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Aalto University School of Business
Professor (Professor of Practice), Digital operations

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

Peer-reviewed scientific articles

Journal article-refereed, Original research

How Do Intelligent Goods Shape Closed-Loop Systems?

Rajala, Risto; Hakanen, Esko; Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo; Westerlund, Mika
2018 in CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW (Haas School of Business)
ISSN: 0008-1256

Why locate manufacturing in a high-cost country? A case study of 35 production location decisions

Ketokivi, Mikko; Turkulainen, Virpi; Seppälä, Timo; Rouvinen, Petri; Ali-Yrkkö, Jyrki
2017 in JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (Elsevier)
ISSN: 0272-6963

The changing geography and ownership of value creation: evidence from mobile telecommunications

Larsen, Marcus M.; Seppälä, Timo; Ali-Yrkkö, Jyrki
2017 in INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION (Routledge)
ISSN: 1366-2716

Servitization in contract manufacturing – evidence from Polar business cases

Viitamo, Esa; Luoto, Seppo; Seppälä, Timo
2016 in STRATEGIC OUTSOURCING: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
ISSN: 1753-8297

One Ring to Unite Them All Convergence, the Smartphone, and the Cloud

Pon, Bryan; Seppälä, Timo; Kenney, Martin
2015 in JOURNAL OF INDUSTRY, COMPETITION AND TRADE (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
ISSN: 1566-1679

Android and the demise of operating system-based power: Firm strategy and platform control in the post-PC world

Pon, Brian; Seppälä, Timo; Kenney, Martin
2014 in TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY (Elsevier Limited)
ISSN: 0308-5961

Global Supply Chains and Transfer Pricing: Insights from a Case Study

Seppälä, Timo; Kenney, Martin; Ali-Yrkkö, Jyrki
2014 in SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.)
ISSN: 1359-8546

Who Captures value in global supply chains? case Nokia N95 smartphone

Ali-Yrkkö, Jyrki; Rouvinen, Petri; Seppälä, Timo; Ylä-Anttila, Pekka
2011 in JOURNAL OF INDUSTRY, COMPETITION AND TRADE (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
ISSN: 1566-1679

Book section, Chapters in research books

Tracking offshoring and outsourcing strategies in global supply chains

Seppälä, Timo
2013
ISBN: 9781447149071

Transformations of mobile telecommunications supplier networks

Seppälä, Timo
2013
ISBN: 9781447149071

Non-refereed scientific articles

Unrefereed journal articles

Jollan, Nokian ja Suomen strategiat mobiilitoimialan nykymurroksessa

Seppälä, Timo; Karhu, Kimmo
2013 in TALOUS & YHTEISKUNTA (SPRINGER-VERLAG LONDON LTD)
ISSN: 1236-7206

Publications intended for professional communities

Article in professional conference proceedings

Distributed Governance in Multi-Sided Platforms

Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo
2017

Product-centric Information Management A Case Study of a Shared Platform with Blockchain Technology

Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo; Holmström, Jan
2016

Competitive Dynamics, IP Litigation and Acquisitions:

Seppälä, Timo; Kenney, Martin
2012 in ETLA Discussion Papers ( Industry Studies Association)
ISBN: 0781–6847
ISSN: 0781-6847

Published development or research report

Distributed Workflow Management with Smart Contracts

Hukkinen, Jussi; Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo
2017

A Blockchain Application in Energy

Hukkinen, Taneli; Mattila, Juri; Ilomäki, Juuso; Seppälä, Timo
2017

Roadmap for Renewal: A Shared Platform in the Food Industry

Kotiranta, Annu; Seppälä, Timo; Tahvanainen, Antti-Jussi; Hemminki, Markus; Mattila, Juri; Sadeoja, Samuli; Tähtinen, Tea
2017

Digital Music Industry - Background Synthesis

Sellin, Derek; Seppälä, Timo
2017

Onko Suomi jäämässä alustatalouden junasta?

Ailisto, Heikki; Collin, Jari; Juhanko, Jari; Mäntylä, Martti; Ruutu, Sampsa; Seppälä, Timo
2016 in Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja (VALTIONEUVOSTON KANSLIA)
ISBN: 978-952-287-253-1
ISSN: 2342-6799

Smart Contracts How will Blockchain Technology Affect Contractual Practices?

Lauslahti, Kristian ; Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo
2016

Industrial Blockchain Platforms An Exercise in Use Case Development in the Energy Industry

Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo; Naucler, Catarina; Stahl, Riitta; Tikkanen, Marianne; Bådenlid, Alexandra; Seppälä, Jane
2016

Finland - The Silicon Valley of Industrial Internet

Ailisto, Heikki; Mäntylä, Martti; Seppälä, Timo
2015 in Publications of the Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities (VALTIONEUVOSTON KANSLIA)
ISBN: 978-952-287-189-3
ISSN: 2342-6799

Blockchains as a Path to a Network of Systems An Emerging New Trend of the Digital Platforms in Industry and Society

Mattila, Juri; Seppälä, Timo
2015

Teollinen Internet: Yritysten tietojärjestelmäarkkitehtuurien on aika uudistua

Seppälä, Timo; Collin, Jari; Martikainen, Olli
2014

Profiting from Product Innovation: A Product Life Analysis of the Economic Geography of Value Added

Seppälä, Timo; Kalm, Matias
2013

Building on Complementary Assets in a Unified TCP/IP World

Seppälä, Timo; Kenney, Martin
2012

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