Micro-entrepreneurship Center of Excellence (MicroENTRE) at the Kerttu Saalasti Institute of University of Oulu focuses on creating new knowledge to promote growth and internationalization of micro-enterprises. MicroENTRE is to our knowledge the only micro-entrepreneurship (< 10 employees) focused research group in the world. Our mission is to provide evidence-based information for academic and public discussion as well as for policy makers to understand and promote business growth of small enterprises and soloentrepreneurs. Currently, the research team consists of a research director, six post-docs and six researchers.
MicroENTRE research focus areas are:
- Growth, internationalization and management in micro-enterprises
- Social impact and the operating environment of micro-enterprises
- Entrepreneurial motivation, values and diversity
- Entrepreneurship education and culture
Last updated: 2.4.2020