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Professor Eero Vaara

Distinguished Scholar, Research Student

  1. 2019
  2. Published

    Beyond merger syndrome and cultural differences: New avenues for research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As)

    Sarala, R. M., Vaara, E. & Junni, P., 1/06/2019, In : Journal of World Business. 54, 4, p. 307-321 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. 2018
  4. Published

    Strategic concepts as micro-level tools in strategic sensemaking

    Jalonen, K., Schildt, H. & Vaara, E., 10/2018, In : Strategic Management Journal. 39, 10, p. 2794-2826 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    New ways of seeing through qualitative research

    Bansal, P. T., Smith, W. K. & Vaara, E., 08/2018, In : Academy of Management Journal. 61, 4, p. 1189-1195 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  6. 2017
  7. Published

    The process of post-merger integration: a review and agenda for future research

    Graebner, M., Heimeriks, K., Huy, Q., Vaara, E., Sonenshein, S. & Boje, D., 1/01/2017, In : The Academy of Management Annals. 11, 1, p. 1-32 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. 2016
  9. Published

    Taking historical embeddedness seriously: three approaches to advance strategy process and practice research

    Vaara, E. & Lamberg, J., 1/10/2016, In : Academy of Management Review. 41, 4, p. 633-657 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  10. Published

    Stereotype-based identity work in multinational corporations

    Koveshnikov, A., Vaara, E. & Ehrnrooth, M., 09/2016, In : Organization Studies. 37, 9, p. 1353-1379 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  11. Published

    Mastery, submission, and subversion: on the performative construction of strategist identity

    Laine, P-M., Meriläinen, S., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 07/2016, In : Organization. 23, 4, p. 505-524 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  12. Published

    Explanations of success and failure in management learning: what can we learn from Nokia's rise and fall?

    Laamanen, T., Lamberg, J. & Vaara, E., 1/03/2016, In : Academy of Management Learning and Education. 15, 1, p. 2-25 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  13. Published

    Narratives as sources of stability and change in organizations: approaches and directions for future research

    Vaara, E., Sonenshein, S. & Boje, D., 2016, In : The Academy of Management Annals. 10, 1, p. 495-560 66 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  14. 2015
  15. Published

    Explaining employees’ reactions towards a cross-border merger: the role of English language fluency

    Kroon, D. P., Cornelissen, J. P. & Vaara, E., 12/2015, In : Management International Review. 55, 6, p. 775-800 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  16. Published

    Legitimacy struggles and political corporate social responsibility in international settings: a comparative discursive analysis of a contested investment in Latin America

    Joutsenvirta, M. & Vaara, E., 06/2015, In : Organization Studies. 36, 6, p. 741-777 37 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  17. Published

    Putting communication front and center in institutional theory and analysis

    Cornelissen, J. P., Durand, R., Fiss, P., Lammers, J. & Vaara, E., 01/2015, In : Academy of Management Review. 40, 1, p. 10-27 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  18. 2014
  19. Published

    Strategic ethnography 2.0: four methods for advancing strategy process and practice research

    Vesa, M. & Vaara, E., 11/2014, In : Strategic Organization. 12, 4, p. 288-298 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  20. Published

    Struggles over legitimacy in the Eurozone crisis: discursive legitimation strategies and their ideological underpinnings

    Vaara, E., 07/2014, In : Organization Studies. 25, 4, p. 500-518 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  21. Published

    The contraction of meaning: the combined effect of communication, emotions and materiality on sensemaking in the Stockwell shooting

    Cornelissen, J. P., Mantere, S. & Vaara, E., 07/2014, In : Journal of Management Studies. 51, 5, p. 699-736 37 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  22. Published

    Language and communication at work: discourse, narrativity and organizing

    Cooren, F. (ed.), Vaara, E. (ed.), Langley, A. (ed.) & Tsoukas, H. (ed.), 05/2014, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 360 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  23. Published

    Placing strategy discourse in context: sociomateriality, sensemaking, and power

    Balogun, J. C., Jacobs, C., Jarzabkowski, P., Mantere, S. & Vaara, E., 03/2014, In : Journal of Management Studies. 51, 2, p. 175-201 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  24. Published

    Attributional tendencies in cultural explanations of M&A performance

    Vaara, E., Junni, P., Sarala, R. M., Ehrnrooth, M. & Koveshnikov, A., 2014, In : Strategic Management Journal. 35, 9, p. 1302-1317 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  25. Published

    Knowledge transfer in multinational corporations: productive and counterproductive effects of language-sensitive recruitment

    Peltokorpi, V. & Vaara, E., 2014, In : Journal of International Business Studies. 45, 5, p. 600-622 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  26. 2013
  27. Published

    Narrative attributions of entrepreneurial failure

    Mantere, S., Aula, P., Schildt, H. & Vaara, E., 07/2013, In : Journal of Business Venturing. 28, 4, p. 459-473 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  28. Published

    Giving sense to and making sense of justice in postmerger integration

    Monin, P., Noorderhaven, N., Vaara, E. & Kroon, D., 1/02/2013, In : Academy of Management Journal. 56, 1, p. 256-284 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  29. Published

