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Senior Advisor, Department of Accounting and Finance
Professor Emeritus


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Kari’s research interests as well as his international publication record cover a wide range of management accounting as well as accounting theory and methodology topics. Kari’s teaching focuses on management accounting, but he also gives a course on the philosophy of science and research methodology for doctoral students. He is an Associate Editor of QRAM as well as a member of the Editorial Boards of AAAJ, ABR, AOS, BAR, BRIA, CPA and MAR. In 2015-2019 he served as the International Director of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA. He is a member of the Faculty of the EIASM, too. In that context, he organized and chaired, jointly with Prof. Michael Shields, the biannual conference on “New directions in management accounting” in 1998-2016, and was the coordinating faculty member of the EDEN doctoral course on “Case-based research in management accounting”, organized biannually in 2003-2015. For several decades, Kari has been actively involved in the executive education of the Turku School of Economics. In addition to being a member of the Council of Turku School of Economics, from 2014 until 2021 he was the Chair of the University Collegiate Council of the University of Turku. In 2022 Kari received the Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership from the EAA.


Management accounting
Methodology of business studies and philosophy of science


Management accounting and its change
The paradox of digitalisation and validation of information
Tasks and roles of financial managers
Management control in internationally operating firms
Methodology of business studies and philosophy of science
Accounting theory


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Muistoja Pärnusta (2020)

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Memories from Pärnu (2020)

Baltic Rim Economies
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