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  • 1.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    et al.
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende CS, Italy.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology Pori Unit, Pori, Finland.
    Sofo, Francesco
    Toikka, Tarja
    Thinking about Geography: the Effect of Socio-Economic and Cultural Differences on Styles of Thinking2011In: Proceedings of 6th IFKAD 2011 International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, 15-17 June 2011, Tampere, Finland / [ed] Giovanni Schiuma, Antti Lonnqvist, JC Spender, Matera, Italy: Institute of Knowledge Asset Management , 2011, p. 1036-1045Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: This study follows a previous one based on a comparison of styles of thinking among university students from two Italian regions with substantial socio-economical and cultural differences (Sofo, Berzins, Colapinto & Ammirato, 2009). This paper explores whether university students at some European universities report markedly different thinking style preferences from each other. A sample of students from two universities of Western Finland were surveyed using the Thinking Style Inventory (TSI) (Sofo, 2008); statistical results have been analysed and compared with the data from the two Italian samples in the 2009 study.

    Design/methodology/approach: The TSI approach is useful to identifying differences in thinking styles. The paper explores possible connections between thinking style and established different economic and socio-cultural variables. The TSI measures preferences for stylistic aspects of intellectual functioning and is based on the theory of reality construction (Sofo, 2008) whereby people create their own realities through their ways of thinking. A sample of total 624 European university students from Italy and Finland was tested and compared. The fifty items on the TSI require respondents to assess their ways of thinking using a likert-scale. To verify reliability and consistency of the TSI instrument, reported data have been studied calculating the Cronbach alpha coefficient.

    Originality/value: This paper presents new results of a study which is the first of a kind in comparing thinking styles of students coming from three different EU regions. Over the past few decades, researchers have hypothesized that difference in socio-economic status impacts on thinking style. However our previous study (Sofo et al., 2009) affirms that other factors such as greater ease, freedom of mobility and the massive use of ICT can have a positive effect in mitigating difference in thinking style. This study offers a confirmation in the earlier study on a larger scale.

    Practical implications: A practical significance of this study is that if economic and socio-cultural differences impact on preferred ways of thinking and learning of university students, the impacts may very well be mediated through various methods such as pedagogy or ICT. Student learning capability is a factor of thinking style. Differences do exist among three EU regions located in northern Italy, southern Italy and in western Finland. It is suggested that supporting a range of student thinking styles through a greater diversity and sensitivity of teaching styles can mitigate any deleterious effects emanating from the differences. This result unveils the rising significance of additional possible mediating variables that may have emerged as increasingly significant within the new global order.

  • 2.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    et al.
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Felicetti, Alberto Michele
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Della Gala, Marco
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Industrial Management and Engineering, Pori Unit, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Knowledge Management and Emerging Collaborative Networks in Tourism Business Ecosystems2015In: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2015) / [ed] Massaro, M.; Garlatti, A., Academic Conferences Limited, 2015, p. 19-26Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    If we critically look at the evolution of the Tourism Industry (TI), we can note that, in the past decade, nothing has changed as much as ICTs and the Internet which caused an extensive transformation of the TI. Both demand and supply of ICT, together with innovation in transportation and international trade agreements, have evolved the tourism sector in operational workflows, management and marketing of new of tourism experiences. The massive use of new technologies has facilitated the rise of new flat organizational models where traditional brokers have disappeared, replaced by direct connections between local providers and tourists, or they have been reconfigured into new forms of dynamic and web-based tourism package providers. The depicted industry evolution shows potential, unthinkable just a few years ago, for local service providers usually marginalized from main tourism flows, due to their small sizes, and who are unable to compete in the globalized market. In many regions characterized by a niche tourism vocation, local tourism operators have started organizing themselves spontaneously in Collaborative Networks in order to create aggregate tourism offers that are able to compete with big tourism operators thus transforming regions with potential and vocation in real tourism destinations. The main socialeffect of instantiating these tourism partnerships, is the stimulus towards Tourism Business Ecosystems (TBEs) giving local tourism service providers a means for economic growth. The aim of this paper is to describe how the organizational paradigm of CNs, applied to the TBEs knowledge management and supported by ICTs, can be the key means for the growth of emerging TBEs. Such models are able to reengineer the tourism destination management model in order to gain much more flexibility in service provision and provide tourists the possibility to live an augmented tourism experience. In this paper we point out that tourism destinations, in an effort to give services able to actively support each phase of the 2.0 tourist lifecycle, can benefit from collaborative network models.

  • 3.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    et al.
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, CS, Italy.
    Felicetti, Alberto Michele
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, CS, Italy.
    Della Gala, Marco
    Countryside & Community Research Institute, University of Gloucestershire, Oxtalls Campus, Cloucester, UK.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Kärkkäinen, Hannu
    Industrial and Information Management Tampere University of Technology, Tampere.
    The use of social media for knowledge acquisition and dissemination in B2B companies: an empirical study of Finnish technology industries2018In: Knowledge Management Research & Practice, ISSN 1477-8238, E-ISSN 1477-8246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Scholars and practitioners of knowledge management have paid increasing attention to the adoption of social media in business-to-business (B2B) setting for knowledge sharing; however, both the theoretical and empirical research in this domain are quite fragmented. The aim of this research is to deepen the understanding about the B2B companies’ awareness of the potentials of social media in improving their absorptive capacity and, consequently, if and how such companies deploy knowledge strategies based on social media adoption. We carried out an empirical survey of Finnish technology companies operating purely in B2B markets. Results highlight that social media adoption is still in a preliminary stage of development. Companies show a lack of awareness of the potentials of social media as a means for external knowledge acquisition and internal dissemination. Results suggest a strong need of a structured approach to the adoption of social media to overcome cultural and organisational barriers.

  • 4.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Artefacts produced via design methods as boundary objects and mediating processes among non-designer engineers in idea generation2012In: International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) and Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) 2012 : Proceedings / [ed] Schiuma, G.; Spender, J.C.; Yigitcanlar, T., Institute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) , 2012, p. 726-736Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose of the paper - This paper introduces design methods as a mediating process and the produced artefact as a boundary object between different stakeholders in the management of idea generation among non-designers. This paper is multi-disciplinary, based on studies in innovation management, knowledge management and utilization of design processes in industrial management. The concepts of the boundary object and the mediating process as understood in activity theory are introduced in the conceptual part of the paper (Vygotsky, 1978). This paper seeks the answer to the explorative qualitative research question: What kinds of advantages were found when using design methods (in art-based interventions) in idea generation among non-designer engineers? At the end of the paper, some results are revealed along with an analysis of the results.

