Jaakko Metsola

Jaakko Metsola
Post-doctoral researcher
Business Studies
LUT Business School


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at LUT School of Business and Management in LUT University. At the end of 2020, I graduated with a PhD in International Business and Entrepreneurship (topic: internationalization processes of family SMEs from a network perspective) with Tanja Leppäaho as the supervisor and her Academy of Finland research project (IFE) as the source of data. Current work mainly consists of research on family firm internationalization and international B2B sales, project management for commercializing a university-based cleantech innovation, and teaching courses on marketing and international business in the university. Prior to starting academic career, I worked in Finnish fast-growing ICT companies (Dream Broker and Vainu) in sales and customer management positions.