Dr. Elias Pekkola is an acting Professor and a University Lecturer in Administrative Science at the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere, Finland. Pekkola is also an Academic Director of Nordic joint master degree programme on Innovative Governance and Public Management. In the field of Academic work and carriers Pekkola is currently leading Finnish research team on EU funded project “Human Resource Management in Higher Education” and is a research fellow in Academy of Finland funded project “Exit Academicians in Network Knowledge Societies”. Previously he has led a project on fixed term researcher in knowledge economy and led a Finnish research team in Nordic Project on performance management in higher education as well as worked as a researcher in international Changing Academic Profession research project. He holds a Master’s degree in Politics and a Master’s degree in Administrative Science from the University of Tampere, where he also acquired a PhD in Administrative Science.