Ulla Hytti

Ulla Hytti
University of Turku | UTU · Turku School of Economics

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Introduction
Current research interests: - Entrepreneurial identity - Entrepreneurship education - Submitted 'A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurial University' book for Edward Elgar Publishing published in 2021

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Publications (78)
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Building on Alistair Anderson’s work, this paper proposes transforming enterprise education to deeply address questions of sustainability, social justice and hope in our time of multiple and complex crises. New pedagogies, practices, vocabularies and connections help us to enact crises in entrepreneurial, ethical and creative ways, enabling us to r...
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In this editorial, we address the issue of writing interesting research by looking at research production as a social, embodied activity oriented as much to enabling scientific discovery as to securing knowledge conservation. Why should we care about how research texts come to life and how this helps us to write more interesting research? Simply be...
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In this editorial, the editors of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (EE&P) reflect back on the journal’s first 4 years of production and the impact the journal has had. They also reflect back on the submission trends of unsuccessful submissions, offering insights into why articles are commonly rejected. Last, they discuss research translation...
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Focusing on academic entrepreneurship in the university context, the authors explore how researchers, teachers, students, academic managers and administrators make sense of entrepreneurship and of the paradoxes and contradictions involved. This edited book (15 chapters) investigates how these diverse entrepreneurial actors and their stakeholders in...
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The discussion of the role of the researcher is an inseparable part of interpretivist entrepreneurship research. In this methodological chapter, we focus on identity work of ourselves as researchers in co-creating research materials about entrepreneurship at our own university. We discuss and analyse the ways we engage as insider researchers in cre...
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Full chapter online at publisher’s website https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781800370128/9781800370128.00008.xml
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Over the past three decades, research on entrepreneurial identity (EI) has grown particularly rapidly, yet in seemingly disparate directions. To lend structure to this fragmented field of inquiry, our systematic integrative review maps and integrates EI research based on antecedents, content, outcomes as well as their relationships. In so doing, we...
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This Research Agenda highlights the main features of entrepreneurial university research over the two decades since the concept was first introduced, and examines how technological, environmental and social changes will affect future research questions and themes. It revisits existing research that tends to adopt either an idealised or a sceptical...
Research Proposal
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Dear colleague, Please, see the pdf with our call for papers. We are looking forward to your contributions. Submission site will open: February 1, 2022. Deadline is March 31, 2022. The Guest Editors, Sílvia Costa, Susana C. Santos, Mark T. Schenkel, Silke Tegtmeier and Ulla Hytti
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Most studies focus on the positive outcomes of entrepreneurial behaviour and emphasise the pivotal role of the passionate entrepreneur in determining firm success. This chapter illustrates why there is reason to be against manifestations of entrepreneurial passion by focusing this dark side of entrepreneurial management. The findings from an intens...
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The purposes of this Special Issue in the Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research on “Filling in the Blanks: “Black Boxes” in Enterprise/Entrepreneurship Education” were therefore to explore four broad topic areas that, we believe, have been overlooked and thus received less attention and interest from entrepreneurial education scholars....
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This article offers reflections based on the special issue on unsettling entrepreneurship education (EEP 3(3)) in which contributions have resisted the tendency to see students as consumers with the ‘right’ to take part in entrepreneurship education (EE) so as to effectively shape their enterprising selves. Here we resume our editorial discussions...
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The preoccupation within executive education with addressing relevance and resource constraints, with developing the capacity of participants to become reflexive practitioners, and with sustaining long-lasting change in organizations calls for new innovations and formats for executive education. Building on theories of the collective creation of va...
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This special issue confronts taken-for-granted views on entrepreneurship education (EE), raises critical questions both about EE and how it is taught, and allows investigations of the potential dark sides of entrepreneurship and EE. The contributions in this issue challenge our teaching positions and evoke a pedagogical approach to invention where...
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This chapter introduces a course organized as part of the transferable skills curricula of the graduate school programme. The course is unique in applying the experiential learning method in a short PhD course. The participating PhD students come from different disciplines in the seven faculties at the University of Turku. The course provides an in...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to critically investigate how collective identity is constructed and regulated by board members and other active members of student entrepreneurship societies (ESs). Design/methodology/approach A discursive analysis focusing on collective identity construction and regulation based on focus group discussions in...
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Employability is an increasing concern for university students. Our survey set out to examine university students’ perceptions of their employability and the ways in which these perceptions relate to positions that subsequently connect students to working life: students’ self-representational position or “ability self”, and students’ life-historica...
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The aim of this study was to examine what sort of ability expectations university students have about the requirements of working life, and how the perception of these expectations relate to students’ perceptions of their own employability. The participants comprised a sample of students (N = 1819) from two Finnish universities, representing divers...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine to what extent Finnish university students endorse entrepreneurial intent and the ways in which they position themselves in relation to entrepreneurship according to their self-perceived abilities or “ability self”. Design/methodology/approach The study was conducted by means of an e-survey, and the...
