Mervi Vähätalo
RN, MNsc, Ph.D (Econ. & Buss. admin.)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Porin hankerahoitus (Pori Unit)

mervi.vahatalo@utu.fi
+358 50 304 1720

Pohjoisranta 11 A
Pori





Areas of expertise
service architecture; modularity, social and health services; organization and management, institutional logics, SMEs

Biography

Mervi Vähätalo (RN, MNsc) is a Ph.D.
student studying organization of health and social services. Prior to doctoral
students she has worked as a clinical nurse specialist in University hospital
and done research and development projects related to health service processes
and health promotion. Her dissertation work focuses on the application of
modularity in health and social services in order to facilitate joint delivery
among multiple providers and to promote choice options for customers. Her
current research interests are service architecture, interfaces, organization
and management of health and social services and institutional logic. She has
published in interdisciplinary journals such as International Journal of
Operation Production Management.





Research


Mervi Vähätalo’s current research is related
to service architecture, interfaces, organization and management of health and
social services and institutional logic and SMEs. She has published in
interdisciplinary journals such as International
Journal of Operation Production Management
and Professions and Professionalism. She is specialized in development
project and does collaboration with local and national health and social
service provides and other entrepreneurs as well as with public sector and
NGOs.





Teaching



Vähätalo has coordinated several courses
related to organization and management of health and social health services.
Currently she participated the coordination of The Basics of the New Social and
Health Care System (25 ECTS) organized by Centre for Education and Research on
Social and Health Services.






Publications

Asiantuntijoiden johtaminen - Tietoa ja taktiikkaa (2018) Mervi Vähätalo, Maarit Laiho, Salla Siivonen, Susanna Jänismäki, Kati Suomi, Reeta Hautaniemi, Marja-Riitta Sillanpää, Jenni Huhtasalo, Jaana Määttälä
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Institutional logics and efficiency pressures in public organizations: what about the healthcare sector? (2018) EurOMA 2018 Book of Abstracts Mervi Vähätalo, Tomi J. Kallio, Maarit Laiho, Kati Suomi, Terhi Tevameri
(
O2 Other)

Nurses' organizational roles—Stakeholders’ expectations (2018)
Professions and Professionalism
Tomi Kallio, Terhi Tevameri, Mervi Vähätalo
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Exploring the link between firm strategy and knowledge management in SMEs (2017) The 24th Nordic Academy of Management Conference Tanja Lepistö, Mervi Vähätalo, Enni Airasmaa
(
O2 Other)

Intertwined processes of strategy and knowledge management in micro firms (2017) RENT XXXI: Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research Lepistö Tanja, Vähätalo Mervi, Hytti Ulla
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Modularity in Health and Social Services (2016) Vähätalo. Mervi
(
G5 Doctoral dissertation (article))

Challenges of public procurement - Measuring the processes or the outcome (2015) Proceedings Vähätalo Mervi, Kallio Tomi Juhani
(
O2 Other)

Organising health services through modularity (2015)
International Journal of Operations and Production Management
Vahatalo M, Kallio TJ
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Modularity: Supporting innovations in public procurement (2014) International Seminar on Service Architecture and Modularity Vähätalo Mervi, Kallio Tomi J.
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Migration towards or away from modularity in health care (2013) The Fourth International Service Modularity Seminar Mervi Vähätalo
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Migration towards or away from modularity in healthcare (2013) XVII IRSMP conference Mervi Vähätalo
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Tietojohtaminen hyvinvointialalla – Nuorten terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin tukeminen in ternet-pohjaisilla menetelmillä (2013) Mervi Vähätalo, Tomi J. Kallio
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Modularity in Health and Social Services: A Systematic Review (2012) Vähätalo, Mervi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Avannepotilaan voimavaraistumista tukeva polikliininen ohjaus (2010)
Tutkiva Hoitotyö
Eloranta, S., Vähätalo, M., Rasmus, M., Elomaa, L.; Johansson K.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ubitrendit 2020: Tulevaisuuden ubiteknologiat. Kehityskulkuja, sovelluksia, trendejä sekä heikkoja signaaleja. Tutu e-julkaisuja. (2010) Ubitrendit 2020: Tulevaisuuden ubiteknologiat. Kehityskulkuja, sovelluksia, trendejä sekä heikkoja signaaleja. Tutu e-julkaisuja. Nurmi, T.; Vähätalo, M.; Saarimaa, R.; Heinonen, S.
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)


Last updated on 2019-26-06 at 02:21