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Artistic and research interests

Professor of Practice Esko Penttinen specializes in automation tools and use of structured data in financial value chain processes. His research interests lie in improving our understanding how automation and human work should be integrated so that the risks of potential detrimental effects (such as deskilling) can be mitigated. Esko is also interested in governance issues (such as outsourcing and enablement of virtual work processes) related to the implementation of automation tools and cloud computing. Esko conducts empirical research (both qualitative and quantitative) around electronic financial systems, cloud-based accounting information systems, government reporting, and electronic invoicing.

Besides research and teaching, Esko leads the Real-Time Economy Competence Center at Aalto University and is chairman of XBRL Finland.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Business and Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

Award Date: 14 Dec 2007

Master's degree, Business and Economics, Helsinki School of Economics

Award Date: 8 Jun 2001

External positions

Chairman of XBRL Finland, XBRL Finland

2012 → …


  • Real-time economy
  • Electronic commerce
  • Electronic invoicing
  • Xbrl
  • Information systems
  • Information economy


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