Marko Kohtamäki


School of Management, Strategic Management (normalise scandinavian characters)
+358 29 449 8459
Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa
Tervahovi C303
  • Professor
  • Head of Networked Value Systems (NeVS) research group


I'm operating as a Professor and director of the "Strategic Business Development" (SBD) research program at the University of Vaasa and a Visiting Professor at Luleå University of Technology. My current research focuses on industrial services, strategy-as-practice, business intelligence, and business networks. My papers can be found from journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Industrial Marketing Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Technovation, and Journal of Business Research..

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I teach in Strategic Business Development master's programme. During my 15 years of teaching career, I've taught courses related to strategy, business development, innovation and networks, as well as knowledge management

Recent publications

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Kohtamäki, M., Rabetino, R. & Möller, K. (2018). Alliance capabilities: A review on future research directions. Industrial Marketing Management. (JUFO 3, ABS 3, ISI: 3.29)

Rabetino, R., Harmsen, W., Kohtamäki, M. & Sihvonen, J. (2018). Structuring servitization related research. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. (JUFO 2, ABS 4, ISI: 3.2)

Vuorinen, T., Hakala, H., Kohtamäki, M. & Uusitalo, T. (2018). Mapping the landscape of strategy tools. Long Range Planning. In Press. (JUFO 2, ABS 3, ISI: 3.3)

Kohtamäki M. (2017). Real-time strategy and business intelligence: Digitizing practices and systems. London: Palgrave MacMillan. (Jufo 3)

Rabetino, R., Kohtamäki, M. & Gebauer, H. (2017). Strategy map of servitization. International Journal of Production Economics. In Press. (JUFO 2, ABS 3, ISI: 2.8)

Luoto, S., Brax, S. A., & Kohtamäki, M. (2017). Critical meta-analysis of servitization research: Constructing a model-narrative to reveal paradigmatic assumptions. Industrial Marketing Management, 60(1), 89?100. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

Einola, S., Kohtamäki, M., Parida, V., & Wincent, J. (2017). Retrospective relational sensemaking in R&D offshoring. Industrial Marketing Management, In Press, 1?12. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

Kohtamäki, M. & Einola, S. (2017). Participative strategy process in the city of Vaasa. In Exploring strategy, p. 525-531 (Ed. Johnson, Whittington, Scholes, Angwin & Regnér). Pearson, Edinburg, UK. (Jufo 1)

Kohtamäki, M., & Rajala, R. (2016). Theory and practice of value co-creation in B2B systems. Industrial Marketing Management, 56(7), 4?13. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

Kohtamäki, M., & Partanen, J. (2016). Co-creating value from knowledge-intensive business services in manufacturing firms: The moderating role of relationship learning in supplier-customer interactions. Journal of Business Research, 69(7), 2498?2506. (ABS 3, JUFO2, ISI: 1.5)

Sirén, C. & Kohtamäki, M. (2016). Stretching strategic learning to the limit: The interaction between strategic planning and learning. Journal of Business Research, 69(2), 653-663. (ABS 3, JUFO2, ISI: 1.5)

Parida, V., Patel, P., Wincent, J. & Kohtamäki, M. (2016). Network partner diversity, network capability, and sales growth in small firms. Forthcoming in Journal of Business Research. (ABS 3, JUFO2, ISI: 1.5)

Patel, P., Kohtamäki, M., Parida, V., & Wincent, J. (2015). Entrepreneurial-Orientation-as-Experimentation and Firm Performance: The Enabling Role of Absorptive Capacity. Strategic Management Journal, 36(11), 1739-1749. (FT-listed, ISI: 3.37, JUFO 3, ABS 4)

Bäck, I. & Kohtamäki, M. (2015). Boundaries of R&D collaboration. Technovation, 45-46, 15-28. (November?December). (ABS 3, JUFO2, ISI: 2.53)

Rabetino, R., Kohtamäki, M. Lehtonen, H. & Kostama, H. (2015). Developing the concept of the life-cycle service offering. Industrial Marketing Management49(8), 53?66. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

Vesalainen, J. & Kohtamäki, M. (2015). Toward a typological view of buyer-supplier relationships: Challenging the unidimensional relationship continuum. Industrial Marketing Management49(8), 105?115. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

Kohtamäki, M., Partanen, J., Parida, V., & Wincent, J. (2013). Non-linear relationship between industrial service offering and sales growth: The moderating role of network capabilities. Industrial Marketing Management, 42(8), 1374?1385. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

Kohtamäki, M., Partanen, J., & Möller, K. (2013). Making a profit with R&D services ? The critical role of relational capital. Industrial Marketing Management, 42(1), 71?81. (ISI: 3.2, JUFO 3, ABS 3)

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