Rita Järventie-Thesleff

CEMS Academic Director


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    Artistic and research interests

    I am passionate about understanding organizational behaviour and change. Over the years, I have studied corporate branding focusing on organizational identities, identity changes and brand-related meaning making. I am also interested in strategy, especially from the perspective of strategy work and various strategizing practices. Recently, I have carried out research on roles as mediators of identity work, on leadership as practice, and on CEO work.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Business and Economics, Aalto University

    Award Date: 25 Mar 2011

    External positions

    Board Member, SOK

    1 Jan 2019 → …


    • Branding
    • Identities
    • Change
    • Strategy
    • Emotions


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