Scathing Review of Internationalisation Among Finnish Businesses From EU Report

The most damning thing I was reading today about the state of business affairs in Finland. Bad indicators in Finland on number of businesses started & going international.

EUFinlandReport2016

… 3.4 new companies per 1000 persons of the working-age population are created. This proportion is lower than the EU median……. Early-stage entrepreneurs in Finland are less internationally oriented and see their businesses as less innovative than early-stage entrepreneurs in most other EU Member States.

The info is from this EU Country Report Finland 2016.

The thing that I was so surprised to see in those two graphs is we are in this situation even though since 2009 there has been huge talk about entrepreneurship from politicians, policy makers etc and there has been big startup/business events like Slush, Nordic Business Forum, Arctic 15 etc.. I assumed there would be some positive affect of them in reality. Apparently not much.