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
  • Blomberg, A. J. & Kallio, T. J.,  (2022) A review of the physical context of creativity: A three-dimensional framework for investigating the physical context of creativity. International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 24 (3), 433–451.
  • Grossi, G., Kallio, K-M., Sargiacomo, M. & Skoog, M. (2020) Accounting, performance management systems and accountability changes in knowledge-intensive public organizations: A literature review and research agenda.  Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 33 (1), 256–280.
  • Heljakka, K. (2021) Liberated through teddy bears: resistance, resourcefulness, and resilience in toy play during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Play, Vol. 10, (4), 387–404.
  • Heljakka, K. & Räikkönen, J. (2021) Puzzling out “Toyrism”: Conceptualizing value co-creation in toy tourism. Tourism Management Perspectives. Vol. 38.
  • Huhtasalo, J., Blomberg, A. & Kallio, K-M (2021) Digitaalisen opetusteknologian vaikutukset opettajien asiantuntijuuteen ja ammatti-identiteettiin yliopistoissa. Yliopistopedagogiikka 2/2021.
  • Josefsson, I. & Blomberg, A. (2020) Turning to the dark side: Challenging the hegemonic positivity of the creativity discourse. Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol.  36 (1).
  • Kallio, K-M., Kallio, T.J., Grossi, G. & Engblom, J. (2021) Institutional Logic and Scholars' Reactions to Performance Measurement in Universities. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. Vol 34 (9), 104–130.
  • Kallio, T.J., Kallio, K-M, Huusko, M., Pyykkö, R. & Kivistö, J. (2022) Balancing between Accountability and Autonomy: the Impact and Relevance of Public Steering Mechanisms within Higher Education. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. Vol. 34 (6), 2022, 46–8.
  • Kallio, T., Kallio, K-M. & Blomberg, A. (2020) From professional bureaucracy to competitive bureaucracy – Redefining universities’ organizational principles, performance measurement criteria, and reason for being. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. Vol. 17 (1), 82–108.
  • Lehtivuori, A. (2022) When do extrinsic rewards undermine intrinsic motivation? A meta-analysis. European Association Work and Organizational Psychology congress.
  • Lepistö, L., Lepistö, S. & Kallio, K-M. (2021) Unpacking data analytics: Rhetorical analysis. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.
  • Lepistö, S., Dobroszek, J., Lepistö, L. and Zarzycka, E. (2020)Controlling outsourced management accounting to build legitimacy, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. Vol. 17 (3), 435–463.
  • Satama, S., & Huopalainen, A. (2022). Pursuing perfection through relationality: Studying the intersubjective dynamics of embodied agency in ballet. Organization.
  • Satama, S., Blomberg, A., & Warren, S. (2022) Exploring the embodied subtleties of collaborative creativity: What organisations can learn from dance. Management Learning, Vol. 53(2), 167–189.