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Artistic and research interests

I am a University Lecturer, Digital Operations at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University, School of Science and a Chairman of the Board at Koja Yhtiöt Oy (a Family Company). I hold a PhD in Industrial Economics. My research focuses on global value chains, supply chain management, digital technology implementations in technology- and service-based businesses. It involves platformization of supply chains, and collaborative innovation management for complex digital ecosystems. Also, I study artificial intelligence platforms and their implications across different industries.

My colleagues and I currently work on projects in algorithmic evolution of the firm, digital platforms for businesses, industrial platform governance, multi-actor value creation in industrial ecosystems, and blockchain technology.

Key words: Management of operations, Development of digital platforms and ecosystems, Digital innovations, Emerging technology implementations, and Data driven business models

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Engineering and Technology, Aalto University

Award Date: 29 Aug 2014

External positions

Chief Research Scientist, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

Aug 2009Apr 2023


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