We have implemented numerous research and development projects and published reports and articles in scientific journals based on them. Stakeholders interested in knowledge development and implementation have participated extensively in the projects. Some from home and others internationally.
Our research and development activities have been broadly focused on our company's areas of expertise. Thus, it provides a scientific basis for our development work in business, organizations and working life. The broad scope is linked to thinking according to the Healthy organization model, which emphasizes understanding the whole. Below you will find more information about the projects and links to our studies.
In the Better working life project, the priorities vary depending on the participant and they are always related in some way to the needs of future organizations; for strategic management, personnel management, change management, renewal of operating culture, management style and supervisory work, development of workplace cooperation and consultation of personnel, psychological ownership, good flexible work organization and process enhancement, and agile renewal of service concepts and operating methods.
There are currently four sub-projects running in the Better Working Life -project:
Cultural leap in managing a real estate company - psychological ownership with a participatory strategy (expands into an industry project)
The new multicultural operating models and development model of the two care units (expanding to other multicultural communities)
Cultural translation of rehabilitative housing services - From guard to coach - AsKu project
Strategic workforce management development project (across industry boundaries)
We include new companies and organizations in the network project on a rolling basis. Welcome aboard!
Gaius Foundation, Helsinki Senior Foundation, Koski Clinic, Rehabilitation Center Kankaanpää, Rehabilitation Center Petrea, Lilinkoti Foundation, Luhatuuli, Mainio Vire Oy, Soster, City of Tornio, City of Vaasa
Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuoltoalan Tuottavuus Talkoot loppuraportti. Holopainen, Jalo, Puisto & Eloranta (2011).
Työhyvinvoinnilla saavutetut kustannussäästöt
Vinkkejä hyvään perehdytykseen
Interviews and presentations
Improving productivity in small group workshops (Työsuojelurahasto 21.10.2011).
HY: The feeling of inadequacy, the uneven distribution of work and the change in the customer base put a strain on the care sector (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, 29 March 2011).
Good cooperation leads to a great mood (Pension Insurance Company Ilmarinen's customer magazine 2/2011).
In the workplace of the future, the employee is consulted (Talentia 16.12.2011).
Improving the quality of working life extends working careers in the care sector (Ilmarinen, uutiset 2011).
The feeling of inadequacy, the uneven distribution of work and the change in the clientele burden the care sector (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry).
Jobs in the social and health sector are being sought for the development project (KT Kuntatyonantajat 3.11.2009).
Help from small groups. Improvements in work well-being can even cut sickness absence in half (Tehy 14/2011).
Elintarvikealan Tuottavuus Talkoot – Tavoitteena parempi arki. Loppuraportti. Puisto, Jalo, Holopainen & Eloranta (2010).
Arjen kehittämisessä avain sairauspoissaolojen vähentämiseen (Kehittyvä Elintarvike 6/2008).
Interviews and presentations
The small group model as a tool for developing the well-being and productivity of the working community. (University of Helsinki, Department of Economics 11/12/2007)
Investments in small group work produce results. (Evolving Food 8/2004)
The food industry leads the way in the development of working life. Curb sickness absences with productivity talks. (12/12/2007)
Workplace atmosphere, managerial work and lack of continuous improvement practices are often behind sickness absences (July 1, 2008, University of Helsinki).
Workplace atmosphere, poor management and lack of continuous development practices cause absences due to illness in the food industry (14.7.2008).
Companies' investments in the quality of working life are reflected in employees' health and the length of their working careers (December 17, 2009).
A third of absenteeism can be prevented by improving the quality of working life. Workplace atmosphere, managerial work and lack of continuous improvement practices are often behind sickness absences.
Entrepreneurs were surprised by the costs of sickness absences (University of Helsinki 21.12.2009).
Food Industry Productivity Talkoot: Profitability improved, sickness absences decreased (TTK 18.8.2010).
Tuula Eloranta, TTK seminar initiation 1 October 2009. Food Industry Productivity Talkoot - the goal is a better everyday life. Key results.
Food Industry Productivity Talks (TUTA) 2007-2010 - summary of the baseline survey. The goal is a better everyday life. (Holopainen & Eloranta, 2008)
Description of the Tykes project. HK Ruokatalo Oy. (Tykes 2007).
