Departments and centres

We advance the global body of knowledge in business studies and economics by conducting high-quality research on important business and societal challenges.
Performance indicators of research (Aalto BIZ)
The Financial Times (FT) list included 40 journals in 2007, 45 journals in 2012, and 50 journals in 2017.

Impactful research

In addition to doing high-quality research, our faculty members play key roles in societal debates and policy-making, contribute to executive education in Finland and abroad, and are responsible for teaching in our portfolio of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. 

To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our latest research outputs on research.aalto.fi and six departments and two centres (links to the department web pages at the end of this page). 

Additionally, we wish you warmly welcome to our research events.

Delve into our research – find the people behind it!

During this year (2020), many articles by the Aalto University School of Business affiliated authors have appeared in FT50 journals. Source: ACRIS, 29 September 2020. For further information, please contact: [email protected]

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3. Listing of research outputs

3.1. Department of Information and Service Management

3.1.1. Published

3.1.1.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.1.1.1.1. 2020
Salo M, Makkonen M, Hekkala R. The Interplay of IT Users' Coping Strategies: Uncovering Momentary Emotional Load,
Routes, and Sequences
MIS Quarterly. 2020 Sep;44(3):1143-1175. https://doi.org/10.25300/MISQ/2020/15610

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3.2. Department of Finance

3.2.1. Accepted/In press

3.2.1.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.2.1.1.1. 2020
Kaustia M, Rantala V. Common Analysts: Method for Defining Peer Firms. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. 2020 Jul 6;1-53. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022109020000514

3.2.2. E-pub ahead of print

3.2.2.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.2.2.1.1. 2020
Keloharju M, Linnainmaa JT, Nyberg P. Are return seasonalities due to risk or mispricing? Journal of Financial Economics. 2020 Jul 15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2020.07.009

Choi J, Hoseinzade S, Shin SS, Tehranian H. Corporate bond mutual funds and asset fire sales. Journal of Financial
Economics. 2020 May 20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2020.05.006

3.2.3. Published

3.2.3.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.2.3.1.1. 2020
Focke F, Ruenzi S, Ungeheuer M. Advertising, Attention, and Financial Markets. Review of Financial Studies. 2020
Oct;33(10):4676-4720. https://doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhz142

Pitkäjärvi A, Suominen M, Vaittinen L. Cross-asset signals and time series momentum. Journal of Financial Economics.
2020 Apr;136(1):63-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfineco.2019.02.011

Etula E, Rinne K, Suominen M, Vaittinen L. Dash for Cash: Monthly Market Impact of Institutional Liquidity Needs. Review of Financial Studies. 2020 Jan;33(1):75-111. https://doi.org/10.1093/rfs/hhz054

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3.3. Department of Management Studies

3.3.1. E-pub ahead of print
3.3.1.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.3.1.1.1. 2020
Laine L, Kibler E. The Social Imaginary of Emancipation in Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 2020
Sep 24. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258720959251

Muñoz P, Kibler E, Mandakovic V, Amorós JE. Local entrepreneurial ecosystems as configural narratives: A new way of
seeing and evaluating antecedents and outcomes. 
Research Policy. 2020 Jul 19. 104065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2020.104065

Ehrnrooth M, Barner-Rasmussen W, Koveshnikov A, Törnroos M. A new look at the relationships between transformational leadership and employee attitudes: Does a high-performance work system substitute and/or enhance these relationships? HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 2020 Jul 15. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22024

Buffart M, Croidieu G, Kim PH, Bowman R. Even winners need to learn: How government entrepreneurship programs can support innovative ventures. Research Policy. 2020 Dec;49(10). 104052. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2020.104052

Nurmi N, Hinds P. Work design for global professionals: Connectivity demands, connectivity behaviors, and their effects on psychological and behavioral outcomes. Organization Studies. 2020 Jun 11.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620937885

Ritvala T, Granqvist N, Piekkari R. A processual view of organizational stigmatization in foreign market entry: The failure of Guggenheim Helsinki. Journal of International Business Studies. 2020 Jun 3. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-020-00329-7

Outila VT, Piekkari R, Mihailova I, Angouri J. "Trust but verify": How middle managers in a multinational use proverbs to translate an imported management concept. Organization Studies. 2020 May 26.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620934065

Shulist P, Kistruck GM. Linking Management Theory with Poverty Alleviation Efforts Through Market Orchestration. Journal of Business Ethics . 2020 May 17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-020-04533-1

Storgaard M, Tienari J, Piekkari R, Michailova S. Holding on while letting go: Neo-colonialism as organizational identity work in a multinational corporation. Organization Studies. 2020 Mar 7;1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620902977

Cappellaro G, Compagni A, Vaara E. Maintaining Strategic Ambiguity for Protection: Struggles over Opacity, Equivocality,
and Absurdity around the Sicilian Mafia.
 Academy of Management Journal. 2020 Jan 21. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2017.1086

