Dr Mikko Arevuo
Principal Lecturer & Head of Programmes
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Dr. Mikko Arevuo is a Principal Lecturer and Head of Postgraduate International Business and Management programmes. His key programme management priorities are the continuous enhancement of student satisfaction and employability that is achieved through academically rigorous and practice relevant programme content and delivery.
A native of Finland, Dr. Arevuo was educated in the US and the UK. His career spans over thirty years in international corporate and investment banking, consulting, and academia. Dr. Arevuo’s teaching interests are in strategic management and research methods that are informed by his active research programme.
- PhD, Cranfield School of Management (2016)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, London South Bank University (2007)
- MBA, Cranfield School of Management (1994)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Finance, London Business School (1985)
- BA (Economics), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1982)
Relevant Past Employment
- 1999 – 2015: Visiting Teaching Fellow in Strategic Management, London South Bank University
- 1998 – 2007: Director, Delta Strategies Ltd
- 1993 – 1998: Associate Director, Design for Learning Ltd
- 1990 – 1993: Vice President, Citibank NA
- 1988 – 1990: Assistant Vice President, Bank of America NT&SA
- 1984 – 1988: Manager, Nordic Bank PLC
- 1982 – 1984: Assistant Treasurer, Chase Manhattan Bank NA, New York & Helsinki
- Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
- Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts
- Fellow of The Adam Smith Institute
- Member of The Academy of Management
- Member of The British Academy of Management
- Member of The Strategic Planning Society
Teaching & Course Development
Dr. Arevuo has been responsible for new module development across various strategic management areas including business and corporate-level strategy, strategic decision-making and behavioural strategy, global strategic management, and research methods.
He is member of the Faculty Executive Committee and the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee.
Dr. Arevuo’s research interests are in the areas of managerial and organizational cognition, the role of epistemic objects in decision-making, strategy-as-practice perspective, and the linkage between the Austrian economic theory and the resource-based view of the firm.
Dr. Arevuo maintains a public profile in economic policy debate through articles published by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Adam Smith Institute, many of which have been syndicated.
Journals and Periodicals
- Arevuo, M. (2015) Brain Drain, Economic Affairs, Institute of Economic Affairs, Autumn 2015.
- Arevuo, M. (2010) The 50th law: keys to fearlessness (review), Professional Manager, 01/2010.
- Arevuo, M. (2006 a) Gone but not forgotten: organizational unlearning, Inside Knowledge, Vol 9, 6, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2006 b) Collaborative advantage: how organizations win by working together, Inside Knowledge, Vol 9, 6, London.
- Ramalingam B. and Arevuo, M. (2004) Developing a holistic KM framework, Inside Knowledge, Vol 8, 3, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2004) Taxonomies: frameworks for corporate knowledge, Inside Knowledge, Vol 7, 10, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2003) The attention economy: understanding the new currency, Inside Knowledge, Vol 6, 9, London.
- Arevuo, M. and Spong, J. (2002) Safe in the knowledge: towards collaborative working at Consignia Security, Knowledge Management Journal, Vol 5, 7, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2002) Knowledge Management: best practices in Europe, Knowledge Management Journal, Vol 5, 6, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2001) Leading the revolution, Long Range Planning, Vol 34, Elsevier, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2001) Playing catch-up? Knowledge management in the financial sector, Knowledge Management Journal, Vol 5, 1, London.
- Arevuo, M. (2001) The knowledge management yearbook 2000-2001 (review), Knowledge Management Journal, Vol 5, 2, London.
- Arevuo, M. (1999) Teaching the imperceptible: intellectual capital, Inside Knowledge, Vol 2, 6, London.
