Hanken School of Economics



Professor of Management and Organization, Hanken School of Economics

Permanent Visiting Professor, EMLYON Business School

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Lancaster University

Adjunct Professor, Copenhagen Business School
 

Member of Editorial Board of Academy of Management Discoveries, Organization Studies, Organization, Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal and Strategic Organization

 

Teaching

Managing the Research Process


Research Interest

Organizational change (mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, shutdowns)

Discourse and communication in strategy and strategizing

Critical perspectives on MNCs and globalization

Methodological and epistemological issues in management and organization research

 

Watch:

Taking Social Practices seriously

Discourse analysis as a method in strategy-as-practice

Interview with Eero Vaara & Richard Whittington, Auhtors of  "Strategy-as-practice: Taking Social Practices Seriously"

Struggles of Legitimacy in Mediatized Society

Selected publications

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS
 
Vaara, E. 2014. Struggles over Legitimacy in the Eurozone Crisis: Discursive Legitimation Strategies and Their Ideological Underpinnings. Discourse & Society, Special Issue "From Grexit to Grecovery".  Open Access
 
Peltokorpi, V. and Vaara, E. 2014. Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations: Productive and Counterproductive Effects of Language-Sensitive Recruitment. Journal of International Business Studies, forthcoming. Open Access / Published Version
 
Vaara, E. and Pedersen, A. 2014 Strategy and chronotopes: A Bakhtinian perspective on the construction of strategy narratives. M@n@gement. Open Access / Published Version

Cornelissen, J., Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. The contraction of meaning: The combined effect of communication, emotions and materiality on sensemaking in the Stockwell shooting. Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming. Open access / Published (Early View) Version

Vaara, E., Junni, P., Sarala, R. Ehrnrooth, M. and Koveshnikov, A. Attributional tendencies in cultural explanations of M&A performance. Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming. Open access / Published (Early view) version

Monin, P., Noorderhaven, N., Vaara, E. and Kroon, D. 2013. Giving sense to and making sense of norms of justice in post-merger integration. Academy of Management Journal, 56(1): 256-284. Open Access / Published Version

Mantere, S., Aula, P., Schildt, H. and Vaara, E. 2013. Narrative attributions of entrepreneurial failure. Journal of Business Venturing, 28(4): 459-473. Open AccessPublished Version

Peltokorpi, V. and Vaara, E. 2012. Language policies and practices in wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries: A recontextualization perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 43(9): 803-833. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Durand, R. 2012. How to connect strategy research with broader issues that matter? Strategic Organization, 10(3): 248-255. Open access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Whittington, R. 2012. Strategy as Practice: Taking social practices seriously. Academy of Management Annals, 6(1): 285-336. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Faÿ, E. 2012. Reproduction and change on the global scale: A Bourdieusian perspective on management education. Journal of Management Studies, 49(6): 1023-1051. Open Access / Published Version

Riad, S., Vaara, E. and Zhang, N. The intertextual production of international relations in mergers and acquisitions. Organization Studies, 2012, 33(1): 121-148.Open Access / Published Version

Balogun, J., Jarzabkowski, P. and Vaara, E. Selling, resistance and reconciliation: A critical discursive approach to subsidiary role evolution in MNEs. Journal of International Business Studies, 2011, 42: 765-786. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. On the narrative construction of MNCs: An antenarrative analysis of legitimation and resistance in a cross-border merger. Organization Science, 2011, 22(2): 370-390. Open Access / Published Version

Schildt, H., Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. Reasonability and the linguistic division of labor in institutional work. Journal of Management Inquiry, 2011, 20(1): 82-86. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E., Sarala, R., Stahl, G. and Björkman, I. The impact of organizational and national cultural differences on social conflict and knowledge transfer in international acquisitions. Journal of Management Studies, 2012, 49(1): 1-27. Open Access / Published Version

Erkama, N. and Vaara, E. Struggles over legitimacy in global organizational restructuring: A Rhetorical perspective on legitimation strategies and dynamics in a shutdown case.  Organization Studies, 2010, 31(7): 813-839. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Fay, E. How can a Bourdieusian perspective aid analysis of MBA education? Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2011, 10(1): 27–39. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. 2011. On the importance of broader critique: Discursive knowledge production in management education. British Journal of Management, 22: 564-566. Open Access / Published Version

