Jarmo Nikander

Doctoral Student, Economic Geography (Department of Marketing and International Business)

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Doctoral research on startup entrepreneurship and the community thereof i.e. the startup-scene. Inspired by my own involvement in the formative times of Boost Turku Entrepreneurship Society 2009 and onward I am now mapping how this scene and culture came to be in Finland and how it is now "exported" to other regions such as East-Asia and Japan in particular under the brand of Slush. Theoretical motivation lies in how such developments over regions and the pertinent institutional ecosystems in place facilitate entrepreneurial innovation.


Ethnographic, action oriented and qualitative research. Interested in joining organizations and studying their processes and motivations to action. 

  • TMe2 ​Globalisation and Corporate Responsibility 

Recurrent visiting lectures: 

  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in  TMS43/YRS12 Innovation Ecosystems in the Global Economy 
  • Institutional Economic Geography and Startup Entrepreneurship in TM4/JO14 Geographies of Firms and Industries

Last updated on 2019-22-07 at 02:23