Timo Seppälä

Professor of Practice

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Artistic and research interests

I am a Professor of Practice, Digital Operations at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University, School of Science and a Chief Research Scientist at the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy. I hold a PhD in Industrial Economics. My research focuses on global value chains, supply chain management, digitalization and platform economy in technology- and service-based businesses. It involves platformization of supply chains, and collaborative innovation management for complex digital ecosystems. Also, I study distributed ledger technologies 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

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Science (Technology), Industrial Management, Aalto-yliopisto

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