    The research design and method is a qualitative approach in order to explore the usability of collaboratively made artefacts as boundary objects in idea generation situations. Furthermore, it was recognized during our study that the design methods used functioned as mediating processes between the stakeholders involved in the workshops. The data has been collected from workshop observations and survey questionnaires among the attendees. The research was conducted between 2009-2012 among non-designer engineers from industry (Aramo-Immonen and Toikka, 2009; 2010).

    Originality and value of research - This methodology provides evidence that design workshops, which can be categorized as art-based interventions on a continuum of art-based initiatives (ABIs by Schiuma, 2011, p. 48), function as mediating processes and the artefacts created act as boundary objects in idea generation in the scope of innovation management.

    Practical implications - The outcomes of this research can be utilized as guidelines in designing idea generation sessions in industrial management among non-designer engineers.

  • 5.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Illusion of trust: supply network paradox2010In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual IPSERA Conference, 16-19 May 2010, Lappeenranta, Finland / [ed] Juha Hallikas, Anna-Liisa Kähkönen, Katrina Lintukangas, Veli Matti Virolainen, 2010, p. 530-539Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Knowledge management through learning model in industrial projects2012In: International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, ISSN 1741-1009, E-ISSN 1741-1017, Vol. 8, no 3-4, p. 298-312Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this paper is to introduce qualitative analysing method and learning model for project management. The new understanding gained by this analysis is needed in the steering of the project organisation's maintaining systems: control system, working system, information system and support system. The overall aim is to model a method of project learning focused on the organisation's system critical parameters. The conceptual part of this paper deals with organisational learning, activity theory, knowledge management and systems theories. Finally, some case results from industry are introduced in this article.

  • 7.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Mixed Methods Research Design2013In: Information systems, e-learning, and knowledge management research: 4th World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2011, Mykonos, Greece, September 21-23, 2011, revised selected papers / [ed] Miltiadis D. Lytras, Da Ruan, Robert D. Tennyson, Patricia Ordonez De pablos, Francisco José García Peñalvo, Lazar Rusu, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag , 2013, Vol. 278, p. 32-43Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mixed methods research is an approach to inquiry that combines or associates both qualitative and quantitative forms. Mixed methods designs provide researchers, across research disciplines, with a rigorous approach to answering research questions. In the case of holistic analysis of complex systems, such as the mega-project, this is a relevant approach. Mixing the data, the specific types of research designs, the notation system, terminology, diagrams of procedures includes a risk of entering to chaos. Therefore research design has to be clearly articulated to readers. Triangulation is an important part of research design. Denzin [10] has identified four basic types of triangulation. In this exploratory paper are discussed mixed method research, theory triangulation, economic science, design science and systems development. Finally is introduced utilization of mixed methods in multiple-case study conducted in industry.

  • 8.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Project management ontology: the organizational learning perspective2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In a recent interview with the Financial Times, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, Mr. Jeroen van der Veer, said he “keeps faith in ‘elephant’ projects” referring to the Russian gas mega-project that Shell had fallen eight months behind schedule with and had cost overruns twice the original estimate. Mr. van der Veer partially blamed industry-wide factors for this such as an increase in raw material prices, more expensive contractors and exchange rate pressure. But he also implied that the original assessment of the project in 2003 had been too optimistic and that the scope of the mega-project had to be revised. The wisdom he said was that scope changes are basically because you didn’t do enough homework in advance. Even though it is rather easy to feel miserable after such a statement, there is faith left as the chief executive says - if only we had been able to do our homework. This gives me reason enough to concentrate in this research on the construction of a proactive qualitative decision support aid for mega-project management. The main research topic of the dissertation is organizational learning in the field of project management (PM). This study explores project management by providing a PM ontology for managers. The managerial value of the ontology is, for example, lower potential for time and cost overruns and poor project quality, and higher potential for effective and efficient execution of complex projects. Project management essentially aims to combine learning and performance within the project organization to serve the project owners’ strategy. Therefore a proactive vision and co-evolutionary touch is needed to evolve project processes. Project management under high pressure often means utilizing explicit quantitative methods, usually based on reactive calculations. However, the management of uncertainties and risks demands a versatile, qualitative point of view. With quantitative methods we can “price” the risks. With qualitative methods we are able to realize and shape the risks in advance. Therefore project management is the challenge to move the organization towards the common qualitative and quantitative goals during a project lifecycle, i.e. to support organizational learning throughout a long-lasting project. This study introduces a project management ontology – a classification of management disciplines for project managers and a project learning model. Knowledge management theory, activity theory, systems theory and various management practices are discussed in the conceptual part of this thesis. The empirical part of the research concerns a multiple-case study conducted in ten project organizations participating in two large mega-projects. The mega-projects were in the offshore industry and shipbuilding industry. Altogether more than fifty project managers and project team members participated in this research. The empirical results are presented at the end of the introductory essay and in the original publications enclosed in this thesis. Appendixes available from: heli.aramo-immonen@tut.fi

  • 9.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Projektijohtaminen yrityksen oppimisen välineenä2011In: Yrittäjyyden asialla / [ed] Matti Lähdeniemi, Hanna Rautava-Nurmi, Hanna Valtokivi, Pori: Satakunnan ammattikorkeakoulu , 2011, p. 33-35Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Projektimestarit 2013: Esseekokoelma2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Projektipäivien tieteellinen osio: POP2010 Projektioppimisen ja -opetuksen päivä2010In: Projektitoiminta, ISSN 1455-4178, E-ISSN 2242-9549, no 2, p. 22-25Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Mech Energy & Management Engn, Univ Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Blogging as a virtual co-learning environment in the international course context2016In: EduLearn 16: Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies / [ed] L Gómez Chova; A López Martínez; I Candel Torres, Valencia, Spain: The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2016, p. 1383-1391Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Co-learning, also known as collaborative learning, is a method of learning and teaching in which a team of learners together explore a significant question or create a meaningful project. A group of learners working together over the Internet on a shared assignment of creating a blog is an example of a virtual co-learning environment [1]. According to Jarvenpaa et al. [2], a virtual team member's trust in his/her team operates as a moderator, indirectly affecting the relationships between team communication and perceptual learning outcomes. Therefore, we first executed team-building exercises in virtual teams. Secondly, we instructed students to use blogging tools and create their own blog pages. Thirdly, we carried out a survey among students to assess the learning experiences in such a virtual co-learning environment. We have experimented with blogging as a co-learning environment among university students in the international course context. These experiments were conducted among a group of 39 students enrolled on an international knowledge management graduate course. We observed team building in virtual teams via team-building exercises [2]. We assessed the content of the blog pages and conducted a survey at the end of the course. In the paper, we discuss co-learning in virtual teams, introduce the results from the survey questionnaire and introduce live links to some sample blog pages.

