Curriculum Vitae

24 September 2018

A) Personal data

Miikka Juhani Lehtonen
29 October 1983

Liisankatu 17 D 27
00170 Helsinki
FINLAND

+35840 7050 297
miikka.j.lehtonen@aalto.fi
@miikkalehtonen
http://miikkaj.com

Visiting Assistant Professor, Aalto University School of Business and School of
Arts, Design and Architecture, August 2016 –
Design management, game industry, challenge-based blended learning, visual
research methods

B) Education

Degrees

D.Sc. (Econ.) – Aalto University School of Business, June 2014
Visual knowing and visualizing knowledge in knowledge-intensive organizations

M.Sc. (Econ.) – Helsinki School of Economics, April 2009
Nonaka’s Knowledge Creation Theory Revisited: A Semiotic Analysis of
Communicating Knowledge in a Geographically Dispersed Team

B.Sc. (Econ.) – Turku School of Economics, August 2007

B.Soc.Sc. – University of Turku, August 2006

Matriculation examination – Hermanni High School, May 2002

Language skills

Finnish – native language
English – fluent
Swedish – intermediate
Japanese – intermediate
Danish – intermediate
French – basics

C) Previous positions and mobility

Assistant Professor / Program Manager, i.school, the University of Tokyo,
Japan, November 2014 – March 2017
In addition to conducting research and teaching I participate in our unit’s
administrative tasks, international relations as well as developing our future
teaching activities.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International
Corporate Strategy (Tokyo, Japan), August 2014 – July 2015
Mostly working on data collected during my PhD studies as well as the FLUID
project on game industry in Finland, Japan, and the US. Collaborating with my
colleagues in Hitotsubashi as well as outside Japan.

FLUID Project Manager, Aalto University School of Business, IDBM, August
2012 – July 2014
Responsible for managing the project’s day-to-day activities and supervising two
junior researchers. Participated in drafting the project proposal for Tekes, and
disseminating our research findings through our networks and social media
channels (Twitter, Facebook, blog)

Fellow, Re:public (Japan), September 2013 –
Re:public is a design-driven Think & Do tank that aims at solving societal
challenges together with companies, local governments, and educational
institutions. As their Fellow, my role is to contribute to their activities through
my research on design-driven industries.

Visiting Scholar, The University of Tokyo (Japan), September – November 2013
Mainly focused on finishing up my dissertation manuscript that was sent for
preliminary examination in December 2013

Research Fellow, Parsons The New School for Design (New York, USA), March –
May 2013
Worked on my dissertation, collected data for FLUID, and participated in
commenting and supervising students’ thesis writing

Visiting Scholar, Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), March – May 2012
Worked on a pilot project for the FLUID research project at the Department of
Marketing

Doctoral Student, Aalto University School of Business, February 2011 – June
2014
Teaching activities, participating in developing the faculty, writing my
dissertation

Talent Management Assistant, Nova100 (Denmark), May – December 2010
Assisting in expanding Nova100’s operations to Finland

Research Director, ACE Consulting, February 2010 – April 2012
Developing products and service concepts for our consultancy network

External Lecturer, Aarhus School of Business (Denmark), March / September
2009 – January 2010
Lecturer on project management, internet rhetoric and knowledge
communication

Trainee, Embassy of Finland (Tokyo, Japan), October – December 2008
Participated in embassy’s day-to-day duties and wrote reports from various
fields ranging from Russo-Japanese trade relations to Japan’s current FDI trends.
Represented embassy in numerous external and internal events while at the
same time networking with experts from e.g. other embassies, ministries and
companies

Assistant Researcher, Helsinki School of Economics, October 2007 – September
2008
Assisted researchers and updated Liike2: Does Business Know How? project’s
web site. Conducted analyses and research for the project. Assisted in creating
and implementing a PR strategy for International Business Communication
Master’s Program

D) Professional activities and achievements

Awards, editorial work, and community service

Spring 2018 – Country representative, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Autumn 2017 – Teaching excellence award (IDBM), Aalto University

Spring 2017 – Aalto representative, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Spring 2016 – spring 2017 – Member of the University Wide Art Studies steering
group, Aalto University

