Henrika Franck

Senior Researcher

Ekonomie doktor

Phone number:050 585 65 29

Henrika Franck is the Vice Rector of Research and Innovation at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. She is also docent at Åbo Akademi university and a visiting researcher at the Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies. Franck’s research specializes in the actions of individuals and groups in the context of strategic/organizational/societal change, focusing on individuals as agentic moral actors.

Franck has studied various industries; the energy sector, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, broadcast media and museums/art. Her research is multi-disciplinary, inspired by philosophy, psychology and sociology, but aims at advancing research and development in the area of organizational studies and strategic management. Franck’s doctoral thesis won the Grigor McClelland Best Thesis Award 2012, and the second prize in the EDAMBA thesis competition.

Henrika Franck’s work has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and in various books and book chapters. Franck earned her PhD degree at the Hanken School of Economics and spent the academic year 2014-15 in Scancor at Stanford University. She currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Organization Studies. Before her academic career she worked as a journalist at the National Broadcasting Company (YLE) and as head of Marketing and Communication at the Hanken School of Economics.


Gylfe, P., Franck, H., & Vaara, E. (2019). Living with paradox through irony. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. On-line.

Savage, P., Cornelissen, J., Franck H. (2017) Fiction and Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 39(7), 975-994.

Gylfe, P., Franck, H., Lebaron, C., & Mantere, S. (2016). Video methods in strategy research: Focusing on embodied cognition. Strategic Management Journal, 37(1), 133-148.

Vesa, M., & Franck, H. (2013). Bringing strategy to time, studying strategy as experiential vectors. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 29(1), 23-34.

Henrika Franck