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2018

Emergent Perspectives of Strategic Change: Toward a New Paradigm?

Kunisch, S., Laamanen, T., Schmidt, T., Huy, Q. N., Nadkarni, S., Ocasio, W. & Vaara, E., 1 Aug 2018, Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management (AOM), Vol. 1.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2016

Recontextualizing strategy: Micro-level sensemaking dynamics in strategy conversations

Pälli, P., Vaara, E. & Whittle, A., Jul 2016, 32nd European European Group of Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Naples, Italy, July 2016. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

2013

Language games and strategic concepts: Crystallization, appropriation, fragmentation, politicization

Jalonen, K., Schildt, H. & Vaara, E., 2013, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), Orlando, USA, August 9-13, 2013. Academy of Management (AOM)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2011

Strategizing as identity performance: a critical analysis of identity construction in talk about organizational strategy

Laine, P-M., Meriläinen, S., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2011, 27th European Group of Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Gothenburg, Sweden, July 6-9, 2011. European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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"Where is the new Nokia?"Image and identity in a university merger

Tienari, J., Aula, H-M. & Vaara, E., 2011, 27th European Group of Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Gothenburg, Sweden, July 6-9, 2011. European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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2010

Branding a business school in a university merger: Aalto University School of Economics

Tienari, J., Aula, H-M. & Vaara, E., 2010, Workshop 'Branding Work: Collisions and Concoctions', Lund, Sweden, May 25-27, 2010. Lund University

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2009

Corporate social responsibility as discursive struggle: A critical comparative analysis of the legitimation of a contested corporate investment in Latin America

Joutsenvirta, M. & Vaara, E., 2009, EGOS 25th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 2-4, 2009. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2007

Becoming an International Man: Top Manager Identities in a Multinational Corporation

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Meriläinen, S., 2007, EURAM European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Paris, France, May 16-19, 2007. European Academy of Management (EURAM)

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Framing Voikkaa: A Media Discourse Perspective on a Corporate Shutdown

Ahonen, P., Erkama, N., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2007, NFF Nordic Academy of Management Conference, Bergen, Norway, August 9-11, 2007. Nordic Academy of Management (NFF)

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On the Discursive Construction of Industrial Shutdowns: A Discursive Perspective on the Voikkaa Case.

Ahonen, P., Erkama, N., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2007, CMS International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester, UK, July 11-13, 2007.

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Strategian sosiaaliset ja diskursiiviset käytänteet kaupunkiorganisaatiossa: kriittinen diskurssianalyysi strategiadokumentista

Vaara, E., Sorsa, V. & Pälli, P., 2007, Sosiologipäivät, Turku, Finland, 23.-24.3.2007. Westermarck society ry.

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Strategizing in city administration: A critical discourse analysis of an official strategy document

Vaara, E., Sorsa, V. & Pälli, P., 2007, EGOS 23rd European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Vienna, Austria, July 5-7, 2007. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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2006

Becoming an International Man: Top Manager Identities in Merging Across Borders

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Meriläinen, S., 2006, Workshop "Managing Identities in Complex Organizations", Lund, Sweden, May 11-12, 2006. Lund University

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2005

Multinational Corporations as Sites of Discursive Struggles: A Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective on Organizational Sensemaking

Vaara, E. & Tienari, J., 2005, International Critical Management Studies Conference (CMS), Cambrdige, UK, July 4-6, 2005.

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On the darker side of industrial restructuring: A critical media analysis of shutdown decisions

Vaara, E. & Erkama, N., 2005, EGOS 21st European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Berlin, Germany, June 30 - July 2, 2005. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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2004

The Balance of Power Principle in International Mergers

Vaara, E. & Tienari, J., 2004, AOM Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, USA, August 6-11, 2004. Weaver, K. M. (ed.). Academy of Management (AOM)

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2003

Agents of Homogenization: On the Roles of Management Consultants in Mergers

Hellgren, B., Löwstedt, J., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Werr, A., 2003, 17th Nordic Conference on Business Studies, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 14-16, 2003.

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Embeddedness, Emergence, and Legitimization: A Historical Case Study of Business Journalism in Finland

Ainamo, A., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2003, 19th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3-5, 2003. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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The 'Balance of Power' Principle - Nationality, Politics and the Distribution of Organizational Positions in a Merging Multinational

Vaara, E. & Tienari, J., 2003, European Academy of Management Annual Conference (EURAM), Milan, Italy, April 3-5, 2003. European Academy of Management (EURAM)

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The logic of shutdown decisions

Erkama, N. & Vaara, E., 1 Jul 2003, CMS International Critical Management Studies Conference, Lancaster, UK, 7-9 July, 2003.

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2002

A Critical Perspective on Globalization: The Case of Carrus

Erkama, N. & Vaara, E., 2002, EGOS 18th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6, 2002. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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A Learning Perspective on Socio-Cultural Integration in a Multi-Organizational Cross-National Merger

Björkman, I., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2002, AOM Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Denver, USA, August 11-14, 2002. Academy of Management (AOM)

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Between Rhetorics and Practice: The Case of Justifying Foreign Expansion

Laurila, J., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2002, 18th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6, 2002. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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Big Boys Come up with Small Stories: Nordic Executives Excusing for Gender Equality

Tienari, J., Söderberg, A-M., Holgersson, C. & Vaara, E., 2002, EGOS 18th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6, 2002. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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Big boys come up with small stories: Nordic executives excusing for gender inequality

Tienari, J., Söderberg, A-M., Holgersson, C. & Vaara, E., 2002, EIASM International Workshop on Crossing Issues of Gender and Management in Organizations, Brussels, Belgium, March 15-16, 2002.

