Timo Seppälä

Professor of Practice
Professor of Practice
T307 Dept. Industrial Engineering and Management

I am a Professor of Practice, Digital Operations at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Aalto University, School of Science and a Chief Research Scientist at the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy. I hold a PhD in Industrial Economics. My research focuses on global value chains, supply chain management, digitalization and platform economy in technology- and service-based businesses. It involves platformization of supply chains, and collaborative innovation management for complex digital ecosystems. Also, I study distributed ledger technologies and their implications across different industries.

My colleagues and I currently work on projects in algorithmic evolution of the firm, digital platforms for businesses, industrial platform governance, multi-actor value creation in industrial ecosystems, and blockchain technology.

Key words: Management of operations, Development of digital platforms and ecosystems, Digital innovations, Emerging technology implementations, and Data driven business models

Full researcher profile

Contact information

Phone number

Areas of expertise

512 Business and management


Energy and Electricity Consumption of the Information Economy Sector in Finland

Kari Hiekkanen, Timo Seppälä, Ilkka Ylhäinen 2021

Global Supply Chains, Value Added and Production Intensity: Case Semiconductors

Harald Holmström, Martin Kenney, Timo Seppälä 2021

Blockchain-based deployment of product-centric information systems

Juri Mattila, Timo Seppälä, Pellervo Valkama, Taneli Hukkinen, Kary Främling, Jan Holmström 2021 Computers in Industry

Digibarometri 2021: Vuosikymmen verkkokauppaa ja alustataloutta

Juri Mattila, Mika Pajarinen, Timo Seppälä, Kalle Mäkäräinen, Vertti Neuvonen 2021

Estimating firm digitalization

Tomasz Mucha, Timo Seppälä 2021 MethodsX

Yksitoista oppia koneoppimisen meta-analyysistä

Tomasz Mucha, Timo Seppälä, Robin Gustafsson 2021

Toward Sustainable Use of Space

M. Palmroth, J. Tapio, A. Soucek, A. Perrels, M. Jah, M. Lönnqvist, M. Nikulainen, V. Piaulokaite, T. Seppälä, J. Virtanen 2021 SPACE POLICY