Dr. Riikka M. Sarala
- Associate Professor of International Business
- Management, UNCG
- (336) 334-5457
- 378 Bryan Building
Dr. Riikka M Sarala holds the position of Associate Professor (with Tenure) of International Business at UNC Greensboro and is the Margaret Van Hoy Hill Dean’s Notable Scholar. She is the Associate Editor of Journal of Management Studies, a Financial Times 45-listed general management journal. Her work focuses on examining the effect of social and cultural processes on mergers & acquisitions, multinational corporations, ambidexterity, and strategic agility. Dr. Sarala has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University in NYC, EM Lyon Business School in France, and Hanken School of Economics in Finland. Her research has been published or is in press in renowned management and international business journals, including Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, and others. She is also a co-editor of forthcoming management books “Mergers and Acquisitions in Practice” for Routledge and “Handbook on Organizational Ambidexterity Research” for Edward Elgar. She is co-guest editing several special issues for academic journals, including Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management Review, and Group & Organizational Management. She was a keynote speaker at the “Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Diversity in Multinational Corporations” conference in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Her M&A related book chapters have been published in the Handbook for Mergers and Acquisitions Research, Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, and Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions. She is an Editorial Board member of British Journal of Management. Dr. Sarala enjoys helping to develop the work of PhD students and junior scholars, which includes serving in the thesis committees in the US and in Europe as well as organizing doctoral colloquia (Journal of Management Studies Conference Doctoral Colloquium in Warwick, UK, 2016) and professional development workshops (a PDW on “The Human Side of Collaborative Partnerships at the Academy of Management Meeting 2015), serving as a track chair (AIB South-East Conference 2015), and participating as a mentor in international paper development workshops (Journal of Management Studies Paper Development Workshops at Renmin University, China; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; University of Uppsala, Sweden; Aalto University, Finland). Her awards include Bryan School Teaching Excellence Award, Bryan School Research Excellence Award, Bryan School Dean's Research Scholar Grant Award, and UNCG Undergraduate Research Assistant Grant Award. Also, she is winner of Citibank Best Thesis Award, runner up for Best PhD Paper Award (Strategic Management Society Conference) and finalist for several Best Paper Awards (e.g. Academy of International Business Conference; AIB South-East Conference; Strategic Management Society Conference).
There are 12 included publications by Dr. Riikka M. Sarala :