Riad, S. and Vaara, E. 2011. Varieties of metonymy in media accounts of mergers and acquisitions. Journal of Management Studies, 48(4): 737-771. Open Access / Published Version

Sarala, R. and Vaara, E. Cultural differences, convergence and crossvergence as explanations of knowledge transfer in international acquisitions. Journal of International Business Studies, 2010, 41: 1365–1390. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Meriläinen, S. Becoming an international man: Top manager masculinities in the making of a multinational corporation. Equal Opportunities International, 2010, 29(1): 38-52. Open Access / Published Version 

Pälli P., Vaara, E. and Sorsa, V. Strategy as text and discursive practice: A genre-based approach to strategizing in City Administration. Discourse & Communication, 2009, 3(3): 303-318. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E., Sorsa, V. and Pälli, P. 2010. On the force potential of strategy texts: A critical discourse analysis of a strategic plans and its power effects in a city organization. Organization, 17(6): 685-702. Open Access / Published Version

Erkama, N. and Vaara, E. 2010. Struggles over legitimacy in a global organizational restructuring: A rhetorical perspective on legitimation strategies and dynamics in a shutdown case. Organization Studies, 31(7): 813-839. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Monin, P. 2010. A recursive perspective on discursive legitimation and organizational action in mergers and acquisitions. Organization Science, 21(1): 3-22. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. 2010. Taking the linguistic turn seriously: Strategy as multifaceted interdiscursive phenomenon. Advances in Strategic Management, 27: 29-50. Open Access / Published Version

 Joutsenvirta, M. and Vaara, E. 2009. Discursive (de)legitimation of a contested Finnish greenfield investment project in Latin America. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 25: 85-96. Open Access / Published Version

Durand, R. and Vaara, E. 2009. Causation, counterfactuals and competitive advantage, Strategic Management Journal, 30(12): 1245-1264. Open Access / Published Version

Kettunen, P. and Vaara, E. Miten yrityskauppatutkimuksen tuloksia voi käyttää hyväksi kuntaliitostutkimuksessa? Hallinnon tutkimus / Administrative Studies, 2009, 28(1), 3-14. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. 2008. A discursive perspective on legitimation strategies in MNCs. Academy of Management Review, 33(4): 985-993. Open Access / Published version

Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. On the problem of participation in strategy: A critical discursive perspective. Organization Science, 2008, 19(2), 341-358. Open Access / Published Version

Björkman, I., Stahl, G. and Vaara. 2007. Impact of cultural differences on capability transfer in acquisitions: The mediating roles of capability complementarity, absorptive capacity, and social integration. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(4), 658-672. Open access / Published Version

Laine, P.-M. and Vaara, E. 2007. Struggling over subjectivity: A discursive analysis of strategic development in an engineering group. Human Relations, 60(1), 29-58. Open access / Published Version

Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M.-L. and Vaara, E. Reconciling opposites in organisation studies: The case of modernism  and post-modernism. Philosophy of Management, 2007, 6(1): 97-114. Open Access  / Published Version

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Laurila, J. 2006. Pulp and paper fiction: On the discursive legitimation of global industrial restructuring. Organization Studies, 27(6), 789-810. Open Access / Published Version

Ainamo, A., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Between West and East: A social history of business journalism in Cold War Finland. Human Relations, 2006, 59(5), 611-636. Open Access / Published Version

Piekkari, R. Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Säntti, R. 2005. Integration or disintegration? Human resource implications of the common corporate language decision in a cross-border merger. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(3): 333-347. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. 2005. The contested terrain of globalization: Review and conceptual clarifications. Liiketaloudellinen aikakauskirja /The Finnish Journal of Business Economics, 54(3):413-442. Open Access

Vaara, E., Tienari, J., Piekkari, R. and Säntti, R. Language and the circuits of power in a merging multinational corporation. Journal of Management Studies, 2005, 42(3), 595-623. Open Access / Published Version.

Kuronen, M.-L., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. The merger storm recognises no borders - An analysis of media rhetoric on a business manouver. Organization, 2005, 12(2), 247-273. Open Access / Published Version

Monin, P. and Vaara, E. La construction sociale des synergies dans les fusions et acquisitions : lorsque Biomerieux et Pierre Fabre inventent le theranostique pour justifier leur fusion. Gérer et comprendre, 2005, 82, 37-49.

