Creativity, Expertise and Motivation

This research group focuses on expertise, knowledge-intensive organisations, and knowledge-intensive work, especially from the perspectives of creativity and motivation. The LUMO group collaborates at both national and international levels, and it contributes to the research on many central themes around knowledge-intensive work and knowledge-intensive organisations. The group is also actively searching for new possibilities for research collaboration.

The Central Research Themes
  • Creativity and motivation in knowledge-intensive work
  • Rewards and their influence on intrinsic motivation in knowledge-intensive work
  • Discourses on creativity and organisational creativity
  • Physical space, expertise and creativity
  • Organisational creativity and group creativity
  • Playfulness and the use of symbols and artefacts in organizations
Latest Publications
  • Aalto, Katja & Kallio, Kirsi-Mari (2018) Changing institutional logics: shifting to a new service model in the Finnish public sector. Forthcoming in Public Money & Management.

  • Blomberg, A. (2014) Organizational creativity diluted: a critical appraisal of discursive practices in academic research. Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 27 (6).

  • Blomberg, A. (2016). Organizational creativity - hegemonic and alternative discourses. Publications of Turku School of Economics, Series A.​ Doctoral dissertation. University of Turku.

  • Blomberg, A. Kallio, T.J.  & Pohjanpää, H. (2017) Antecedents of organizational creativity: drivers, barriers or both? Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 5, (1), 78–104.

  • Heljakka, K. (2017) Contemporary Toys, Adults and Creative Material Culture: from Wow to Flow to Glow, teoksessa Anna Malinowska & Karolina Lebek (Toim.) Materiality and Popular Culture. The Popular Life of Things, Routledge.

  • Heljakka, K. (2017) Toy Fandom, Adulthood, and the Ludic Age: Creative Material Culture as Play. Teoksessa (Toim.) Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss ja C. Lee Harrington, Fandom, Second Edition. Identities and Communities in a Mediated World. New York: New York University Press.

  • Heljakka, K. (2018) Toy design universals.for the 21st Century: Designing play value in toys for children, adults, and transgenerational players. In Collection of articles of the 2nd International Conference on Play culture in Modern Childhood, Moscow, Russia, NAIR 2018.

  • Heljakka, K., Harviainen, J.T. & Suominen, J. (2017) Stigma avoidance through visual contextualization. Adult toy play on photosharing social media. New Media & Society First Online.

  • Ihamäki, P. & Heljakka, K. (2018) The Internet of Toys, Connectedness and Character-Based Play in Early Education. In Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (pp. 1079-1096). Springer, Cham.

  • Järlström, Maria & Kallio, Kirsi-Mari (2015) Henkilöstöosaston suorituskyky ja sen mittaamisen käytänteet ja ongelmat. Hallinnon tutkimus, Vol. 34 (1), 43–60 (Article published in Finnish in Administrative Studies).

  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari & Kallio, Tomi J. (2012) Tulosohjaus yliopistojen asiantuntijatyössä. In: Ståhle, Pirjo & Ainamo, Antti (Eds.) Innostava Yliopisto. Gaudeamus, Helsinki, 56–77.

  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari & Kallio, Tomi J. (2014) Management-by-results and performance measurement in universities – Implications for work motivation. Studies in Higher Education, Vol. 39 (4), 574–589.

  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari (2014) Ketä kiinnostaa tuottaa tutkintoja ja julkaisuja liukuhihnaperiaatteella…? – Suoritusmittauksen vaikutukset tulosohjattujen yliopistojen tutkimus- ja opetushenkilökunnan työhön. Turun kauppakorkeakoulun julkaisuja, Sarja/Series A-1:2014. Doctoral dissertation. University of Turku.

  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari, Kallio, Tomi & Grossi, Giuseppe (2017) Performance Measurement in Universities: Ambiguities in the use of quality vs. quantity in performance indicators. Public Money & Management, Vol. 37 (4), 293–300.

  • Kallio, Kirsi-Mari, Kallio, Tomi J., Tienari, Janne & Hyvönen, Timo (2016) Ethos at Stake: Performance Management and Academic Work in Universities. Human Relations, Vol. 69 (3), 685–709.

  • Kallio, Tomi J. & Kallio, Kirsi-Mari (2011) Organisatorinen luovuus – Hypestä kohti luovuuden mahdollistavia organisaatiorakenteita. Liiketaloudellinen Aikakauskirja (Article published in Finnish in the Finnish Journal of Business Economics), Vol. 60 (1), 33–64.

  • Kallio, Tomi J., Kallio, Kirsi-Mari & Blomberg, Annika (2015) Physical space, culture and organisational creativity – a longitudinal study. Facilities, Vol. 33 (5/6), 389–411. 

  • Koivunen M, Huhtasalo J, Makkonen P, Hätönen H, Välimäki M. (2012) Nurses’ roles in systematic patient education sessions in psychiatric nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 19 (6),546-554.

  • Lehtivuori, Aki (2016) Crowding out scholars’ intrinsic motivation? The impact of management-by-results doctrine on scholars’ intrinsic motivation and research. Extended abstract/ short paper, pages. 1–13.  The 8th Nordic Work Life conference. 2.11–4.11.2016, Tampere, Finland.

  • Lepistö, Lauri, Dobroszek, Justyna, Moilanen, Sinikka & Zarzycka, Ewelina (2018) Being a management accountant in a shared services centre. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Vol. 14 (4), 492-512.

  • Lepistö, Lauri & Ihantola, Eeva-Mari (2018) Understanding the recruitment and selection processes of management accountants: An explorative study. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 15 (1), 104-123.

  • Satama, S. (2015) ‘Feathers on Fire’: A Study of the Interplay Between Passion and Vulnerability in Dance. Organizational Aesthetics Vol. 5(1), 64-93.

  • Satama, S. and Huopalainen, A. (2017) Mothers and researchers in the making - exploring ‘new’ motherhood amidst ‘new’ academia. Accepted for publication in Human Relations.

  • Satama, S. and Huopalainen. A. (2015) ‘Bring down the controlled movements! - exploring the possibilities of and limitations on achieving embodied agency in ballet and fashion. Culture and Organization, published online before print 28 February 2016.