2.3 Managing Microenterprises in Change

  • Matti Muhos University of Oulu
  • Anna-Mari Simunaniemi University of Oulu
  • Martti Saarela University of Oulu
Keywords: Micro Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Micro-entrepreneurship, Management, Resilience, Business Growth


Microenterprises with less than 10 employees are a backbone of economies. Microenterprises who want to survive must have resilience and they must constantly renew their process due to on-going shifts in the business context and society.The purpose of track is to bring out research approaches to conceptualize and investigate sustainable management, growth and competences from the perspective of micro-scale enterprises. Research related to the characteristics of micro-entrepreneurship and management of microenterprises are present. The track particularly contributes to academic discussion on management of microenterprises during changes, such as the global COVID-19 crisis, on both the individual, company and contextual levels.


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