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Erno Tornikoski


Professor to department Management & Technology
Doctorat , Vaasa University

Areas of expertise

  • New Start-up Creation for Technological Innovations
  • New Venture Growth
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Intention
  • Growth Opportunities

Erno TORNIKOSKI is a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Grenoble Ecole de Management. He received his doctorate from ESSEC Business School, IAE Aix-en-Provence, and Vaasa University (Finland) in 2005. He has worked at ESC Saint-Etienne as Dean of the Faculty and Research, at EMLYON as Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, and at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland) as Principal Lecturer and Research Manager. His research interests are related to new venture creation (legitimacy, personal network, initial conditions), sustainable venturing, hybrid entrepreneurship, and new venture growth. His published research has appeared in JBV, ETP, SBE, etc. Erno is currently member of the Energy Management -research team in Grenoble Ecole de Management and developing the theme of Sustainable Venturing.

Erno is engaged in many international academic services. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management, and Consulting Editor of the International Small Business Journal, and in a member of Review Boards of JBV, ETP, JSBM, and Journal of World Business. He is also member of the Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division (AOM) and Board of Reviewers of BCERC (Babson Conference). Erno has been an expert evaluator of candidates for academic positions in Oulu Business School of Oulu University (2013) and School of Economics and Management of Lund University (2016).

Erno also has experiences in auditing quality assurance systems of higher education institutions. Appointed by the Finnish Education Evaluation Center, he has audited Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2007 (member of peer review team), Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in 2010 (Chairman of peer review team), and Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2016 (Chairman of internatiional peer review team).