October 2015 – She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation,
member of the Peer Review Collegium

June 2014 – Academy of International Business Annual Meeting (Vancouver,
Canada), Best Reviewer Award

May 2014 – International Journal of Business Communication, member of the
Editorial Board (have also reviewed manuscript submissions for the journal in
the past)
Previously I have reviewed for Academy of International Business Annual
Meetings, Association of Japanese Business Studies as well as Academy of
Management Annual Meetings

Student supervision and teaching experience: Master’s thesis,
dissertations, and others

Teaching experience

IDBM Challenge, Aalto University, International Design Business Management,
Helsinki, Finland. 09/2018 (Facilitator)

Digital Business Master Class, Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki,
Finland. 07/2018 (Guest lecturer on business design thinking)

Aalto Explorers with Finnair, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. 05/2018 (Co-
facilitator)

Game Industry, University of Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia. 03/2018 (Guest lecturer)

Game Industry: Born global, innovative and digital, Aalto University School of
Business, Helsinki, Finland. 10-12/2017 (Lecturer)

C4Bi case competition, ESADE, Barcelona, Spain. 11/2017 (Faculty participant)

Product Architecture Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and
Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. 11/2017 (Guest lecturer)

Competing with East Asian Firms, Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki,
Finland. 11/2017 (Guest lecturer)

Entrepreneurship and Business Creation, Aalto University School of Arts, Design
and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. 10/2017 (Guest lecturer)

Design Research, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture,
Helsinki, Finland. 10/2017 (Guest lecturer)

IDBM Challenge, Aalto University, International Design Business Management,
Helsinki, Finland. 09/2017 (Facilitator)

What are museums for? Co-design project together with the National Museum of
Finland, Aalto University, International Design Business Management, Helsinki,
Finland. 07/2017 (Facilitator)

Service Design, eMBA module, Aalto Executive Education, Helsinki, Finland.
5/2017 (Lecturer)

Management and Strategy Book Club, Aalto University School of Business,
Helsinki, Finland. 12/2016 (Guest facilitator)
Product Architecture Design, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and
Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. 11/2016 (Guest facilitator)

Design Business Management, Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki,
Finland. 10/2016 (Guest lecturer)

Muotoilun rooli ja merkitys, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and
Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. 10/2016 (Guest lecturer)

Creative Teamwork, Aalto University, International Design Business
Management, Helsinki, Finland. 09/2016 (Facilitator)

Game Industry: Born global, innovative and digital, Aalto University School of
Business, Helsinki, Finland. 09-10/2016 (Facilitator/Lecturer)

Department of Design Research Seminar, Aalto University School of Arts, Design
and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. 09/2016 – (Lecturer)

Becoming a Design Thinker bootcamp, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan.
03/2016 (Facilitator)

Service Innovation in India, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad,
Hyderabad, India. 02/2016 (Assistant facilitator)

Christmas in Finland, Motivation Maker, Tokyo, Japan. 12/2015 (Facilitator)

Strategic Design on Career of PhD, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
05/2015 (Guest Lecturer)

EDGE Workshop for Young Researchers. i.school, The University of Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan. 02/2015 – (Facilitator/Lecturer)

Rethinking the music and gaming experience. An open workshop at Midori.so,
Tokyo, Japan. 11/2012 (Facilitator)

Knowledge networks within creative ecosystems and environments. Strelka
Institute, Moscow, Russia. 08-09/2012 (Facilitator/ Lecturer)

Creating and managing social enterprises. The University of Tokyo, i.school,
Tokyo, Japan. 1/2012 (Facilitator/ Lecturer)

Business Modeling – Turning Products and Technologies into Business. Aalto-
Tongji Intensive Course on Integrated Product Design. Aalto-Tongji Design
Factory, Shanghai, China. 11/2011. (Facilitator/ Lecturer)

Business Model Management. Aalto on Waves. 11/2011 (Lecturer)
Creating Future Store. The University of Tokyo, i.school, Tokyo, Japan. 08/2011.
(Workshop Facilitator)

Doing Business in Asia. Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
03-05/2011. (Lecturer/ Teaching Assistant)

