Ossi Ollinaho

Ossi Ollinaho
University of Helsinki | HY · Department of Political and Economic Studies

PhD, Strategic management
Looking for a research/teaching position, mainly from Finland.

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September 2012 - September 2014
University of Geneva
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
August 2006 - December 2012
Aalto University
Field of study
  • Strategic Management

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Publications (16)
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Research on extractivism has rapidly proliferated, expanding into new empirical and conceptual spaces. We examine the origins, evolution, and conceptual expansion of the concept. Extractivism is useful to analyze resource extraction practices around the world. ‘Global Extractivism’ is a new conceptual tool for assessing global phenomena. We situate...
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This article canvasses the current definitions and framings of “agroforestry” in different academic literature and policies. Three key framings of “agroforestry” are identified in the scholarship and explored for their differences. The findings suggest that the distinct schools of research on “agroforestry” focus on distinct points of departure, an...
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Drawing on Alfred Schütz’s thought, as well as on a number of modern pragmatists and practice theorists, we theorize incomegetting—referring to practices of getting income, typically salaried work—as the paramount structurer of everyday life and, therefore, also the chief mediator of the human–nature metabolism. Even though the pragmatics of everyd...
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Building on Alfred Schütz’s work, this essay conceptually scrutinizes virtual worlds with an aim to clarify what is at stake with the virtualization of the late modern society. The diffusion of technological artifacts, devices of communication and the Internet in particular, have transformed the life-world of essentially everyone. In the past few y...
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Depois de duas décadas de altas taxas de crescimento econômico, Moçambique tem experenciado elevados ingressos de investimento estrangeiro direto nos anos recentes. No entanto, um dos países mais pobres do mundo continua com enormes dificuldades para reduzir pobreza e promover mudanças estruturais na economia. Este artigo analisa as características...
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This essay contributes to the recent criticism against individualism and cognitivism in environmental social scientific theorizing by conceptualizing two undertheorized phenomena related to environmental changes: uneventfulness and irrelevance. Under much of environmental predicament lies a process characterized by recurrent acts through which piec...
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This paper was presented in the World Society, Planetary Natures conference in Binghamton, July 2015. This is an earlier version of the journal article in press in Environmental Sociology.
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A paper presented in 29th EGOS Colloquium, Montréal, 2013.
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A conference paper presented in an invited conference upon institutional theory in Vienna, 2014.
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Brazilian cooperation and investments in Mozambique : a contested complementarity While it became the largest foreign investor in Mozambique, Brazil disseminated several development programs under the umbrella of South-South cooperation in recent years. The objective of this article is to empirically expose the intersections that are taking place b...
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I study ontologies of matter within sociological institutionalism and discuss their political implications with regard to environment and inequality. I categorize these ontologies in four distinct classes: 1) materiality as action; 2) materiality as a stage for social interaction; 3) materiality as tools employed in social interaction; and 4) mater...
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In this paper, I suggest how materiality as fluxes can and should be integrated into institutional processes. The aim is to bridge the increasingly cognitive micro-level practices with their increasing material impacts at macro-levels. The point of departure is that all activity requires, employs and transforms some materiality—no matter how little...
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In this paper, I examine a renewable energy program, which against its own explicit purposes exacerbated inequality. This program, nicknamed Proálcool, was launched by the Brazilian government in 1975 in its attempt to alleviate the grave trade deficit the country was facing due to the high oil prices. Besides solving the problem of oil, the progra...

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Accumulative. It is a product of reproduction of established practices, that is, institutionalized activities.

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The project analyzes different agroforestry practices, projects and cosmologies in Brazil, focusing on the Amazon and Northeast regions. Funded by the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science
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Launching a transdicplinary peer reviewed journal harboring art, humanities, and natural sciences for thinking and doing sustainably