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Organisation and Management

Main subject – Organisation and Management

Knowledge, competence and ideas are central resources in today’s companies and organisations. For this reason, ability to organise and lead human resources in a systematic manner is important. With Organisation and Management as your major subject, you will learn about strategy, leadership, decision-making, knowledge-intensive organisations, organisation cultures and networks. You will study these areas at individual, organisational and social levels from different perspectives, for example, from an ethical viewpoint or in relation to change processes. Studies in Organisation and Management will teach you to lead teams and talents in knowledge-intensive work, to understand complex organisations as a whole, and to develop creative solutions in strategic work.

Major subject students in Organisation and Management can already at an early stage select their study profile with specialisation in leadership, consultant and analyst tasks, or HR management and development. Minor subjects and elective studies will help you to create a unique professional profile for yourself. Organisation and Management is a popular minor subject, not only among students of business and economics but also for students majoring in other subjects. The subject provides you with a broad understanding of how people work in organisations and companies.


Within Organisation and Management we conduct critical, creative and innovative research on organisations and organisational realities. Our research starts with and develops various theoretical viewpoints, including economic anthropology, cultural studies, feminist theory and post-structuralism. Our research covers areas such as ethics, gender and diversity in organisations, daily work and materiality, as well as entrepreneurial activities and innovation. In empirical research, we apply qualitative methods and base our research on the traditions of ethnographic research in particular.

Our current research projects include, for example, studies on how to make children visible, and our research contributes to our understanding of business administration, creative work and creative workspaces, fashion and lifestyle industries, innovation and the cultural representations of work, organisation and leadership. Other ongoing research projects concern the historiography of organisation theory, corporate management and wisdom, as well as spirituality and work.

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Åbo Akademi University
Organisation and Management
Tuomiokirkontori 3
FI-20500 Turku



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