Contact Dr Mikko Arevuo


Dr Arevuo is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Academic Director of Executive MSc Business and Strategic Leadership programme. 

His background includes business practitioner experience in global financial services with organizations such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citibank; management consulting; graduate and executive-level teaching. 

His scholarship interests and teaching expertise are in strategy as managerial practice, competitive strategy, senior management and group decision-making processes, and the application of visual methods in organizational research.  

In addition to academic work, Dr Arevuo has consulted widely in the UK public and private sectors, and with Fortune 500 companies as a facilitator providing evidence-based tools and frameworks to support strategic decision-making processes. He is also a member of the Academic Advisory Council at The Institute of Economic Affairs, a UK based free-market think-tank founded in 1955 to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. 

A native of Finland, he earned a BA in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MBA and PhD from Cranfield University.

Current activities

Dr Arevuo’s current scholarship interests are in the areas of managerial and organizational cognition and strategic activities and practices.  In particular, he is interested in how managers make sense of problems shrouded in uncertainty and ambiguity, and how senior management teams can improve the quality of their strategic decision-making processes.


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