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Artistic and research interests

His research focuses on organizational and strategic change that he examines from discursive and narrative perspectives. This work deals with strategy process and practice research, studies of radical change such as mergers and acquisitions, work on institutional change and legitimation, research on multinational corporations and globalization, and historical analysis of management and organizations

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Licentiate of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

Master of Science (Technology)

Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)

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Research Output

Dealing with revered past: Historical identity statements and strategic change in Japanese family firms

Sasaki, I., Kotlar, J., Ravasi, D. & Vaara, E., Mar 2020, In : Strategic Management Journal. 41, 3, p. 590-623 34 p.

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  • Institutions and Actorhood as Co-Constitutive and Co-Constructed: The Argument and Areas for Future Research

    Meyer, R. E. & Vaara, E., Jun 2020, In : Journal of Management Studies. 57, 4, p. 898-910

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Maintaining Strategic Ambiguity for Protection: Struggles over Opacity, Equivocality, and Absurdity around the Sicilian Mafia

    Cappellaro, G., Compagni, A. & Vaara, E., 21 Jan 2020, In : Academy of Management Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Beyond merger syndrome and cultural differences: New avenues for research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M & As)

    Sarala, R., Vaara, E. & Junni, P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of World Business. 54, 4, p. 307-321 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 30 Citations (Scopus)
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    Projects

    Learning from the past for the future: A historical perspective on industrial and strategic change

    Vaara, E., Buffart, M. & Miettinen, M.

    01/09/201831/08/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    TSR/Design+ E70602

    Vaara, E.

    01/09/201731/12/2019

    Project: Domestic funds and foundations

    Suomen Akatemian rahoituspäätös - yliopistojen profiloitumisen vahvistaminen kilpaillulla rahoituksella

    Vaara, E.

    01/08/201531/08/2019

    Project: Academy of Finland: Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles

    Prizes

    2014 OMT Best Published Paper Award

    Eero Vaara (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

  • Activities

    • 15 Visit abroad
    • 6 Hosting a visitor
    • 6 Conference presentation
    • 1 Participant of a conference, workshop, session or tutorial

    Andrea Whittle

    Eero Vaara (Host)
    9 Feb 201913 Feb 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Stanford University

    Eero Vaara (Visiting researcher)
    5 Aug 201820 Aug 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Lancaster University

    Eero Vaara (Visiting researcher)
    27 Nov 20182 Dec 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Durham University Business School & London School of Economics

    Eero Vaara (Visiting researcher)
    25 Sep 20184 Oct 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    EMLYON Business School

    Eero Vaara (Visiting researcher)
    5 Jun 201816 Jun 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisit abroad

    Press / Media

    BBC hehkuttaa: Suomi on maailman joustavin maa tehdä töitä

    Eero Vaara

    09/08/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Companies need to refer to their past if they want a successful future

    Eero Vaara

    16/07/201923/07/2019

    5 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Companies should respect their historic identity to thrive in the future

    Eero Vaara

    16/07/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance