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
Eeva ja Emil Tannisen tohtorikoulutusyhteistyö (01/01/2021 - 31/12/2024)
Funder: Other Finnish
International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD supervisor training (01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022)
Funder: European Commission
Boosting the Internationalization of Cleantech SMEs (01/09/2015 - 28/02/2018)
Funder: Tekes

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Business Model Innovation in the Internationalization of SMEs: The Role of Causation and Effectuation (2021)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asemokha Agnes, Musona Jackson, Ahi Mohamadali, et al.
Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
management revue - Socio-Economic Studies
54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Business model innovation in international performance: the mediating effect of network capability (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asemokha Agnes, Torkkeli Lasse, Faroque Anisur, et al.
International Journal of Export Marketing
International Marketing Review
Entrepreneurial orientation and international opportunity development by SMEs: The mediating role of decision-making logic (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Karami Masoud, Ojala Arto, Saarenketo Sami
Journal of Small Business Management
Critical perspectives on international business
The role of home market context in business model change in internationalizing SMEs (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Rissanen Tommi, Ermolaeva Liubov, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.
European Business Review
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
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.
Renewable energy market SMEs: antecedents of internationalization (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Asemokha Agnes, Ahi Ali, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.

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