Tienari, J., Soderberg, A.-M., Holgersson, C. and Vaara, E. Narrating gender and national identity: Nordic executives excusing for inequality in a cross-border merger context. Gender, Work and Organization, 2005, 12(3), 217-241. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Suomalaiset, ruotsalaiset ja yritysjärjestelyt: Miten kulttuurit eletään todeksi ja miten niitä voi yrittää johtaa. Liiketaloudellinen ajankausikirja / The Finnish Journal of Business Economics, 2004, 53(1), 92-108. Open AccessPublished Version

Vaara, E. 2004. Kritiska perspektiv på företagsförvärv och fusioner. Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, 3: 141-145. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J., Huhtinen, A.-M., Vaara, E. and Syrjänen, M. 2004. Björn Whalroos, suomalainen johtaminen ja sotilasdiskurssi. Hallinon tutkimus / Administrative Studies, 23(2): 41-54.


Vaara, E., Kleymann, B. and Seristö, H. Strategies as discursive constructions: The case of airline alliances. Journal of Management Studies, 2004, 41(1), 1-35. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J., Holgersson, C., Meriläinen, S. Soderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. "We need more women in managerial jobs" - Gender equality and management in the Nordic context: Deconstruction and critical perspectives. Comportamento Organizacionale e Gestao, 2003, 9(2), 147-161.

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Erkama, N. Ne glider in! Yritysjärjestelyiden metaforisesta rakentumisesta tiedotusvälineissä. Liiketaloudellinen ajankauskirja / The Finnish Journal of Business Economics, 2003, 52(2), 288-310. Open AccessPublished Version 

Risberg, A., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Making sense of a transnational merger: Media texts and the (re)construction of power relations. Culture and Organization, 2003, 9(2), 121-137. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. Post-acquisition integration as sensemaking: Glimpses of ambiguity, confusion, hypocricy, and politicization. Journal of Management Studies, 2003, 40(4), 859-894. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Björkman, I. 2003. Global capitalism meets national spirit: Discourses in media texts on a cross-border acquisition. Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(4): 377-393. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Ainamo, A. 2003. Liikkeenjohdollisten oppien ja organisaatiouudistusten maastouttaminen: taikasanana muutos. Liiketaloudellinen aikakauskirja / The Finnish Journal of Business Economics, 52(2), 311-333.

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Björkman I. 2003. Knowledge transfer around 'best practices': A sensemaking perspective. Nordic Organisation Studies /Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, special issue, 5(1): 37-57. Open Access

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Säntti, R. 2003. The international match: Metaphors as vehicles of social identity building in cross-border mergers. Human Relations, 56(4): 419-451. Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. Justification, legitimization and naturalization of mergers and acquisitions: A critical discourse analysis of media texts. Organization, 2002, 9(2), 275-303. Open AccessPublished Version

Hellgren, B., Löwstedt, J., Puttonen, L., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Werr, A. 2002. How issues become (Re)constructed in the Media: Discursive Practices in the AstraZeneca Merger. British Journal of Management, 13(2), 123-140.Open Access / Published Version

Vaara, E. 2002. On the discursive construction of success/failure in narratives of post-merger integration. Organization Studies, 23(2): 213-250. Open access / Published Version

Vaara, E. Role-bound actors in corporate combination: A study of decision making in change processes following a merger. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 2001, 17(4), 481-509. Open AccessPublished Version

Vaara, E. Constructions of cultural differences in postmerger change processes: A sensemaking perspective of Finnish-Swedish cases. M@n@gement, 2000, 3(2), 81-110. Published Version

Vaara, E. Cultural differences and postmerger problems: Misconceptions and cognitive simplifications. Nordic Organization Studies / Nordiske Organisasjonsstudier, 1999 1(2), 59-88. Open Access / Published Version

Tienari, J., Vaara, E and Kaihua, 1999. K. Talouden diskurssien uusintamisen jäljillä – Eli miten yritysjärjestelyä käsitellään suomalaisessa lehdistössä. Hallinnon tutkimus / Administrative Studies, 18(3): 232-250.

 

EDITED SPECIAL ISSUES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Burgelman, R., Floyd, S., Laamanen, T., Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. Strategy processes and practices. Special issue in Strategic Management Journal, announced.

