Eero Vaara, Professor in Organisations and Impact, has been made an Academy of Management Fellow.
The Academy of Management (AOM) is the world-leading professional association for management and organisation scholars. Fellowships are awarded to academics who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management.
Eero, who joined the School in 2020, is an expert on organisational and strategic change. His research has been published widely in the world’s leading business journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Academy of Management Review and the Academy of Management Journal. His latest top published paper – in the Journal of Management Studies - examines the broad underpinnings of power in organisational sensemaking.
Commenting on his appointment, Eero said: “I am honoured to be made an Academy of Management Fellow and to be joining scholars who are among the very best academics in their field. I am especially happy as this can be seen as recognition of the importance of work that promotes novel theoretical ideas and critical perspectives in research on strategic and institutional change.”
Earlier this month, Eero was also elected a lifetime member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (FASL). Founded in 1908, the Academy confers membership on – and aims to connect and promote- academics engaged in advanced scientific research. Membership is considered a significant achievement in a person’s academic career.
Remarking on Eero’s membership, in addition to his AOM fellowship news, Andrew Stephen, L’Oréal Professor of Marketing & Associate Dean of Research, said: “I'm delighted the AOM and FASL have recognised what we at Saïd Business School have been privileged to witness over the last couple of years. Eero is an extraordinary scholar and wonderful colleague who has made substantial contributions to organisational practice and literature. We are privileged to have Eero as a member of our faculty.”
Read more about Eero’s research on his profile.