Rita Järventie-Thesleff

Rita Järventie-Thesleff

Professor of Practice
Professor of Practice
E706 Dept. Management Studies

I am passionate about understanding organizational behaviour and change. Over the years, I have studied corporate branding focusing on organizational identities, identity changes and brand-related meaning making. I am also interested in strategy, especially from the perspective of strategy work and various strategizing practices. Recently, I have carried out research on roles as mediators of identity work, on leadership as practice, and on CEO work.

Full researcher profile

Contact information

Postal address
Ekonominaukio 1 02150 Espoo Finland

Areas of expertise

Branding, Identities, Change, Strategy, Emotions


Boundaries, roles and identities in an online organization

Saara Bange, Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Janne Tienari 2022 Journal of Management Inquiry

Brand co-creation in multichannel media environments

Saara Bange, Johanna Moisander, Rita Järventie-Thesleff 2020 JOURNAL OF MEDIA BUSINESS STUDIES

Entrepreneurial identity development through digital media

Sven-Ove Horst, Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Francisco Perez-Latre 2020 JOURNAL OF MEDIA BUSINESS STUDIES

Teaching strategy work to business students

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Janne Tienari 2020 Teaching Strategic Management

The practice of shared inquiry

Sven-Ove Horst, Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Sabine Baumann 2019 JOURNAL OF MEDIA BUSINESS STUDIES

Finding an emergent way through transformational change

Sven Ove Horst, Rita Järventie-Thesleff 2016 JOURNAL OF MEDIA BUSINESS STUDIES

Roles and identity work in “at-home” ethnography

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Minna Logemann, Rebecca Piekkari, Janne Tienari 2016 Journal of Organizational Ethnography

Roles as Mediators in Identity Work

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Janne Tienari 2016 Organization Studies

Strategic communication during change

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Johanna Moisander, Mikko Villi 2015 The Routledge handbook of strategic communication

Strateginen johtaminen ja strategiatyö mediayhtiöissä

Johanna Moisander, Pikka-Maaria Laine, Rita Järventie-Thesleff 2015 Mediajohtaminen : Näkökulmia uudistuvaan media-alaan

The strategic challenge of continuous change in multi-platform media organizations - A strategy-as-practice perspective

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Johanna Moisander, Mikko Villi 2014 JMM INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON MEDIA MANAGEMENT

Organizational dynamics and complexities of corporate brand building - a practice perspective

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Johanna Moisander, Pikka-Maaria Laine 2011 Scandinavian Journal of Management