Aleksi Aaltonen

Assistant Professor


I study data-based innovation and organizing using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

My research has been published in top academic journals such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Organization Studies, and Journal of Information Technology. I also blog about academic knowledge production in Medium.

I did my PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, after which 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.

Outside the academic salt mines, I am an avid runner and fan of Italian wine. I am happily married to Wanida Aaltonen and a proud father of Joachim Aaltonen.

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

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