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Mikko Ketokivi is a Professor of Operations Management at IE Business School, and an independent researcher and consultant. He received a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota, and a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. from Iowa State University.
Dr. Ketokivi’s research focuses on operations management, organization design, and research methodology. In operations management, his research focus has primarily been on the link between strategy and operations as well as the determinants and measurement of organizational performance. In his organization design research, he has examined organizational differentiation and integration and their effects on performance. Dr. Ketokivi’s research on methodology, in turn, has focused on scientific reasoning, scientific rhetoric, and the application of psychometric measurement, multivariate statistical methods, and the hypothetico-deductive research design in organizational research.
Dr. Ketokivi’s teaching focuses on the same topics as his research, with an emphasis on the Master’s and Ph.D. levels. He has taught organization design both at the MBA and Ph.D. levels, and statistical research methods, research design, and organization theory at the Ph.D. level. In addition to IE Business school, he has taught at HEC School of Management (Paris), HEC Lausanne, Helsinki University of Technology, University of Helsinki, and University of Minnesota.
Dr. Ketokivi’s research has been published in journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Operations Management. “Academic publications are obviously an essential part of professional legitimacy. We must never, however, shy away from leaving the safe havens of academic discourse and convenient assumptions to tackle real problems faced by real organizations. Toward this end, we must be willing to abandon our paradigms and embrace the complexity, the dilemma, and the ambiguity that is organizational life,” he says.
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