Virpi Sorsa



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    Artistic and research interests

    I lead a research project focusing on the executive education as strategy practice at the Aalto University School of Business and University of Jyväskylä Strategy & Entrepreneurship Group, Finland. I aslo service as the Past Chair for Strategic Activities and Practices Interest Group in the Academy of Management in 2021-2022. My research interest is strategy work and most of my publications deal with inclusive and discursive aspects of strategizing. My previous projects have focused on strategizing in city organizations. For example, I was a head of an ethnographic research project in which I assessed together with my colleague Jouni Virtaharju the leadership changes in the city of Helsinki, Finland. My work has been published in Organization Science, Organization, Management Communication Quarterly, Discourse and Communication, and Journal of Business Research, and in edited books. 

    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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

    Education/Academic qualification

    Filosofie doktor, Företagsledning och organisation, Svenska handelshögskolan

    Award Date: 18 Dec 2012

    Filosofie doktor, Företagsledning och organisation, Svenska handelshögskolan

    Award Date: 18 Dec 2012

    External positions

    Project manager, Hanken School of Economics

    Apr 2021Aug 2021

    Assistant Professor, Hanken School of Economics

    Jul 2015Mar 2021

    Lecturer, Hanken School of Economics

    Nov 2014Jun 2015

    Postdoctoral researcher, Hanken School of Economics

    Jan 2013Nov 2014


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