Selaus koulutusohjelman mukaan kokoelmassa VäitöskirjatSchool of Business and Management, Kauppatieteet

    • A project management office as a project organization’s strategizing tool 

      Otra-Aho, Ville
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 12.09.2019)
      Organizations are increasingly searching for ways to create value and enhance competitiveness. One way to increase the value contribution of an organization’s assets is to establish a project management office (PMO). A PMO ...
    • Co-creation, Brokering and Innovation networks: A Model for Innovating with Users 

      Konsti-Laakso, Suvi
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta University of Technology, 19.10.2018)
      The most recent shift in the innovation paradigm stresses collaboration amongst many different stakeholders and areas of knowledge to emphasise the role of users. While the importance of users for successful innovation has ...
    • Complementarity and contextualization of firm-level strategic orientations 

      Beliaeva, Tatiana
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 08.02.2019)
      Strategic orientations, which reflect strategic behaviors implemented by a firm, have been widely associated with a firm’s competitiveness and performance. An extensive theoretical and empirical consideration has been ...
    • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Born Global Start-ups 

      Velt, Hannes
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 11.12.2020)
      This doctoral dissertation introduces the entrepreneurial ecosystem phenomenon to international entrepreneurship research to address its fragmentation. The main focus is systemic elements of entrepreneurial ecosystems and ...
    • Essays on Stock Market Anomalies 

      Karell, Ville
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta University of Technology, 05.12.2018)
      The objective of this doctoral thesis is to examine the efficacy of anomaly-based equity trading strategies in the Finnish and the U.S stock markets. The main focus in the papers included in this thesis is on different ...
    • Exploring novelty in the internationalization process - understanding disruptive events 

      Aaltonen, Päivi
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 13.11.2020)
      The literature on international business combines a multitude of paradigms from organizational learning to entrepreneurship and economic theories. The behavior-based model of the internationalization process (IP) theory, ...
    • Good for wealth or bad for health? Socioemotional wealth in the internationalisation process of family SMEs from a network perspective 

      Metsola, Jaakko
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 04.12.2020)
      This dissertation investigates how family SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises) internationalise from a network perspective, to reach both noneconomic socioemotional wealth (SEW) and economic goals. SEW encompasses ...
    • Growth for the Common Good? Social enterprises’ growth process 

      Tykkyläinen, Saila
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 09.12.2019)
      Social enterprises are expected to contribute to solving some of the most vicious problems of our time, including poverty, inequality and environmental threats. Thus, social enterprises need to tailor scalable operational ...
    • Intellectual capital and innovation: A comparison between high technology and low technology firms 

      Buenechea Elberdin, Marta (University of Deusto, 11.12.2018)
      The turbulent and challenging environment in which companies operate has contributed to the increasing interest of researchers to find new ways of innovating. Innovation essentially involves utilising knowledge resources ...
    • Internationalization of born-digital companies 

      Vadana, Ioan-Iustin
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 20.11.2020)
      This dissertation addresses the digitalization of the value-chain activities of companies and its impact on the internationalization strategy and international performance of these companies. Literature provides an incomplete ...
    • Knowledge Ecosystem Formation: An Institutional and Organisational Perspective 

      Almpanopoulou, Argyro
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 27.04.2019)
      The main purpose of this thesis is to provide a better understanding on knowledge ecosystem formation, that is, the factors and processes that result in the emergence of knowledge ecosystems and their particular forms of ...
    • Learning and entrepreneurial opportunity development within a Finnish telecommunication International New Venture 

      Tuomisalo, Teemu
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 05.12.2019)
      This dissertation investigates the development of entrepreneurial opportunity in a Finnish International New Venture (INV) operating in the telecommunication sector by applying a learning-based approach. Despite decades ...
    • Leveraging digitalization opportunities to improve the business model 

      Sirkiä, Jukka
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 26.11.2020)
      The opportunities of digitalization and the digital revolution are opening up completely new ways of doing business, producing and distributing services, and creating a significant threat to incumbent businesses that remain ...
    • Management of technological resource dependencies in interorganizational networks 

      Karttunen, Elina
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta University of Technology, 12.10.2018)
      The superior performance of a firm is achieved neither through technology nor the surrounding organizational structure per se, but through the successful alignment of technological resource dependencies and interorganizational ...
    • Managerial cognitive structures, strategy frames, collective strategy frame and their implications for the firms 

      Bergman, Jukka-Pekka
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 14.02.2020)
      The overall aim of this doctoral dissertation is to increase the understanding of the interconnection between the top managers, the firms, and the industry by investigating the managerial cognitive structures and their ...
    • Perspectives on business model experimentation in internationalizing high-tech companies 

      Rissanen, Tommi
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 10.05.2019)
      The main research question addressed in this doctoral dissertation is “How do high-tech companies employ business model experimentation in their internationalization processes?” As the business model concept is itself ...
    • Processes and Tools to Promote Community Benefits in Public Procurement 

      Kivistö, Timo
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 11.12.2020)
      Public procurement differs from private purchasing by the fact that goods and services are bought by taxpayers’ money. For that reason there are regulations to safeguard that the money are appropriately used. Globally, ...
    • Psychological aspects of entrepreneurship – How personality and cognitive abilities influence leadership 

      Palmer, Carolin
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 18.12.2019)
      About 100 years after Schumpeter’s initial work on “The Theory of Economic Development“, research on entrepreneurship is still a growing and remarkably dynamic field that comprises various research streams and builds on ...
    • Role of the board of directors in the strategic renewal of later-generation family firms 

      Sievinen, Hanna Maria
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 14.05.2021)
      While focusing on tradition and continuity can offer advantages for family firms, it can also incite complacency, making a strategic renewal challenging. During periods of strategic transition, the members of the board of ...
    • The emergence of a university-based entrepreneurship ecosystem 

      Lahikainen, Katja
      Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, 04.06.2021)
      This thesis investigates the emergence of a university-based entrepreneurship ecosystem (U-BEE). Research on universities as entrepreneurial ecosystems is emerging, and more research is called for to investigate different ...