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Erno Tornikoski

  • Dr.
  • Member of Editorial Review Board
  • Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
  • 15PublicationsNumber of items in Erno's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 7Followers

Recent publications

  • Exploring firm emergence: initially conditioned or actively created?

    • Tornikoski E
    • Puhakka V
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  • Legitimating behaviors and firm emergence: a resource dependence perspective

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Professional experience

Member of Editorial Review Board

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

January 2013 - Present

Consulting Editor

International Small Business Journal

September 2012 - Present

Senior Professor -Entrepreneurship

Grenoble Ecole de Management

September 2011 - Present

Dean of Faculty and Research

ESC Saint-Etienne

September 2009 - August 2011(2 years)


EMLYON Business School

January 2007 - September 2009(3 years)

Principal Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Seinäjoen ammattikorkeakoulu - Seinäjoki Polytechnic

September 2003 - December 2006(3 years)

Researcher, Program assistant


September 1999 - August 2002(3 years)



ESSEC Business School

Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Vaasan Yliopisto - University of Vaasa

Docteur en Sciences de Gestion


Research interests

Organizational emergence; Nascent activities; Resource acquisition; Personal networks; Formation of entrepreneurial intentions; New venture growth


Erno TORNIKOSKI is a Senior Professor in Entrepreneurship in Grenoble Ecole de Management. He got his doctorate from ESSEC Business School, IAE Aix-en-Provence, and Vaasa University (Finland) in 2005. Earlier he has worked in ESC Saint-Etienne as Dean of the Faculty and Research, in EMLYON as Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, and in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland) as Research Manager. His research interests are related to organizational emergence (legitimacy, personal network, opportunity characteristics), the development of entrepreneurial intentions, and new venture growth. His published research has appeared in Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, International Small Business Journal, Small Business Economics, and Applied Economics. Erno teaches Entrepreneurship (e.g. Opportunity evaluation, Business planning, New venture growth), Strategy, Innovation management, and Research methods themes.

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