Sanna Ala-Kortesmaa

Sr. University Lecturer
University of Tampere
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Sanna Ala-Kortesmaa, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer in speech communication at the University of Tampere, Finland. She has specialized in the role of listening in various communication relationships, professional and leadership communication, and organizational communication. Her research interests cover practically all phenomena related to listening. In her dissertation, she both developed the theory of listening and examined listening as a professional communication competence in the organizational contexts of Finnish and American judicial systems. Currently she is involved in two projects that examine Twitter communication of corporate leaders and features of supportive listening in various communication situations.


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