Liisa Välikangas

Liisa Välikangas is a Professor in Innovation Management at Aalto University School of Business and Hanken School of Economics.

Professor Välikangas’ areas of expertise include strategic leadership, innovation, and management, change and innovation capability, as well as the transformation of companies. Professor Välikangas has over 15 years of experience working with leading international companies.

Previously, Liisa Välikangas has worked for e.g. Stanford University, London Business School, Keio University in Japan, and IMD in Switzerland and cooperated actively with leading global companies. Currently, Dr. Välikangas’ research interests are in the field of blockchain, strategic resilience, and leadership innovation. 

The Academy of Management awarded her the Best Action Research Paper prize in 2009 in Organizational Change and Development division. She regularly talks to executive audiences about innovation management, organizational resilience, and strategy development. She is the author of The Resilient Organization, How Adaptive Cultures Thrive Even When Strategy Fails, published in 2010.

Liisa holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Tampere.