  • 13.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Bikfalvi, Andrea
    Mancebo, Nuria
    Vanharanta, Hannu
    Project Manager's Competence Identification2013In: Enhancing the modern organization through information technology professionals: esearch, studies, and techniques, Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference , 2013, p. 17-31Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Bikfalvi, Andrea
    Department of Business Administration and Product Design, University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Mancebo, Núria
    Business School and Health and Safety Management, Polytechnic School, University of Girona, Girona,Spain.
    Vanharanta, Hannu
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Project Managers' Competence Identification2011In: International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, ISSN 1947-3478, E-ISSN 1947-3486, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 33-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this article is to help align higher education of future project managers to the contemporary requirements of global project business. The perspective is project managers' competencies in knowledge intensive industry, such as in IT branch. In this paper, it is considered that a holistic view of competence self-evaluation helps to assess the current intentional change. The system introduced supports decision making by measuring and capturing the actual drivers designed specifically for the role of project manager. Generalizing the competence identification process appears to be more constructive than detailing about competence content itself. This study brings valuable and novel empirical data using a sample of students acting as project managers in Spain and a sample of experienced project managers from Finland. A number of possible future studies using the same experimental set up are apparent.

  • 15.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Carlborg, Per
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Geissinger, Andrea
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Hasche, Nina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Kask, Johan
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Linton, Gabriel
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Nykvist, Rasmus
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Öberg, Christina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Shahin Moghadam, Sarah
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Jyväskylä University, Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Mustafee, Navonil
    University of Exeter Business School, Exeter, United Kingdom.
    Shams, Tawfiq
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Clustering the imp thought: searching roots and diversities in imp research2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    IMP research is often treated as an empirical perspective describing complexities of repeated business-to-business exchanges and their embeddedness. While building on some common understandings and concepts, this paper asks: How homogeneous is the IMP research? This paper uses cluster analysis to capture the roots and various sub-groups of IMP research as means to depict the question of homogeneity (i.e. a core focus in the research) or heterogeneity (i.e. using references from other fields or specific to sub-fields) of the IMP thought. In this scientific work in progress paper we introduce how we design to use bibliographical methods in order to harvest data from an extensive amount of IMP-related articles written from the 1970’s onwards. In this first attempt to reveal IMP we used overall 294 articles yielded to 10,615 co-citation relationships. A threshold of minimum number of citations of a cited reference was set to five (5) to capture such references that have been cited in multiple publications. We introduce visual mapping of defined subject area clusters and as an example we describe shortly clusters. Perhaps not surprisingly our findings suggest that IMP research is not so homogenous, with at least four clear clusters of IMP-research each utilizing different key references.

  • 16.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Hietaoja, Helinä
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Dept Mech Energy & Management Engn, Univ Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Managing Cultural Knowledge in Project Execution2015In: IFKAD 2015: 10th International Forum On Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Culture, Innovation And Entrepreneurship: Connecting The Knowledge Dots / [ed] Spender, J.C.; Schiuma, G.; Albino, V., Institute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) , 2015, p. 1085-1096Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to explore the factors through which the project implementation phase could be enhanced by cultural knowledge. The importance of studying this subject is that the exploitation of cultural knowledge (Hofstede & Hofstede 2005, Schwartz 1999, Ng et al. 2006, Hall 1976, Lewis 2006) and competence (Koskinen 2001) is still limited in the constantly increasing project-based business (Turner 1999, Artto et al. 2011, PMBOK 2004) in the international field. Two objectives exist in this study: understanding project complexity through the main challenges in project implementation and evaluating the impacts of the cultural factors behind them.

    We propose the multiple case study approach (Eisenhard & Graebner 2007, Yin 2014).The prominence of cultural knowledge in project implementation is difficult to determine, so the research design has exploratory features. Case project A was implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa and Case project B in the Near East. Interviewed managers worked either from distance and only visited the target country periodically or represented the perspective of an operational level manager working in the host country. The main cultural challenges that occurred in the projects are defined by these interviewees.

    This methodology gives evidence of the main challenges in the two case projects and clarifies the multiplicity of cultural issues in the project context. The importance of the subject was highlighted and the interviewed managers demonstrated that cultural knowledge can offer benefits. Numerous studies exist concerning the challenges in the project business (Deresky 2014, Turner 1999).

    The outcomes of the research stressed the uniqueness of projects and the situational need for cultural knowledge. The results highlighted the pervasive nature of culture in the international playing field. Companies are obliged to adjust their operations according to environments with multifaceted requirements. National cultures not only prevail within the borders of geographical areas, but are also reflected in company procedures. Therefore, their overall impact needs to be considered in international projects.

  • 17.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jaakkola, Hannu
    Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland.
    Keto, Harri
    Tampere Technical University, Tampere, Finland.
    Multicultural Software Development: The Productivity Perspective2011In: International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, ISSN 1938-0232, E-ISSN 1938-0240, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 19-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Productivity management is a challenge for software engineering companies and, in this regard, there is a current trend toward globalization. Via acquisitions and mergers, business has become international and employs different national cultures. Therefore, the focus of this article is on the understanding of cultural differences affecting productivity in globalized software production. The relation between productivity and non coding activities in software development projects has not been proven. Software development is expert work, typically made in closely collaborating local teams and global distribution of expert work increases the degree of difficulty. In this paper, the authors analyze multicultural ICT companies from their productivity perspective through the lens of cultural differences. The purpose of this study is to report findings based on general cultural studies and reported experiences that seem to affect productivity in the software industry. Some company cases are also described and analyzed.

