Nina Granqvist

Professori (Associate professor)
Professori (Associate professor)
E706 Dept. Management Studies

The focus of my research is how new industries and market categories emerge and develop - how new ideas, products and practices move from margins to mainstream. The studies explore this topic from multiple theoretical perspectives, including institutional theory, symbolic management, market categorization, temporality, narratives, and agency in nascent fields. Empirically, my collaborative, multidisciplinary research draws on extensive qualitative datasets on for example the development of solar technology, nanotechnology, material sciences, cultural industries and food trends. I have received Organization Studies Best Paper Award also known as Roland Calori Prize and EGOS Best Paper Award for the studies that examine the emergence of nanotechnology. I was also chosen as the Scholar of the Year at Aalto University School of Business in 2017.

In terms of academic service, I am a member of the editorial board of Academy of Management Journal and write reviews to several other journals (e.g. ASQ, AMR, Organization Studies). I recently ended a period as the member of the Executive Committee of the Organization and Management Theory Division at the Academy of Management. Moreover, I engage in program management in the role of the Director of the Aalto Biz and Aalto School of Sciences joint Master's Program in Strategy; and as the head of the doctoral program in Organization and Management subject.

With regards to corporate projects, I engage with incumbent companies to inform on aspects of commercialization of new innovations and entry to new market segments. I also work with identifying future trends and exploring their application to a firm or an organization in a particular segment. Prior to my academic career I worked as a consultant for Accenture and a brief time in the media sector at Bertelsmann in Germany.

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Contact information

Phone number
+358505951759

Honors and awards

Roland Calori Prize 2013, best paper in Organization Studies

Chosen out of the articles published during 2011-2012. Awarded for the study Granqvist & Laurila (2011). Rage against Self-Replicating Machines: Framing Science and Fiction in the U.S. Nanotechnology Field, Organization Studies 32 (2): 253-280
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2013

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty, ABCD Award for Excellence in Reviewing, Organization and Management Theory Division

Academy of Management Conference
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2008

EGOS Conference Best Paper Award 2009 for the paper Granqvist, Grodal & Woolley, Executives’ Labeling Strategies in Emerging Domains of Activity

First out of 948 papers; the later version published in Organization Science
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2009

Best Paper Award

EIBA 2017 Milan Conference, the track "MNEs and Sustainable Development"
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Dec 2017

Researcher of the Year Award/ Aalto University School of Business

Award or honor granted for academic career Department of Management Studies Sep 2017

Publications

Giving Sense to de novo Market Categories: Analogies and Metaphors in the Early Emergence of Quantum Computing

Oona Hilkamo, Nina Granqvist 2022 Advances in Cultural Entrepreneurship

Temporal work by consultants in nascent market categories

Oona Hilkamo, Anne Sophie Barbe, Nina Granqvist, Amber Geurts 2021 Technology Analysis and Strategic Management

A processual view of organizational stigmatization in foreign market entry

Tiina Ritvala, Nina Granqvist, Rebecca Piekkari 2021 Journal of International Business Studies

Constructions, Claims, Resonance, Reflexivity: Language and Market Categorization

Nina Granqvist, Marjo Siltaoja 2020 Organization Theory

The Dynamics of (De)Stigmatization

Marjo Elisa Siltaoja, Merja Lähdesmäki, Nina Granqvist, Sami Kurki, Petteri Puska, Harri Luomala 2020 Organization Studies

Culture, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Michael Lounsbury, Joep Cornelissen, Nina Granqvist, Stine Grodal 2019 Innovation : organization & management

Culture, Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Guest Editors: Michael Lounsbury, Joep Cornelissen, Nina Granqvist, and Stine Grodal

Michael Lounsbury, Joep Cornelissen, Nina Granqvist, Stine Grodal 2019 Innovation : organization & management

Culture, innovation and entrepreneurship

Michael Lounsbury, Joep Cornelissen, Nina Granqvist, Stine Grodal 2019 Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice

Culture, innovation and entrepreneurship

Michael Lounsbury, Joep Cornelissen, Nina Granqvist, Stine Grodal 2019

Shades of Foreignness: Towards a Stigma-Based View

Tiina Ritvala, Rebecca Piekkari, Nina Granqvist, Henrika Franck 2018 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected