List of contributors

Business Strategy Series

ISSN: 1751-5637

Article publication date: 2 January 2007



(2007), "List of contributors", Business Strategy Series, Vol. 8 No. 2.



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List of contributors

Eric Almquist is a senior partner with Lippincott Mercer, specializing in brand equity assessment, brand strategy, brand transition management and marketing management. He has contributed widely to business publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Journal of Brand Management, Marketing Management, and The Economic History Review. He can be contacted at

Jaakko Aspara

Jaakko Aspara works as a Researcher for the GLOSTRA research project on competitive and political strategies of global actors at the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman is Global Managing Director, Manufacturing Industries, for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and a Principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP. He has more than 20 years’ experience providing business and management advice to senior executives within the global manufacturing industry. As senior advisory partner and global lead client services partner for several multinationals, Gary directs global client service teams in the delivery of Deloitte’s wide range of professional advisory services to these companies in all major regions of the world. Gary holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Nevada. He can be reached at

Michael D’Esopo

Michael D’Esopo is a senior partner with Lippincott Mercer, specializing in brand strategy. His areas of expertise include brand valuation and marketing ROI, brand portfolio management, value proposition development and branded customer experience. He can be reached at

Shelley F. Hall

Shelley F. Hall, Principal of Catalytic Management Consulting, is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO and COO who has built, reinvented and turned around companies and divisions over a 25-year career in business. Catalytic Management is a consulting, training and change management firm specializing in business performance and growth consulting. Its mission is to enhance its clients’ profitability by delivering customer-focused solutions for increasing revenue and improving operational efficiencies. For more information, see

Tauno Kekäle

Tauno Kekäle is Professor of Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa, where he also recieved his PhD degree in 1998. Previously, he held management positions in small and medium-sized companies as well as being active in consulting and academic teaching. He can be reached at

Sari Kola-Nyström

Sari Kola-Nyström works as Senior Manager for Nokia Networks, Latin America, in Brazil. Her doctoral thesis is from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. She can be reached at

Xinjian Li

Xinjian Li is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Comprehensive Business Administration, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan, and received his PhD degree in Business and Commerce from Keio University, Japan. He formerly taught at the Management School, China University of Mining and Technology, China. His recent research interests are international management, strategic management and comparative management. He can be reached at

Petri Parvinen

Petri Parvinen is Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Marketing and Management at the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

Mona Pearl

Mona Pearl is Managing Director of Action Marketing Group, Inc. in Chicago. AMG is a full-service research, consulting and execution firm providing a broad range of services to entrepreneurial-minded companies. For further information, visit

Martin Putterill

Martin Putterill is a retired professor from Auckland Business School, The University of Auckland. He received a PhD degree in Business from the University of Cape Town, where he taught at the Graduate School of Business. Prior to this academic activity, Putterill gained multinational corporate experience in London, Africa and Asia Pacific. His current interests centre on public sector management, performance evaluation, and interdisciplinary research into information system innovation. He can be reached at

Paul Raspin

Paul Raspin is Director of Stratevolve where he specializes in working with executives and senior management teams to develop effective business strategies, resolve complex business issues, analyze business environments, and conduct financial analysis of strategic investment options. He holds a PhD in strategic management from Cranfield University, a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Master’s degree in economics, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Paul has consulted extensively in Europe and the USA with such organizations as Allianz, BAA, Bass Taverns, Citigroup, Dixons, Ernst & Young, Friends Provident, GM, IBM, P&O Ferries, Prudential, Sainsbury’s, Shell, UBS Warburg, and Woolworths. He can be reached at

Siri Terjesen

Siri Terjesen is a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany, and a Lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s summer school program. Siri completed a PhD at Cranfield School of Management, a Master’s in International Business as a Fulbright Scholar to the Norwegian School of Economics, and a BSc from the University of Richmond. Prior to her graduate studies, Siri worked in strategy consulting in the USA and Europe. Siri is the author of several book chapters, and her articles have been published in various journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Small Business Economics, Venture Capital and European Business Forum. She can be reached at

Henrikki Tikkanen

Henrikki Tikkanen is Professor of Marketing and Head of the Department of Marketing and Management at the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

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