Principles of Citing and Referencing in Scientific Writing”). Lecture notes 4/2011, Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2011. 19 pages.

Available at http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:tty-2011090614786

49.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2011). Principles of Citing and Referencing in Scientific Writing. Lecture notes 5/2011, Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2011. 19 pages.

Available at http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:tty-2011090614787

50.    Nokelainen, Tomi (ed.) (2011). Neljä strategisen johtamisen teoreettista perspektiiviä: Teoriakäsikirja kurssille Strategia-ajattelun teoria ja käytäntö (transl. Four Theoretical Perspectives on Strategic Management: Theory Handbook for the Course “Theory and Practice of Strategic Thinking”). Lecture notes 3/2011, Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2011. 54 pages.

Available at http://URN.fi/URN:NBN:fi:tty-2011082614778

51.    Mäkinen, Saku & Nokelainen, Tomi (2006). Näkökulmia teknologisen toimintaympäristön analysointiin (transl. Perspectives on Analysing Technological Operating Environment). Lecture notes 1/2006, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2006. 164 pages.

52.    Mäkinen, Saku & Nokelainen, Tomi (2003). Teknologioiden analysointi (transl. Technolgy Assessment). Teaching material 2/2003, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2003. 168 pages.

Other publications

53.    Gustafsson, Magnus & Tsvetkova, Anastasia & Ivanova-Gongne, Maria & Keltaniemi, Anu & Nokelainen, Tomi & Sifontes-Herrera, Victor (2015). Tilannekatsaus: Analyysi merenkulkualan nykyisestä rakenteesta ja visio merenkulkualan uudistetusta ekosysteemistä (transl. Positioning Report: Analysis of the Current Shipping Industry Structure and a Vision for a Renewed Shipping Industry Ecosystem). Åbo Akademi. Turku, 2015. 64 pages.

54.    Gustafsson, Magnus & Tsvetkova, Anastasia & Ivanova-Gongne, Maria & Keltaniemi, Anu & Nokelainen, Tomi & Sifontes-Herrera, Victor (2015). Positioning Report: Analysis of the Current Shipping Industry Structure and a Vision for a Renewed Shipping Industry Ecosystem. Åbo Akademi. Turku, 2015. 64 pages.

55.    Mäkinen, Saku & Nokelainen, Tomi & Lehtimäki, Marko (2004). Sisältöpainotteinen ICT –klusterin analyysi Pirkanmaalla (transl. Content-Based Analysis of the ICT cluster in Tampere Region). Pirkanmaan TE –keskus. Tampere, 2004. 98 pages

56.    Nokelainen, Tomi (2000). Case –tutkimus teknologioiden valinnasta tuotekehitysprojektissa (transl. Technology Selection in a New Product Development Project: A Case Study). (Master of Science Thesis). Department of Industrial Engineernig of Management, Tampere University of Technology. Tampere, 2000. 130 pages.
 

Recent publications


"Disruptive innovations in complex product systems industries: A case study". Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, vol. 33, Jul-Sept 2014, pp. 174-192.


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