Aki Koponen
D.Sc. (Economics & Business Administration)

Research Director, Centre for Collaborative Research (CCR) (Centre for Collaborative Research)

aki.koponen@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2357
+358 50 524 6239

Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
Turku





Areas of expertise
Industry dynamics; Economics of competition policy; Business model innovations; Player analytics; Banking; Nutrition economics; commercialising research innovations

Biography

I work as a research director (professor level position, field: Business Renewal) at the Centre for Collaborative Research and Laboratory of Business Disruption Research at Turku School of Economics, University of Turku. Since 2004 some 50 multidisciplinary research, development and consulting projects have been completed under my direction. I have also acted as an expert member of Finnish Market Court. Besides academic activities I am a co-founder of an AI startup. I am also a happy married father, who loves gaming, ska punk and freeskiing.



Research

At the beginning of my academic career my research focused on economics of banking, economic analysis of market competitiveness, competition neutrality, effects of new legislation and regulation on competitiveness, competition in service industries, and market-based solutions for health care services. More recently the research focused on innovation activity, industry dynamics and strategic renewal of companies, as well as regional development. Since 2014 topics has included also digital gaming (esp. market development, business models, entertaining games in health care and wellbeing), data analytics and business disruptions.



Publications

Digital Gaming for Improving the Functioning of People With Traumatic Brain Injury: Randomized Clinical Feasibility Study (2018)
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Maritta Välimäki, Kaisa Mishina, Johanna K Kaakinen, Suvi K Holm, Jukka Vahlo, Markus Kirjonen, Virve Pekurinen, Olli Tenovuo, Jyrki Korkeila, Heikki Hämäläinen, Jaana Sarajuuri, Pekka Rantanen, Tage Orenius, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Elinvoimaa puutarhasektorin uudistumiseen ja kasvuun : Voimakas-hankkeen (2015–2017) tulokset, johtopäätökset ja toimenpide-ehdotukset (2018) Taina Eriksson, Hilkka Halla, Kari Jokinen, Leena Jokinen, Helka Kalliomäki, Saila Karhu, Anu Koivisto, Aki Koponen, Tiina Mattila, Riikka Saarimaa, Terhi Suojala-Ahlfors, Liisa Särkkä, Vilja Varho
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Player Personas and Game Choice (2018) Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games Jukka Vahlo, Aki Koponen
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Tasavallan core-gamer: Videopelaamisen piirteet Suomessa, Kanadassa ja Japanissa (2018)
Pelitutkimuksen Vuosikirja
Jukka Vahlo, Veli-Matti Karhulahti, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Validating Gameplay Activity Inventory (GAIN) for Modeling Player Profiles (2018)
User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction
Jukka Vahlo, Jouni Smed, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Digital Game Dynamics Preferences and Player Types (2017)
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Jukka Vahlo, Johanna K Kaakinen, Suvi K. Holm, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Puutarha-alan kilpailukyky syntyy yrittäjien osaamisesta (2017) Eriksson Taina, Kalliomäki Helka, Koponen Aki
(
I1 Audiovisual material)

Digital Gaming for Improving the Functioning of People With Traumatic Brain Injury: Protocol of a Feasibility Study (2016)
JMIR Research Protocols
Välimäki M, Korkeila J, Kauppi K, Kaakinen JK, Holm S, Vahlo J, Tenovuo O, Hämäläinen H, Sarajuuri J, Rantanen P, Orenius T, Koponen A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Esitutkimus: Tietoon perustuva päätöksenteko Pohjoisella kasvuvyöhykkeellä (2016) Anu Kotilainen, Ville Santala, Ville Helminen, Helka Kalliomäki, Jani Sainio, Aki Koponen
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Digitaalinen pelaaminen työhyvinvoinnin edistämisessä (2015) Jukka Vahlo, Johanna Ollila, Aki Koponen
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Three Apps for Shooting Sports: The Design, Development, and Deployment (2015)
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2015 Agnieszka Besz, Maciej Gornicki, Toni Heinonen, Tapani Kiikeri, Ilkka Ratamo, Mika Luimula, Taisto Suominen, Aki Koponen, Jouni Saarni, Tomi Suovuo, Jouni Smed
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Viability Radar: A Practical Tool for Assessing the Viability of Transformative Service Innovations in a Healthcare Context (2015)
Technology Innovation Management Review
Marikka Heikkilä, Jouni Saarni, Valtteri Kaartemo, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dynamic capabilities and firm performance in a financial crisis (2014)
Journal of Business Research
Hannu Makkonen, Mikko Pohjola, Rami Olkkonen, Aki Koponen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Viability template – a practical tool for assessing viability of transformative service innovations in health care context (2014) Proceedings of XXIV Annual RESER Conference 2014 Kaartemo Valtteri, Heikkilä Marikka, Saarni Jouni, Koponen Aki
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Suomen rahapelimarkkinat (2012) Turun kauppakorkeakoulu, CRE Tutkimus- ja koulutuskeskus, CCR Tutkimuspalvelut, Sähköiset julkaisut E2/2012 Kuuluvainen, Arto;Koponen, Aki;Oikarinen, Elias;Ryömä, Arto;Lehtonen, Annina
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

The Gaming Market in Finland (2012) University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, CRE, Electronic Publications E2/2012 Kuuluvainen, Arto;Koponen, Aki;Oikarinen, Elias;Ryömä, Arto;Lehtonen, Annina
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Das unternehmerische Potential der älteren Bevölkerung in Europa und den USA (2010) Kautonen, T.; Koponen, A.; Fink, M.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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