  • 18.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jaakkola, Hannu
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Linna, Petri
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Trust building in globalized software engineering: a cultural perspective2011In: Journal of Global Information Technology Management, ISSN 1097-198X, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 28-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Commitment is the manifestation of trust. Therefore the building of trust in global software engineering (SE) companies is a relevant question to study. The objective of this research is to explore the trust-building processes in global SE from a cultural perspective. In this research, staff from five large multinational SE companies were interviewed. In the conceptual part of the article, firstly the domain of SE is introduced, secondly there is a discussion on the concept of trust and trust-building processes and thirdly, cultural dimensions affecting trust-building processes are examined. Finally, findings from the case companies are discussed.

  • 19.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jaakkola, Ulla
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Suominen, Anu
    OTC Offshore Technology Center Oy, Björneborg, Finland.
    Offshorealan osaaminen nousuun2013In: Projektitoiminta, ISSN 1455-4178, E-ISSN 2242-9549, no 2, p. 78-81Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    A supply network study in the shipbuilding industry: Mixed methods research in practice2011In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual IPSERA Conference Vision 20/20 - Preparing Today for Tomorrow's Challenges 10-13 April 2011 Maastricht, the Netherlands / [ed] Frank Rozemeijer, Martin Wetzels, Lieven Quintens, Maastricht: IPSERA , 2011, p. 650-661Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study is to explore value creation in the shipbuilding supply network in Europe. The mixed methods research utilized combines or associates both qualitative and quantitative forms. Firstly, an analysis was conducted of financial statements spanning 3 years among supply chain companies in the network; secondly, a survey questionnaire was carried out (n >300 suppliers); and thirdly, a focused interview was conducted with managers from one shipyard in order to answer the research question. This exploratory paper discusses mixed method research, theory triangulation, and trust building processes in a supply network. Finally, the empirical results of the marine industry network research study are introduced. 

  • 21.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Storytelling as a Factor in Increasing Intellectual Capital of Project-Based Companies2012In: Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Intellectual Capital / [ed] Surakka, Jukka, Reading, England: Academic Publishing International, 2012, p. 53-59Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the paper is to explore storytelling as a potential lever to gain intellectual capital (IC) in project-based companies. The aim is to open up new ways to understand stories and the role of storytelling in increasing IC in project-based companies. Stories are a manifestation of collective knowledge. Often not documented but embedded in individual minds and forming the valuable human capital. We present essential theoretical information, reviewing the concepts of the project-based company and the project work context, and describing the notion of IC (human, structural and relational) in relation to storytelling. The temporary nature of projects is challenge in IC management of project-based companies. Since each project is unique and may have temporary organization the transfer of knowledge is more challenging for project-based companies than for those operating in stable environments. The existing relational capital may not apply to new project and thus new relational capital must be created and accumulated to company. Considering structural capital, the processes and systems and the documented knowledge may be unique to each project and as such difficult to leverage. Storytelling can provide some ways to overcome these challenges. Storytelling is currently little understood and researched in the context of project-based companies, especially from the perspective of IC. Conceptual part of the article is followed by descriptions of stories and storytelling as a vehicle in increasing IC in project-based companies. We suggest that stories and storytelling are effective modes of human knowledge transfer and learning. Storytelling plays a role in advancing informal learning in project-based companies. Projects are unique and project teams are temporary. Therefore the IC management of project-based companies deserves extended research in academia. Originality and value of the paper is on finding a viable perspective and approach with which project-based companies can understand how they can increase IC through storytelling.

  • 22.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Huhtamaki, Jukka
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Exploring co-learning behavior of conference participants with visual network analysis of Twitter data2015In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, E-ISSN 1873-7692, Vol. 51, no B, p. 1154-1162Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge management has acknowledged organizational learning as a key factor for creating competitive advantage for companies already from early 1990. However, the studies of co-learning in this connection are in their infancy. This article contributes to an emerging field of 'smart data' research on Twitter by presenting a case study of how community managers in Finland used this social media platform to construct a co-learning environment around an annually organized conference. In this empirical study we explore the co-learning behavior in project contexts especially by analyzing and visualizing co-learning behavior from conference participants Twitter data.

  • 23.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland; Business School, Exeter University, Exeter, United Kingdom.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Huhtamäki, Jukka
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Visualizing informal learning behavior from conference participants Twitter data2014In: TEEM '14: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality / [ed] Garcia-Penalco, F. J., New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014, p. 603-610Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge Management acknowledged organizational learning as a key factor for creating competitive advantage for companies in early 1990. However, studies on informal learning in this connection are still in their infancy. This article contributes to an emerging field of 'small data' research on Twitter by presenting a case study of how community managers in Finland used this social media platform to construct an informal learning environment around an annually organized conference. In this empirical study we explore informal learning behavior in project contexts especially by analyzing and visualizing informal learning behavior from Twitter data from conference participants.

  • 24.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Ilvonen, Ilona
    Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, FinlandFinland.
    Helander, Nina
    Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, FinlandFinland.
    Perceived risks in social media use: A longitudinal study among university students2016In: Proceedings, TEEM'16: Fourth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality / [ed] Garcia-Penalvo F.J., New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016, p. 777-780Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This research was conducted in order to explore the attitude towards social media use among students in technical university. In particular, there is a need for novel interaction means in order to co-create and learn informally also beyond the traditional classroom. The motivation for seeking answer to the research question: "What risks students experience in social media use?" derived from the need to discover learning barriers in social media based learning environments, such as learning games, blogs and wikis for example. The assumptions, beliefs and attitudes towards social media are studied from the perspective of perceived risks of the students. The study was conducted among graduate students attending "Knowledge Management" course between the years 2014-2016. A web-based survey was executed annually, with a total of 206 respondents. Based on the results we were able to categorize the perceived risks and derive implications on how to lower learning barriers of students in social media based learning environments.

  • 25.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Koskinen, Kaj U.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Porkka, Pasi L.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    The significance of formal training in project-based companies2011In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business/Emerald, ISSN 1753-8378, E-ISSN 1753-8386, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 257-273Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the significance of formal training in project‐based companies.

    Design/methodology/approach: First the discussion deals with the concepts of learning, the learning environment, and the motivation to learn in a way in which special focus is on the project team members' motivation to learn. The hypothesis, “People working for project‐based companies are not interested in formal training” is tested by an empirical study, which was conducted on ten Finnish marine and offshore industry companies. Altogether, 54 project team members and project managers attended the multiple‐case study.

    Findings: According to the results of the study, formal training is not seen as a necessity among the people working for project‐based companies. This seems to mean that nowadays formal training does not play a significant role in the development of project‐based companies. Further, the people do not necessarily have time to reflect because they are being bombarded by urgent problems and pressing deadlines. A lack of time and a feeling of heavy work load seem to be a normal practise.