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Narrating Gender in a Cross-Border Merger Context: Nordic Executives Excusing For Inequality

Tienari, J., Søderberg, A-M., Holgersson, C. & Vaara, E., 2002, 18th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6, 2002. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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Reassessing the Relationship between Organizational Rhetorics and Practice: The Case of Justifying Discourse in Foreign Expansion

Laurila, J., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2002, EGOS 18th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 4-6, 2002. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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Reconciling Opposites: The Case of Modernism and Postmodernism

Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M. & Vaara, E., 2002, Reason in Practice Workshop, Oxford, UK, June 26-29, 2002.

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Strategies as discursive constructions

Vaara, E., Kleymann, B. & Seristö, H., 2002, EURAM European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, May 9-11, 2002. European Academy of Management (EURAM)

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The Role of National Narratives in Contemporary Multinational Corporations

Vaara, E., Risberg, A., Söderberg, A-M. & Tienari, J., 2002, SCOS 20th Anniversary Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism, Budapest, Hungary, July 10-13, 2002.

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Yes, but...: Struggles in the Discursive Accomplishment of Gender (In)equality

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Söderberg, A-M., 2002, 5th International Conference on Organizational Discourse: From Micro-Utterances to Macro-Inteerences, London, UK, July 24-26, 2002. University of London

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Yes, but...: Struggles in the Discursive Accomplishment of Gender (In)equality

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Söderberg, A-M., 2002, IALIC International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication 3rd Annual Conference, Linz, Austria, December 6-8, 2002. Johannes Kepler University

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2001

Back to the roots of the linguistic turn

Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M-L. & Vaara, E., 2001, EGOS 17th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Lyon, France, July 5-7, 2001. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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Does your Swedish cut the mustard?The power of corporate language in a Nordic post-merger integration

Vaara, E., Tienari, J., Marschan-Piekkari, R. & Säntti, R., 2001, AIB Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia, November 16-19, 2001. Academy of International Business (AIB)

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Global capitalism meets national spiri

Vaara, E., Tienari, J., Sauri, M. & Björkman, I., 2001, CMS International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester, UK, July 11-13, 2001.

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How issues become constructed in the media

Hellgren, B., Löwstedt, J., Puttonen, L., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Werr, A., 2001, 16th Nordic Conference on Business Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, August 16-18, 2001.

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The discursive legitimation and naturalization of airline alliances as dominant strategic ideas

Vaara, E., Kleymann, B. & Seristö, H., 2001, EIASM Workshop on Micro Strategy and Strategising, Brussels, Belgium, 1-3 February, 2001. European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM)

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The Merger Storm Recognises No Borders - An Analysis of Media Rhetoric On a Business Manoeuvre

Kuronen, M-L., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2001, EGOS 17th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Lyon, France, July 5-7, 2001. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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The metanarrative of 'change' and the contestable (re)construction of management ideas

Tienari, J., Ainamo, A. & Vaara, E., 2001, EGOS 17th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Lyon, France, July 5-7, 2001. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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The narrative construction of mergers and acquisitions in the media

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. & Lauri, M., 2001, AOM Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Professional Development Workshop 'Studying Organizational Discourse', Washington, USA, August 4, 2001. Academy of Management (AOM)

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2000

Critical perspectives on international mergers and acquisitions.

Vaara, E., 2000, EGOS 16th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Helsinki, Finland, July 2-4, 2000. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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Language as power in post-merger integration

Vaara, E., Tienari, J., Marschan-Piekkari, R. & Säntti, R., 2000, EIBA 26th European Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Maastricht, the Netherlands, December 10-12, 2000. European International Business Academy (EIBA)

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Little brother taking over?Or big brother striking back?Or what?Media texts and sensemaking of Swedish-Finnish/Finnish-Swedish mergers

Risberg, A., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2000, SCOS Standing Conference on Organisational Symbolism Athens, Greece, 2000.

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Rationalistic and nationalistic translations

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Risberg, A., 2000, IESE Conference 'The role of media in the consumption of management ideas in Europe', Barcelona, Spain, December 1-3, 2000.

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1999

A sensemaking perspective on international alliances

Seristö, H. & Vaara, E., 1999, EIBA 25th Annual Conference, Manchester, U. K., December 12-14, 1999. European International Business Academy (EIBA)

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Critical Epistemological Issues in Strategic Management Studies

Vaara, E. & Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M-L., 1999, CMS International Critical Management Studies Conference, Manchester, UK, 14-16 July, 1999.

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In search of explanations for synergy and organizational problems in Finnish corporate acquisitions 1993 - 1996: Preliminary findings

Vaara, E., 1999, SMS Strategic Management Society 19th Annual International Conference, Berlin, Germany, October 3-6, 1999. Strategic Management Society (SMS)

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Social Construction of Mergers and Acquisitions

Vaara, E. & Tienari, J., 1999, 15th Nordic Conference on Business Studies, Helsinki, Finland, September 19-22, 1999.

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Success as an Impediment to Integration

Vaara, E., 1999, EGOS 15th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Warwick, UK, July 4-6, 1999. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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1998

Cultural differences and postmerger problems

Vaara, E., 1998, EGOS 14th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Maastricht, the Netherlands, July 9-11, 1998. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

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