Cornelissen, J., Durand, R., Fiss, P., Lammers, J. and Vaara, E. Communication, cognition and institutions. Special Topic Forum in Academy of Management Review, in process.

Balogun, J., Jacobs, C., Jarzabkowski, P., Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. 2014. Strategy as discourse: Its significance, challenges and future directions. Special issue in Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming. 

Björkman, I., Barner-Rasmussen, W. and Vaara, E. Towards crossvergence, micro-level approaches and critical perspectives: Introduction to the special issue on new perspectives on international management research. Special issue in Scandinavian Journal of Management, 2010. Open Access

Angwin, D. and Vaara. E. 2005. Connectivity in merging organizations. Special issue in Organization Studies, 26(10).

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Hammarkvist, K.-O. Understanding the organizational implications of industrial restructuring. Special issue in Nordic Organization Studies / Norske Organisasjonsstudier, 2003, 5(1): 3-10. Open Access

 

EDITORIALS IN SPECIAL ISSUES

Balogun, J., Jacobs, C., Jarzabkowski, P., Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. Placing strategy discourse in context: Sociomateriality, sensemaking and power. Special issue in Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming. Open access

 

BOOKS AND EDITED BOOKS 


Cooren, F., Vaara, E., Langley, A. and Tsoukas, H. 2014. Language and Communication @ Work: Discourse, Narrativity and Organizing. Fourth Volume of "Perspectives on Process  Organization Studies". Oxford University Press: Oxford. Forthcoming in 2014.

Mantere, S., Suominen, K. and Vaara, E. 2011. Toisinajattelua strategiasta. WSOY: Helsinki. Second edition in 2012.

Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D. and Vaara, E. 2010. Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. Second edition in process, forthcoming in 2014.

Barner-Rasmussen, W., Björkman, I, Ehrnrooth, M., Koveshnikov, A., Mäkelä, K., Vaara, E, and Zhang, L. Cross-border competence management in emerging markets: Voices from China and Russia. Hanken Research Reports 68, Edita, Helsinki.
 

Sorsa, V., Pälli, P., Vaara, E., and Peltola, K. Strategia mahdollisuutena ja rajoitteena kuntaorganisaatiossa: Kielestä, kommunikaatioista ja vallasta. Hanken School of Economics: Helsinki, 2010. Online Access

Fellman, S., Hjerppe, R., Kuusterä, A. and Vaara, E. (editors). Historical perspectives on corporate governance: Reflections on ownership, participation and different modes of organizing. Vammala, The Finnish Society of Science and Letters, Vammalan kirjapaino, 2008. More information

Mannio, P., Vaara, E. and Ylä-Anttila, P. (editors). Our path abroad. Exploring post-war internationalization of Finnish corporations. Helsinki, Liikkeenjohdollinen tutkimusryhmä, ETLA, 2003.

Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (editors). 2003. Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School Press.

 

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Power and politics in M&As. 2012. In Faulkner, D., Teerikangas, S. and Joseph, R. J. (eds.), The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions, Oxford University Press: Oxford. More information

Junni, P., Sarala, R. and Vaara, E. 2012. The dynamics of knowledge transfer in M&As. In Y. Weber (ed.) Handbook for Mergers and Acquisitions Research. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

Ahonen, P., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. ’There is no alternative’ – or is there? A critical case study approach for international business research. In R. Piekkari and C. Welch (eds.), Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK, 2011.

Peltonen, T. and Vaara, E. Critical approaches to comparative HRM. In C. Brewster and W. Mayrhofer (eds.), Handbook of Comparative HRM. Pp. 69-89. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK, 2012.

Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D. and Vaara, E. What is Strategy-as-Practice? In D. Golsorkhi, L. Rouleau. D. Seidl and E. Vaara (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, . Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2010

Laine, P.-M. and Vaara, E. Struggling over subjectivity: A critical discourse analysis of strategic development. In D. Golsorkhi, L. Rouleau. D. Seidl and E. Vaara (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2010.

Vaara, E. CDA as methodology in SAP research. In D. Golsorkhi, L. Rouleau. D. Seidl and E. Vaara (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2010.

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. Critical discourse analysis.  In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, E. Wiebe (eds.), Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Sage Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, California, 2010.

Pälli, P., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Textual analysis.  In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, E. Wiebe (eds.), Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, age Publications, Inc: Thousand Oaks, California, 2010.

