Teemu Kautonen

  • About Teemu

    Prof. Dr. Teemu Kautonen

    Teemu is an Associate Professor and the Subject Area Coordinator of Entrepreneurship in Aalto BIZ since 1 January 2014. His role in the subject also includes responsibility over the Master’s in Entrepreurship as well as the PhD studies in this field. In order to nurture his international research network and keep up to date of developments outside the Finnish academia, he hold a part-time research professorship in the Institute for International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK (since 2012).

    His research combines economic and psychological perspectives on entrepreneurship. While he appreciates diverse methods of empirical enquiry, his own research has a strong quantitative focus. In fact, it would not be unfair to say that the application of econometric techniques is one of his little passions as a researcher. His principal current research topics include (1) entrepreneurship and population ageing, (2) the role of trust in the financial relationships of SMEs, and (3) the psychological processes involved in the translation of entrepreneurial intentions into actions.

    In addition to being an active ad hoc reviewer for a broad range of academic journals, he is a Consulting Editor for the International Small Business Journal and an editorial board member of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Trust Research. Teemu endeavours to collaborate with policy makers and practitioners, including advising (previously and/or currently) ministries in Finland and Germany as well as the OECD on enterprise policy matters.


    Johannes Kepler University Linz
    Altenberger Straße 69
    4040 Linz, Austria

    Institute for Innovation Management (IFI)
    Managementzentrum, 3rd floor
    Room: MZ 302B

    e-mail: ifi@jku.at


Publications: Teemu Kautonen

  • Kautonen, Teemu; Gelderen, Marco van; Fink, Matthias, 2015, Robustness of the theory of planned behavior in predicting entrepreneurial intentions and actions. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12056
  • Kibler, Ewald; Wainwright, Thomas; Kautonen, Teemu; Blackburn, Robert, 2015, Can social exclusion against “older entrepreneurs” be managed?. Journal of Small Business Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12194
  • Gelderen, Marco Van; Kautonen, Teemu; Fink, Matthias, 2015, From entrepreneurial intentions to actions: Self-control and action-related doubt, fear, and aversion. Journal of Business Venturing http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2015.01.003
  • Kautonen, Teemu; Hatak, Isabella; Kibler, Ewald; Wainwright, Thomas, 2015, Emergence of entrepreneurial behaviour: The role of age-based self-image. Journal of Economic Psychology http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2015.07.004
  • Hatak, Isabella; Kautonen, Teemu; Fink, Matthias; Kansikas, Juha, 2015, Innovativeness and family-firm performance: The moderating effect of family commitment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2015.02.020
  • Kibler, Ewald; Kautonen, Teemu; Fink, Matthias, 2014, Regional social legitimacy of entrepreneurship: implications for entrepreneurial intention and start-up behaviour. Regional Studies http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2013.851373
  • Kautonen, T.; Minniti, M., 2014, ‘Fifty is the new thirty’: ageing well and start-up activities. Applied Economics Letters http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2014.914138
  • Kibler, Ewald; Kautonen, Teemu, 2014, The moral legitimacy of entrepreneurs: An analysis of early-stage entrepreneurship across 26 countries. International Small Business Journal http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242614541844
  • Kautonen, Teemu; Down, Simon; Minniti, Maria, 2014, Ageing and entrepreneurial preferences. Small Business Economics http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11187-013-9489-5
  • Moro, Andrea; Fink, Matthias; Kautonen, Teemu, 2014, How do banks assess entrepreneurial competence?The role of voluntary information disclosure. International Small Business Journal http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242612458444
  • Swail, Janine; Down, Simon; Kautonen, Teemu, 2014, Examining the effect of ‘entre-tainment’ as a cultural influence on entrepreneurial intentions. International Small Business Journal http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242613480193
  • Hytti, Ulla; Kautonen, Teemu; Akola, Elisa, 2013, Determinants of job satisfaction for salaried and self-employed professionals in Finland. International Journal of Human Resource Management http://dx.doi.og/10.1080/09585192.2012.723023
  • Kautonen, Teemu; Tornikoski, Erno; Kibler, Ewald, 2011, Entrepreneurial intentions in the third age: the impact of perceived age norms. Small Business Economics http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11187-009-9238-y
  • Zolin, Roxanne; Kuckertz, Andreas; Kautonen, Teemu, 2011, Human resource flexibility and strong ties in entrepreneurial teams. Journal of Business Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2010.11.026
  • Kautonen, Teemu; Luoto, Seppo; Tornikoski, Erno, 2010, Influence of work history on entrepreneurial intentions in ‘prime age’ and ‘third age’: A preliminary study. International Small Business Journal http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242610368592
  • Kautonen, Teemu; Kuckertz, Andreas; Zolin, Roxanne; Viljamaa, Anmari, 2010, Ties that blind? How strong ties affect small business owner-managers’ perceived trustworthiness of their advisors. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08985620903168265