    Originality/value: Based upon the paper's findings, further research is suggested that would be focussed first on designing integrated learning environments in project‐based companies' processes, and/or second on the training methods utilized, interaction between trainers and project people, and relevancy and efficiency of formal training offered by training organizations to the project‐based companies.

  • 26.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Kärkkäinen, Hannu
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Joel-Edgar, Sian
    Computer Science, Bath University, Bath, UK.
    Huhtamäki, Jukka
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Visualizing informal learning behavior from conference participants' Twitter data with the Ostinato Model2016In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, E-ISSN 1873-7692, Vol. 55, p. 584-595Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Network analysis is a valuable method for investigating and mapping the phenomena driving the social structure and sharing the findings with others. This article contributes to an emerging field of 'smart data' research on Twitter by presenting a case study of how community managers in Finland used this social media platform to construct an informal learning environment around an annually organized conference. In this empirical study we explore informal learning behavior in the project context, especially by analyzing and visualizing informal learning behavior from Twitter data using the Ostinato Model introduced in this paper. Ostinato is an iterative, user-centric, process-automated model for data-driven visual network analytics.

  • 27.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Leppäniemi, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Soini, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Innovation diffusion in SME networks: sustainability via green ICT pilots2014In: Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society, XXV ISPIM Conference, 8-11 June 2014, Dublin, Ireland, International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) , 2014, p. 1-12Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the presented green ICT project is primarily to start new and advance existing innovation development in SME networks, secondly to accelerate innovation diffusion in B2B networks and thirdly to improve the operational environment of enterprises through green ICT solutions that support sustainable development. Various technology development projects - and also ideas for further projects - have arisen as a result of this project. In order to answer our research question - how to improve innovation diffusion in SME networks in collaboration with academia -in this article we introduce an academia-driven innovation management model and green ICT pilot case. In the conceptual part of this paper we discuss the process of innovation diffusion and the mediator's role in value creation for SME networks.

  • 28.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Leppäniemi, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Soini, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Joel-Edgar, Sian
    Computer Science, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom.
    Mediator’s role in an innovation ecosystem2017In: International Journal of Business and Systems Research, ISSN 1751-200X, E-ISSN 1751-2018, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 229-242, article id 47966Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The diffusion of new innovations into a business ecosystem is an interesting phenomenon. In order to gain competitive advantage for SMEs and also to add value in SME networks, the dynamic nature of the business ecosystem demands the capability to adapt new ideas. On the other hand, the risk-bearing ability of SMEs alone can be a barrier to the utilisation of novel innovations. In order to answer our research question - how to improve innovation diffusion in a business ecosystem via SME networks in collaboration with academia? - in this article we introduce the mediator-assisted innovation diffusion (MAID) model. The model was tested in multiple case studies where a total of 18 organisations participated. In the conceptual part of this paper we discuss the context of business and innovation ecosystems, the process of innovation diffusion and the mediator's role in value creation for SME networks in such an evolving ecosystem.

  • 29.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Mittilä, Tuula
    Turku University, Pori, Finland.
    The paradigm shift from product innovation to service innovation2012In: Proceedings of the XXIII ISPIM Conference. Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience, Barcelona, Spain, 17-20 June 2012 / [ed] K.R.E. Huizingh, S Conn, M. Torkkeli, I. Bitran, The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) , 2012, p. 1-14Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Mäenpää, Sari
    Breite, Rainer
    Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Trust-related network collaboration: difficulties, potential and paradoxes2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This report describes two explorative studies conducted on this research project:

    (1) Trust related network collaboration in purchase functions in a maritime industry network and (2) Maritime industry network collaboration. These surveys took place at the end of 2009 and at the beginning of 2010.

    The object of this research was to explore the nature of Finnish maritime industry network collaboration and further to identify the other research topics in the maritime network.  A sample of 392 organizations from the Finnish shipyard cluster database was surveyed. An Internet-based survey was administered by Tampere University of Technology and conducted by the company Yoso Oy. The effective response rate was approximately 12.0 percent. This report presents the results of the survey. At the end of the report some conclusions are drawn. Suggestions for further research will be published in the form of a research funding application to TEKES.

    Based on this two-step survey research, several relevant research questions on the field of Finnish maritime industry network were formulated. The topics concern for example, the competitiveness of the network in a global context, how to create and nurture competitive innovations in the network, how to communicate value gaps and evaluate the degree of integration necessary in the network. Topics worth researching relate to the efficiency and effectiveness of network collaboration such as maturity of purchase functions, horizontal and vertical dynamics in supply chains and value formation in the network environment. Proactive topics related to global network collaboration capability and worth researching include trust formation in virtual relationships, maturity of network performance and capability to form value through networks.

  • 31.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Naaraoja, MarjaDepartment of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.Toikka, TarjaSchool of Art and Design, Faculty of Art and media Pori, Aalto University, Pori, Finland.
    Project Knowledge Sharing Arena: Proceedings of Scientific Track Project Days 20102010Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Palmroth, Tanja
    Projektimestarit 2014: Esseekokoelma 22014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [fi]

    Tämä esseekokoelman aiheena on projektiliiketoiminta ja siihen liittyvät aiheet. Idea esseekokoelman toimittamiseen on syntynyt vuonna 2013 ja tämä on sarjassa ilmestyvä toinen esseekokoelma. Kirjoitukset ovat Tampereen teknillisen yliopiston Porin laitoksen tuotantotalouden maisteriohjelman projektiliiketoimintakurssille 2014 osallistuneiden opiskelijoiden tuottamia. Tämä syventävä kurssi on toteutettu Porin yliopistokeskuksessa, joka on monitieteinen yhteisö. Kurssille osallistuneet kauppatieteen ja tekniikan opiskelijat ovat muodostaneet monialaisia asiantuntijaryhmiä. Lukija voikin itse todeta, miten monipuolisia esseet ovat. Koska kyseessä ovat pääosin maisteriohjelman opiskelijat, on joukossa monia työelämässä projektitehtäviin kouliintuneita ammattilaisia. Tämä näkyykin esseiden reflektiivisyydessä ja aiheiden käsittelyn mielekkyydessä työelämän näkökulmasta.

