Aleksi Aaltonen

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My working papers can be found in SSRN.

(2024). All data are wrong, but some are useful. Medium, January 18, 2024.

(2024). NYT vs OpenAI and Microsoft: Three scenarios with a big impact on our digital environment. Medium, January 3, 2024.

, & (2023). Mastering efficiency: Leveraging multihoming boundary resources for mobile app development. ICIS 2023 Proceedings, 9.

, , , & (2023). Comparing platform owners' early and late entry into complementary markets. MIS Quarterly, 47(4), 1727-1744. 10.25300/MISQ/2023/17413

, , , , , , & (2023). What is missing from research on data in information systems? Insights from the Inaugural Workshop on Data Research. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 53, 475–490. 10.17705/1CAIS.05320

, & (2023). The performative production of trace data in knowledge work. Information Systems Research, Articles in Advance. 10.1287/isre.2019.0357

(2023). Algorithms, humans, and the duality of data – A futile attempt to define IS phenomena. Medium, August 30, 2023.

, & (2023). Kill two birds with one stone: Using multihoming boundary resources in mobile app development. AMCIS 2023 Proceedings, 4. Panama City, Panama. August 10–12, 2023.

, & (2023). Strategizing with data: Data-based innovations and complementaries. In: Cennamo, C., Dagnino, G. & Zhu, F. (eds.). Research Handbook of Digital Strategy, pp. 162–178. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

, , , & (2022). Can platform competition drive ratings inflation? The impact of vertical spillover effects. ICIS 2022 Proceedings, 5. Copenhagen, DK. December 9–14, 2022.

, , , & (2022). Can platform competition drive ratings inflation? The impact of vertical spillover effects. ECIS 2022 Research Papers, 83. Timisoara, RO. June 22–24, 2022.

(2022). Social media was consuming me — but I took back control! Medium, January 26, 2022.

(2022). How to count the review rounds in a peer-review process? Medium, January 10, 2022.

, & (2021). Gender bias in management information systems. Medium, December 8, 2021.

(2021). There is no self-plagiarism. Medium, October 4, 2021.

, , & (2021). The making of data commodities: Data analytics as an embedded process. Journal of Management Information Systems, 38(2), 401–429. 10.1080/07421222.2021.1912928

(2021). Academia as competition. Medium, May 24, 2021.

(2021). I deleted my Academia.edu account and you should too. Medium, April 2, 2021.

(2021). Solutions that create problems. Medium, March 13, 2021.

(2021). A simple vocabulary of data science concepts. Medium, February 5, 2021.

, & (2021). Gender bias in information systems research: A literature review. SSRN, February 21, 2021.

, & (2021). What makes data possible? A sociotechnical view on structured data innovations. 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Hawaii, HI. January 4–8, 2021.

, & (2020). Working in the analytical cage: The decline of transformative agency in the age of datification. The Future of Digital Work: The Challenge of Inequality, IFIP WG 8.2, 9.1, 9.4 Joint Working Conference. Hyderabad, India. December 10–11, 2020.

(2020). Paying for peer reviews is a bad idea. Medium, November 24, 2020.

, , & (2020). Data and value. In: Nambisan, S., Lyytinen K. & Yoo, Y. (eds.). Handbook of Digital Innovation, pp. 162–178. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

, & (2020). Rejecting and retaining new contributors in open knowledge collaboration: A natural experiment in Stack Overflow Q&A service. 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Marrakech, Morocco. June 15–17, 2020.

(2020). Donald Trump is smarter than you think. Medium, April 25, 2020.

(2020). Virus outbreak/zombie movies to watch. Medium, April 7, 2020.

(2020). The right time to take action? Medium, March 26, 2020.

, & (2020). The more you measure them, the more they will game you. Medium, January 10, 2020.

, , & (2019). The impact of platform entry strategies on the quality of complements in multihoming. 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Munich, Germany. 15-18 December 2019.

, , & (2019). Platform owner’s entry to the complementary market by taking-over complements: Evidence from Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem. 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). Xi'an, China 10-12 July 2019.

, & (2018). Toward a bidirectional view of causality in big data analytics: The case of learning analytics. Academy of Management Global Proceedings, Surrey(2018).

, & (2018). Closing the loop of big data analytics: The case of learning analytics. 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

(2018). Research paper as academic storytelling. Medium, 27 April 2018.

