Johtaja Sami Saarenketo

Research Interest
Sami Saarenketo is Dean and Professor of International Marketing at School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.

Professor Saarenketo’s research covers topics related to "International Marketing", “International Entrepreneurship” and “Internationalization of the Firms”, especially “Born Globals” and “International New Ventures”. Most of his research has taken place in the contexts of “knowledge-intensive” and “technology-based” companies such as “ICT” and “software business”.

Professor Saarenketo is the author of numerous theoretical and empirical articles, many of which have been published in leading scholarly journals, including “Journal of World Business”, "Management International Review", “International Business Review”, “Technovation”, “European Journal of Marketing”, “European Business Review”, and “Journal of International Entrepreneurship”.

Specialties: International entrepreneurship and marketing, Internationalization of the firms, Born Globals, International New Ventures, Knowledge-intensive firms, Technology-based firms, SMEs, ICT, software business, Partnerships and networks.

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

Projects as Principal Investigator

Publications
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A global mindset – still a prerequisite for SME internationalization? (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Torkkeli Lasse, Nummela Niina, Saarenketo Sami
Antecedents to Internationalization of Finnish Cleantech SMEs (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asemokha Agnes, Uzhegova Maria, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.
Business Model Adaptation and International Opportunity Recognition in SMEs: Evidence from the Finnish Cleantech Sector (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Munther Reeta, Asemokha Agnes, Salojärvi Hanna, et al.
ISPIM Innovation Conference 2017: Composing the innovation symphony - Vienna, Austria, 18-21.6.2017
Home country institutions, social value orientation, and the internationalization of ventures (2017)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Chen Jie, Saarenketo Sami, Puumalainen Kaisu
Implications of entrepreneurial and international growth orientation for internationalization of family-controlled SMEs (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Torkkeli Lasse, Uzhegova Maria, Kuivalainen Olli, et al.
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Internationally Operating SMEs: Implications for Performance (2017)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami, Salojärvi Hanna, et al.
Value Creation in International Business: Volume 2 An SME Perspective
The Internationalization of Socially Oriented Organizations (2017)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Chen Jie, Saarenketo Sami, Puumalainen Kaisu
Growth Frontiers in International Business
Value Chain Management Capability in International SMEs (2017)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Eriksson Taina, Nummela Niina, Sainio Liisa-Maija, et al.
Value Creation in International Business
Antecedents to Internationalization of Cleantech SMEs: Evidence from Finland (2016)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asemokha Agnes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
42nd EIBA Annual Conference


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