Tuukka Mäkitie

PhD Research Fellow
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Academic interests

Tuukka is interested in sustainability transitions, and especially in how varied resources of established industries are used in development of cleantech industries, and the implications of this for environmental innovation. More specifically, he is interested in how existing knowledge bases, practices, capital and technologies from other industrial sectors are transferred to emerging cleantech industries e.g. through means of firm diversification.

With such research interests, Tuukka seeks to elaborate on how industrialized countries can make use of their existing industrial experience in developing new more sustainable businesses and green jobs. Such understanding is important for recognizing the characteristics, possibilities and pitfalls of an industrial transformation towards sustainability in industrialized countries.

PhD project

In his PhD project, Tuukka investigates how the Norwegian oil and gas industry has influenced the development of an offshore wind power industry in the country. By applying theoretical insights from innovation studies (e.g. technological innovation systems) and strategic management (e.g. related firm diversification), he analyzes the characteristics of this influence, the processes of resource transfer and redeployment, and how changes in the environment of oil and gas industry has shaped their engagement in offshore wind power. He also proposes new analytical approaches to investigating how old industries shape cleantech industries.

Through this project, Tuukka seeks to contribute to discussions surrounding sustainability transitions and industrial transformations regarding the role of inter-industry relations for innovation.

Background

Tuukka has a master degree in Human Geography in University of Helsinki, Finland, from 2010, and in Environmental Management and Sustainability Sciences in Aalborg University, Denmark, from 2013. Prior to arriving in TIK Centre, Tuukka worked as University Assistant in RCE Vienna and Institute for the Environment and Regional Development in Vienna University of Economics and Business. Before his academic career, Tuukka worked as a Geographic Analyst in NAVTEQ B.V. in Helsinki.

Tags: Innovation, Innovation systems, Environment and Energy

Publications

  • Mäkitie, Tuukka Rainer Reinhold (2019). Corporate entrepreneurship and sustainability transitions: resource redeployment of oil and gas industry firms in floating wind power. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management.  ISSN 0953-7325. . doi: 10.1080/09537325.2019.1668553 Show summary
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Normann, Håkon Endresen; Thune, Taran Mari & Gonzalez, Jakoba Sraml (2019). The Green Flings: Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry’s Engagement in Offshore Wind Power. Energy Policy.  ISSN 0301-4215.  127, s 269- 279 . doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.12.015
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Andersen, Allan Dahl; Hanson, Jens; Normann, Håkon Endresen & Thune, Taran Mari (2018). Established sectors expediting clean technology industries? The Norwegian oil and gas sector's influence on offshore wind power. Journal of Cleaner Production.  ISSN 0959-6526.  177, s 813- 823 . doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.209
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Thune, Taran Mari & Gonzalez, Jakoba Sraml (2018). From oil to wind, and back again: Resource redeployment and diversification, In Taran Mari Thune; Ole Andreas Hegland Engen & Olav Wicken (ed.),  Petroleum industry transformations : lessons from Norway and beyond.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781315142456.  13.
  • Thune, Taran Mari & Mäkitie, Tuukka (2018). Versatile competences and product market diversification among oil and gas supply firms, In Taran Mari Thune; Ole Andreas Hegland Engen & Olav Wicken (ed.),  Petroleum industry transformations : lessons from Norway and beyond.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781315142456.  11.

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  • Druglitrø, Tone; Hanson, Jens; Mäkitie, Tuukka & Reinertsen, Hilde (2019). Tverrfaglighet under press. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka (2019). Corporate entrepreneurship and energy transitions: The oil and gas industry firma powering up innovation in floating offshore wind.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka (2019). Sustainability transitions and industrial transformations.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Andersen, Allan Dahl & Hanson, Jens (2019). Multidimensional relatedness between innovation systems in sustainability transitions. Show summary
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Hanson, Jens; Steen, Markus & Hansen, Teis (2019). Sectoral interdependencies of low-carbon technologies in the Norwegian maritime shipping sector.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Hanson, Jens; Steen, Markus & Hansen, Teis (2019). Sectoral interdependencies of low-carbon technologies in the Norwegian maritime shipping sector.
  • Normann, Håkon Endresen; Thune, Taran Mari & Mäkitie, Tuukka (2018). Oljebransjens «grønne flørt». Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Hanson, Jens & Andersen, Allan Dahl (2017). Under which conditions established sectors accelerate emerging clean-tech industries. Relatedness in innovation systems perspective.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Normann, Håkon Endresen; Gonzalez, Jakoba Sraml & Thune, Taran Mari (2017). The green flings. The role of market volatility in incumbent firms’ engagement in sustainability transitions.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka (2016). Bounded synergy of green and black energy: Overlaps between offshore wind power and oil and gas sector in Norway.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka (2016). Established sectors expediting clean technology industries? The Norwegian oil and gas sector’s engagement in the emerging offshore wind power.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka (2016). The green fling: The role of market volatility in incumbent industries – understanding incumbent industries’ engagement in sustainability transitions.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka Rainer Reinhold; Andersen, Allan Dahl; Hanson, Jens; Normann, Håkon Endresen & Thune, Taran Mari (2016). Path branching as system building An innovation systems perspective on the interactions between emerging and mature industries.
  • Mäkitie, Tuukka; Andersen, Allan Dahl; Hanson, Jens; Normann, Håkon Endresen & Thune, Taran Mari (2016). Established sectors expediting clean technology industries? The Norwegian oil and gas sector's influence on offshore wind power. TIK WORKING PAPERS on innovation studies. 20161208.

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