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Assistant Professor, Pori Unit


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Dr. Kati Suomi is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Business and Entrepreneurship at the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (Pori Unit). She holds a title of docent (adjunct professorship) at the Faculty of Management and Business at the Tampere University. She is a visiting scholar at the University of València.

Before joining academia in 2008, Kati worked for several years in the financial sector, as well as in retailing.


Kati is an experienced educator with over 15 years' teaching experience from University of Turku. She is responsible for minor studies in entrepreneurship at the Pori unit of Turku School of Economics. She teaches entrepreneurship courses and supervises doctoral theses.


Kati's current research interest include topics such as entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial university, entrepreneurial marketing and branding of SMEs.

Kati has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals, including Journal of Business Research,Tourism Management, European Journal of Marketing, International Journal of Public Sector Management, among others.


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Healthcare professionals' intention to leave (2023)

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development
Laiho Maarit, Tevameri Terhi, Vähätalo Mervi, Kallio Tomi J., Suomi Kati
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Microentrepreneurs as Socially Responsible Leaders (2023)

South asian journal of business and management cases
Simunaniemi Anne-Mari, Valkjärvi Mira, Franzén Riikka, Liikala Sari, Tähtinen Jaana, Suomi Kati, Jeminen Jaana
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))