Jorma Larimo


School of Marketing and Communication, International Business
+358 29 449 8464
Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa
Tervahovi B313

Leader of the International Business and Marketing Strategies Research Group.

Curriculum vitae



I have been working at the University of Vaasa already for a long time in different positions. Elected for the full Professorship in International Marketing in 2001. Since that worked for some years as the Head of the Marketing and since 2012 as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business Studies and Head of the Doctoral Program in Business Studies. During 2010 and 2015 I had a part-time Professorship at the University of Tartu, Estonia.


During the years I have lectured from several different topics. More recently teaching and supervising thesis working at the EPAS accredited Master´s Degree Program in International Business as well as coordinate the East-West Business Program. In addition, teaching and coordinating several doctoral courses at the University of Vaasa and related to the courses organized by the nationwide doctoral program FIGSIB.


Head of the International Business and Marketing Strategies research group. My main research interests focus on different aspects related to the planning, management and performance in FDIs, IJVs and foreign acquisitions as well as on divestments of FDIs. Other areas of interest include e.g. exports and internationalization of SMEs and marketing and entry strategies in CEE and Asian countries.

See all my publications in Google Scholar and my profile inResearchgate.

Some recent jointly edited books are:



I have supervised so far 15 doctoral theses in Finland and one in Estonia. In 2016 I am the main supervisor of ten doctoral students from which five are expected have their defenses latest in summer-autumn 2017. I have acted as the opponent or evaluator of doctoral dissertations in five Finnish Universities as well as at Universities in Estonia, Denmark, Netherlands, Scotland and Australia. In mid-90's I orginized the first Vaasa IB workshop. During the years the event has expanded to a combination of a three day conference and doctoral tutorial. The next event ? 14th Vaasa IB Conference - will be on August 23rd-25th, 2017.

I am an editorial board member in International Business Review, Management International Review, Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of East-West Business and Baltic Journal of Management. I have acted as an ad hoc reviewer for some ten additional journals. Between 2000-2009 I was the representative of Finland at the Board of EIBA. From 2015 on I have been an EIBA Fellow.

Publications and expert tasks

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