University of Oulu, 2016
Marika Tuomela-Pyykkönen

Marika Tuomela-Pyykkönen


Purchasing and supply management (PSM)


Researcher (MSc, doctoral candidate) at the Oulu Business School, Department of Marketing, Management and International Business. Research interests include purchasing and supply management (PSM), purchasing organisations in project context, and related capabilities. Dissertation research drawing attention to technical, commercial and leadership capabilities in establishing and developing purchasing organisations, especially in large infrastructure projects in the mining industry. Executive committee member of the leading, international purchasing and supply management research community, IPSERA. 

Earlier research on “Implementing Procurement Strategy: A Case of a Finnish Construction Company” was awarded as the Best Logistics Research in Northern Finland, 2011. In 2013, accomplished a research exchange period in COSMO – Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory at McGill University, Montréal, Canada.

Research interests

  • Purchasing and supply management (PSM)
  • Purchasing and supply organisations (PSOs)
  • Project purchasing and supply organisations (PPSOs)
  • Purchasing and supply management (PSM) capabilities

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Finnish Purchasing and Logistics Association, LOGY
  • Women in Mining, Finland

Research visits

  • Graduate Research Trainee
    16.8.2013 to 14.12.2013

    COSMO - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, McGill University, Montréal, Canada