Tienari, J., Mantere, S. and Vaara, E. Maanpuolustuskurssit: foorumi strategiakeskustelulle? In. S. Terho (ed.), Strategian jäljillä. Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulun julkaisusarja 2/2009. Edita, Helsinki, 2009, 149-173.

Mantere, S., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Välikangas, L. 2008. Strategia ajatteluna ja puheena: kehys strategiselle uudistumiselle. In. P. Kuusela and M. Kuittinen (eds.), Organisaatiot muutoksessa. Unipress, Finland, 2008.

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Irrmann, O. Crafting and international identity: The Nordea case. In L. Lerpold, D. Ravasi, J. van Rekom and G. Soenen, Organizational Identity in Practice. Routledge, London, 2007, 215-231.

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. M&As as stereotyping: Banal ideas and self-serving explanations. In D.Angwin (ed.). Images of mergers and acquisitions.  Blackwell, 2007.

Vaara, E. and Laine, P.-M. A critical discourse analysis perspective on strategy. In J. Todoli, M. Labarta and R. Dolon (eds.). Critical discourse analysis. L’analisi critica del discurs. Qauderns de Filologia. Estudis Linguistics (Universitat de València), 2007, 301-315.

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Erkama, N. The Gospel according to the global market – How journalists frame ownership in the case of Nokia in Finland. In P. Kjaer and T. Slaatta (eds.) Mediating business: The expansionof business journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2007, 187-214.

Ainamo, A., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Professionalization of business journalism. In P. Kjaer and T. Slaatta (eds.) Mediating business: The expansionof business journalism. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2007, 73-99.

Björkman, I. and Vaara, E. In A. Risberg. Case Nordea Markets: Socio-cultural integration challenges. Mergers and acquisitions: A critical reader. Routledge, 2006.

Vaara, E. and Laine, P.-M. Kriittinen diskurssianalyysi metodologiana strategiatutkimuksessa. In K. Rolin,  M.-L. Kakkuri-Knuuttila and E. Henttonen, E. (eds.), Soveltava yhteiskuntatiede ja filosofia. Gaudeamus, Helsinki, 2006, 155-173.

Vaara, E. Tieteestä  ulospäin – reflektiiviseen suuntaan? In A. Paalumäki (ed.), Tieteestä ulospäin: Puheenvuoroja kauppatieteellisen tiedon merkityksestä yhteiskunnassa, Turku School of Economics, Turku, 2006, 171-178.

Vaara, E. Laatu. In M. Jakonen, J. Peltokoski and A. Virtanen (eds.), Uuden työn sanakirja. Tutkijaliitto, Helsinki, 2006, 415-419.

Vaara, E. La stratégie comme discourse: Esquisse d’un cadre conceptual. In D. Golsorkhi (ed.), La fabrique de la stratégie: Une perspective multidimensionnelle, Institut Vital Roux, Vuilbert, 2006, 49-63.

Kakkuri-Knuuttila, M.-L. and Vaara, E. Back to the roots of the linguistic turn: Arguments against causal social research reconsidered. In S. Linstead and A. Linstead (eds.), Thinking organization, Routledge, London, 2005, 17-38.

Björkman, I., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. A learning perspective on socio-cultural integration in a multi-organizational international merger. In G. Stahl and M. Mendenhall (eds.), Mergers and acquisitions: Managing culture and human resources, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2005.

Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Meriläinen, S. Yhteisyyden rakentuminen haastattelussa. In J. Ruusuvuori and L. Tiittula (eds.), Haastattelu: Tutkimus, tilanteet ja vuorovaikutus. Vastapaino, Tampere, 2005.

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. Critical discourse analysis as methodology for critical international business studies. In Marschan-Piekkari, R. and Welch, C. (eds.) Handbook of qualitative research methods for international business. Edward Elgar, 2004.

Hellgren, B., Löwstedt, J., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. and Werr, A. Management consultants as agents of homogenization: Consulting roles and processes in corporate mergers and acquisitions.  In A. Buono (ed.), Creative consulting: Innovative perspectives on management consulting, in Research in management consulting series (volume 4),. Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2004, 99-122.

Vaara, E. and Tienari, J. The ‘balance of power principle’: Nationality, politics and the distribution of organizational positions. In Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (eds.) Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003.