On-line Publications and Media
- Arevuo, M. (2015) Free market capitalism and morality, Institute of Economic Affairs. (https://iea.org.uk/blog/free-market-capitalism-and-morality)
- Arevuo, M. (2015) The impact of top marginal tax rates on the international mobility of superstar inventors, Institute of Economic Affairs. (https://iea.org.uk/blog/the-impact-of-top-marginal-tax-rates-on-the-international-mobility-of-superstar-inventors)
- Arevuo, M. (2015) Monetary policy: overrated, Institute of Economic Affairs. (https://iea.org.uk/blog/monetary-policy-overrated)
- Arevuo, M. (2015) Will the Finns be the first to introduce a basic income? Adam Smith Institute. (https://www.adamsmith.org/blog?author=56ede385d9fd56e06ef27133)
- Arevuo, M. (2015) The economic case against patents, Institute of Economic Affairs. (https://iea.org.uk/blog/the-economic-case-against-patents)
- Arevuo, M. (2014) The diversity of modern Austrian thinking, Institute of Economic Affairs. (https://iea.org.uk/blog/the-diversity-of-modern-austrian-thinking)
- Arevuo, M. (2014) Capitalism under siege, Epoch Times, May 1-7, p. 7.(http://printarchive.epochtimes.com/a1/en/ca/yvr/2014/05-May/01/Page%2007%20Opinion.pdf)
- Arevuo, M. (2014) Capitalism under siege, Adam Smith Institute. (https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/thinkpieces/capitalism-under-siege)
- Arevuo, M. (2012) Keynes Hayek: the clash that defined modern economics, Adam Smith Institute. (https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/thinkpieces/review-keynes-hayek-the-clash-that-defined-modern-economics)
- Mackay, B., Arevuo, M. & Mackay, D. (forthcoming) Strategy in Theory and Practice, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Arevuo, M. (2008) The Challenge of Strategic Management: A Reader, Pearson Education Limited, Harlow, Essex.
- Arevuo, M. (2014) Epistemic objects in collective decision-making: a practice perspective on the use of causal maps as situated material artefacts, Centre for International Business Studies, London South Bank University, Research Working Paper Series, 1/04. (http://bus.lsbu.ac.uk/cibs/sites/bus.lsbu.ac.uk.bus.cibs/files/1-14-arevuo.pdf)
- Best Full Paper: Strategy as Practice, British Academy of Management, Warwick 2017, UK.
- Best Reviewer: Strategizing Activities and Practices Interest Group at The Academy of Management, August 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.
- First runner up: Best Paper for Strategy as Practice Interest Group at The Academy of Management, August 2016, Anaheim, California.
- Nomination: ‘Student Award for Excellence in Teaching,’ Regent’s University London, 2014 & 2016.
Conference Papers Given
Peer Reviewed Conference Papers
- Arevuo, M., Reinmoeller, P. (2017) Strategic decision making with artifacts: an embodied sensemaking perspective, Israel Strategy Conference, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
- Arevuo, M., Reinmoeller, P. & Huff, A. S. (2017) Maps’ meaning is in the making: how enacting artifacts helps making collective decisions, British Academy of Management, Warwick University, Warwick, UK.
- Arevuo, M., Reinmoeller, P. & Huff, A. S. (2017) How maps are made matters: enacting artifacts in collective decision-making, The Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta Georgia.
- Arevuo, M., Reinmoeller, P. & Huff, A. S. (2017) Making maps matters: enacting artifacts in collective decision making, Managerial and Organizational Cognition and Technology and Innovation Conference, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
- Arevuo, M. & Reinmoeller, P. (2016) Causal maps in collective decision-making: a practice perspective on enacting situated material artifacts, The Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.]
- Arevuo, M. & Reinmoeller, P. (2016) The role of epistemic objects in collective decision making: How enacting causal maps can disentangle cognitive and affective conflict, EURAM Annual Conference, Paris.
- Arevuo, M. (2014) Causal maps as a managerial ‘tool-in-use,’ Centre for International Business Conference, London South Bank University, London.
Keynote and Panel Engagements
- Institute of Economic Affairs, THINK Conference, London, 2016; Panelist, Europe – What happens next?
- Bigger Plate, Annual European Conference, London, 2015; Keynote address; Cognitive mapping, a means for visual decision-making