Aleksi Aaltonen

Assistant Professor


I study new forms of organizing and innovation that emerge in digital ecosystems using a variety of methods. My research has been published in top academic journals such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Studies, and Journal of Information Technology. I also regularly contribute to practitioner-oriented media.

Before academia, I designed and built digital services for different organizations including the office of Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, and Nokia.

After my PhD studies at LSE, I cofounded and helped to raise 1.7 million euros funding for an activity tracking app Moves. Apple chose Moves as the Best App of 2013 in the Fitness Revolution category, and the company was acquired by Facebook in April 2014.

Rock climbing and mountaineering are my hobbies – I have been a Finnish citizen since 6 April 1976, now happily married to Wanida Aaltonen and a father of Joachim Aaltonen.

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Contact Information

Speakman 206D
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083

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Office Hours

Wednesdays 2-3pm.

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