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Professor, International Business
Vice Dean, Professor (International Business)


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Areas of expertise

International entrepreneurship
integration in cross-border M&As
research methods


Niina holds a Professorship in International Business. At the TSE she is the Vice Dean responsible for Education. She is also the Head of International Business (IB) and responsible for both IB-related research and B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. studies at the TSE. She has a Visiting Professorship at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and worldwide academic network. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor at the Lappeenranta University of Technology and at the University of Lapland.


As the Head of International Business (IB) Niina Nummela is responsible for both IB-related research and B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. studies at the TSE. She teaches on M.Sc. courses on disruptions and international entrepreneurship as well as on a D.Sc. course on business classics. Additionally, she supervises M.Sc. and D.Sc. students. Niina also has international teaching experience, e.g. at Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria), Tartu University (Estonia) and Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedebad, India).


Niina Nummela's research focuses on international entrepreneurship, cross-border mergers and acquisitions and research methods. She has been the responsible leader of multiple research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, Business Finland and other external funding bodies. The research projects are typically collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature and involve international and Finnish partners. She was also a co-investigator in a four-year research project funded by the Estonian Research Council (PUT 1003).


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