Doing Business in the EU. Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki,
Finland. 03 & 10/2011. (Teaching Assistant)

International Business Networks. Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki,
Finland. 02/2011, 01/2012. (Guest lecture on Japan)

Internet Rhetoric for Corporate Communication, Aarhus School of Business,
Aarhus, Denmark. 03, 09/2009 – 01/2010. (External Lecturer)

M.Sc. thesis supervision

Veera Ala-Kaila: The value of co-creation in audience development: Case Helsinki
City Theatre

Pericles Antoniades: TBC

Pilvi Iso-Markku: TBC

José Jacome: Bottom-up initiatives in the Finnish game industry (working title)

Ian Janes: knowledge sharing practices in a startup (working title)

Xia Liang: From “confusion” to “fusion cuisine”. Will Fusion help restaurant
expend their market and build a competitive advantage? – A study on Chinese
restaurant in Helsinki.

Laura Niemi: TROUBLE IN DESIGN PARADISE? - Study of design thinking
practices and challenges in three Finnish companies

Ville Sorsa: Sorry, we do not accept cash. An exploratory case study on the
consumer adoption of emerging fintech services.

Alexandra Stadler: bridging design and haute cuisine (working title)

Luis Vega: combining knowledge creation and practice-led research (working
title)

Bingxin Wu: TBC

Past thesis and project supervision

Between September 2011 and December 2012 I supervised, together with my
then colleague Markus Paukku, a group of seven Master’s thesis writers.
CEMS Business Project for Chamber of Commerce. Spring 2017.

IDBM Industry Project team supervision. Autumn 2016 – Spring 2018.

Iina Airaksinen: WHAT THE HEL? EXPLORING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN
PUBLIC SERVICES

Yuan Cao: How can a Chinese maths teacher give arts classes? - An exploration of
applying Finnish cross-curricular pedagogical knowledge in rural Chinese
primary schools.

Niklas Karvonen: Empathy & Human-Centred Design: Focus: Interpersonal
Empathic Dimensions within User Interviews

Lauri Lukka: Conquering the mobile market: How small game mobile game
developers seek advantage in highly competitive markets

Saku Nummi: What? I’m not special to my client? Identifying the multiple actors
in value constellation

Peta-Gaye Partanen: The Plight of the Modern Mother

Kalevi Sylvänne: Internationalization in Mobile Gaming Industry: Multiple Case
Study of Finnish Mobile Gaming Firms Entering the Japanese Market

Pallavi Verma (Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad): Redesigning
university summer programs (Research project at the University of Tokyo)

During 2017-2018, I supervised eight students in Department of Design on their
Personal Project (6 ECTS).

In addition, I have also acted as an evaluator for Master’s theses in International
Business and International Design Business Management program at the Aalto
University School of Business as well as at the Aalto University School of Arts,
Design and Architecture.

Academic leadership and professional development

In my previous position at the University of Tokyo I was co-managing the EDGE
i.school workshop series for young researchers and our unit’s international
relations. Not only was I in charge of taking care of the day-to-day operational
activities, I also participated in developing our activities both in terms of
teaching and outreach.

Between August 2012 and July 2014 I worked as a Project Manager in the FLUID
research project on music and game industries in Helsinki, Los Angeles, and
Tokyo, and between February 2010 and April 2012 I was managing ACE
Consulting’s research activities as their Research Director. In both cases I was in
charge of managing current and envisioning future research activities, as well as
leading a group of researchers and consultants.

06/2018 – Pedagogical essay (5 ECTS)

05/2018 – Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (5 ECTS)

10/2017 – Teaching at Aalto University II: Course Design (5 ECTS)

06/2017 – Pedagogical Training for Business School Faculty (5 ECTS)

External research funding

04/2009 – Liikesivistysrahasto, Helsinki, Finland – 700€ (travel grant)

10/2009 – Liikesivistysrahasto, Helsinki, Finland – 9000€ (research grant)

01/2010 – Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulun tukisäätiö, Helsinki, Finland – 10
675€ (research grant)

04/2010 – Aalto University School of Economics Doctoral Center – 1500€ (grant
for participating in international courses)

