Robin Gustafsson

Professori (Associate Professor)

Organisaatiot

Tutkimusalue

I am an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (TUTA) at Aalto University. My research area is strategy and organization in industry and market disruptions (technology-induced disruptions). My focus is on digitalization and platform economy, specifically how industries are disrupted, sources of competitive advantage in the digital age, platform and data business models, open science and innovation, and agile and playful strategy work. I teach advanced courses in strategy, platform and data business strategy, and innovation strategy at the Masters, doctoral, and MBA, and EMBA level.

My research has been published in top tier journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, International Journal of Management Reviews, Information Systems Review, Research Policy, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Technology Innovation Management Review, R&D Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Organization Studies.

My research provides inputs to strategy work, strategic decision making, and strategic organization in industry-wide change, open digital platform strategizing and design, governance of open research and innovation, and policy. I have specialized in flipped classroom and experienced-based learning methods, including the Harvard case teaching method, and LEGO® Serious Play® facilitation method. I work frequently with SMEs and large-company managers and executives, as well as government officials and public sector leaders from different parts of the world, facilitating their strategy and policy work, and supporting their skills development in agile strategy work and strategizing in the age of digital and platform economy.  

Ongoing research projects:

Digital Disruption of Industries

Policy Rationles in the Shift to Digital Platform Economy

Playfulness at Work & in Workshops

The Consortium of 'Digital History of Telco and Exchanges in Finland and Sweden' 

 

SUPERVISION OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS 

Current Doctoral Students 
1st supervisor: Eero Aalto, Zeerim Cheung, Tomasz Mucha, and Ruben Vicente-Saez
2nd supervisor: Timo Ahopelto, Sarri Nykänen, and Derek Selin

Supervised Doctoral Student
Kimmo Karhu (graduated 1/2017), Thesis: Managing Competitive and Cooperative Strategizing in Open PLatform Ecosystems using Boundary Resources 
Christopher Rowell (graduated 8/2017), Thesis: Signaling and Shaping Legitimacy - Weaving webs of meaning in time and new markets

SUPERVISION OF MASTER THESIS

Exemplary Master Theses I have supervised which can be found electronically (alt. summaries of them):

Koulutus / tieteellinen pätevyys

  • Tekn. toht., muu tai tuntematon tekniikka, Aalto-yliopisto, Perustieteiden korkeakoulu

  • Dipl.ins., konetekniikka, Teknillinen korkeakoulu

  • Emergence and renewal of industries, Digital disruption of industries, Strategic management of technology and innovation, Strategic management, Platform strategy and design, Narrative strategies

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