Marko Järvenpää


School of Accounting and Finance
+358 29 449 8440
Yliopistonranta 10, 65200 Vaasa
Fabriikki F331

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Research interests

I study management accounting and management control systems, role of mangement accountants, strategic management accounting,  cost management, performance measurement, accounting and sustainability, network control,  digitalisation and analytics. I use qualitative research methods, like case study and interventionist studies and use interpretative theories in studying management accounting.


Teaching (Not active at the moment)

LASK3038 Johdon laskentatoimen jatkokurssi (Advanced Topics in Management Accounting

LASK3058 Management Accounting in Practice (Johdon laskentatoimi käytännön yrityksissä)

LASK1013 Introduction to Accounting (2 hours)

LASK3067 Analytiikan käytännön soveltaminen (Analytics in Practice

I also supervise PhD theses and Master's and Bachelor's theses in Accounting, typically theses employing qualitative research methods.

Selected publications

Järvenpää, M. (2007) Making business partners: A case study on how management accounting culture was changed, European Accounting Review, Vol. 16, 1, 99-142. (SSCI, IF 2.107) (JUFO 2, ABS 3)


Järvenpää, M. & Lähteenmäki, J. & Niemelä, M., Pellinen, J. & Voutilainen, V. (2008) Hei, me mennään kunnan tilitehtaaseen. Taloushallinnon työn uudelleenorganisoinnin vaikutukset työntekijöiden kokemana. Hallinnon tutkimus (Administrative Studies), Vol 27, No 2, 2008, 52-67.


Varamaki, E.,  M. Kohtamaki, M. Jarvenpaa, T. Vuorinen, E. K. Laitinen, K. Sorama, T. Wingren, J. Vesalainen, P. Helo, T. Tuominen, T. Pihkala, J. Tenhunen (2008).  A framework for a network-level performance measurement system in SME. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations. Vol. 5, No.3/4, 415-435.


Länsiluoto, A. & Järvenpää, M. (2008) Environmental and performance management forces. Integrating "greenness" into balanced scorecard. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 5, No. 3, 184-206. (JUFO 1, ABS2)


Järvenpää, M. (2009) The institutional pillars of management accounting function. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 5, No. 4, 444-471. (JUFO 1, ABS2)


Länsiluoto, A. & Järvenpää, M. (2010) Collective action in implementation of a "greener" performance management system. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 6, No. 2, 200-227. (JUFO 1, ABS2)


Länsiluoto, A. and Järvenpää, M. (2010) Greening the balanced scorecard, Business Horizons, Vol. 53 Iss. 4. July-August 2010, 385-395. (SSCI, IF 2.157) (JUFO 1, ABS 2)


Rautiainen, A. and Järvenpää, M. (2012) Institutional logics and responses to performance measurement systems. Financial Accountability & Management, 28(2), May 2012, 164-188. (JUFO 1, ABS 3)


Länsiluoto, A. and Järvenpää, M. (2012) Integrating greenness into a balanced scorecard in a food processing company, The TQM Journal, Vol 24 (1), 388-398. (JUFO 1, ABS1)


Länsiluoto, A., Järvenpää, M., Krumwiede, K. (2013) Conflicting interests but filtered key targets: Stakeholder and resource-dependency analyses at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Management Accounting Research, Vol 24 (3), 225-245. (SSCI, IF 3.000) (JUFO 2, ABS 3)


Teittinen, H. & Pellinen, J. & Järvenpää, M. (2013) ERP in action – Challenges and benefits for management control in SME context. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 14, 278-296. (SSCI, IF 1.056)(JUFO 1, ABS 2)


Velasquez, S. & Suomala, P. & Järvenpää M. (2015) Cost Consciousness: Conceptual Development from a Management Accounting Perspective.  Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol 12, No. 1, 55-86. (JUFO 1, ABS2)


Järvenpää, M. & Länsiluoto, A. (2016) Collective Identity, Institutional Logic and Environmental Management Accounting Change. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, No. 2/2016, 152-176. (JUFO 1, ABS2)


Sajasalo, P. & Auvinen, T. & Takala, T. & Järvenpää, M. & Sintonen, T. (2016) Strategy implementation as fantasising – becoming the leading bank. Accounting and Business Research, Vol 46, No. 3, 303-325. SSCI, IF 0,911 (JUFO 2, ABS 3)


Pellinen, J. & Teittinen, H. & Järvenpää, M. (2016) Performance measurement system in the situation of simultaneous vertical and horizontal integration. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 36, 10, 1182 - 1200. SSCI IF, 3.339. (JUFO 2, ABS 4)


Nykänen, E. & Järvenpää, M. & Teittinen, H. (2016) Business Intelligence in Decision Making in Finnish Enterprises. Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 65, No. 2, 24-44. (JUFO 1)


Lepistö, L. & Järvenpää, M. & Ihantola, E.M. & Tuuri, I. (2016) The Tasks and Characteristics of Management Accountants: Insights from Finnish Recruitment Processes. Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 65, No. 3-4. (JUFO 1)


Aaltola, P. & Järvenpää, M. (2017) Narratives on the accounting worldview of practicing managers. Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 66, No. 4, 235-256. (JUFO 1)


Mättö, T. & Järvenpää, M. Rautiainen, A. & Sippola, K. (2017). Quality management in the public sector accounting department – (un)avoidable quality costs and unlikely financial impacts, International Journal of Accounting and Finance, 3, 234-252. (JUFO 1)


Lukka, K. & Järvenpää, M. (2018). The dynamics of the academic discourse on the role change of management accountants – a Finnish perspective. In Goretzki, L. & Strauss, E. (ed.) The Role of the Management Accounting – Local Variations and Global Influences. Chapter 20, Routledge, 305-319. (JUFO 3)


Onkila, T. & Mäkelä, M. & Järvenpää, M. (2018). Employee Sensemaking on the Importance of Sustainability Reporting in Sustainability Identity Change, Sustainable Development SSCI,  217-228. IF 2.167 (JUFO 2)


Auvinen, T., Sajasalo. P., Sintonen, T., Takala, T. & Järvenpää, M. (2018). Antenarratives in Ongoing Strategic Change: Using the Story Index to Capture Daunting and Optimistic Futures. In H. Krämer & M. Wenzell (eds.), Organizing (for) the Future. How Organizations Manage Things to Come. Palgrave Macmillan: London, 133-151.  (JUFO 3)


Teittinen, H., Auvinen, T., Järvenpää, M. Sajasalo, P., Takala, T. & Sintonen, T. (2018) Arvot suoritusmittareiden aiheuttaminen ohjausjännitteiden hallinnassa suuressa osuustoiminnallisessa organisaatiossa, Hallinnon Tutkimus, 37(3), 201-216. (JUFO 2)


Sajasalo, P., Auvinen, T., Järvenpää, M., Sintonen, T. & Takala, T. (2019). Development of Mobile Banking Services in a Large Finnish Financial Organization. In (eds. Shaikh, A. & Karjaluoto, H.) Marketing and Mobile Financial Services: A Global Perspective on Digital Banking Consumer Behaviour, London: Routledge. (JUFO 3)

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