LNETN Supervisory Board

ACADEMIC members

Jillian Gordon

Jillian Gordon is Director of Learning and Teaching in the Adam Smith Business School and member of the School Executive team. Her work focuses on the interplay of social enterprise, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. She is a board member on two key project delivery governance boards as part of the UofG campus re-development. Her work has been published in Human Relations, International Small Business Journal, Harvard Business History Review, Venture Capital, and Business History... learn more.

Jonas Gabrielsson (chair)

Jonas Gabrielsson is Professor of Business Administration at Halmstad University. His research and teaching are focused on new and small firms from entrepreneurship, strategic management and organisational behaviour perspectives. He also has a general research interest in corporate governance, entrepreneurship education, and the commercialisation and diffusion of new technologies... learn more.


Natasha evers

Natasha is Visiting Professor of International Entrepreneurship & Marketing at Halmstad University, Sweden and Associate Professor in Business Strategy at Trinity College Dublin. Her main research lies in SMEs at the intersection of strategy, international business and entrepreneurship. Natasha has published in Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development... learn more.

Nikhilesh Dholakia

Nikhilesh is Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island  and founding co-editor of Markets, Globalization & Development Review (MGDR). He was a president of International the Society of Markets & Development. He is a core member of the Theory Building Research Program at Aalborg University. Nikhilesh's current research focuses on global social and cultural aspects of new media, sentient technologies, and socioeconomic transformations... learn more.


Tuija Mainela

Tuija is Professor of International Business at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her main research interests are industrial and international networks and their dynamics, social relationships in business and international entrepreneurship. Tuija published in journals, such as Journal of Business Venturing, Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Industrial Marketing Management, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Management Decision & Journal of International Entrepreneurship... learn more.



Chris Mould

Profiled by Guardian Newspapers as one of the UK’s top social entrepreneurs, Chris is an innovative leader, widely experienced in public and voluntary sectors. He is particularly interested in disruption, scale, replication and impact. Between 2007 and 2017 Chris led the Trussell Trust through its transition from a small NGO to a multi award winning national organisation that pioneered social franchising. Chris has worked with the highest levels of government both in the UK and the EU... learn more.


Henrik is CEO of NOVI, one of Denmark’s most innovative science parks, where over 1400 employees in 200 companies work alongside to bring together new ideas, entrepreneurship, network and innovation. He holds 10 years of solid CEO-experience, including several years of board experience throughout different Industries. Henrik holds E-MBA in Business Strategy, incl., Graduate diploma in BA Marketing Management/Strategy HD(A) and Financial and Management Accounting HD(R) from AAU... learn more.

Jukka Matikainen 

Jukka is the co-founder and head of New Factory, an innovation hub and business accelerator helping startups, corporates and research teams to turn ideas into products and services. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of startups, innovation management, regional economic development and commercialization of research. Jukka acts as an innovation expert of Doctoral School of Industry Innovations of Tampere University. He is currently setting up a new venture builder & accelerator for research-based tech startups and industry called Spinoutlab... learn more.

ESR members

Oxana Gisca

Oxana is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at the University of Oulu’s Martti Ahtisaari Institute. Oxana received her MSc in Criminal Law at the University of the European Studies of Moldova. She has an extensive professional background, knowledge and expertise to implement the international standards, to provide strategic quality expertise. Oxana’s research focuses on how adoption and legitimation of new innovations in virtual technology are achieved by moving beyond current frontiers of organizational practice, consumer experience, service delivery processes and social networking.


Felix is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at University of Glasgow. He received his MSc in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology from Strathclyde Business School. During his studies, Felix has conducted research on emerging technologies (particularly augmented and virtual reality) and their potential to improve economic, environmental and social sustainability. Felix has prior to joining the LNETN project, worked as the managing director of a social enterprise in Germany. His research focuses on innovation and legitimation of newness in a specific company, Fintech, in Scotland.

LOUIS LINES (co-chair)

Louis is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at Aalborg University Business School. He holds an MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Prior to accepting a place on the Horizon 2020 programme he worked as a consultant for a professional services firm in central London working with a range of businesses across multiple sectors. His research focuses on legitimation of newness in modern and traditional contexts.


Luiza Stein da Silva

Luiza is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher registered at University of Halmstad. She received her MSc in Administration from the State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Luiza has extensive professional experience in the development of innovation systems, having worked especially in the coordination of programs to promote and develop new ventures and partnerships in technology-intensive sectors. Her research focuses on the legitimation of collaborative initiatives inserted in regional innovation systems.