I made a (futile) attempt to define phenomena studied by information systems dicipline. 3 min read in Medium — August 30, 2023
Communications of the Association for Information Systems published my panel report What is Missing from Research on Data in Information Systems? with Alaimo, Parmiggiani, Stelmaszak, Jarvenpaa, Kallinikos, and Monteiro. Full text is available here. — August 3, 2021
My chapter Strategizing with Data: Data-based Innovations and Complementaries with Cristina Alaimo was published in Research Handbook on Digital Strategy — May 10, 2023
Twitter and LinkedIn are useful tools for supporting your academic career, but avoid being drawn into the algorithmic games of Facebook. 6 min read in Medium — January 26, 2022
Confused how to communicate the status of your manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal exactly? Here is how! 2 min read in Medium — January 10, 2022
Silvia Masiero and I reflect upon gender bias in the academic field of information systems. 4 min read in Medium — 8 December 2021
Plagiarism is a gross academic misconduct that should be treated with zero tolerance – yet, there is no such thing as self-plagiarism. 2 min read in Medium — 4 October 2021
Journal of Management Information Systems published my article The Making of Data Commodities: Data Analytics as an Embedded Process with Cristina Alaimo and Jannis Kallinikos. Full text is available here. — 6 August 2021
Competition in academia is great – but we must see it differently. 8 min read in Medium — 24 May 2021
The social platform for academics will happily turn publishing into a rapid-fire game of quick, shallow publications, likes, meaningless citations and other vanity metrics. 3 min read in Medium — 3 April 2021
Technology breeds more technology by creating problems that need technological solutions. 3 min read in Medium — 13 March 2021
I wrote a simple summary of fundamental data science concepts for undergraduate students at Temple University. 2 min read in Medium — 5 February 2021
Paying for academic peer reviews is a well-intentioned bad idea. This post explains why. 5 min read in Medium — 24 November 2020
Our chapter with Cristina Alaimo and Jannis Kallinikos on data-based value creation has been published in Handbook of Digital Innovation. — July 2020
Donald Trump sucks intellectual energy more effectively than anything else we have ever seen. 2 min read in Medium — 25 April 2020
My team Health Traffic Lights won Hack from Home COVID-19 hackathon 4–5 April. The project is now called 'sharetrace' and aims to develop a truly private exposure and risk assessment solution to the coronavirus pandemic. More about the project at sharetrace.org — 15 April 2020
Having to spend lots of time indoors recently? Take the opportunity to educate yourself with a timely selection of virus outbreak/zombie movies. 1 min read in Medium — 7 April 2020
A decision when to take an action can be just as important as the action that is taken. 2 min read in Medium — 26 March 2020
...the more they will game you. A brief summary of our findings on the use of people analytics with Marta Stelmaszak. 4 min read in Medium — 10 January 2020
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Aleksi Aaltonen is a management information systems scholar and a successful entrepreneur with thirty years of experience in digital innovation. He is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of the PhD Business Administration in MIS at the Fox School of Business at Temple University, where he studies data-based innovation and organizing. Aleksi holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
I write about the production of academic knowledge with an occasional offshoot post in Medium.