    Strategy and chronotopes: a Bakhtinian perspective on the construction of strategy narratives

    Vaara, E. & Pedersen, A. R., 2013, In : M@n@gement. 16, 5, p. 593-604 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  30. 2012
  31. Published

    Language policies and practices in wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries: a recontextualization perspective

    Peltokorpi, V. & Vaara, E., 12/2012, In : Journal of International Business Studies. 43, 9, p. 808-833 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  32. Published

    Reproduction and change on the global scale: a Bourdieusian perspective on management education

    Vaara, E. & Faÿ, E., 09/2012, In : Journal of Management Studies. 49, 6, p. 1023-1051 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  33. Published

    How to connect strategy research with broader issues that matter?

    Vaara, E. & Durand, R., 08/2012, In : Strategic Organization. 10, 3, p. 248-255 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  34. Published

    Strategy-as-practice: taking social practices seriously

    Vaara, E. & Whittington, R., 06/2012, In : The Academy of Management Annals. 6, 1, p. 285-336 52 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  35. Published

    The impact of organizational and national cultural differences on social conflict and knowledge transfer in international acquisitions

    Vaara, E., Sarala, R., Stahl, G. K. & Björkman, I., 01/2012, In : Journal of Management Studies. 49, 1, p. 1-27 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  36. Published

    The intertextual production of international relations in mergers and acquisitions

    Riad, S., Vaara, E. & Zhang, N., 01/2012, In : Organization Studies. 33, 1, p. 121-148 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  37. Published

    Critical approaches to comparative HRM

    Peltonen, T. & Vaara, E., 2012, Handbook of research on comparative human resource management. Brewster, C. & Mayrhofer, W. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 69-89 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  38. Published

    Power and politics in mergers and acquistions

    Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2012, The handbook of mergers and acquisitions. Faulkner, D., Teerikangas, S. & Joseph, R. J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  39. Published

    The dynamics of knowledge transfer in mergers and acquisitions

    Junni, P., Sarala, R. & Vaara, E., 2012, Handbook of research on mergers and acquisitions. Weber, Y. (ed.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  40. 2011
  41. Published

    On the importance of broader critique: discursive knowledge production in management education

    Vaara, E., 09/2011, In : British Journal of Management. 22, 3, p. 564–566 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  42. Published

    Selling, resistance and reconciliation: a critical discursive approach to subsidiary role evolution in MNCs

    Balogun, J., Jarzabkowski, P. & Vaara, E., 08/2011, In : Journal of International Business Studies. 42, 6, p. 765-786 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  43. Published

    Varieties of national metonymy in media accounts of international mergers and acquisitions

    Riad, S. & Vaara, E., 06/2011, In : Journal of Management Studies. 48, 4, p. 737-771 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  44. Published

    On the narrative construction of multinational corporations: an antenarrative analysis of legitimation and resistance in a cross-border merger

    Vaara, E. & Tienari, J., 03/2011, In : Organization Science. 22, 2, p. 370-390 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  45. Published

    Reasonability and the linguistic division of labor in institutional work

    Schildt, H. A., Mantere, S. & Vaara, E., 03/2011, In : Journal of Management Inquiry. 20, 1, p. 82-86 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  46. Published

    How can a Bourdieusian perspective aid the analysis of MBA education?

    Vaara, E. & Fay, E., 2011, In : Academy of Management Learning and Education. 10, 1, p. 27-39 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  47. Published

    There is no alternative’ – or is there? a critical case study approach for international business research

    Ahonen, P., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2011, Rethinking the case ctudy in international business and management research. Marschan-Piekkari, R. & Welch, C. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  48. Published

    Toisinajattelua strategiasta

    Mantere, S. (ed.), Suominen, K. (ed.) & Vaara, E. (ed.), 2011, Helsinki: WSOYpro. 181 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  49. 2010
  50. Published

    Towards crossvergence, micro-level approaches and critical perspectives: introduction to the special issue on new perspectives on international management research

    Björkman, I., Barner-Rasmussen, W. & Vaara, E., 12/2010, In : Scandinavian Journal of Management. 26, 4, p. 417–420 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  51. Published

    On the force potential of strategy texts: a critical discourse analysis of a strategic plan and its power effects in a city organization

    Vaara, E., Sorsa, V. & Palli, P., 11/2010, In : Organization. 17, 6, p. 685-702 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  52. Published

    Cultural differences, convergence, and crossvergence as explanations of knowledge transfer in international acquisitions

    Sarala, R. M. & Vaara, E., 10/2010, In : Journal of International Business Studies. 41, 8, p. 1365-1390 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  53. Published

    Struggles over legitimacy in global organizational restructuring: a rhetorical perspective on legitimation strategies and dynamics in a shutdown case

    Erkama, N. & Vaara, E., 07/2010, In : Organization Studies. 31, 7, p. 813-839 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  54. Published

    A recursive perspective on discursive legitimation and organizational action in ergers and acquisitions