  • 33.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Palmroth, Tanja
    Projektimestarit 2015: Esseekokoelma 32015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [fi]

    Tämä esseekokoelma on sarjan kolmas ja aiheena on projektiliiketoiminta ja siihen liittyvät aiheet. Aikaisemmat esseekokoelmat vuosilta 2013 ja 2014 löytyvät verkosta. Idea esseekokoelman toimittamiseen on syntynyt siitä innostuksesta ja antaumuksesta, jolla opiskelijat ovat aiheeseen joka vuosi suhtautuneet. Kirjoitukset ovat Tampereen teknillisen yliopiston Porin laitoksen Johtamisen ja tietotekniikan maisteriohjelman projektiliiketoimintakurssille 2015 osallistuneiden opiskelijoiden tuottamia. Tämä kurssi on toteutettu Porin yliopistokeskuksessa, joka on monitieteinen yhteisö. Kurssille osallistuneet kauppatieteen ja tekniikan opiskelijat ovat muodostaneet monialaisia asiantuntijaryhmiä. Lukija voikin itse todeta, miten monipuolisia esseet ovat. Koska kyseessä ovat pääosin maisteriohjelman opiskelijat, on joukossa monia työelämässä projektitehtäviin kouliintuneitaammattilaisia. Tämä näkyykin esseiden reflektiivisyydessä ja aiheiden käsittelyn mielekkyydessä työelämän näkökulmasta.

    Miten esseet syntyvät? Menetelmänä on käytetty aiheiden yhteiskehittelyä kurssin aikana. Opiskelijat ovat työstäneet aihetta pienryhmissä. Aiheeseen liittyviä artikkeleita ja linkkejä on pohdittu ja aihetta analysoitu usean viikon ajan. Opettaja on myös voinut osallistua kehittelyyn ja antaa vinkkejä työskentelyn edetessä. Kurssin päätteeksi jokainen ryhmä tuotti valitsemastaan aiheesta esseen, jonka lukija löytää tästä Projektimestarit koosteesta.

    Miksi kirjoitukset ovat suomenkielisiä? Suurin osa yliopiston kurssimateriaaleista on englanninkielistä. Pedagogisesta näkökulmasta käsitteet ja aineisto eivät avaudu opiskelijalle ilman analyyttistä keskustelua. Englanninkielisestä lähdeaineistosta omalle äidinkielelle muokattu synteesi aihepiiristä auttaa omaksumaan ja syvällisesti ymmärtämään aihetta.

    Opiskelijoiden yhteisellä suostumuksella esseet koottiin yksiin kansiin. Tätä e-kirjaa voidaan hyödyntää tulevien kurssien oppimateriaalina. Esseekokoelma muodostaa tekijöilleen mielekkään tietopaketin kurssin sisällöstä ja tekijät voivat viitata tähän kokoelmaan tulevissa opinnäytetöissään.

  • 34.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Palmroth, TanjaTampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Projektimestarit 2016: Esseekokoelma 42016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Pettersson, Elina
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Metalli taipuu!: Kipinä luovaan bisnekseen teollisuudessa2013Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [fi]

    Tähän kirjaan on kerätty kokemuksia monipolviselta matkalta luovuuden ja innovatiivisuuden sekä teollisuuden toimijoiden kohtauspaikalle Kaleidoskooppi-hankkeeseen. Kirjaan on koottu eri alojen asiantuntijoiden kirjoituksia ja esseitä hankkeen kokemuksista, joita lukija hyödyntää uusien ideoiden lähteenä. Ajatuksena on ollut kuvata monipuolisesti Kaleidoskoopissa kokeiltuja luovia menetelmiä ja pohtia niiden tuloksellisuutta ja merkitystä. Koska mukana on eri alojen toimijoita, ovat myös kirjoitelmat eri tutkimusnäkökulmien ja opetusmetodien muodostama kaleidoskooppi neljään eri aiheeseen. Kirja on pyritty tekemään helppolukuiseksi erottelemalla teemat toisistaan värein. Kirjan loppuun on kerätty linkkejä luovan talouden maailmaan. Lopusta löytyvät myös mukana olleiden tutkijoiden ja asiantuntijoiden esittelyt. Kirjaa voi käyttää oppimateriaalina, hakuteoksena ja lähdeteoksena. Ensisijaisesti verkossa jaettavaksi suunniteltua teosta on lupa jakaa ja hyödyntää yrityksissä ja opetuksessa.

  • 36.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Porkka, Pasi
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Rouvari, Olli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Huhtala, Mikko
    Autoalan Keskusliittory, Finnish Central Organization for Motor Trades and Repairs, Helsinki, Finland.
    Cluster analysis of Finnish car retail and service business operations strategy and innovation management capabilities2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This research explores the strategic management of operations and innovation capability in the Finnish car retail and service business. In order to develop customer satisfaction and competitive edge, companies need innovative capability to plan and manage operational strategy. Novel collaborative thinking with stakeholders is needed to predict and meet customer needs. Therefore, the ability to create process and service innovations is important. A survey was executed among CEOs and top managers of 147 companies. Data analysis results revealed significant clustering and differences in companies’ capabilities. The practical implication from this study is direct performance development proposals for managers

  • 37.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Sorri, Krista
    Projektimestarit 2017: Esseekokoelma 52017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Suominen, Anu
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Öberg, Christina
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland.
    Innovation enablers attracting Gen Z at future workplace2018In: Proceedings of the 2018 ISPIM Innovation Conference (Stockholm) / [ed] Iain Bitran, Steffen Conn, K.R.E Huizingh, Olga Kokshagina, Marko Torkkeli, Marcus Tynnhammar, LUT , 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increased focus in popular press has been directed at how individuals born at different times differ in their preferences and ways of acting. Generation Z (Gen Z) refers to individuals born in the 1990s that are often described to be self-centred but also entrepreneurial, potentially based on how the abilities to get at permanent position has changed during the last decades. The purpose of this study is to investigate: What does Gen Z consider important organizational innovation factors at a future workplace? Based on a questionnaire directed at individuals as part of Gen Z, we focus our analysis on innovation enablers, to thereby also see how Gen Z’s expectations fit with needs to continuously and increasingly rapidly renew operations. With this study we contribute to a greater academic understanding of a new and in Sweden relatively unexplored Gen Z. The practical implication of the study is to provide employers with guidelines on how to create successful innovation incubation environments at their workplace.