05/2010 – Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation – 1500€ (JaBuPro project)

10/2010 – Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto – 2000€ (JaBuPro project)

11/2010 – Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulun tukisäätiö, Helsinki, Finland – 18
500€
(research grant)

11/2010 – Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulun tukisäätiö, Helsinki, Finland – 2000€
(travel grant)

02/2011 – Aalto University School of Economics Doctoral Center – 2280€ (grant
for participating in international courses)

04/2011 – Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation – 2000€ (travel grant)

04/2011 – HSE foundation – 2400€ (travel grant)

11/2011 – Aalto University Staff Mobility – 3000€ (visiting scholar the
University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

12/2011 – HSE foundation – 1430€ (travel grant)

12/2011 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 9000€ (research grant)

12/2011 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 2000€ (travel grant)
03/2012 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 2000€ (travel grant)

03/2012 – Aalto University Staff Mobility – 3000€ (visiting scholar CBS,
Copenhagen)

05/2012 – Tutkijat maailmalle – 15000€ (visiting scholar the University of
Tokyo, Tokyo, and the Parsons New School for Design, New York City)

10/2012 – Aalto University Staff Mobility – 3000€ (visiting scholar the
University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

11/2012 – HSE foundation – 2000€ (travel grant)

04/2013 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 2000€ (travel grant)

12/2013 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 1500€ (travel grant)

04/2014 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 19000€ (post doc funding)

06/2014 – Tutkijat maailmalle – 20000€ (post doc funding)

06/2015 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 15000€ (funding for the Game Industry course
and network)

12/2015 – Yrjö Uitto foundation – 12000€ (research project on how Nordic
countries are perceived by Japanese consumers)

12/2016 – Liikesivistysrahasto – 6000€ (continuation funding for the Game
Industry network)

04/2017 – HSE foundation – 1800€ (travel grant)

05/2017 – Yrjö Uitto foundation – 9000€ (research in the game industry)

05/2017 – Sasakawa foundation – 4000€ (Helsinki – Fukuoka collaboration)

12/2017 – HSE foundation – 5000€ (Research project on humour and
expatriates)

12/2017 – Paulo foundation – 4000€ (Research project on humour and
expatriates)

04/2018 – HSE foundation – 6000€ (Continuation funding for research project
on humour and expatriates)

Journal Articles (published or accepted for publication)
Lindblom, A., Lindblom, T., Lehtonen, M. J. & Wechtler, H. (2018) A Study on
Country Images, Destination Beliefs and Travel Intentions: A Structural Equation
Model Approach. International Journal of Tourism Research 20 (1), pp. 1-10.

Lehtonen, M. J. & Harviainen, T. (2016) Mobile Games and Player Communities:
Designing for and with Clans. Design Management Review, 27(3), pp. 20-26.

Ahola, M. K., Salovuori, H. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) Exploring Cruise Experience
Through Actor-Networks of the Cruise Ship Environment. International Journal
of Marine Design.

Lehtonen, M. J., Junnila, M. & Koivisto, E. (2014) Pelitutkimuksen paikat, osa 2:
Aalto-yliopiston pelitutkimuksen ja -opetuksen nykytila (Spaces of game studies,
part 2: The current state of game industry research and teaching at Aalto
University). Pelitutkimuksen vuosikirja 2014, pp. 100-105.

Lehtonen, M. J., & Kampf, C. (2014) Virtual Teams and Knowledge
Communication: Drawing on semiotics for making knowledge about virtual
teams and collaboration visible. International Journal of Sociotechnology and
Knowledge Development, 6(3), pp. 1-25.

Lehtonen, M. (2011) Communicating competence through PechaKucha
presentations. Journal of Business Communication, 48(4), pp. 464-481.

Books

Karjalainen, T-M., Lehtonen, M. J. & Niipola, J. (2014) The Playing Finn: Stories on
successful game development and music export. Helsinki: Talentum.

Karjalainen, T-M., Lehtonen, M. J. & Niipola, J. (2014) Pelisilmää, sävelkorvaa:
Tarinoita suomalaisesta peli- ja musiikkiviennistä (the book above is the English
equivalent). Helsinki: Talentum.

