Tutkijatohtori (tenure track)
I'm an assistant professor of accounting (tenure track) at the School of Accounting and Finance, and a member of the Digital Economy research platform, at the university. My research interests include data analytics, FinTech, and machine learning and their impact and applications on the accounting profession and research.
A few recent publications
Bhandari, K. R., Zámborský, P., Ranta, M., & Salo, J. (2023). Digitalization, internationalization, and firm performance: A resource-orchestration perspective on new OLI advantages. International Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2023.102135
Talaoui, Y., Kohtamäki, M., Ranta, M., & Paroutis, S. (2023). Recovering the divide: A review of the big data analytics?strategy relationship. Long Range Planning, 56(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2022.102290
Ranta, M., & Ylinen, M. (2023). Board gender diversity and workplace diversity: A machine learning approach. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1108/CG-01-2022-0048
Ranta, M. and Ylinen, M. and Järvenpää, M. (2022). Machine Learning in Management Accounting Research: Literature Review and Pathways for the Future. European Accounting Review, forthcoming, Available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638180.2022.2137221
Ahmed, S., Ranta, M., Vähämaa, E. & Vähämaa, S. (2022). Facial attractiveness and CEO compensation: Evidence from the banking industry. Journal of Economics and Business, forthcoming.
Bhandari, K. R., Ranta, M., & Salo, J. (2022). The resource-based view, stakeholder capitalism, ESG, and sustainable competitive advantage: The firm's embeddedness into ecology, society, and governance. Business Strategy and the Environment, 31(4), 1525?1537. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2967
Garanina, T., Ranta, M., & Dumay, J. (2021). Blockchain in accounting research: Current trends and emerging topics. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 35(7), 1507?1533. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-10-2020-4991
I teach mainly advanced data analytics and machine learning methods for accounting and other business students. The courses include Introduction to Analytics in Accounting, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning in Accounting, and Artificial Intelligence: Concepts, Challenges, and Opportunities.