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Salmivaara Virva

Domaine(s) d’enseignement

Domaine d’enseignement


Département Entrepreneuriat, Stratégie & Innovation

Domaine(s) de recherche

Domaine de recherche
Innovation et entrepreneuriat
Théorie des organisations



Virva Salmivaara examines the intersection of entrepreneurship and global challenges, such as climate change, demographic shifts, and inequality. 

She has conducted projects and policy reports for the United Nations, for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission on inclusive entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining academia, Virva Salmivaara worked in public and investor relations in the corporate and public sectors.

Section CV


Doctorate of Business Administration, Entrepreneuriat

Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki 2017

Master of Business Administration, Entrepreneuriat

Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki 2008

Master of Sciences Sociales et Humaines, Communication

University of Helsinki, Helsinki 2002


Visiting External Researcher

Saïd Business School - Oxford University, Oxford, Royaume Uni 2019 - 2019

Visiting External Researcher

EM Lyon, Lyon, France 2019 - 2019

Policy Consultant

United Nations Organization, New York, Etats-Unis d'Amérique 2018 - 2018

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finlande 2018 - 2021

Coordinator for project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Finland

2018 - 2020

Policy Consultant

OCDE, Paris, France Depuis 2016

Doctoral Student

Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finlande 2013 - 2017

Senior Vice President and several other positions in Corporate Communications

YIT Corporation, Finlande 2003 - 2013


Ministry of Finance 2002 - 2002


University of Helsinki 2001 - 2002


Activités scientifiques

Reviewer revue académique

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2024
Journal of Management Studies, 2023
Human Relations, 2023
European Management Journal, 2023
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 2022
Baltic Journal of Management, 2022
Small Business Economics, 2022
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 2021
Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 2021
International Small Business Journal, 2019
Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 2019
Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 2019
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2018
Social Enterprise Journal, 2018
Organisation and Environment, 2016

Récompenses et honneurs

Newhall Entrepreneurship Research Impact Award, 2019
Best Paper Award at Entrepreneurship Summer University, 2016