Kibler E, Mandl C, Farny S, Salmivaara V. Post-failure impression management: A typology of entrepreneurs’ public narratives after business closure. Human Relations. 2020 Jan 20. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726719899465

3.3.2. Published

3.3.2.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.3.2.1.1. 2020
Katila S, Kuismin A, Valtonen A. Becoming upbeat: Learning the affecto-rhythmic order of organizational practices. Human Relations. 2020 Sep 1;73(9):1308-1330. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726719867753

Piekkari R, Tietze S, Koskinen K. Metaphorical and Interlingual Translation in Moving Organizational Practices Across Languages. Organization Studies. 2020 Sep 1;41(9):1311-1332. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619885415

Salmivaara V, Kibler E. “Rhetoric Mix” of Argumentations: How Policy Rhetoric Conveys Meaning of Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 2020 Jul 1;44(4):700-732. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258719845345

Chliova M, Mair J, Vernis A. Persistent category ambiguity: The case of social entrepreneurship. Organization Studies.
2020 Jul 1;41(7):1019-1042. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620905168

Siltaoja ME, Lähdesmäki M, Granqvist N, Kurki S, Puska P, Luomala H. The dynamics of (de)stigmatisation: Boundary construction in the nascent category of organic farming. Organization Studies. 2020 Jul 1;41(7):993-1018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840620905167

Partanen J, Kauppila O-P, Sepulveda F, Gabrielsson M. Turning strategic network resources into performance: the mediating role of network identity of small and Medium‐Sized enterprises. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. 2020 Jun;14(2):178-197. https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1296

Meyer RE, Vaara E. Institutions and Actorhood as Co-Constitutive and Co-Constructed: The Argument and Areas for Future Research. Journal of Management Studies. 2020 Jun;57(4):898-910. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12561

Välikangas L, Carlsen A. Spitting in the Salad: Minor Rebellion as Institutional Agency. Organization Studies. 2020 Apr 1;41(4):543-561. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619831054

Sasaki I, Kotlar J, Ravasi D, Vaara E. Dealing with revered past: Historical identity statements and strategic change in Japanese family firms. Strategic Management Journal. 2020 Mar;41(3):590-623. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3065

Schildt H, Mantere S, Cornelissen J. Power in Sensemaking Processes. Organization Studies. 2020 Feb 1;41(2):241-265.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619847718

Westney DE, Piekkari R. Reversing the Translation Flow: Moving Organizational Practices from Japan to the U.S. Journal
of Management Studies. 2020 Jan;57(1):57-86. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12435

3.3.2.2. B NON-REFEREED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - B1 ARTICLE IN A SCIENTIFIC MAGAZINE

3.3.2.2.1. 2020
Arora B, Kourula A, Phillips R. Emerging Paradigms of Corporate Social Responsibility, Regulation, and Governance:
Introduction to the Thematic Symposium.
 Journal of Business Ethics. 2020 Mar;162:265-268. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-019-04236-2

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3.4. Department of Accounting

3.4.1. E-pub ahead of print

3.4.1.1. A PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES - A1 JOURNAL ARTICLE-REFEREED

3.4.1.1.1. 2020
Malmi T, Bedford DS, Brühl R, Dergård J, Hoozée S, Janschek O et al. Culture and management control interdependence: An analysis of control choices that complement the delegation of authority in Western cultural regions.
ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY. 2020 Mar 19. 101116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2020.101116

Departments and centres

Department of Accounting & Business Law

The Department of Accounting is one of the leading research faculties in the Nordic region.

Department of Accounting group photo by Heidi Kouvo

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics provides a comprehensive insight into the functioning of economies and the environment in which companies operate.

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Department of Finance

The Department of Finance is the leading finance department in Finland with a strong dedication to research.

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Department of Information and Service Management

The Department of Information and Service Management refers to the creative use of information and digital technology in business and the move from industrial to service dominant forms of production.

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Department of Management Studies

The Department of Management Studies offers a dynamic environment for scholarship and learning.

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Department of Marketing

The Department of Marketing is a thriving and dynamic community of faculty, researchers, staff, and students. The department has earned international acclaim for its ambitious and rigorous research output. We are at the bleeding edge of marketing.

marketing major

Center for Markets in Transition CEMAT

The Center for Markets in Transition (CEMAT) is a research center conducting academic and applied research specializing in Russian economy and business environment. 

CEMAT St Petersburg

Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research CKIR

CKIR’s main research focus is on innovation ecosystems, ICT enabled service platforms and thus enabled new business dynamics.

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Better Business — Better Society Seminar Series

The Seminar Series discusses the current and societally important topics at the School of Business. The seminars will be arranged monthly, generally on the first Thursday of the month, excluding holiday seasons.

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Max Finne: I aim for breakthroughs by developing research on service productivity

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New podcast: Puttonen & Vilkkumaa

The new podcast from the School of Business discusses the idea that better business builds a better society.

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