Date Created: 12/06/2017
Last Updated: 12/12/2017

Reijo Luostarinen
12/26/1939 - 11/24/2017

Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND, International

Visits: 9,352

Dear EIBA colleagues & friends,

It is with deep sadness I inform you that Reijo Luostarinen, long-time EIBA Fellow and Professor Emeritus of International Business at the Aalto University School of Business in Finland, passed away suddenly on Friday evening, November 24, 2017. He leaves behind his wife Kirsti and their two sons, Jukka-Pekka and Antti Aleksi.

Here below is some practical information provided by the family to pay our respects to Reijo.

Please use this public memorial website (for which you must create a 'member' login as proof of identity) to express your condolences to the family, record your memories & tributes, as well as upload photos or videos you wish to share. Reijo will be sorely missed but never forgotten!

– Philippe Gugler, EIBA Chairman

CONTACT address for Reijo's family:
Mrs. Kirsti Luostarinen, Orapihlajakuja 8 as 2, 00320 Helsinki, Finland

FUNERAL date & location:
December 21, 2017 (Thursday), 2:30 p.m. (14:30)
Hietaniemi Crematorium, Big Chapel, Helsinki, Finland

CONTRIBUTIONS to honour Reijo's memory:
"Kirsti and Reijo Luostarinen Internationalization Fund"
This fund (founded in 1999 at the Foundation for Economic Education) is for supporting needy students by enabling them to continue their studies in International Business (the field that Reijo so deeply loved).

To: Kirsti and Reijo Luostarinen Internationalization Fund
IBAN: FI34 1572 3000 0330 43
Message: In memory of Reijo Luostarinen
Bank: Nordea


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From: John Cantwell Monday, December 11, 2017
Reijo's passing has left me very sad. Reijo was such an honest, open, and dedicated person. He made a very important contribution to our field, and especially to the tradition of Scandanavian work on corporate internationalization processes. Reijo will be long remembered for his vital role in the development of our subject area and our professional community in the International Business field, in Finland, Scandanavia, Europe, and the world beyond. Reijo was one of the nicest and most supportive men I have ever met. He was one of our few truly great leaders.

John Cantwell, Dean of the EIBA Fellows

From: Vitor Corado Simões Friday, December 8, 2017
I will never forget my dear Friend Reijo Luostarinen, a very nice, commited and forward-looking man, and an outstanding scholar. I learned a lot from him. Many, many thanks, Reijo!
We are still at Jean Sibelius monument singing under your direction.

From: Ene Kannel Thursday, December 7, 2017
[On behalf of Philippe Gugler, EIBA Chairman] – Reijo Luostarinen was the EIBA President and Chair of the EIBA 1989 Helsinki conference (the 15th EIBA Annual Conference held at Helsinki School of Economics, 17-19 December 1989) – a pivotal event in the history of EIBA. Over the coming months, the European International Business Academy (EIBA) will honour Reijo's life and professional achievements by commemorating his great contribution and loyalty to EIBA. Our family and the International Business community at large have sadly lost a dear friend and mentor who will long be remembered. Reijo will be sorely missed by all who knew him both professionally and personally.

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