Faculty – Kalle Lyytinen

KalleLyytinen - Professor, Design & Innovation
Associate Dean for Research
Faculty Director, DM Program
Professor, Design & Innovation
Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, Department of Management, Information Systems and Innovation Group

Peter B. Lewis Building 336
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Radical innovations in information technology come fast and often. Kalle Lyytinen’s research helps define how these digital innovations shape organizations. His work also helps organizations know how to identify, absorb, manage, implement -- and be transformed by digital innovations. His recent projects have focused on engineering practices, telecommunications and software development organizations. He’s studied how technologies are adopted, new forms of collaboration, and new ways to determine system requirements.

PhD, University of Jyvaskyla, 1986
Econ Lic, University of Jyvaskyla, 1982
MS, University of Jyvaskyla, 1978

Initially Appointed: 2001

Interests and Courses


Systems design methods and design methodologies: IS research strategies and their selection: analysis of appropriate research methods for different research problems and their evaluation using philosophy of science.
IS innovation/implementation and failures: organizational theories to frame and describe information system and IT service innovation, risks, failures and their causes.
Computer Aided Systems Engineering Environments CASE: design, development and implementation of CASE environments and especially management,
Computer Supported Cooperative Work: organizational memory, meeting support,
Diffusion and Innovation Theory: radical IS innovation, disruptive innovations, Digitally enabled radical innovation and transformation, diffusion of complex networked technologies and evolution of the technology infrastructures; standardization;
Ubiquitous Computing: systems and architectures, organizational and industry level impacts, digitalization of design processes


Digital innovation theory, new business venturing, design theory and methods, research methods and theory

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