Selected Scientific Publications:


  • Torkkeli, L., Faroque, A. & Velt, H. (forthcoming). The Future of International Entrepreneurship Post-COVID-19. In: Faghih, N. & Forouharfar, A. (Eds.): Comprehensive Global Studies of COVID-19 Aftermath: Multidisciplinary Studies of the Consequences and Repercussions. Springer.
  • Saarenketo, S., Kuivalainen, O., Torkkeli, L., Isotalo, A. & Myers, A. (forthcoming). Survival Strategies of Finnish SMEs in the Time of Global Crisis. In: Etemad, H. (Ed.): New Horizons in International Entrepreneurship. Springer.
  • Torkkeli, L. (2021). International Business and Entrepreneurship in the 21st century. In: Torkkeli, L. (Ed.): Contemporary Issues in International Business and Entrepreneurship. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Faroque, A., Kuivalainen, O., Asikainen, S.-K., Torkkeli, L. & Morrish, S. (2021). Microfoundations of network exploration and exploitation capabilities in international opportunity recognition. International Business Review, 30(1), 101767.
  • Vadana, I., Torkkeli, L., Kuivalainen, O. & Saarenketo, S. (2020). Digitalization of companies in international entrepreneurship and marketing. International Marketing Review, 37(3), 471-492.

  • Vuorio, A., Torkkeli, L. & Sainio, L.-M. (2020). Service Innovation and Internationalization in SMEs: Antecedents and Profitability Outcomes. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 18(1), 92–123.

  • Torkkeli, L., Kuivalainen, O., Saarenketo, S. & Puumalainen, K. (2019). Institutional Environment and Network Competence in Successful SME Internationalisation. International Marketing Review, 36(1), 31-55. DOI:
  • Asemokha, A., Musona, J., Torkkeli, L. & Saarenketo, S. (2019). Business model innovation and entrepreneurial orientation relationships in SMEs: Implications for international performance. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 17(3), 425–453. DOI:
  • Velt, H., Torkkeli, L. & Saarenketo, S. (2018). Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Born Globals: The Estonian Context. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 12(2), 117-138. DOI:


Selected Managerial and Policy Reports:


  • Aro, E., Eriksson, T., Hirvensalo, A., Koponen, A., Rissanen, T. & Torkkeli, L. (2019). Internationally Scalable Business from Digitality. Digipro project final report.

  • Saarenketo, S., Torkkeli, L., Salojärvi, H., Keränen, J., Rissanen, T., Uzhegova, M., & Asemokha, A. (2018). Internationalization handbook for cleantech SMEs. Lappeenranta: Lappeenranta University of Technology.

  • Torkkeli, L. (2017). Cleantech Barometer (in Finnish). Lappeenranta: Lappeenranta University of Technology.

  • Torkkeli, L. (2014). Monikulttuurisuuskritiikistä toimivampaan ryhmädynamiikkaan: Monikulttuurisen ryhmätyön kehittäminen LUT:n kauppakorkeakoulun maisterikurssilla. In: Öystilä, S. & Laine, P. (Eds.) Oppiva Opettaja 13. Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto, Yliopistopalvelut / Lappeenranta University of Technology, University Services

  • Torkkeli, L. (2005). Implementation, Security and Usability of Extranet and Customer Interfaces for Maintenance Management System. Master’s Thesis. Lappeenranta University of
    Technology. Department of Information Technology.



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