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Artistic and research interests

My research is about how people and organizations work together to build complex artefacts of software that are the basis of the ongoing digital transformation. Especially I am interested in how development practices are created, adopted, used and how and why they are abandoned. Recently I have been thinking much of how these practices are affected by the massive infrastructures that are running in enterprises and globally in the internet. I believe that this is the key topic that needs to receive more attention from researchers.

Here is my installation lecture (Oct 2016) "Role of software in digital transformation":

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral Programme in Business, Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto

Award Date: 7 May 2013

Licentiate Programme in Business, Jyväskylän yliopisto, yhteiskuntatieteellinen tiedekunta

Award Date: 28 Oct 1993


  • Software Engineering
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Software development
  • Digital infrastructures
  • Systems development
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Development practices


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