2005, Dr. rer. oec., Bergische Universität Wuppertal


Teemu joined the College of Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) at Zayed University in January 2024. He has held academic positions since 2001 in Chile, Finland, Germany, the UAE and the UK. Teemu has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including many in top-rated (Financial Times 50) journals. He is an editorial member of the leading entrepreneurship field journals (Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing), among others. 


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Research and Professional Activities

Ginting-Szczesny, B.A., E. Kibler, M. Cardon, T. Kautonen and H. Hakala (2023). The role of passion diversity, compassion, and self-compassion for team entrepreneurial passion. Small Business Economics,

Kautonen, T., C. Halvorsen, M. Minniti and E. Kibler (2023). Transitions to entrepreneurship, self-realization, and prolonged working careers: Insights from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, Vol. 19, e00373.

Chliova, M., G. Cacciotti and T. Kautonen (2023). Do they mind the gap? The role of founders in organizational pay dispersion. Business & Society,

Obschonka, M., I. Pavez, T. Kautonen, K. Salmela-Aro, E. Kibler and J. Wincent (2023). Job burnout and work engagement in entrepreneurs: How the psychological utility of entrepreneurship drives healthy engagement. Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 38 No. 2, 106272.

Schillebeeckx, S.J.D., T. Kautonen and H. Hakala (2022). To buy green or not to buy green: Do structural dependencies block ecological responsiveness? Journal of Management, Vol. 48 No. 2, pp. 472-501.