Vaara, E., Risberg, A., Søderberg, A. and Tienari, J. Nation talk: The construction of national stereotypes in a merging multinational. In Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (eds.) Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003.

Vaara, E., Tienari, J. and Björkman, I. Best practice is West practice? A sensemaking perspective on knowledge transfer. In Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (eds.) Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003.

Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Travellers in the long hours culture – Increased pressure on individuals in the Nordic organization. In Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (eds.) Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003.

Björkman, I., Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. Trapped in the past or making use of previous experience? On learning in post-merger integration. In Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (eds.) Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003.

Tienari, J., Holgersson, C., Søderberg, A.-M., and Vaara, E. An uneasy coupling – Reflections on women and management in a merging organization. In Søderberg, A.-M. and Vaara, E. (eds.) Merging across borders: People, cultures and politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, 2003.

Barner-Rasmussen, W., Björkman, I. and Vaara, E. The limits of learning in step-wise international industrial restructuring: Case Sanitec. In Mannio, P., Vaara, E. and Ylä-Anttila, P. (eds) Our path abroad. Our path abroad. Exploring post-war internationalization of Finnish corporations. Helsinki, Liikkeenjohdollinen tutkimusryhmä, ETLA, 2003.

Vaara, E. and Tainio, R. Strategizing around internationalization: Changing ideas and ideologies in Partek 1898 – 2002. In Mannio, P., Vaara, E. and Ylä-Anttila, P. (eds) Our path abroad. Our path abroad. Exploring post-war internationalization of Finnish corporations. Helsinki, Liikkeenjohdollinen tutkimusryhmä, ETLA, 2003.

Tienari, J. and Vaara, E. From correspondence to cross-border mergers: The internationalization of Finnish commercial banks after World War II. In Mannio, P., Vaara, E. and Ylä-Anttila, P. (eds) Our path abroad. Our path abroad. Exploring post-war internationalization of Finnish corporations. Helsinki, Liikkeenjohdollinen tutkimusryhmä, ETLA, 2003.

Vaara, E. Paraisten yhtymän liiketoimintarakenteen muutos 1898 - 2000: Dramatiikkaa, politiikkaa ja retoriikkaa. In A. Kuusterä (ed.), Suuryritys ja sen muodonmuutos: Partekin satavuotinen historia, Edita, Helsinki, 2002. Pp. 195-236.

Vaara, E. Omstrukturering av Pargaskoncernens affärsverksamhet 1898 - 2000: dramatik, politik och retorik. In A. Kuusterä (ed.), Ett storföretag och dess metamorfos: Parteks hundraåriga historia, Edita, Helsinki, 2002. Pp. 193-235.

Lilja, K., Tainio, R. and Vaara, E. Konsernijohdon voima ja voimattomuus: Partek Lehdon ja Taxellin aikana. In A. Kuusterä (ed.), Suuryritys ja sen muodonmuutos: Partekin satavuotinen historia, Edita, Helsinki, 2002. Pp. 237-264.

Lilja, K., Tainio, R. and Vaara, E. Koncernledningens styrka och maktlöshet: Partek under Lehto och Taxell. In A. Kuusterä (ed.), Ett storföretag och dess metamorfos: Parteks hundraåriga historia, Edita, Helsinki, 2002. Pp. 237-264.

Vaara, E. and Peltonen, T. Kriittisiä näkökulmia kansainvälistymiseen ja globalisaatioon. In H. Seristö (ed.) Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta, WSOY, 2002. Pp. 286-308.

Seristö, H. and Vaara, E. A sensemaking perspective on international alliances. In U. Lehtinen and H. Seristö, Perspectives on Internationalization, Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulun kuvalaitos, Helsinki, 1999.

Vaara, E. Reflections on research approaches and success in mergers and acquisitions. In T. Elfring, H. S. Jensen and A. Money (eds.), Theory building in the business sciences, Handelshøjskolens Forlag, Copenhagen, 1996.

Vaara, E. Linking social construction of success and stakeholder thinking. In J. Näsi (ed.), Understanding stakeholder thinking, Gummerus, Jyväskylä, 1995.

 

Name
Eero Vaara
Department
Department of Management and Organisation
Degree
PhD
Position
Professor
Mail address
Perhonkatu 6 b, FI-00100 Helsinki
Mobile
+358 50 305 9359
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+358 9 4313 3275
E-mail
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