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 — 26 January 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 — 10 January 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 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.