About us

In constantly changing environment the role of entrepreneurship is highly valuable for organisations and individuals. Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behavior is about creating new opportunities and novel solutions under uncertainty.

Entrepreneurship is one of the areas of strength at the Turku School of Economics. In the Entrepreneurship Unit entrepreneurship is studied widely from the points of view of the individuals, the companies as well as the whole society. Our research activities focus on two themes in particular: entrepreneurship and new working modes; and, entrepreneurial behaviour and business growth. It is important for us that our research serves the needs of both basic degree and doctoral students as well as the needs and activities of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship policy-makers. We work internationally and emphasise scholarly excellence and policy relevance based on solid scientific knowledge – particularly entrepreneurship.

More on the Entrepreneurship unit's activities in our Annual Report 2017​.


Latest blog post

Apples aren't oranges

Pekka Stenholm & Matti Karinen

Latest publications

Niemi,L.   Kantola, J. (2018)  Legitimated consumption: a socially embedded challenge for entrepreneurs' value creation. Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.


The GEM project aims at describing and analyzing entrepreneurial processes on a global level.