LBM Business Studies competence area also has an active, Mikkeli-based research group in Entrepreneurship. Beyond high quality academic research, the special mission of the group is to support positive economic development in the region through collaborative research and development activity.
The group focuses on the various SME and cooperative entrepreneurial ecosystem contexts. The research themes include but are not limited to business growth, strategy, internationalization, opportunities and business models. The group actively collaborates with the other universities in the region (University of Helsinki, Aalto University and XAMK), other LUT research groups and with many international partners.