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.
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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 and six departments and two centres. Additionally, we wish you warmly welcome to our research events.

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During the first quarter of 2020, a total of 13 articles by the Aalto University School of Business affiliated authors have appeared, either in print or in E-pub ahead of print, in FT50 journals. Please see the list below.

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.

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.

Chliova M, Mair J, Vernis A. Persistent category ambiguity: The case of social entrepreneurship. Organization Studies. 2020 Mar 7.

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.

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.

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.

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 Jan 31.

Pitkäjärvi A, Suominen M, Vaittinen L. Cross-asset signals and time series momentum. Journal of Financial Economics. 2020 Apr;136(1):63-85.

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.

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

Siltaoja ME, Lahdesmaki 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 Mar 12;1-26.

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.

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.

Departments and centres

Department of Accounting & Business Law

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

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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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