Johanson is a professor of administrative science and chair of administrative sciences at the University of Tampere, Finland. Currently, he is a vice-chair in a project studying performance of hybrid organizations, and he is charge of another project studying social media in organizational setting and participates in a third project studying value-creation in digitalized services. Johanson is writing a book on strategic management in public sector scheduled to be finished by June 2018. In addition to hybrid governance and strategic management he has recently studied power relations of pension funds, public sector innovations and determinants of efficiency in teams. Johanson is President of the Finnish Association of Administrative Studies, and he serves as board member of Nordic administrative Alliance (NAF), Finnish section, and as an editorial board member of Administrative Sciences.