Areas of expertise
Assistant Professor Tomi Solakivi received his doctoral thesis in Operations & Supply Chain Management in 2014 from University of Turku.
His research interest is directed towards two main themes. The first is transportation and transport markets. He has published numerous articles on mode choice and carrier selection –related issues. Recently his research interests and publications has been especially towards maritime transport, in particular on winter and arctic shipping and environmental regulation of maritime transport.
His second research
focus is the connection between supply chain management and firm performance,
especially logistics costs. He has mainly focused on firm level supply chain
practices and firm level performance, but some of his work also consider the
national level, and logistics performance of national economies. He has
published over 20 peer reviewed articles in journals such as International Journal
of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, International Journal of Production Economics, Maritime Policy & Management and Maritime Economics & Logistics.
Solakivi has worked as an expert for several Ministries and government agencies such as Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnish Traffic Agency and Finnish Transport Safety Agency in the field of transport logistics. He has also acted as a consultant for The World Bank.