Filtration becomes expensive in the food industry (Kaleva.fi 12.12.2006).
Summary from 2005
The project is a pioneer and pioneer in many ways. It is also an internationally unique example of long-term, purposeful, ever-expanding, successful cooperation for the development of working life.
The program started from a development idea that progressed through the meeting of people who believe in real working life development and cooperation into a working life development program. Without this cooperation, the program would never have been realized and its results would not have spread so widely.
In the program, several key working life development agencies have cooperated in an exemplary way: companies, university, occupational health institute, occupational safety center, labor market organizations (ETL, SEL, MVL, TU), insurance companies, key funding agencies, Ministry of Labor and labor protection fund.
The program has developed a unique development tool that concretely serves working life and a working life development model, which has been used to significantly improve both productivity and well-being. With the help of the model, it has even been possible to halve sickness absences, accidents and disruptions in the process.
The program has successfully applied numerous studies as a practical development tool and further scientifically investigated their functionality and thus produced new valuable information. It is also becoming a dissertation.
The development model is also unique because it is based on cooperation and is capable of producing a completely new, permanent, cooperative development culture of continuous improvement for workplaces.
The results of the program have also been disseminated exceptionally effectively. There are plenty of different general publications about it, e.g. in the publications of all parties involved, a workbook, seminar presentations and training organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tykes has also published a case picture of it.
In 2007, Vaasan & Vaasan won the personnel work of the year award with the development model. The model was also presented to the parliament when planning an amendment to the Act on Cooperation.
The results of the program have already spread exceptionally widely. In addition to the parties involved, occupational health services, rehabilitation and insurance companies have also taken it as their own.
Based on the program, a new research and development program has been launched, with which the development model reaches at best already 30,000 people in the food industry. Two more dissertations are coming up in the program.
The model has already been applied to several industries and its dissemination continues.
The results of the program have been disseminated at the EU level.
Governance in family firms: A review and research agenda
S Goel, I Jussila, T Ikäheimonen
The Sage handbook of family business, 226-248
Listed Family Firm Stakeholder Orientations: The Critical Role of Value-creating Family Factors
N Heino, P Tuominen, I Jussila
Journal of Family Business Strategy 11 (4), 100376
F-CPO: A collective psychological ownership approach to capturing realized family influence on business
N Rantanen, I Jussila
Journal of Family Business Strategy 2 (3), 139-150
The socio-psychological challenges of succession in family firms: The implications of collective psychological ownership
N Heino, P Tuominen, T Tuominen, I Jussila
The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms, 715-746
Governance of co-operative organizations: A social exchange perspective
I Jussila, S Goel, P Tuominen
Business and Management Research 1 (2), 14-25
Overcoming Challenges to Governance in Consumer Co-operatives: analysing reports of key representatives
P Tuominen, I Jussila, S Kojonen
International Journal of Co-operative Management 4 (2), 22-35
Omistajuus asiakasomisteisissa osuuskunnissa
Customer‐owned firms and the concept of regional responsibility: Qualitative evidence from Finnish co‐operatives
I Jussila, U Kotonen, P Tuominen
Social Responsibility Journal
Organization types and corporate social responsibility reporting in Finnish forest industry
P Tuominen, T Uski, I Jussila, U Kotonen
Social responsibility journal
A tool to be used deliberately: Investigating the role of profit in consumer co-operatives
T Tuominen, P Tuominen, I Jussila
International Business Research 6 (11), 122
Psychological ownership and the organizational context: Theory, research evidence, and application
JL Pierce, I Jussila
Edward Elgar Publishing
Psychological ownership within the job design context: Revision of the job characteristics model
JL Pierce, I Jussila, A Cummings
Journal of Organizational Behavior 30 (4), 477-496.
