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Assistant Professor, Pori Degree Programmes


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Dr. Kati Suomi is an Assistant Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (Pori Unit). She holds a title of docent (adjunct professorship) at the Faculty of Management and Business at the Tampere University. 

Kati is a member of the editorial board of International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing (since 2016), and serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several international journals. She is a member of the board of Turku School of Economics.

Before joining academia in 2008, Kati worked for several years in the financial sector, as well as in retailing.

Kati has also studied at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Turku, where she gained 90 ECTS in total, including Basics of Sociology, among others.


Kati is an experienced educator with over 10 years' teaching experience from University of Turku. 

Kati is a main supervisor for two doctoral students, and secondary supervisor for one.  She has thus far supervised, co-supervised or evaluated over 150 Bachelor's and Master's theses in total. She has participated in pedagogical training, e.g. University Pedagogy (10 ECTS), and Basics of Education Sciences (25 ECTS).


Kati's current research interest include topics such as knowledge transfer and value co-creation between university and stakeholders outside academia.

Kati is a member of Netcod (Networked co-development) research group TSE Pori.

Kati has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals, including Journal of Business Research,Tourism Management, and International Journal of Public Sector Management, among others.

Her article-based doctoral thesis in Marketing (03/2015) is titled: Managing brand identity and reputation - A case study from Finnish higher education.

Kati has work experience from projects funded by ERDF, ESF, Sitra and Academy of Finland.


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Ironic festival brand co-creation (2020)

Journal of Business Research
Suomi Kati, Luonila Mervi, Tähtinen Jaana
(A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä)