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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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.
Corporate Environmental Orientation and SME International Performance: The Role of Business Model Innovation (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Asemokha Agnes, Musona Jackson, Torkkeli Lasse, et al.
CSR-driven Entrepreneurial Internationalization: Evidence of Firm-Specific Advantages in International Performance of SMEs (2018)
A3 Book section, chapters in research books
Uzhegova Maria, Torkkeli Lasse, Salojärvi Hanna, et al.
Emerging Issues in Global Marketing: A Shifting Paradigm
Internationalization of Born Globals: the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Perspective (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
44th European International Business Academy Conference EIBA
No Startup in a Vacuum: The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Elements and Performance in Estonia (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
5th Global Conference on Economic Geography
Reflecting the Uniqueness of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: the Perception of High-Growth Startups. (2018)
A4 Conference proceedings
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
Nordic International Business and Export Marketing Conference
The entrepreneurial ecosystem and born globals: the Estonian context (2018)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Velt Hannes, Torkkeli Lasse, Saarenketo Sami
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy

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