Ulla Lehtinen


Ulla Lehtinen

The publications have been cited 545 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 131 citations. The author has a h-index of 10.00. (google scholar)


I am a Senior Researcher at Micro-Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence (MicroENTRE) at Kerttu Saalasti Institute and Oulu Business School at the University of Oulu, Finland. I hold a doctorate in industrial engineering and management. My main research field has been supply chain management especially concerning subcontracting industry and food sector.  Her current research interest includes sustainability and circular economy among companies, development of microenterprises, and internationalization of SMEs. I am working as a project manager in two projects: 1) LOGOKA - developing logistics for Business between Karelia and Oulu region (CBC Karelia) and  2) ARVO - developing low-carbon business ecosystem in a Nivala industrial park. 

Research interests

  • supply chain management, food chains, SMEs, internationalization, Barents logistics

Research groups

  • Senior researcher, Project manager , Mikroyrittäjyyskeskus MicroENTRE
  • Project manager , Oulu Business School