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Posted 10.29.15

Kalle Lyytinen to receive honorary doctorate

Kalle Lyytinen, PhD

The Copenhagen Business School has awarded Kalle Lyytinen, PhD, chair of the Department of Design & Innovation and professor of Design & Innovation, an honorary doctorate, which he will receive in March 2016.

The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. With 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of eight Danish universities. It is ranked third in the world after Harvard Business School and London Business School by Eduniversal, part of the French consultancy SMBG, which ranks the world’s 1,000 best business schools. 

Lyytinen’s research in information technology helps define how digital innovations shape organizations. This research 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.

Lyytinen teaches digital innovation theory, new business venturing, design theory and methods, and research methods and theory at the Weatherhead School of Management, where he also serves as faculty director of the Doctor of Management program. He earned an MS, Econ Lic and PhD from the University of Jyvaskyla. Among his many awards and recognition, Lyytinen recently received the Academy of Management Organizational Communication and Information Systems best paper award for the paper, “Towards Open Source Software Development Life-Cycle,” co-authored by Aron Lindberg, PhD ’15, and Nicholas Berente, MBA ’05, PhD ’09.

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