Professor Eero Vaara

Distinguished Scholar, Visiting Professor

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. 19/10/2017 In: Journal of World Business.
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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. 01/2017 In: The Academy of Management Annals. 11, 1, p. 1-32. 32 p.
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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.
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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.
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Mastery, submission, and subversion: on the performative construction of strategist identity
Laine, P., Meriläinen, S., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. 07/2016 In: Organization. 23, 4, p. 505-524. 20 p.
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Narratives as sources of stability and change in organizations: approaches and directions for future research
Vaara, E., Sonenshein, S., Boje, D. 16/03/2016 In: The Academy of Management Annals. 10, 1, p. 495-560. 66 p.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Language and communication at work: discourse, narrativity and organizing
Cooren, F., Vaara, E., Langley, A., Tsoukas, H. 05/2014 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 360 p. ISBN: 9780198703082.
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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.
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Knowledge transfer in multinational corporations: productive and counterproductive effects of language-sensitive recruitment
Peltokorpi, V., Vaara, E. 2/01/2014 In: Journal of International Business Studies. 45, 5, p. 600-622. 23 p.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How to connect strategy research with broader issues that matter?
Vaara, E., Durand, R. 08/2012 In: Strategic Organization. 10, 3, 8 p.
Editorial

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.
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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.
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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.
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Critical approaches to comparative HRM
Peltonen, T., Vaara, E. 2012 In: Handbook of research on comparative human resource management. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar p. 69-89. 21 p. ISBN: 9781847207265.
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Power and politics in mergers and acquistions
Tienari, J., Vaara, E. 2012 In: The handbook of mergers and acquisitions. Oxford : Oxford University Press
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The dynamics of knowledge transfer in mergers and acquisitions
Junni, P., Sarala, R., Vaara, E. 2012 In: Handbook of research on mergers and acquisitions. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781848449565.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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There is no alternative’ – or is there?: a critical case study approach for international business research
Ahonen, P., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. 2011 In: Rethinking the case ctudy in international business and management research. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar ISBN: 9781848441842.
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Toisinajattelua strategiasta
Mantere, S., Suominen, K., Vaara, E. 2011 Helsinki : WSOYpro. 181 p. ISBN: 978-951-0-37817-5.
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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, 4 p.
Editorial

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CDA as methodology in SAP research
Vaara, E. 2010 In: Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521517287.
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Cambridge Handbook of Strategy-as-Practice
Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D., Vaara, E. 2010 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
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Critical discourse analysis
Vaara, E., Tienari, J. 2010 In: Encyclopedia of case study research. Los Angeles, California, USA : Sage Publications ISBN: 9781412956703.
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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. ISBN: 978-952-232-038-4.
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Strategia mahdollisuutena ja rajoitteena kuntaorganisaatiossa: Kielestä, kommunikaatioista ja vallasta
Sorsa, V., Palli, P., Vaara, E., Peltola, K. 2010 Helsinki : Hanken School of Economics.
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Struggling over subjectivity: a critical discourse analysis of strategic development
Laine, P., Vaara, E. 2010 In: Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521517287.
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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.
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Textual analysis
Pälli, P., Tienari, J., Vaara, E. 2010 In: Encyclopedia of case study research. Thousand Oaks, California, USA : Sage Publications ISBN: 9781412956703 .
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What is strategy-as-practice?
Golsorkhi, D., Rouleau, L., Seidl, D., Vaara, E. 2010 In: Cambridge handbook of strategy as practice. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9780521517287.
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Causation, counterfactuals, and competitive advantage
Durand, R., Vaara, E. 12/2009 In: Strategic Management Journal. 30, 12, p. 1245-1264. 20 p.
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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.
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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.
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Maanpuolustuskurssit: foorumi strategiakeskustelulle?
Tienari, J., Mantere, S., Vaara, E. 2009 In: Strategian jäljillä. Helsinki : Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu ISBN: 9789512519736.
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Miten yrityskauppatutkimuksen tuloksia voi käyttää hyväksi kuntaliitostutkimuksessa?
Kettunen, P., Vaara, E. 2009 In: Hallinnon tutkimus / Administrative Studies. 28, 1, p. 3-14. 12 p.
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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.
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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.
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Historical perspectives on corporate governance: reflections on ownership, participation and different modes of organizing
Fellman, S., Kuusterä, A., Vaara, E. 2008 Helsinki : Vammala, The Finnish Society of Science and Letters. 284 p. ISBN: 9789516533653.
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Strategia ajatteluna ja puheena: kehys strategiselle uudistumiselle
Mantere, S., Tienari, J., Vaara, E., Välikangas, L. 2008 In: Organisaatiot muutoksessa. Finland : Unipress
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Introduction to the Special Issue. 'Connectivity' in merging organizations: beyond traditional cultural perspectives
Angwin, D., Vaara, E. 10/2005 In: Organization Studies. 26, 10, 9 p.
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Merging across borders: people, cultures and politics
Søderberg, A., Vaara, E. 2003 Copenhagen : Copenhagen Business School Press. 281 p. ISBN: 9788763001151.
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Our path abroad: exploring post-war internationalization of Finnish corporations
Mannio, P., Vaara, E., Ylä-Anttila, P. 2003 Helsinki : Taloustieto. 460 p. ISBN: 9789516283947.
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