Management & Organizations For Sustainable Food Systems

  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 5)

    00014 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Our research group turns food for thought into action. We consider our food-research to be an interdisciplinary challenge toward a sustainable future, in social, economic, and environmental terms. We therefore aim to contribute toward a better understanding of managerial, economic and behavioural issues in food systems, their firms and managers, focusing on three themes. First, the role, functioning and sustainability of food value chains and regional firm clusters, with a focus on inter-firm alliance management, regional specialization and a life-cycle perspective of assessing environmental issues. Second, we aim to improve our understanding of sustainability in the context of network structures and network dynamics, considering not only individual-level networks but also organizational networks and their embedded norms (social capital). Third, we take issue at innovation in food systems, focusing on the management and performance of both organizational innovations and information sharing in food systems. To address these three areas, we combine our backgrounds in economics, management and psychology, attempting to apply both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Publications

Climate-driven vulnerability and risk perception: implications for climate change adaptation in rural Mexico

Michetti, M. & Ghinoi, S., 2020, In : Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Entrepreneurial identity and farmers' protein crop cultivation choices

Suvanto, H., Niemi, J. K. & Lahdesmaki, M., Apr 2020, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 75, p. 174-184 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Political Debate on Climate Change in Italy: A Discourse Network Analysis

Ghinoi, S. & Steiner, PhD, P. B., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Politics and Governance. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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The role of local stakeholders in disseminating knowledge for supporting the circular economy: a network analysis approach

Ghinoi, S., Silvestri, F. & Steiner, PhD, P. B., Mar 2020, In : Ecological Economics. 169, 18 p., 106446.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Toward the creation of novel food waste management systems: A network approach

Ghinoi, S., Silvestri, F. & Steiner, PhD, P. B., 10 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 246, 10 p., 118987.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities

Työlä tulosta - Salmonellan ja sikaruton riskit kuriin

Hannele Suvanto (Member of organizing committee), Jarkko Niemi (Chair of organizing committee), Gun Wirtanen (Member of organizing committee)
31 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Laaturehulla tulosta ja terveyttä

Hannele Suvanto (Member of organizing committee), Jarkko Niemi (Chair of organizing committee), Gun Wirtanen (Member of organizing committee)
31 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Journal of Environmental Management (Journal)

Stefano Ghinoi (Reviewer)
2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Maataloustieteen päivät 2020

Hannele Suvanto (Poster Presentation), Gun Wirtanen (Poster Presentation), Irma Uusi-Laitila (Attendee), Kimmo Nissinen (Attendee)
8 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Maataloustieteen päivät 2020

Hannele Suvanto (Speaker: Presenter)
9 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Prizes

Stipendi Pihkahovi-säätiö

Hannele Suvanto (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Social capital in the 21st century

Prof. Bodo Steiner, PhD

18/06/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media