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

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

Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND, International

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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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Recent Memories & Stories

By: Eero Vaara Sunday, December 17, 2017
Reijo Luostarinen will be deeply missed by his close ones but also by the international scholarly community. To most of us, he is a pioneer in international business research, and his work theoretical and empirical... View Entire Memory
By: rebecca piekkari Friday, December 15, 2017
Internationalization of Finnish firms as a mission in lifeProfessor Emeritus Reijo Luostarinen, a pioneer of the internationalization of Finnish firms passed away unexpectedly on November 24th, 2017. Reijo was born... View Entire Memory
By: Ene Kannel Thursday, December 7, 2017
Dear EIBA Fellows, The past week has been a very sad period of mourning for the IB group at Aalto University, School of Business. Reijo was such an important figure for us and we can concretely feel his immense loss... View Entire Memory


Recent Tributes

By: 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... View Entire Tribute
By: 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... View Entire Tribute
By: 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... View Entire Tribute


Recent Condolences

By: Regina and Beverly Atkinson Saturday, June 2, 2018
Dear Ene,Death leaves painful scars upon the hearts of the living. Think what it would mean to see a time when death would be no more! Never would you have to go to a cemetery and mourn the loss of someone you loved.... View Entire Condolence
By: Erdener Kaynak Tuesday, December 12, 2017
My wife and I are deeply saddened by this sad news. Reijo was a man of great integrity, had high scholarly achievements, and above all a real gentleman. Although I personally knew him from 1989 onwards but I did benefit... View Entire Condolence

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