  • 39.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland .
    Toikka, Tarja
    School of Art and Design, Faculty of Art and media Pori, Aalto University, Pori, Finland .
    Theory and practice meets in industrial process design: educational perspective2010In: Organizational, Business and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society: Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010, Corfu, Greece, September 22-24, 2010. Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Miltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordonez de Pablos, Adrian Ziderman, Alan Roulstone, Hermann Maurer, Jonathan B. Imber, 2010, Vol. 112, p. 123-135Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Software engineer should see himself as a business process designer in enterprise resource planning system (ERP) re-engineering project. Software engineers and managers should have design dialogue. The objective of this paper is to discuss the motives to study the design research in connection of management education in order to envision and understand the soft human issues in the management context. Second goal is to develop means of practicing social skills between designers and managers. This article explores the affective components of design thinking in industrial management domain. In the conceptual part of this paper are discussed concepts of network and project economy, creativity, communication, use of metaphors, and design thinking. Finally is introduced empirical research plan and first empirical results from design method experiments among the multi-disciplined groups of the master-level students of industrial engineering and management and software engineering.

  • 40.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Laboratory of Industrial and Information Management, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Vartio, Mikko
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Laboratory of Industrial and Information Management Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    If you know social media, you see opportunities…2017In: 12th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics, St. Petersburg, Russia 7-9 June 2017: Knowledge Management in the 21th Century: Resilience, Creativity and Co-creation. Proceedings / [ed] JC Spender, Giovanni Schiuma, Tatiana Gavrilova, St. Petersburg, Russia: St. Petersburg University , 2017, Vol. 12, p. 575-584Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Bikfalvi, Andrea
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Mancebo, Nuria
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Rafart, Assumpcio
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Competence assessment and development: Exploring in the field of adult education2010In: ICERI 2010, International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain, 15th-17th of November, 2010.: Conference Proceedings / [ed] Gomez L. Chova, Marti D. Belenguer, Candel I. Torres, Valencia, Spain: IATED , 2010, p. 5558-5564Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper explores competence assessment and development in the field of adult education. An ICT-based tool was used on two samples of subjects in order to be able to contrast our results among young students and adults students. Our results show differences for the sample of adult students in terms of issues such as trust, commitment and trustworthiness. A series of implications are discussed in the final part of the paper.

  • 42.
    Bikfalvi, Andrea
    et al.
    University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Porkka, Pasi
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Mancebo, Núria
    University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Kantola, Jussi
    University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland.
    Vanharanta, Hannu
    University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland; Poznan University of Technology, Poznań, Polen.
    Globalizing project managers' creative tension: an overview2011In: Advances in occupational, social, and organizational ergonomics / [ed] Peter Vink, Jussi Kantola, Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011, p. 103-110Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Bikvalfi, Andrea
    et al.
    University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Porkka, Pasi
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Mancebo, Núria
    University of Girona, Girona, Spain.
    Kantola, Jussi
    University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland.
    Vanharanta, Hannu
    University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland; Poznan University of Technology, Poznań, Poland.
    Globalizing project managers' creative tension: an overview2010In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2010), 17-20 July 2010, Miami, Florida, USA / [ed] Waldemar Karwowski, Gavriel Salvendy, Louisville: AHFE International 2010 , 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Breite, Rainer
    et al.
    Department of Business Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Trust-related dynamics in the supply chain relationship2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Conventionally, different company-supplier relationship areas have been illustrated by distinguishing five different relationship categories between the supplier or subcontractor and the buyer company, namely adversarial leverage, preferred supplier, single sourcing, network sourcing partnership, and strategic supplier alliance. This implies that the supplier’s importance to the buyer company also changes and vice versa. One delaying element which retards the evolution of a supply relationship is a lack of trust. This element manifests itself as poor information flows, restricted knowledge sharing, and suspicion between stakeholders. Therefore trust is one of the most important elements in improving dyadic relationships. Trust is becoming an ever more essential managing element between companies when they integrate their activities, form and maintain their dyadic relationship, and create control systems.

    In the paper is discussed personal trust and system-based trust affecting supplier relationships in the supply chain context. Empirical material was collected by means of a survey and interviews. The managers of the case company estimated how they trust and trusted their suppliers and how reliable their suppliers actually are or were. The case company is involved with complicated projects that include several hundred suppliers.

    We introduce some results from the survey study (sample n=392 persons) and from the interviews with the focus group, in order to explore how the company’s defined company-supplier relationshipis related to the expected level of trust and how the expected trust varies in different supplier relationships. The results indicate that different aspects and expectation of trust in the case company has led to the situation where the supplier categorization is unclear in the company’s organization,which can lead to confusion in supply management. This in turn implies that organization’s own attitudes and changes in trust may be a source of dynamics that impedes efficient and effective supply network management.

  • 45.
    Jaakkola, Hannu
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Henno, Jaak
    Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Mäkelä, Jukka
    University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
    The Digitalization Push in Universities2016In: 2016 39th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO): May 30 - June 3, 2016, Opatija, Croatia : proceedings / [ed] Biljanovic, P.; Butkovic, Z.; Skala, K.; Grbac, T.G.; CicinSain, M.; Sruk, V.; Ribaric, S.; Gros, S.; Vrdoljak, B.; Mauher, M.; Tijan, E.; Lukman, D., New York: IEEE , 2016, p. 1025-1031Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Digitalization is spreading across our current society and is a major source of the changes - incremental and also radical - encountered in daily life. It changes the content of jobs: some jobs are no longer needed, and new jobs are also needed. Digitalization in universities has several implications - in teaching, research, and in administration. The opportunities provided by digitalization are manifold. In our paper, we separate two digitalization related topic areas - i.e., networking and digitalization itself. Our paper focuses on academic publishing and we will analyze its role in the current academic world. The approach selected emphasizes the role of an individual researcher and, in particular, publishing the results of their work in academic forums. Digitalization provides a wide variety of new forums but also the means to recognize the impact of the forums and affect it. Networking as a phenomenon is also based on digitalization - physical networks and social networking related applications can be beneficial for researchers. Because teaching is the most visible work of universities, the role of digitalization in this sector is also addressed briefly in this paper.