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Sivistysyliopisto ja yrittäjyysyliopisto eivät ole vastakkaisia tavoitteita. Yrittäjyyden edistäminen yliopistoissa kestävästi edellyttää yliopistotoimijoilta kriittisyyttä ja refleksiivisyyttä.
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Existing research suggests that entrepreneurship education is mostly understood and implemented within a business-related framework, which is often questioned especially by teachers in compulsory education. In this chapter, we suggest a sharper focus on enterprise education pedagogy, as opposed to business and enterprise education as content. The f...
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This paper investigates the identity work of science-based entrepreneurs in two very different country contexts: Finland and Russia. Building on the literature investigating role identities, we first analyse the identification of individuals with the roles of a scientist and an entrepreneur; and second, how individuals manage the boundary between t...
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Interorganizational interactions are often complex and paradoxical. In this research, we transcend two management paradoxes: competition versus cooperation and open-source versus proprietary technology development. We follow the OpenStack open-source ecosystem where competing firms cooperate in the joint-development of a cloud infrastructure for bi...
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Interorganizational interactions are often complex and paradoxical. In this research, we transcend two management paradoxes: competition versus cooperation and open-source versus proprietary technology development. We follow the OpenStack open-source ecosystem where competing firms cooperate in the joint-development of a cloud infrastructure for bi...
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Previous research has explored the difficulties daughters experience entering family business management, but few studies have focused on their experiences of succession. Previously, a gender-as-a-variable perspective has been widely adopted such that the gendering of succession remains understudied. This article addresses this gap by conducting a...
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The book can be accessed from: http://www.elgaronline.com/abstract/9781783478118.xml or from http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-gender-and-innovation ABSTRACT Innovation is seen as one of the main engines of economic growth. It is generally assumed to be gender neutral when, in fact, the gendered construction of innovation has been t...
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Purpose The purpose of the article is to explore how self-employed entrepreneurs commit themselves to an entrepreneurship training programme and how such commitment relates to their perceptions of learning. Design/methodology/approach The data were collected through qualitative, inductive methods by interviewing and observing six entrepreneurs who...
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This paper examines how the social identity of an entrepreneur influences his or her behaviour when engaged in new venture formation. Building on the typology of entrepreneurial identities developed by Fauchart and Gruber, this study examines the relationship between the social identity of the entrepreneur and subsequent entrepreneurial behaviour u...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the roles and mission assigned to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in Finnish entrepreneurship policy, and how they are reflected in policy actions. Design/methodology/approach – A discourse analysis of policy missions and content was conducted based on selected policy documents related to the...
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As measured by all manner of indicators including dedicated journals, special issues, journal articles and editorials, entrepreneurship research has gained a strong foothold in business disciplines. The focus of interest moved from the person to the process toward the turn of the 21st century. At the same time, the research began to concentrate mor...
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In: Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management: Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out, Elgar Original Reference Series, pp. 74-89, A. Broadbridge, S. L. Fielden (Editors) Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
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By combining high quality and in-depth research in the field, this book provides a state of the art analysis of the current topical issues in European entrepreneurship and small business research. With contributions from international experts, the book provides a particular focus on the behaviour between individuals and groups within different con...
Conference Paper
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate how healthcare professionals understand a new organisational brand and examine the ideas discussed in relation to it within healthcare organisations. Design/methodology/approach – The research is based on a discursive approach that facilitates understanding how the informants perceived a new or...
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This paper takes an institutional perspective to the role of gender in family firms. Using case studies of Finnish family firms, we examine the role of regulative, normative and cognitive institutional arrangements related to how gender structures of family firms are changed or sustained. As succession represent triggering situations for change wit...
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Innovativeness and employee-driven innovations in particular are important sources of competitiveness for small and medium-sized food companies. The fierce competition in the food industry is forcing these companies to increase their operational efficiency in order to compete with the large companies in the market. This paper investigates barriers...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the dilemmas that challenge reputation management in the context of higher education (HE). Design/methodology/approach – The paper introduces one Finnish multidisciplinary master's degree programme as a case in point. The empirical data comprises a student survey and semi-structured interviews with...
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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to investigate the identity work of postgraduate students participating in an entrepreneurship training programme for life sciences. The paper aims to analyse what kind of entrepreneurial identities are constructed and in what ways in the context of the programme. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper relies...
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to present a framework for research on gender and innovation. The framework is developed based on a review of the current literature in the area; it is applied to provide a context for the articles in this special issue and to offer suggestions for future research. Design/methodology/approach – The article...
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This paper identifies and interprets enacted experiences in drama workshops organized as part of an entrepreneurship training programme. The authors argue that drama is an effective tool in entrepreneurship training offered to practising entrepreneurs. Drama exercises, by providing 'enacted' experience, can contribute to creating, reinforcing or co...
