Johtaja Sami Saarenketo

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Uploaded on: 20/09/2019

Current Organisation
LUT School of Business and Management (Superior organisation: Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT)

Sami Saarenketo is Dean and Professor of International Marketing at School of Business and Management, LUT University, Finland. Saarenketo is visiting professor at Mälardalen University, Sweden. For the last two years, he served as a Professor II at Trondheim Business School, NTNU, Norway. He has also worked as a visiting scholar at Scancor, Stanford University, US, and as a visiting professor at Skema Business School, France, Hochschule Kempten, Germany, and University of Liechtenstein.

Contact via email: sami.saarenketo(at) or on Twitter: @Saarenke

Research Interest
Professor Saarenketo’s research covers topics related to International Marketing, International Entrepreneurship and Internationalization of the Firms, especially Born Globals and International New Ventures. Professor Saarenketo is the author of numerous scholarly articles, many of which have been published in leading scholarly journals, including Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Technovation, European Journal of Marketing, International Small Business Journal and Journal of International Entrepreneurship.

Teaching Experience
International Marketing, International Business, Internationalization of the Firms and Global Marketing, International Entrepreneurship

Projects as Principal Investigator

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Transnational Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: The Perspectives of Finnish and Estonian Born-Global Start-Ups (2020)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
Research Handbook on Start-up Incubation Ecosystems
Business model innovation and entrepreneurial orientation relationships in SMEs: Implications for international performance (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asemokha Agnes, Musona Jackson, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.
Journal of International Entrepreneurship
Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs: Implications on Competitive Performance (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Uzhegova Maria, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
management revue - Socio-Economic Studies
Digitalization of companies in international entrepreneurship and marketing (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Vadana Ioan-Iustin, Torkkeli Lasse, Kuivalainen Olli, et al.
Institutional environment and network competence in successful SME internationalisation (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Torkkeli Lasse, Kuivalainen Olli, Saarenketo Sami, et al.
International Marketing Review
Renewable energy market SMEs: antecedents of internationalization (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asemokha Agnes, Ahi Ali, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.
Critical perspectives on international business
The Internationalization of Born-Digital Companies (2019)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Vadana Ioan-Iustin, Torkkeli Lasse, Kuivalainen Olli, et al.
The Changing Strategies of International Business : How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape
Transnational Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Viewpoints of Start-Up Founders (2019)
A4 Conference proceedings
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
Proceedings of the Academy Of International Business Annual Meeting
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
A Global Mindset – Still a Prerequisite for Successful SME Internationalisation? (2018)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Torkkeli Lasse, Nummela Niina, Saarenketo Sami
Key Success Factors of SME Internationalisation: A Cross-Country Perspective
Business Model Experimentation with Internationalizing SME’s: Evidence from Finland (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Rissanen Tommi, Asemokha, Agnes, et al.

Last updated on 2019-20-09 at 04:03