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Anna Hannula

University Lecturer, yrityksen johtaminen

About me

PhD, Senior Lecturer (Management and Organization), Academic Director (MDP in Responsible business) and Adjunct Professor (Business ethics and sustainability) interested in CSR and corporate sustainability, urban nature, stakeholder engagement, climate change, critical examinations of business’ role in the society and business ethics. Member of the RESPMAN Research Group at Tampere University. 


Senior Lecturer, Management and Organization, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University

Academic Director, MDP in Responsible Business, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University

Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent), Business ethics and sustainability, University of Eastern Finland

Research career

Education and other affiliations

Adjunct Professor, Business Ethics and Sustainability, University of Eastern Finland, 5/2019–present

Senior Research Fellow, MAB, Tampere University, 1–7/2019

Professor (acting), Management and Organization, School of Management, University of Tampere, 9–12/2018, 9–12/2017

Postdoctoral researcher, School of Management, University of Tampere, 2015–2018

PhD in Management and Organization, School of Management, University of Tampere, 2014

Master of Science in Management and Organization, School of Management, University of Tampere, 2009

International mobility

Copenhagen Business School, Department of Management, Society and Communication, Visiting researcher, 4–5/2019 

Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Visiting Scholar, 5–6/2018 

Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Visiting PhD Scholar, 1–6/2012

Aarhus School of Business, Exchange student, 2007

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles and articles in edited books

Kortetmäki, T., Heikkinen, A. & Jokinen, A. 2022. Particularizing nonhuman nature in stakeholder theory: The recognition approach. Journal of Business Ethics, online first. (Open Access )

Kujala, J., Sachs, S., Leinonen, H., Heikkinen, A. & Laude, D. 2022. Stakeholder engagement: Past, present, and future. Business & Society, online first. (Open Access)

Tapaninaho, R. & Heikkinen, A. 2022. Value creation in circular economy business for sustainability: A stakeholder relationship perspective. Business Strategy and the Environment, online first. (Open Access) 

Blomberg, A., Heikkinen, A. & Kujala, J. 2021. Sidosryhmävuorovaikutus kestävän liiketoiminnan mahdollistajana [Stakeholder engagement in sustainable business]. In Eräranta, K. & Penttilä, V. (Eds.) Vastuullinen viestintä. Helsinki: ProComma Academic. pp. 60–75. (Open Access)  

Gonzalez-Porras, L., Heikkinen, A., Kujala, J. & Tapaninaho, R. 2021. Stakeholder engagement in sustainability transitions. In Teerikangas, S., Onkila, T., Koistinen, K. & Mäkelä, M. (Eds.) Research Handbook of Sustainability Agency. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 214–229 (Open Access)  

Mattila, M., Mesiranta, N. & Heikkinen, A. 2020. Platform-based sustainable business models: Reducing food waste in food services. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 24(4/5), 249–265.

Jokinen, A & Heikkinen, A. 2019. Pääkirjoitus: Luontopohjaiset ratkaisut: käsitteen vakiintumisen reittejä. Alue ja Ympäristö, 48(2), 1–4. (Open Access )

Heikkinen, A., Mäkelä, H., Kujala, J., Nieminen, J., Jokinen, A. & Rekola, H. 2019. Urban ecosystem services and stakeholders: Towards a sustainable capability approach. In Bonnedahl, K. J. & Heikkurinen, P. (eds.) Strongly Sustainable Societies. Organising Human Activities on a Hot and Full Earth. New York, NY: Routledge, 116-133 (Open Access )

Heikkinen, A. 2017. Business Climate Change Engagement: Stakeholder Collaboration in Multi-Stakeholder Networks. In Freeman, R. E., Kujala, J. & Sachs, S. (eds.) Stakeholder Engagement: Clinical Research Cases. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. pp. 231–254  

Heikkinen, A., Kujala, J., Laine, M. & Mäkelä, H. 2017. Discourse analysis as a method for business ethics and corporate responsibility research. In Werhane, P. H., Freeman, R. E. & Dmytriyev, S. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Research Approaches to Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 138–153. 

Kujala, J., Heikkinen, A. & Lehtimäki, H. 2012. Understanding the dynamic nature of stakeholder relationships: An empirical examination of a conflict situation. Journal of Business Ethics, 109(1), 53–65. 

Books, edited books and journal special issues

Kudłak, R., Barkemeyer, R., Preuss, L., & Heikkinen, A. (Eds.) 2022. The impact of corporate social responsibility: Corporate activities, the environment and society. Taylor & Francis

Närvänen, E., Mesiranta, N., Mattila, M. & Heikkinen, A. (Eds). 2020. Food Waste Management: Solving the Wicked Problem. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan

Jokinen, A. & Heikkinen, A. (Eds.). 2019. Special issue: Luontopohjaiset ratkaisut [Nature-based solutions]. Alue ja Ympäristö, 48(2). 

Kangas, A., Kujala, J., Heikkinen, A., Lönnqvist, A., Laihonen, H., & Bethwaite, J. (Eds.) 2019. Leading Change in a Complex World: Transdisciplinary Perspectives. Tampere: Tampere University Press (Open Access )

Heikkinen, A. 2014. Discursive Constructions of Climate Change Engagement in Business Organisations. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis 1996. Tampere: Tampere University Press. 167 pp. ISBN 978-951-44-9633-2 Doctoral dissertation