    Vaara, E. & Monin, P., 01/2010, In : Organization Science. 21, 1, p. 3-22 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  55. Published

    Becoming an international man: top manager masculinities in the making of a multinational corporation

    Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Meriläinen, S., 01/2010, In : Equal Opportunities International. 29, 1, p. 38-52 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  56. Published

    Cambridge Handbook of Strategy-as-Practice

    Golsorkhi, D. (ed.), Rouleau, L. (ed.), Seidl, D. (ed.) & Vaara, E. (ed.), 2010, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  57. Published

    CDA as methodology in SAP research

    Vaara, E., 2010, Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice. Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D. & Vaara, E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  58. Published

    Critical discourse analysis

    Vaara, E. & Tienari, J., 2010, Encyclopedia of case study research. Mills, A. J., Durepos, G. & Wiebe, E. (eds.). Los Angeles, California, USA: Sage Publications, Vol. 1.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  59. Published

    Cross-border competence management in emerging markets: voices from China and Russia

    Barner-Rasmussen, W., Björkman, I., Ehrnrooth, M., Koveshnikov, A., Mäkelä, K., Vaara, E. & Zhang, L., 2010, Edita, Helsinki: Hanken Research Reports 68.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  60. Published

    Strategia mahdollisuutena ja rajoitteena kuntaorganisaatiossa: Kielestä, kommunikaatioista ja vallasta

    Sorsa, V., Palli, P., Vaara, E. & Peltola, K., 2010, Helsinki: Hanken School of Economics.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  61. Published

    Struggling over subjectivity: a critical discourse analysis of strategic development

    Laine, P-M. & Vaara, E., 2010, Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice. Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D. & Vaara, E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  62. Published

    Taking the linguistic turn seriously: strategy as a multifaceted and interdiscursive phenomenon

    Vaara, E., 2010, In : Advances in Strategic Management. 27, p. 29-50 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  63. Published

    Textual analysis

    Pälli, P., Tienari, J. & Vaara, E., 2010, Encyclopedia of case study research. Mills, A. J., Durepos, G. & Wiebe, E. (eds.). Thousand Oaks, California, USA: Sage Publications

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  64. Published

    What is strategy-as-practice?

    Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D. & Vaara, E., 2010, Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice. Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D. & Vaara, E. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  65. 2009
  66. Published

    Causation, counterfactuals, and competitive advantage

    Durand, R. & Vaara, E., 12/2009, In : Strategic Management Journal. 30, 12, p. 1245-1264 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  67. Published

    Strategy as text and discursive practice: a genre-based approach to strategizing in city administration

    Palli, P., Vaara, E. & Sorsa, V., 08/2009, In : Discourse and Communication. 3, 3, p. 303-318 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  68. Published

    Discursive (de)legitimation of a contested Finnish greenfield investment project in Latin America

    Joutsenvirta, M. & Vaara, E., 03/2009, In : Scandinavian Journal of Management. 25, 1, p. 85-96 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  69. Published

    Maanpuolustuskurssit: foorumi strategiakeskustelulle?

    Tienari, J., Mantere, S. & Vaara, E., 2009, Strategian jäljillä. Terho, S. (ed.). Helsinki: Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  70. Published

    Miten yrityskauppatutkimuksen tuloksia voi käyttää hyväksi kuntaliitostutkimuksessa?

    Kettunen, P. & Vaara, E., 2009, In : Hallinnon tutkimus / Administrative Studies. 28, 1, p. 3-14 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  71. 2008
  72. Published

    A discursive perspective on legitimation strategies in multinational corporations

    Vaara, E. & Tienar, J., 1/10/2008, In : Academy of Management Review. 33, 4, p. 985-993 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  73. Published

    On the problem of participation in strategy: a critical discursive perspective

    Mantere, S. & Vaara, E., 1/03/2008, In : Organization Science. 19, 2, p. 341-358 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  74. Published

    Historical perspectives on corporate governance: reflections on ownership, participation and different modes of organizing

    Fellman, S. (ed.), Kuusterä, A. (ed.) & Vaara, E. (ed.), 2008, Helsinki: Vammala, The Finnish Society of Science and Letters. 284 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  75. Published

    Strategia ajatteluna ja puheena: kehys strategiselle uudistumiselle

    Mantere, S., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. & Välikangas, L., 2008, Organisaatiot muutoksessa. Kuusela, P. & Kuittinen, M. (eds.). Finland: Unipress

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  76. 2005
  77. Published

    Introduction to the Special Issue. 'Connectivity' in merging organizations: beyond traditional cultural perspectives

    Angwin, D. & Vaara, E., 10/2005, In : Organization Studies. 26, 10, p. 1445-1453 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  78. 2003
  79. Published

    Merging across borders: people, cultures and politics

    Søderberg, A-M. (ed.) & Vaara, E. (ed.), 2003, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press. 281 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  80. Published

    Our path abroad: exploring post-war internationalization of Finnish corporations

    Mannio, P. (ed.), Vaara, E. (ed.) & Ylä-Anttila, P. (ed.), 2003, Helsinki: Taloustieto. 460 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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