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Dr Satu Teerikangas
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: (0)20 3108 3219
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  • Honorary Professor
  • The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Dr. Sc. (Eng.) Satu Teerikangas is Senior Lecturer in management at UCL. Satu's research is focused on the dynamics of strategic change, which she explores in particular in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She is also interested in what makes employees highly engaged at work. Prior to joining the academia, Satu worked for Shell in the Netherlands and the UK in management consulting and HR positions. A Finnish native, Satu withholds international exposure through living across three continuents.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Satu’s primary research interest relates to the dynamics of strategic change that she has explored particularly through the example of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity Buyouts. Her focus is on the change, human and cultural dynamics therein. She is also intrigued by the qualitative methods involved in the study of such complex change initiatives. Her research has focused on the Nordic multinationals' acquisition experience and European private equity players's governance practices. Beyond M&As, Satu's secondary research interest relates to employee engagement in today's work contexts.

Satu is co-editor of the Handbook on M&A with Oxford University Press (2012); a first to combine financial, strategic and sociocultural perspectives to M&A. Satu's research on the management of M&As features e.g. in the Journal of Management (2012), British Journal of Management (2006), Human Resource Management (2011), Scandinavian Journal of Management (2012) and Management International Review (2014). Satu chairs a track on M&As at the European Academy of Management and European Group of Organization Studies annual conferences.

Satu's work on M&A management and employee engagement has led to a number of consulting and training assignments with professional bodies and multinational firms.
Teaching Summary

At UCL, Satu is involved in delivering undergraduate units in management, and postgraduate courses on ‘Managing inter-firm relationships’ and 'Managing change in organizations'. Satu also acts as the Departmental Careers Tutor.

In 2010-13, she is part of a European Union funded teaching initiative ‘Cross-cultural management intensive course’ (see http://ccmip.teicrete.gr/) bringing together scholars in cross-cultural management from across the European continent to teach an equally diverse set of students yearly on a two-week intensive course.

01-OCT-2013 Senior lecturer in management Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management University College London, United Kingdom
22-MAY-2012 – 25-MAY-2012 Visiting professor Strategy & Logistics BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
01-AUG-2010 – 30-SEP-2013 Lecturer in management Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management University College London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2010 – 31-JAN-2010 Visiting professor Strategy IAE Business School, University of Toulouse I, France
01-APR-2009 – 31-JUL-2010 Lecturer and program director Institute of Strategy Aalto University, School of Science and Technology, Finland
01-SEP-2006 – 31-MAY-2010 Visiting lecturer Industrial Management Helsinki Metropolia University, Finland
01-AUG-2006 – 31-MAR-2009 Post-doctoral researcher and program director Institute of Strategy Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
01-FEB-2006 – 31-MAY-2006 Visiting scholar Strategy EDHEC Business School, Nice, France
01-JUN-2005 – 01-JAN-2006 HR Strategy & Policy Advisor Human resources Shell UK/Europe Exploration and Production, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2002 – 18-MAY-2006 Doctoral researcher Institute of strategy Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
01-NOV-2000 – 31-DEC-2001 Researcher Organizational psychology Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
01-MAY-1999 – 31-OCT-2000 Junior Business Consultant Management consulting Shell Services International, Netherlands
01-SEP-1998 – 28-FEB-1999 Analyst Strategy Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland
01-AUG-1997 – 31-MAY-1998 Course assistant Institute of Strategy Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
01-JUN-1997 – 31-AUG-1997 Analyst Management consulting Siar Bossard Consulting, Finland
01-SEP-1995 – 31-MAY-1996 EU student exchange coordinator Industrial Engineering and Management Dpt Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
01-JUN-1995 – 15-SEP-1995 Market researcher Shanghai office Wartsila Diesel International, China
01-JUN-1994 – 31-AUG-1994 Production trainee   Badische Drahtwerke, Germany
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