Kansikas Juha, Senior Lecturer / Yliopistonlehtori

Kansikas Juha, Senior Lecturer / Yliopistonlehtori
Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Dr. Juha Kansikas works as senior lecturer of entrepreneurship at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Kansikas has both post doc qualifications (docent) in business (Lappeenranta University of Technology; Brno Mendel University; University of Lapland) and in education sciences (University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Education Sciences). Kansikas has six year working experience as a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Jyväskylä. Kansikas has been visiting associate professor at the Concordia University, John Molson Business School, Montreal, Canada and visiting research assistant at the Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. His research interests are business elite, entrepreneurship, and family entrepreneurship.

Areas of Interest

Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, family entrepreneurship, new venture creation.

Research Areas

Entrepreneurship, family business.

Recent Publications

    • Ranga, M., Peralampi, J. & Kansikas, J. 2016. The New Face of University-Business Cooperation in Finland. Science and Public Policy, Vol. 43, No. 5, 601-612.
    • Kansikas, J. 2016. Career Paths in Institutional Business Elites: Finnish Family Firms from 1762-2010. Enterprise & Society, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1-38.
    • Hatak, I., Kautonen, T., Fink, M. & Kansikas, J. 2016. Innovativeness and Family-Firm Performance. The Moderating Effects of Family Commitment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 102, January, 120-131.
    • Kansikas, J. 2015. The Business Elite in Finland: A Prosopographical Study of Family Firm Executives 1762-2010. Business History, Vol. 57, Iss. 7, 1112-1132.

      Teaching (list of courses)

      • YRIS601 Theories of Entrepreneurship
      • YRIS602 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Competence
      • YRIS603 Family Entrepreneurship
      • YRIS991 Master thesis seminar