Cheng, H., Kesävuori, T., Lehtonen, M. (Ed.), Lovio, J., Lund, R. W. B., Mallenius, S.,
Serita, V. & Sonninen, A. (2011) Doing Design Business in Japan: Experiences
from Hirameki. Helsinki: Aalto University.

Lehtonen, M. & Kaislaniemi, I. (Eds.) (2010) Nichi-Fin shoubai kyouryoku: 90
vuotta suomalais-japanilaista yhteistyötä (Japanese-Finnish business co-
operation: 90 years of Finnish-Japanese co-operation). Helsinki: Finnish-
Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

Book Chapters

Lehtonen, M. & Kampf, C. (2009) A Case for Combining Meaning, Culture and
Knowledge: Extending Nonaka’s theory of the knowledge creating firm through
Peirce’s semiotics. In Louhiala-Salminen, L. & Kankaanranta, A. (Eds.) The Ascent
of Business Communication. Helsinki: Helsinki School of Economics.
Papers in Conference Proceedings

Harviainen, J. T., Kock, S. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2018) Coopetition in the Finnish
Game Industry A Longitudinal Qualitative Study. Paper presented at the 34th
EGOS Colloquium, 5-7 July, 2018, Tallinn, Estonia.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2018) A guy walks into a bar... : exploring the roles and functions
of humour between expatriates and locals in Japan. Paper presented at the
Academy of International Business 2018 Annual Meeting, 25-28 June, 2018,
Minneapolis, USA.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2017) LOST: Learning by doing and creating a multicultural
classroom. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business 2017
Annual Meeting, 2-5 July, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Lehtonen, M. J. & Salo-Toyoki, A. (2016) What the PechaKucha? Transitioning
from a Presentation Method to a Community-Building Perspective. Academy of
Management Proceedings, doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.15157abstract

Ahola, M., Salovuori, H. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2016) Safety Perception as a
Sociotechnical Network. Paper presented at PRADS 2016, 4-8 September, 2016,
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lehtonen, M. J., Ainamo, A. & Person, O. (2014) Visualizing ecosystems: Evidence
from the game industry in Helsinki and Tokyo. Paper presented at the 30th EGOS
Colloquium, July 3-5, 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Lehtonen, M., Ainamo, A. & Salo, A. (2013) Games as Services: an industrial shift
and what it means for design. Paper presented at the IASDR Conference, August
26-30, 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

Lehtonen, M., Ainamo, A. & Salo, A. (2013) Industrial ecosystem emergence: Fluid
and dynamic boundaries between co-creation and appropriation in digital
gaming. Paper presented at the 29th EGOS Colloquium, July 4-6, 2013, Montreal,
Canada.

Lehtonen, M. et al. (2012) Mapping Creative Spaces: On value creation,
innovativity, and knowledge. Paper presented at the GBATA Conference, July 10-
14, 2012, New York City, USA.

Shoai, R. & Lehtonen, M. (2012) Dialectical Thinking in Organizational Design:
Lessons from Chinese Philosophy. Paper presented at the 28th EGOS colloquium,
July 2-7, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.

Lehtonen, M. (2012) How do people construct their organization using Chigo
blocks? An exploratory investigation into visual metaphors. Paper presented at
the 28th EGOS colloquium, July 2-7, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.
Lehtonen, M. (2012) The new kid on the block: bringing the visual to knowledge
management research. Paper presented at the Academy of International
Business 2012 Annual Meeting, June 30 – July 3, 2012, Washington DC, USA.

Lehtonen, M. (2012) Only damaged people want good things to happen to them
through visualization – using visual methods to study cultures”. Paper presented
at the Nordcode Seminar, June 11-13, 2012, Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm,
Sweden.

Lehtonen, M. (2011) What do knowledge management, qualitative research, and
visual communication have in common? A content analysis on knowledge
management literature and a proposal for future research agenda. Paper
presented at 37th EIBA Annual Conference, December 8-10, 2011, Bucharest,
Romania.