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This paper contributes to our knowledge of the determinants of job satisfaction by analysing the effects of employment status (self-employed or salaried employee) and work characteristics (autonomy, variety, task identity, task significance and feedback) on job satisfaction in a sample of 2327 Finnish professionals. The results of the structural eq...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effect of job satisfaction on the intended retirement age of self-employed and organisationally-employed white-collar professionals. The analysis also examines potential boundary conditions imposed by other domains of life for the applicability of this relationship. Design/methodology/approach –...
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Purpose – This paper aims to investigate the relationships between student creativity, various opportunity search strategies, and the viability of business ideas developed during an entrepreneurship education module. Design/methodology/approach – The paper sets out hypotheses on the associations between individual creativity, opportunity search st...
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Purpose – Using stakeholder theory the paper seeks to investigate how technology incubators manage and balance the expectations of stakeholders, and the effect on the shaping of technology incubators and their chances of success. Design/methodology/approach – Incubator programmes have been introduced with multiple goals. A case study is conducted i...
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Purpose – Existing research focuses on the role of planning in successful transfers of family business. From a bounded emotionality perspective, this paper aims to investigate the transfer of business processes and the underlying reasons for delayed or unplanned transfers despite the feasible succession plans. Design/methodology/approach – A follo...
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Purpose – This paper aims to address the impact of a person's motivation to study entrepreneurship on their subsequent levels of performance in terms of the generation of business ideas, while taking into account the effect of student team behaviour. Design/methodology/approach – The paper hypothesises that both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation...
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Purpose – The paper aims to describe the manner in which entrepreneurship policies are embedded in the national contexts and then through analysis offers a deeper understanding of the development of Finnish and Irish entrepreneurship policies. It seeks to focus on three questions: What is the context for entrepreneurship policies in the studied cou...
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The literature on entrepreneurial universities focuses on the close collaboration between academia, industry and government, and on the contribution of tertiary level education to society and the economy. Little attention has been paid to the role of teaching in developing the entrepreneurial university, despite the active research on entrepreneurs...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse how the transition into entrepreneurship is constructed in the context of the boundaryless career. The paper focuses on a particular type of career transition driven by dismissal or unemployment. Design/methodology/approach – The research material is collected in life-story interviews with three Fin...
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Entrepreneurship in a European Perspective: Concepts for the Creation and Growth of New Ventures, by C.K. Volkmann, K.O. Tokarski and M. Gruenhagen. Wiesbaden, Gabler, 2010. 499pp. ISBN 978-3-8349-2067-6
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The incubatees are not homogeneous but they differ in age, size, industry, phase of development and firm strategy. Consequently, the technology incubators should segment the client firms in order to provide the right services for the right firms. In this paper, firstly, we investigate which are the firms that seem to benefit the most from the incub...
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Purpose – To underline that viewingentrepreneurship in the context of shifting career roles and professionalidentities, gendered organizational life and in the current societal contextregarding working life (ageing, gender discrimination) provides us with newlenses and enables us to perceive the entrepreneurial identity as fluid andemergent. Design...
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The Case Study section of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation serves two purposes. First, the case studies presented are concerned with problematical issues that are pertinent to students of entrepreneurship. Thus they constitute appropriate teaching and learning vehicles on a variety of postgraduate and undergraduate progr...
Technical Report
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In an earlier study (Hytti et al 2002) we suggested that there is diversity in the objectives that enterprise education programmes can seek to achieve, and to this end we proposed a conceptual schema that captures this array of objectives. These are as follows: (i) increasing understanding of what entrepreneurship is about; (ii) equipping individua...
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This paper explores what constitutes “enterprise education” in four European countries. It proposes a conceptual schema for capturing the various objectives of enterprise education programmes and initiatives. This conceptual schema is then used to categorise the objectives of 50 enterprise programmes from Austria, Finland, Ireland, and the UK. The...
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This study focuses on the non-native entrepreneurs, who have been granted a start-up subsidy from the Finnish government in 2005 and early 2006. The aim of this study is to analyse whether there are differences among native and non-native entrepreneurs in the start-up motives, success of the business and perceived importance of the start-up grant f...
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The study aims at conducting a thorough literature review to explore and outline how gender issues are tackled in family business research. A total of 170 family business articles were identified in the selected journals in 2000-2011. Our study demonstrates that most of the studies give no information on the gender, but implicitly focus only or pri...

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Projects (6)
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Self-employment in Contemporary Societies and Labour Markets
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PhD thesis on revisiting evaluation of the outcomes of entrepreneurship education (EE). Offers a novel integrative framework that covers learning and objective outcomes of university graduates. Adopts a critical perspective in searching for evidence that experiential EE works, and zooms into connections between education and real life in entrepreneurship.