The award is worth 10 000 euros. The prize was established by the Society for Viipuri School of Economics, and it is awarded for outstanding achievements in strategy research.

Viipuri Prize awardees

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2022

Professor Henry Chesbrough
Haas School of Business University of California, Berkeley, USA

Chesbrough is widely known as the father of open innovation. He introduced the concept of open innovation in the early 2000s. Two decades later, the paradigm remains relevant. The open innovation paradigm has had a significant impact on modern business and strategic thinking. Chesbrough has expertise also in business models, industry evolution and innovation strategy.

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Henry Chesbrough
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2019

Professor Erik Brynjolfsson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, USA

Erik Brynjolfsson is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is known worldwide for his contributions to the world of IT Productivity research and work on the economics of information more generally. Brynjolfsson’s research interests focus on the economic impacts of information technology on productivity at both the level of the firm and the economy.

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Erik Brynjolfsson
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2017

Professor Rebecca M. Henderson
Harvard Business School, USA

Henderson received the prize for her achievements in the field of management and innovations. Henderson’s research focuses largely on how organisations respond to large-scale technological shifts and on the sustainable development and competitiveness of businesses in a changing world.

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Rebecca Hendersson
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2014

Professor Constance E. Helfat
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, USA

Helfat received the prize for her achievements in the area of strategic management. Pivotal themes in her output are strategic changes in organisations, the resource foundation of enterprises, and dynamic capabilities, as well as their connection to the ability to change and the competitiveness of companies.

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Connie Helfat
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2012

Professor John Kay
London School of Economics and St. John’s College, Oxford, UK

Kay was awarded for his important research achievements in economics. His work focuses on applying economic theory to industry changes and analysing the competitive edge of individual business enterprises.

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John Kay
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2010

Professor C.K. Prahalad
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

Prahalad was awarded for his significant work in corporate strategy. He was one of the world’s most highly esteemed researchers in management strategy and his strategy concepts are applied widely in business and research. The prize was awarded posthumously.

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C. K. Prahalad
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2008

Professor Sidney G. Winter
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Winter received the prize for his research in strategic management. He is internationally known as a researcher of evolutionary economics and especially economic change.

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Sidney G. Winter
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2006

Professor Peter Buckley
University of Leeds, UK

Buckley received the prize for his achievements in strategy research. He is internationally recognised for his ground-breaking research in international business and the internationalisation of business enterprises.

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Peter Buckley
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2004

Professor James G. March
Stanford University, USA

March received the prize for his outstanding work in strategy research. He is recognised for his research in organisational decision-making that combines theories of psychology and other behavioural sciences.

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James G. March
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2003

Professor David. J. Teece
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Teece received the prize for his achievements in strategy research. He is also internationally renowned for his pioneering research in innovation and technology management.

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David J. Teece

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