General background information:
Dr. Santalainen's professional career has been a combination of academia, business and consulting (ABC). He is currently an Adjunct Professor of International Management and Strategy at the Helsinki School of Economics. His previous academic positions include visiting professorships at Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management (USA and France), Texas Tech University (USA), Mississippi State University (USA). He has also been an Adjunct Faculty Member at the European Institute of Purchasing Management (France) and at the Management Centre Europe (Belgium).
He is a founding member of Strategic Management Society, Member of the Editorial Review Board of Human Resource Planning, Member of the Executive Advisory Panel of The Executive, and Member of Academy of Management, USA.
Dr. Santalainen has been Outstanding Teacher of the year and Outstanding Professor of the Year at Helsinki School of Economics. He has also received the Best European Innovation of Bank Marketing. He and Risto Tainio won the "Douglas McGregor Memorial Award" for significant contribution to leadership thinking.
Examples of publications and activities:
Dr. Santalainen is the author or co-author of eight books and several articles in international journals such as Journal of International Management, International Business and Economics Journal, Business Horizons, The Executive, Global Management 1992, Group & Organizational Studies, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Long Range Planning, Organization Studies, and Scandinavian Journal of Management. His best-selling books are Strategic Thinking, Results Management, Strategic Management in Public Organizations and Resource-Based Strategic Management.