Lehtonen, M., Lund, R. W. B. & Kesävuori, T. (2011) Visualising knowledge about
sustainability through PechaKucha presentations. Paper presented at the
Tsinghua-DMI International Design Management Symposium, December 3-5,
2011, Hong Kong.

Lehtonen, M., Rose, E. L., Cheng, H. & Lovio, J. (2011) Why do Finnish design-
intensive SMEs enter the Japanese market? A longitudinal study on the
internationalization motives. Paper presented at AJBS 24th Annual Meeting, June
24-25, 2011, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

Lehtonen, M., Rose, E. L., Cheng, H. & Lovio, J. (2011) Motives for going
international: A longitudinal study of Finnish design companies entering the
Japanese market. Paper presented at AIB 2011 Conference, June 26-28, 2011,
Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

Presentations at Conferences

Lehtonen, M. J. & Gjede, A. K. (2018) Service design methodologies: creating and
evaluating collaborative learning experiences. Teaching immersion session at
Aspen Undergraduate Consortium, 17-20 June, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Harviainen, J. T., Kock, S. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2018) Coopetition in the Finnish
Game Industry A Longitudinal Qualitative Study. Paper presented at the 14th
Making Games 2018 seminar, 24-25 April, 2018, Tampere, Finland.

Santos, F. P., Benker, A. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) The role of design in the
repositioning of a corporate brand. Paper presented at the 11th European
Academy of Design Conference, April 22-24, 2015, Paris, France.

Ainamo, A., Yusheng, S. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2014) Post-industrial design for
consumption: Discovery and invention of “tribes”. Paper presented at the 19th
DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, September 2-4, 2014, London,
UK.
Lehtonen, M. (2012) Visualizing culture: looking at cultures and cultural
identities through visual means in a Japanese subsidiary. Paper presented at the
AJBS Annual Conference, June 28-30, 2012, Washington DC, USA.

Lehtonen, M. (2010) Communicating competence through pecha kucha
presentations. Paper presented at Joint 10th ABC Europe convention + 2nd GABC
conference, May 27-29, 2010, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Lehtonen, M. & Kampf, C. (2010) The Future of Visual Knowledge
Communication in Project Environments: Theoretical considerations” Paper
presented at 9th Asia Pacific Conference of the Association for Business
Communication “Global Business Communication: Past, Present, and Future”,
April 1-2, 2010, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.

Lehtonen, M. (2009) Towards holistic thinking: visualism in knowledge sharing”.
Paper presented at 5th Workshop on Visualising, Measuring and Managing
Intangibles and Intellectual Capital, October 8-9, 2009, Technische Universität
Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Lehtonen, M. (2009) Exploring the role of visualised knowledge in creating
innovations in virtual environments”. Paper presented at The Second
International Workshop on Discourse in Organizations, September 16-18, 2009,
University of Gent, Gent, Belgium.

Professional Non-refereed Articles

Lehtonen, M. J. (2017) Re-imagining Japan? Focus on the youth. The Japan Times
16 August 2017.

Lindblom, A., Lindblom, T. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2017) Aasialaisten Suomi-huuma
vaatii parempaa hyödyntämistä (Finland craze in Asia has to be utilized better).
Kauppalehti 30 March 2017.

Lehtonen, M. J., Paukku, M. & Kajitani, K. (2016) Be rebellious! How ANA is
Utilizing Design Thinking to Connect its Past with its Future. This is Design
Thinking! blog 12 December 2016. Retrieved from:
http://thisisdesignthinking.net/2016/12/ana-design-thinking-japan/

Lindblom, A., Lindblom, T. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2016) Suomi hurmaa nyt
japanilaisia (Finland is now charming the Japanese). Turun Sanomat 25 May
2016.

Lehtonen, M. J. & Lindblom, A. (2016) Slush ja suomalainen solmiokielto
kasvattavat suosiotaan Japanissa (Slush and the Finnish ban on ties increasing in
popularity in Japan). Kauppalehti 10 May 2016.