  • 46.
    Joel-Edgar, Sian
    et al.
    Department of Computer Science, Bath University, Bath, United Kingdom.
    Holme, Ingrid
    School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    The questioning lens as research tool: the social shaping of network visualisation boundaries in the case of the UK junior doctors’ contract dispute2018In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social media and the data it produces lend itself to being visualised as a network. Individual Twitter users can be represented as nodes and retweeted by another Twitter user, thereby forming a relationship, an edge, between users. However, an unbounded network is a sprawling mass of nodes and edges. Boundary settings are typically applied, for example, a time period, a hashtag, a keyword search or a network substructure of a phenomenon of interest. Thus, the particular visualisation created is dependent upon the boundaries applied, enabling productive visual consumption, but concealing its social shaping. To explore this question of boundary setting and its associated issues, we draw on an example from the Twitter discussions about the UK Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the media debate surrounding the contractual hours of junior doctors during 2015–2016. We discuss the role and impact differing stakeholders have in setting these boundaries. We seek to provide a set of ‘questioning lenses’ in which we ask why these boundary settings were selected, what effect they have, and what are the potential implications of these boundary setting techniques on the visualisation consumer.

  • 47.
    Jussila, Jari
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Rouvari, Olli
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Porkka, Pasi
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende CS, Italy.
    Does Strategic and Innovative Fit Indicate Smart Social Media use in a Company?2016In: Proceedings of the 11th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Towards a New Architecture of Knowledge: Big Data, Culture and Creativity, Dresden -Germany 15-17 June 2016, Matera: IKAM Centro Studi & Ricerche , 2016, p. 1973-1983Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study was conducted in order to find out if the strategic management maturity and the innovation capability of companies are also indicators of the extent of the use of social media tools. This study was conducted among companies in the Finnish car retail and service business.

    Design/methodology/approach – We conducted a survey questionnaire of 110 questions among CEOs and top managers. Access to managers was obtained via the Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs. The sample covered all member companies in the central organisation (147 companies). This study provided us with a good overview of the focal industry in Finland. Of these companies, 70 % had a turnover of between 5-50 MEUR and 27% had a turnover of more than 50 MEUR. We obtained responses from 37 company managers at a response rate of 25.2%. A structured in-depth interview was also conducted with some of the managers.

    Originality/value – This  methodology  is  used  to  identify  the  contemporary  state  of utilization of social media in the Finnish car retail and service business.  Results gained can be compared to an earlier study among a population of 2488 Finnish decision makers from the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries  (Jussila et al., 2014, 2015). The interviews with managers gave us valuable knowledge about the underlying contradictions and reasons for use/non-use of social media in these companies.

    Practical implications – The outcomes of the study increase our understanding of social media  use  in  business,  the  challenges  faced  by  companies,  as  well  as  social  media strategy  formulation. An  increasing number  of papers  have  been published  on social media use in companies; however, only a few take a holistic business approach (Effing, 2013; Graf and Mandl, 2013).

  • 48.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Experienced Risks In Social Media Use - Longitudinal Study Among University Students2016In: EDULEARN16: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies / [ed] L Gómez Chova; A López Martínez; I Candel Torres, Valencia, Spain: The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2016, p. 1255-1260Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Several recent studies indicate that there is a need for increased use of ICT and social media in the Finnish education [1], [2]. This research was conducted in order to explore the attitude towards social media use among university students. The motivation for seeking answer to the research question: "What risks students experience in social media use?" derived from the need to discover learning barriers in social media based learning environments. In particular, there is a need for novel interaction means in order to co-create and learn informally [3] also beyond the traditional classroom. The assumptions, beliefs and attitudes towards social media are studied from the perspective of perceived risks of the students. The study was conducted among graduate students attending "Communities and Social Media in Knowledge Management" course between the years 2012-2016. A web-based survey was executed annually, with a total of 113 respondents. Based on the results we were able to categorize the perceived risks and derive implications on how to lower learning barriers of students in social media based learning environments.

  • 49.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Karkkainen, Hannu
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Felicetti, Alberto Michele
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Della Gala, Marco
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Social media applications in external B2B transactions: An empirical analysis of the Finnish technology industry2015In: IFKAD 2015: 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Connecting the Knowledge Dots / [ed] Spender, JC; Schiuma, G; Albino, V, Institute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) , 2015, p. 1930-1940Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the popularity of the topic, social media research is still limited and focuses largely on the role of consumer-to-consumer (C2C) and business-to-consumer (B2C) domains (Volpentesta and Felicetti, 2012; Michaelidou et al., 2011). In many aspects, B2C social media practices are not directly useful for inter- organizational and business-to-business (B2B) purposes. The main aim of this paper is to increase the understanding of the current applications of social media in external B2B transactions. This is carried out through an extensive survey of companies in the technology industry which are operating purely in B2B markets, having only other companies as customers.

    We wanted to understand how industrial B2B companies currently apply social media in their own inter- organizational applications, what potential they see for social media in this context, and what kind of support they need to better adopt social media together with their customers and partners. A population of 2488 Finnish decision makers from the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries were observed. Based on the answers of 143 different companies, 125 companies were found to wholly (100%) represent B2B markets, and these were chosen as the sample of this particular study.

    Studies on social media, especially survey-based studies, have not focused soley on B2B companies, particularly on the inter-organizational applications of social media in B2Bs, except for the B2B-marketing oriented study of Michaelidou et al. (2011) and the study of social media utilization in B2B relationships by Pettersson et al. (2014). This study extends these previous studies by creating new understanding of the maturity of social media integration in businesses, organizational business problems that companies perceive can be solved with social media, and approaches that can support social media adoption in B2B companies.

    Managerially, the results can be used, for instance, to better understand the various possibilities of applying social media for inter-organizational use in B2Bs, which are currently only superficially understood by a significant portion of managers. This can help support and facilitate external social media use in B2Bs.

  • 50.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    et al.
    Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Kärkkäinen, Hannu
    Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Social media utilization in business-to-business relationships of technology industry firms2014In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, E-ISSN 1873-7692, Vol. 30, p. 606-613Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Even today, it is a fairly common argument in business-to-business companies, especially in traditional industrial companies, that social media is only useful in the business-to-consumer sector. The perceived challenges, opportunities and social media use cases in business-to-business sector have received little attention in the literature. Therefore, this paper focuses on bridging this gap with a survey of social media use cases, opportunities and challenges in industrial business-to-business companies. The study also examines the essential differences between business-to-consumer and business-to-business in these respects. The paper starts by defining social media and Web 2.0, and then characterizes social media in business, and social media in business-to-business. Finally, we present and analyze the results of our empirical survey of 125 business-to-business companies in the Finnish technology industry sector. This paper suggests that there is a significant gap between the perceived potential of social media and social media use with customers and partners in business-to-business companies, and identifies potentially effective ways to reduce the gap.

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