Tiina Ritvala

Tiina Ritvala

Assistant Dean (Teaching and Education)

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Artistic and research interests

My research focus is on cross-sector collaboration between multinational corporations, cities and nonprofits in the contexts of high institutional complexity such as sustainable cities, energy transition and cultural fields. My research intersects organizational theory, international business and social purpose.

Currently, I serve as Assistant Dean (Teaching and Eduction) besides my research, teaching and supervision tasks. Prior to joining academia I worked ten years in business consulting and took also part in volunteer work.

I earned my D.Sc. (Econ.) at Helsinki School of Economics in 2008, and was a Visiting Scholar at SCANCOR/Weatherhead (Harvard) and at Queen's University (Canada) in 2016 and WU Vienna in 2019.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Business and Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

Award Date: 22 Feb 2008

Master's degree, Business and Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

Award Date: 29 Mar 1996


  • Cross-sector partnerships
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Institutional change
  • Sustainable cities
  • Cultural and creative fields
  • Energy transition


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