Martti Saarela
University of Oulu
Service providerBusinessPublic sectorHealth careMarketingProcess managementMicro-enterpriseCritical Incident TechniqueContext (language use)Service (business)Growth managementStages of growthPopulated areaResearch questionsPublic relationsIndustrial organizationProcess (engineering)Service (economics)Knowledge managementEntrepreneurshipDigital marketing
48Publications
3H-index
35Citations
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#1Olli Kuusisto (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 1
#2Jukka Kääriäinen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 10
Last. Martti Saarela (University of Oulu)H-Index: 3
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Microenterprises with less than 10 employees are a backbone of economies. Microenterprises who want to survive must have resilience and they must constantly renew their process due to on-going shifts in the business context and society.The purpose of track is to bring out research approaches to conceptualize and investigate sustainable management, growth and competences from the perspective of micro-scale enterprises. Research related to the characteristics of micro-entrepreneurship and manageme...
#1Peetu VirkkalaH-Index: 1
#2Martti SaarelaH-Index: 3
Last. Anna-Mari SimunaniemiH-Index: 5
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a key role in national economies around the world but face pressure to sustain their competitiveness in domestic and global markets. SMEs should check their position periodically and figure out what they need to do next. Maturity models are suitable tools for documenting SMEs' current state, for developing the company's future vision and path and for comparing capabilities between companies. This study's aim is to obtain an overview of existing matu...
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#1Anna-Mari Simunaniemi (University of Oulu)H-Index: 5
#2Martti Saarela (University of Oulu)H-Index: 3
Last. Matti Muhos (University of Oulu)H-Index: 7
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New knowledge about growth in technology-based growth ventures is needed to strengthen business development within its context. This retrospective multiple-case study clarifies the context-specific viewpoints related to the early stages of technology-intensive companies in two cities in Finland by addressing research question: What are the management priorities of technology-intensive growth ventures in Finnish high-tech contexts? Using the sequential incident technique and semi-structured inter...
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#1Matti MuhosH-Index: 7
#2Martti SaarelaH-Index: 3
Last. Lada RasochovaH-Index: 2
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Many stages of growth models have been introduced to clarify management priorities during the early stages of business growth. However, many of these models are conceptual and universal, providing only limited benefits to specific industries and business contexts. The early stages of technology-based ventures have attracted broad interest, while less attention has been paid to the early stages of service-based firms. However, in recent years, interest in service-based businesses, as well as serv...
#1Matti MuhosH-Index: 7
#2Kai HänninenH-Index: 4
Last. Martti SaarelaH-Index: 3
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Micro-sized enterprises are the most common type of firm within the European Union, accounting for 93.2% of all enterprises. The aim of this study was to clarify managerial priorities that owner-managers have perceived critical and targeted during the growth of micro-sized enterprises in a sparsely populated area (SPA). This retrospective multiple case study reached this aim by investigating owner-managers' experiences from the early growth process and by reflecting on these experiences through ...
#1Matti Muhos (University of Oulu)H-Index: 7
#2Martti Saarela (University of Oulu)H-Index: 3
Last. Lada Rasochova (UC: University of California)H-Index: 2
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Digitalisation has revolutionised health service delivery, which has provided global business opportunities for start-ups that specialise in digital innovations. Such start-ups challenge the traditional healthcare service industry by introducing radical and sustainable innovations in the agile product development cycle and the creative acquisition of resources within their networks. Starting up is the most critical period in establishing a new digital health service company. However, little is k...
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Micro-enterprises, which refer to a subset of small and medium enterprises, represent over 95% of European enterprises. Nevertheless, little is known about micro-enterprises. Location is one of the key factors concerning the development of business, and several studies have indicated the differences between urban and sparsely populated areas. However, there is a lack of literature concerning the growth management priorities of micro-enterprises, especially of micro-enterprises in sparsely popula...
#1Matti MuhosH-Index: 7
#2Martti SaarelaH-Index: 3
Last. Harri JokelaH-Index: 1
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