Virpi Sorsa

Virpi Sorsa

Postdoctoral Researcher
Postdoctoral Researcher
E702 Dept. Marketing
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Marketing

I lead a research project focusing on the executive education as strategy practice at the Aalto University School of Business and University of Jyväskylä Strategy & Entrepreneurship Group, Finland. I aslo service as the Past Chair for Strategic Activities and Practices Interest Group in the Academy of Management in 2021-2022. My research interest is strategy work and most of my publications deal with inclusive and discursive aspects of strategizing. My previous projects have focused on strategizing in city organizations. For example, I was a head of an ethnographic research project in which I assessed together with my colleague Jouni Virtaharju the leadership changes in the city of Helsinki, Finland. My work has been published in Organization Science, Organization, Management Communication Quarterly, Discourse and Communication, and Journal of Business Research, and in edited books. 

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Contact information

Postal address
Ekonominaukio 1 02150 Espoo Finland

Areas of expertise

512 Business and management, Business economics


Co-designing a digital healthcare platform with metaphor: the case of the Brain House for the Health Village

Tricia Cleland Silva, Virpi Sorsa, Salla Hyytiäinen, Mea Ylä-Soininmäki-Pyöriä 2023 puntOorg International Journal

Executive Education as Business Elite Reinforcement: Training, Indoctrination, and Socialization of Top Management in Finland

Virpi Sorsa, Pasi Nevalainen, Juha Kansikas, Aleksi Korhonen 2022 EGOS Colloquium

Diskurssianalyysi johtamis- ja organisaatiotutkimuksessa

Marjo Elisa Siltaoja, Virpi Sorsa 2020 Laadullisen tutkimuksen näkökulmat ja menetelmät

Etnografia organisaatiomuutoksen arvioinnin apuna

Jouni Virtaharju, Virpi Sorsa 2020 Focus Localis

Merging cities

Janne Tienari, Kari Jalonen, Virpi Sorsa 2019 Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions

Little less conversation, little more action: Musical intervention as space for play and embodied communication

Virpi Sorsa, Heini Merkkiniemi, Nada Endrissat, Gazi Islam 2018 Journal of Business Research

Tulevaisuuden tekeminen on aktiivista puhetyötä

Virpi Sorsa 2018 Helsingin kaupungin keskushallinnon julkaisuja