(2016). Brexit is not a disaster for UK startups. Medium, 19 July 2016.

(2016). Blockchain could fix even the EU. Medium, 15 July 2016.

(2016). Factors shaping entrepreneurial ecosystems and the rise of entrepreneurship: A view from top management journals. Working paper, 29 May 2016. Demos Helsinki.

(2016). Academia should learn from software development. Medium, 7 April 2016.

(2016). Can Apple resist the stupidity of the markets? Medium, 26 January 2016.

(2016). Wikipedia at 15: In decline but condition isn’t terminal – So what may the future hold? The Conversation, 16 January 2016.

, & (2016). Cumulative growth in user-generated content production: Evidence from Wikipedia. Management Science, 62(7), 2054-2069. 10.1287/mnsc.2015.2253

(2015). Who broke Twitter? Medium, 16 November 2015.

(2015). How to manage your research data? Medium, 10 October 2015.

(2015). Making up digital advertising audiences: The new form of contracting human attention. 31st European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Athens, Greece 2–4 July 2015.

, & (2015). Building governance capability in online social production: Insights from Wikipedia. Organization Studies, 36(12), 1649-1673. 10.1177/0170840615584459

, & (2015). (How) does data-based music discovery work? Association for Information Systems (AIS), 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Münster, Germany 27–29 May 2015.

(2014). BT buying EE shows that a more radical approach to telcoms regulation is needed. The Conversation, 19 December 2014.

, & (2014). Wikipedia: The value of open content production. CentrePiece, 19(2), 11–13.

(2014). Android One won't make Google big bucks, so why bother with cheap smartphones? The Conversation, 24 September 2014.

, & (2014). Everything counts in large amounts: A critical realist case study on data-based production. Journal of Information Technology, 29(1), 97–110. 10.1057/jit.2013.29

, , & (2013). The ambivalent ontology of digital artifacts. MIS Quarterly, 37(2), 357–370. 10.25300/MISQ/2013/37.2.02

, & (2013). Coordination and learning in Wikipedia: Revisiting the dynamics of exploitation and exploration. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 37, 161–192. 10.1108/S0733-558X(2013)0000037010

(2013). A series of monthly blog posts about startup entrepreneurship (in Finnish) on the website of Tekniikka & Talous magazine. Tekniikka & Talous website.

, & (2013). Toward quietly smart phones. The Huffington Post, 3 June 2013.

(2013). The beauty and perils of metrics. Mercury Magazine, 2(3), 44–47.

, & (2011). Governing social production in the internet: The case of Wikipedia. Association for Information Systems (AIS), 19th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Helsinki, Finland 9–11 June 2011.

(2011). Manufacturing the digital advertising audience. PhD thesis. The London School of Economics and Political Science.

, , & (2010). A theory of digital objects. First Monday, 15(6–7).

(2008). Organizing control in real-time environment: The use of real-time communications in an educational start-up. In: S. Vidolov, P. O'Scolai, R. G. L. Raja•o, I. Faik and A. Higgins, eds. 2008. Heterogeneities, Multiplicities and Complexities: Towards Subtler Understandings of Links Between Technology, Organisation and Society. CITO Proceedings Series, 1. University College Dublin.

(2006). Muotoilun avulla kohti ratkaisukeskeistä rakennustuoteliiketoimintaa. [Using Industrial Design for Solution-driven Construction Product Business]. In: U.-M. Mutanen, J. Virkkunen and T. Keinonen, eds. 2006. Muotoiluosaamisen kehittäminen teknologiayrityksissä. Helsinki: Teknologiateollisuus.

(2006). Muotoilu apuna Rautaruukin rakennustuoteliiketoiminnan uudistuksessa. [Fostering Innovation in Rautaruukki's Construction Product Business by Industrial Design]. In: M. Lindström, M. Nyberg and P. Ylä-Anttila, 2006. Ei vain muodon vuoksi – muotoilu on kilpailuetu., The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy publication B220. Helsinki.

(2006). Rakennushanke moniaineksisena prosessina: Esimerkkinä Ilmatieteen laitoksen ja Merentutkimuslaitoksen yhteisen toimitalon syntyaiheet. [The Shaping of a Construction Project: The Case of the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Finnish Institute of Marine Research Building]. Yhdyskuntasuunnittelu, 2006(2), 24–45.

(2005). Where do the construction projects come from? The case of the Kumpula project. Master's thesis. University of Helsinki.

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