Rebecca Piekkari

Professori
Professori
E706 Dept. Management Studies

Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Business. She has written extensively on the organization of multinational corporations and its evolution over time. She is most well-known for her contributions to language-sensitive research in international business and for advancing qualitative methods, particularly the case study, in international business. She has been Visiting Professor at Leeds University and St. Petersburg State University.

Her research has been published in the leading journals of management and international business such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business and Organizational Research Methods. She has also co-authored books and edited volumes (e.g., Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods for International Business, 2004; Rethinking the Case Study in International Business and Management Research, 2011 and Language in International Business: The Multilingual Reality of Global Business Expansion, 2014).

She was elected Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 2012 and Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB) in 2018. She is also member of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters and member of the Executive Board of AIB (Vice President Program). She serves on editorial boards of many leadings journals in her field.

Full researcher profile
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Contact information

Phone number
+358503837380

Areas of expertise

International human resource management, International Mobility, International management, Corporate language, The case study

Honors and awards

Aalto University School of Business, PhD supervisor of the year award 2015

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2015

Aalto University School of Business, Teacher of the year award 2010

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2010

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Highly Commended Paper

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2016

Academy of International Business, Best reviewer award 2014

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2014

National Communication Association, Top paper award 2014

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2014

Conference on Corporate Communication, Best paper award 2005

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2005

Member of The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Management Studies Jan 2016

EIBA (European International Business Academy) Fellow

EIBA (European International Business Academy) Fellow (2012-) in recognition of outstanding research and educational achievements in the field of International Business, together with contributions to EIBA; co-chair of the John Dunning doctoral tutorial (2011-2014).
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Management Studies Jan 2012

2014 Top Paper of the Social Construction Division in National Communication Association (NCA) Centennial Conference in Chicago

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2014

2016 Highly Commended Paper certificate from the Emerald Group Publishing Limited

For article Logemann, M. and Piekkari, R. (2015). Localize or local lies? The power of language and translation in the multinational corporation, critical perspectives on international business, 11(1), pp. 30 – 53.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 2016

Publications

A Curated Debate

Denny Gioia, Kevin Corley, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Martha Feldman, Ann Langley, Jane Lê, Karen Golden-Biddle, Karen Locke, Jacqueline Mees-Buss, Rebecca Piekkari, Davide Ravasi, Claus Rerup, Torsten Schmid, David Silverman, Catherine Welch 2022 Journal of Management Inquiry

From Templates to Heuristics

Jacqueline Mees-Buss, Catherine Welch, Rebecca Piekkari 2022 Organizational Research Methods

The Challenge of the Multinational Corporation to Organization Theory: Contextualizing Theory

Rebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch, D. Eleanor Westney 2022 Organization Theory

Reconciling theory and context

Catherine Welch, Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki, Rebecca Piekkari, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki 2022 Journal of International Business Studies

Crossing borders and boundaries: Translation ecosystems in international business

D. Eleanor Westney, Rebecca Piekkari, Kaisa Koskinen, Susanne Tietze 2022 International Business Review

"Trust but verify": How middle managers in a multinational use proverbs to translate an imported management concept

Virpi Tuulikki Outila, Rebecca Piekkari, Irina Mihailova, Jo Angouri 2021 Organization Studies

Can you speak Covid-19? Languages and social inequality in management studies

Rebecca Piekkari, Susanne Tietze, Jo Angouri, Renate Meyer, Eero Vaara 2021 Journal of Management Studies

Reversal of language hierarchy and the politics of translation in a multinational corporation

Jonna Ristolainen, Virpi Outila, Rebecca Piekkari 2021 Critical Perspectives on International Business

A processual view of organizational stigmatization in foreign market entry

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

Geopolitics of the knowledge-based economy

Tiina Ritvala, Rebecca Piekkari 2021 Journal of International Business Studies