Collective psychological ownership within the work and organizational context: Construct introduction and elaboration
JL Pierce, I Jussila
Journal of Organizational Behavior 31 (6), 810-834
Development and validation of an instrument for assessing collective psychological ownership in organizational field settings
JL Pierce, I Jussila, D Li
Journal of Management & Organization 24 (6), 776-792
An empirical examination of the emergence of collective psychological ownership in work team contexts
JL Pierce, D Li, I Jussila, J Wang
Journal of Management & Organization 26 (5), 657-676
Employee knowledge and the effects of a deferred profit‐sharing system: A longitudinal case study of personnel funds in Finland
C Sweins, I Jussila
Thunderbird International Business Review 52 (3), 231-247
Leading together for mutual benefit: shared leadership in the context of co-operative banking
R Saila, J Iiro, T Pasi
Business and Management Research 1 (4), 99-108
Managerial Competence in Consumer Cooperatives: Inducing theory from empirical observations
P Tuominen, I Jussila, N Rantanen
International Journal of Co-operative Management 5 (1), 9-22
Business school students’ social construction of entrepreneurship: Claiming space for collective entrepreneurship discourses
H Forsström-Tuominen, I Jussila, J Kolhinen
Scandinavian Journal of Management 31 (1), 102-120
Reinforcing collectiveness in entrepreneurial interactions within start-up teams: a multiple-case study
H Forsstrom-Tuominen, I Jussila, S Goel
Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 31 (9-10), 683-709
The start of team start-ups: Collective dynamics of initiation and formation of entrepreneurial teams
H Forsström-Tuominen, I Jussila, S Goel
Journal of enterprising culture 25 (01), 31-66
Following a different mission: where and how do consumer co-operatives compete?
I Jussila, P Tuominen, JM Saksa
Journal of Co-operative Studies 41 (3), 28-39
Diversification through Acquisition: Co-Operative Banks as Dynamic Players in Competitive Markets
R Saila, J Iiro, T Pasi
International Journal of Cooperative Studies 1 (2), 37-46
Producer and marketing co-operatives: Institutional contexts and strategies
JM Saksa, I Jussila, P Tuominen
Journal of Co-operative Studies 40 (3), 5-13
Regional co-operation: A strategic network perspective on a customer-owned organisation
T Uski, I Jussila, JM Saksa
Journal of Co-operative Studies, 40.1, 20-29.
Social capital: A source of sustained competitive advantage for consumer co-operatives
T Tuominen, P Tuominen, H Tuominen, I Jussila
International Business Research 6 (12), 60-73
Individual psychological ownership: Concepts, evidence, and implications for research in marketing
I Jussila, A Tarkiainen, M Sarstedt, JF Hair
Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice 23 (2), 121-139
Consumer cooperatives: Uncovering the value potential of customer ownership
A Talonen, I Jussila, H Saarijärvi, T Rintamäki
AMS review 6 (3), 142-156
The role of proximity in value Preferences: a study of consumer co‐operatives
N Byrne, K Heinonen, I Jussila
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 86 (2), 339-361
Exploring the consumer co-operative relationship with their members: An individual psychological perspective on ownership
I Jussila, P Tuominen
International Journal of Co-operative Management 5 (1), 23-33
Communicating the economic value of customer ownership in insurance: A qualitative analysis of annual reports
A Talonen, H Talonen, J Stenvall, I Jussila
Risk Management and Insurance Review 23 (3), 243-267
Member commitment in co-operatives: The utilitarian approach
I Jussila, S Goel, H Tuominen
Business and Management Research 1 (3), 9-16
Affective commitment in co-operative organizations: What makes members want to stay?
I Jussila, N Byrne, H Tuominen
International Business Research 5 (10), 1-10
Should I stay or should I go? Normative member commitment in co-operatives
I Jussila, D Roessl, T Tuominen
International Journal of Marketing Studies 6 (6), 26
The determinants of membership in cooperative banks: Common bond versus private gain
DC Jones, I Jussila, P Kalmi
Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 87 (3), 411-432
Are we owners or regular customers? The obscure meaning of ownership in consumer co-operatives
I Jussila, P Tuominen, T Tuominen
International Business Research 5 (12), 195
Kunnallisten hyvinvointipalvelujen tuottaminen: organisaatiotyyppien etuja ja haasteita
T Uski, I Jussila, U Kotonen
Kunnallistieteellinen aikakauskirja 35 (2007): 2