Lasse Torkkeli

Associate professor
Business Studies
LUT Business School
LUT Focus Areas
Business and society - Sustainable renewal of business, industry and society
Research areas
Business and International Management


Lasse Torkkeli is Associate Professor at LUT Business School, LUT University, Finland. He is also Adjunct Professor of International Business at Turku School of Economics, University of Turku. Previously, he served as Principal Lecturer at LAB University of Applied Sciences, and as Visiting Fellow at TalTech University.

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and supervised ca. 50 final theses (at bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels), and has served as project manager, principal investigator and/or co-investigator in projects since 2015, including:

  • International Opportunities and Business Models in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (IOBMEE)
  • LAB UX Center
  • SEinHE - Developing Social Entrepreneurial Skills in Higher Education
    Enhancing Value Creation and Value Capture through Business Model Configuration: An Ecosystem Perspective (ENHANCE)
  • Boosting the Internationalization of Cleantech SMEs (BICS)
  • Go East: Sustainable internationalization of Finnish SMEs to Russia
  • Digipro: Internationally Scalable Business from Digitality


SME Internationalization, International Entrepreneurship, Digital Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Entrepreneuship