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Tuomas Korhonen

Associate Professor (tenure track), Kannattavuuden johtaminen
Tampere University
phone number+358401981551
Hervanta Campus

About me

Responsibilities

Research and teaching in management accounting that supports managerial work and decision-making.

Fields of expertise

Management accounting and control, and decision-making in organizations (industrial, privately owned organizations, and in the public sector).

Business impact analyses in product and service development.

Digitalization and managerial work.

Pragmatic constructivist metholodogy.

Qualitative research.

Main positions of trust

Research unit

Cost Management Center (CMC), Industrial Engineering and Management

Selected publications

Management accounting and control:

Laine, T., Korhonen, T., Suomala, P. (2020). The dynamics of repairing multi-project control practice: a project governance viewpoint . International Journal of Project Management.

Stormi, K. T., Laine, T., & Korhonen, T. (2019). Agile performance measurement system development: an answer to the need for adaptability?. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 15(2), 231-256. 

Laine, T., Korhonen, T., Suomala, P., & Tervala, E. (2017). New Product Development Project Managers as Actors: The Viewpoint of Management Accounting and Control. In A Philosophy of Management Accounting (pp. 117-133). Routledge. 

Tervala, E., Laine, T., Korhonen, T., & Suomala, P. (2017). The role of financial control in new product development: empirical insights into project managers’ experiences. Journal of Management Control, 28(1), 81-106. 

Laine, T., Korhonen, T., Suomala, P., & Rantamaa, A. (2016). Boundary subjects and boundary objects in accounting fact construction and communication. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, 13(3), 303-329. 

Korhonen, T., Laine, T., & Martinsuo, M. (2014). Management control of project portfolio uncertainty: A managerial role perspective. Project Management Journal, 45(1), 21-37.  

Rantamaa, A., Laine, T., & Korhonen, T. (2014). Accounting prototypes supporting product development: integrating different actors’ viewpoints. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 4(1), 3-13. 

Korhonen, T., Laine, T., & Suomala, P. (2013). Understanding performance measurement dynamism: a case study. Journal of Management & Governance, 17(1), 35-58. 

New product development management and decision-making: 

Mämmelä, J., Korhonen, T., Juuti, T., & Julkunen, P. (2019). Communicating design knowledge to support technology management in the manufacturing industry. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 9(1), 4-16. 

Korhonen, T., Laine, T., Lyly-Yrjänäinen, J., & Suomala, P. (2016). Innovation for multiproject management: the case of component commonality. Project Management Journal, 47(2), 130-143.  

Laine, T., Korhonen, T., & Martinsuo, M. (2016). Managing program impacts in new product development: An exploratory case study on overcoming uncertainties. International Journal of Project Management, 34(4), 717-733. 

Korhonen, T. (2014). Performance measurement dynamism in product development. Doctoral thesis, Tampere University of Technology, 1218. 

Martinsuo, M., Korhonen, T., & Laine, T. (2014). Identifying, framing and managing uncertainties in project portfolios. International Journal of Project Management, 32(5), 732-746. 

Pragmatic constructivist methodology:

Korhonen, T., Selos, E., Laine, T. and Suomala, P. (2020). Exploring the programmability of management accounting work for increasing automation: an interventionist case study . Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, E-publication ahead of print.

Korhonen, T., Ahopelto, T., Laine, T., Ruusuvuori, J., & Tiitinen, S. (2020). Perspectives to management language games and social interaction in self-managing organizations. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 10(1), 3-10.

Jakobsen, M., Korhonen, T., & Laine, T. (2020). Editorial: How can we understand language games?. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 10(1), 1-2.

Jakobsen, M., Korhonen, T., & Laine, T. (2019). Editorial: Seeing beyond social “bubbles” by the help of pragmatic constructivism. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 9(1), 1-3. 

Jakobsen, M., Korhonen, T., & Laine, T. (2018). Editorial: Special Issue on digitalization and the actor’s perspective, VIII Actor Reality Construction Conference. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 8(1), 1-3. 

Jakobsen, M., Korhonen, T., & Laine, T. (2017). Editorial: Pragmatic Constructivism for making a difference in organizations. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 7(1), 3-3. 

Service management:

Stormi, K., Lindholm, A., Laine, T., & Korhonen, T. (2019). RFM customer analysis for product-oriented services and service business development: an interventionist case study of two machinery manufacturers. Journal of Management and Governance, 1-31.  

Korhonen, T., Stormi, K., Laine, T., & Liew, A. (2016). Examining technical and behavioural possibilities in developing fleet services in the machinery manufacturing context. Proceedings of Pragmatic Constructivism, 6(1), 3-13. 

Public management and investments: 

Lindholm, A., Korhonen, T., Laine, T., & Suomala, P. (2019). Engaging the economic facts and valuations underlying value for money in public procurement. Public Money & Management, 39(3), 216-223.