Johtaja Sami Saarenketo

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Uploaded on: 16/02/2019

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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The rise of born-digitals in international entrepreneurship and marketing: Conceptual classification and measurement (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Vadana Ioan-Iustin, Torkkeli Lasse, Kuivalainen Olli, et al.
‘International business strategies in a changing commercial and political landscape’, 45th Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business AIB-UKI (UK & Ireland Chapter), Birmingham, The University of Birmingham
The Role of Support Services during the Internationalisation of Finnish Software SMEs (2018)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Kuivalainen Olli, Lindqvist Jani, Ruokonen Mika, et al.
Key Success Factors of SME Internationalisation: A Cross-Country Perspective (Book series: International Business and Management 34)
Uncovering New Value Frontiers: The Role of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Nurturing Born Globals (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
International Journal of Export Marketing
A global mindset – still a prerequisite for SME internationalization? (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Torkkeli Lasse, Nummela Niina, Saarenketo Sami
43rd EIBA Annual Conference 2017
Antecedents to Internationalization of Finnish Cleantech SMEs (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asemokha Agnes, Uzhegova Maria, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.
14th Vaasa Conference on International Business
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
Business Model Antecedents in International Entrepreneurship: Evidence of Network Competence and Business Model Change in Finnish SMEs (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asemokha Agnes, Torkkeli Lasse, Salojärvi Hanna, et al.
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business "The Contribution of MNEs to Building Sustainable Societies"
Corporate Social Responsibility and Network Competence in Internationalizing SMEs: Implications on Competitive Performance (2017)
A4 Conference proceedings
Uzhegova Maria, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
21st McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference
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.
43rd European International Business Academy Conference

Last updated on 2019-16-02 at 04:02