Jorma Larimo


Markkinoinnin ja viestinnän yksikkö, Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta
029 449 8464
Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa
Tervahovi B313

Kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan ja markkinoinnin strategioiden tutkimusryhmän johtaja.

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. Acted as the Dean of Faculty of Business Studies in 2017. From January 2018 the Vice Dean of the School of Marketing and Communication.


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. 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.

Current research projects: Academy of Finland Project on International Divestment and Relocation Decisions: The Impact on Firm Value

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

Some recent jointly edited books are:



I have supervised so far 22 doctoral theses in Finland and one in Estonia. In 2020 I am the main supervisor of six doctoral students.  I have acted as the opponent or evaluator of doctoral dissertations in five Finnish Universities as well as at Universities in Estonia, Denmark, Netherlands, the UK, 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 latest event ? 15th Vaasa IB Conference - was held on August 19th-21th, 2019. The following one will be preliminary August 23th-25th, 2021.

I am an editorial board member in International Business Review, Management International Review,  Baltic Journal of Management and European Journal of International 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.

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