Here I share my research efforts on understanding the open-source software phenomenon from different economical perspectives.

Research insterests

My primary research interests are built arround the open-source software phenonema. I am especially interested on taking a look at platforms over products.

Keywords: Open-source software, open-data, open-innovation , open-access, user innovation, computer-based platforms, multi-sided platforms, ecosytems, user-innovation, co-creation, DIY

Industrial collaboration

Industrial collaboration limited to ICT, Telco and healthcare industries. Special interests in mobile platforms (Maemo, Android) and patient-driven health/wellbeing software. Previous research collaboration established both with big coorporations and startups.

Affiliations on academic and professional assocications

AIS - Association for Information Systems

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery

IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IRIS - Information Systems Research in Scandinavia

AFITT - Association For Information Technology Trust

AOM - Academy of Management

EURAM - European Academy of Management

IADIS - International Association for Development of the Information Society

INSNA - International Network for Social Network Analysis

VSTKY - Varsinais-Suomen Tietojenkäsittely-yhdistys ry

TISRA - Turku Information Systems Research Alliance

FRUCT - Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunication

ABIC - Associação dos Bolseiros de Investigação Científica

OSI - Open Source Initiative

FSF - Free Software Foundation


For an updated list of publications, please access my personal entries at and

Reviewed and accepted papers under open-access terms are available via

Working papers, currently under review, are available via

Draw you attendion to my last publication: Open-Source Technologies Realizing Social Networks: A Multiple Descriptive Case-Study Open Source Systems presented at the The 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems (2012) and published by Springer via DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-33442-9_17 .


Performed research was possible thanks to finantial contribuitions from the following organizations:

TSE - Turku School of Economics now part of University of Turku (UTU)

TUCS - Turku Centre for Computer Science

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

LSR - Liikesivistysrahasto

Linux Foundation


Aalto University