Tiina Ritvala

Tiina Ritvala

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
E706 Dept. Management Studies
Sustainability in Business

My research focus is on cross-sector collaboration between multinational corporations, nonprofits and governments in the contexts of high institutional complexity such as sustainable cities, energy transition and industry renewal. My research intersects organizational theory, international business and social purpose.

Prior to joining academia I worked ten years in business consulting and took also part in volunteer work.

I earned my D.Sc. (Econ.) at Helsinki School of Economics in 2008, and was a Visiting Scholar at SCANCOR/Weatherhead (Harvard) and at Queen's University (Canada) in 2016 and WU Vienna in 2019.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Postal address
Ekonominaukio 1 02150 Espoo Finland

Areas of expertise

Cross-sector partnerships, Multinational Corporations, Institutional change, Sustainable cities, Cultural and creative fields, Energy transition

Honors and awards

Distinguished paper in EDAMBA Thesis Competition, EDAMBA European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration

Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Management Studies Jan 2009

Distinguished in the 1997 McKinsey Award for the highest performing graduates at the Helsinki School of Economics,

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Management Studies Jan 1997

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

Research groups

  • Sustainability in Business

Publications

Multinational energy utilities in the energy transition: A configurational study of the drivers of FDI in renewables

Samuli Patala, Jouni Juntunen, Sarianna Lundan, Tiina Ritvala 2021 Journal of International Business Studies

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

Theorizing MNE-NGO conflicts in state-capitalist contexts

Sofia Villo, Minna Halme, Tiina Ritvala 2020 Journal of World Business

The internationalization of early stage social enterprises

Tiina Ritvala, Rilana Riikkinen 2019 International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firm

Energy Transition of Multinational Energy Utilities: A Configurational Study

Samuli Patala, Jouni Juntunen, Sarianna Lundan, Tiina Ritvala 2018 International Sustainability Transitions Conference

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

Shades of Liability Of Foreignness: Towards a Stigma-Based View

Tiina Ritvala, Rebecca Piekkari, Nina Granqvist, Henrika Franck 2017 Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy