Hello, my name is Harri Jalonen. I’m working as a Principal Lecturer and Research Group Leader (AADI - New Platforms and Modes of Value Creation) at Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS). I received my Ph.D. degree in Knowledge Management in 2007 from Tampere University of Technology. I also hold a position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Tampere and the University of Vaasa. I’ve been working in teaching, research and development since mid-1990.
During the last 15 years I have been responsible for or involved in 20 national/international research projects. The AADI Research Group, which I lead, was founded in 2014. The Group´s project portfolio shows growth in less than three years of approximately EUR 2.5 million. The annual budget is around EUR 1 million.
I’ve studied socio-technological changes in organizations for nearly 15 years from different angles and in various contexts including: 1) data-analytics and real-time business in manufacture industry, 2) virtual welfare services as an adoption of systematic innovation, 3) drivers and obstacles for technological and social innovations, 4) pros and cons of knowledge management, 5) diffusion of emotions in social media, 6) sentiment analysis and opinion mining in social media, 7) blending data, emotions and experiences in value creation, 8) the use of social media in knowledge management, 9) service-dominant value co-creation, and 10) digital value creation in sports business. Complexity thinking has been one of the main pillars of my research career (after my doctoral dissertation).
Socially impactful research has always been close to my heart. In practice, I see it as meaning active dialogue both in academic communities and in public. Publishing in academic journals and writing for popular magazines are not exclusionary but complementary activities. I have published around 100 scientific articles, conference papers, books or book sections. In addition to communication in academic communities, I have devoted to popular science communication by publishing around 100 articles in newspapers, trade magazines and blog notes. In my web pages (www.harrijalonen.fi) and social media sites (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube) I have covered topical research issues in informal way. I have found it fascinating and instructive, though a bit challenging to concretize complex phenomena in a way that draws public attention.
I have worked as a reviewer for several scientific journals and academic conferences as well as an expert evaluator in research funding institutions.
As a micro-entrepreneur, I have taken small-case consulting, speaking and writing gigs. In addition, I’m a partner in the firm (Cultivation Lab Oy), which provides data, analytics and information services.
Curriculum Vitae (8/6/2017)