Lindblom, A., Lindblom, T. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) Suomalaisten Japani-kuvaa
päivitettävä (The image of Japan in Finland needs to be updated). Kauppalehti
November 19 2015.
Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) Näin suomalainen solmiokielto innostaa japanilaisyrittäjiä
(How the Finnish ban on ties inspires Japanese entrepreneurs). Kauppalehti May
4 2015.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2014) Visualisoinnista uudenlaista ymmärrystä liiketoimintaan
(New insights from visualization to business activities). In Heliskoski, J. &
Pohjanmäki, O-P. (Eds.) Bonnier Pro Markkinointi. Helsinki: Bonnier Pro.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2010) Rohkeutta kauppatieteisiin (Management studies require
more daring). Talouselämä 34 2010.

Other Publications

Lehtonen, M. J. & Paukku, M. (2017) All Nippon Airways (ANA) – Back to our
rebellious and innovative roots. The Case Centre.

Lehtonen, M. J., Santos, F. P. & Mihailova, I. (2015) Angry Birds: Lead your
feathery team into battle now! Rovio’s internationalization to Japan. The Case
Centre.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2014) Visual knowing and visualizing knowledge in knowledge-
intensive organizations. Doctoral dissertation. Helsinki: Aalto University School
of Business.

Manuscripts Under Review

Lehtonen, M. J., Ainamo, A. & Harviainen, J. T. (2018) The Four Faces of Creative
Industries: Visualizing the Game Industry Ecosystem in Helsinki and Tokyo.
Submitted to Industry and Innovation.

Lehtonen, M. J., Kinnunen, P., Berg, T. & Schilli, K. Evaluating learning outcomes
and students’ learning in a challenge-based blended course. Submitted to Journal
of Management Education.

Lehtonen, M. J., Haarla, A. & Kotabe, M. How New Technological Inventions
Evolve into New Innovations: A Case of Cellulose-Based Materials in Japan.
Submitted to Asian Business & Management.

Work-in-Progress

Lehtonen, M. J., Sousanis, N. & Hirose, A. A graphic novel manuscript on
extending Nonaka’s knowledge creation theory with the visual dimension. To be
submitted to the Organization Studies, summer 2018.

Lehtonen, M. J. & Gustafsson, R. A literature review on game industry research
from management and organizational perspective. To be submitted to the
International Journal of Management Reviews, autumn 2018.
Lehtonen, M. J., Kauppinen, T., Leinonen, T. & Salo-Toyoki, A. Pecha Kucha: a
presentation method, a fad, or something completely different? To be submitted
to the Journal of Management Education, autumn 2018.

Interviews for non-academic outlets

”Me olemme idealisteja!” Pelintekijät haluavat muuttaa maailmaa paremmaksi ja
ihmistä empaattisemmaksi, YLE Kulttuuriykkönen, 8 August 2018. (radio
interview)

Tältä näyttää orgasmi: sykettä, värejä, muotoja – Tutkijat yrittävät nyt ymmärtää
nautintoa kuvien avulla, YLE, 5 July 2018.

Tokion Slush alkaa tänään – Soitimme suomalaiselle, joka valmensi japanilaisia
startup-yrittäjiä voittamaan epäonnistumisen pelon, Helsingin Sanomat, 28
March 2018.

Muoto on myös tietoa, Salon seudun sanomat, 5 March 2018.

Suomi on epävarma teini-ikäinen, AINO, 3/2017.

How Super Mario became a global cultural icon, The Economist, Christmas
Specials 2016.

Mikä maksaa? - Ovatko peliyrityksemme maailman huippua?, YLE Radio 1, 25
September 2014. (radio interview)

Pelimaailmassa meidän pitäisi olla röyhkeempiä ja rohkeempia, Puheen Aamu,
25 September 2014. (radio interview)

Publication Impact Through Citations

Acquired from my Google Scholar profile (as of 24 September 2018)

Number of citations: 46
h-index: 3

E) Other relevant information

In March 2015 I established together with my colleague, Jakob Thestrup, from
the University of Tokyo an academic collective called Academic B33r Wednesday.
As an informal network of scholars working in or visiting Japan, we gather once a
month in an informal setting to listen to presentations, exchange ideas, discuss
potential research collaboration as well as break institutional barriers by
interacting with scholars from various research institutions.