D.Sc. (Tech.) Jere Lehtinen is a Senior Research Fellow at Tampere University, Industrial Engineering and Management, Center for Research on Project and Service Business (CROPS). Lehtinen has around 10 years of experience in various research and teaching activities in Finnish and foreign universities. Lehtinen has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to project management and project business. Lehtinen has received both national and international accolades for his research.
Dr. Lehtinen is both a researcher and teacher. His research relates to management of complex projects (e.g., infrastructure and industrial projects) that involve a challenging multi-actor environment where organizations must collaborate across sector and organizational boundaries. His current research topics include: Stakeholder engagement and collaboration, Governance, contracting and contracts, Collaborative projects, Virtual project management and virtual project work, Sustainability and value creation, and Simulations and games. Lehtinen is the responsible teacher of the courses TUTA.250 Quality Management and TUTA.240 Project Management. Additionally, Lehtinen teaches on the course DPBTM.500 Tuotantotalouden ja tietojohtamisen jatko-opintoseminaari. Lehtinen also instructs and supervises dissertations and theses related to project management and project business.
Fields of expertise
Project management; Project Business; Complex projects; Large projects; Megaprojects; Construction and infrastructure projects; Industrial projects; Stakeholder management and engagement; Stakeholder theory; Collaborative projects; Virtual project work; Governance; Contracting and contracts; Sustainability; Value creation; Quality and process management
Best reviewer award of Project Organising Strategic Interest Group at EURAM 2022 Conference. Granted by Association for Project Management in Winterthur, Switzerland, June 2022.
Best Reviewer Nominee at EURAM 2022 Conference. Shortlisted by European Academy of Management in Winterthur, Switzerland, June 2022.
Academic PM Award 2021 for my doctoral thesis, ‘External stakeholder engagement in complex projects’. Granted by Project Professionals (Project Management Association Finland, official partner of IPMA called Projektiammattilaiset Ry), October 2021.
IJOPM’s 2020 Best Paper Award for the article ‘Revisiting the unholy alliance of health-care operations: payor–provider integration of occupational health services’. Best papers are characterized by a unique contribution to the field that is innovative, timely and well-executed. Granted by International Journal of Operations & Production Management, July 2021.
IPMA Global Research Award: Graduate Research Award Winner 2021 for project ‘External stakeholder engagement in complex projects’. Granted by International Project Management Association, May 2021.
Best reviewer award of Project Organising Strategic Interest Group at EURAM 2020 Conference. Granted by Association for Project Management in Dublin, Ireland (virtual), December 2020.
Main positions of trust
Dr. Lehtinen is a founder and shareholder in an educational technology called LessonLab that develops game-based learning solutions.
2022- Senior Research Fellow, Tampere University, Industrial Engineering and Management, Finland
2021-2022 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oulu, Industrial Engineering and Management, Finland
2020-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University, Industrial Engineering and Management, Finland
2018-2019 Visiting Postgraduate Researcher, University of Leeds, School of Civil Engineering, the United Kingdom
2015-2020 Doctoral researcher, Aalto University, Industrial Engineering and Management, Finland
Pauna, T., Lehtinen, J., Kujala, J., & Aaltonen, K. (2023), The role of governmental stakeholder engagement in the sustainability of industrial engineering projects, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 16 No. 8, pp. 77–99. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-09-2022-0197
Tampio, K.-P., Haapasalo, H. and Lehtinen, J. (2023), "The client’s essential stakeholder collaboration activities at the front-end phase of a hospital construction project", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 16 No. 8, pp. 182-207. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-12-2022-0278
Lehtinen, J., Kier, C., Aaltonen, K. & Huemann, M. (2023), A complexity perspective on project stakeholder management, in: Winch, G., Brunet, M. & Cao, D. (Eds) Research Handbook on Complex Project Organizing, pp. 243-253. Cheltenham: Elgar.
Lehtinen, J. & Aaltonen, K. (2022), Project organizations’ roles in using social media for external stakeholder engagement: Implications on value creation and distribution, in: Ninan, J. (Eds), Social media for Project Management, pp. 137-162. Taylor and Francis group (CRC press).
Lehtinen, J., Locatelli, G., Sainati, T., Artto, K. & Evans, B. (2022), The grand challenge: Effective anti-corruption measures in projects, International Journal of Project Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2022.04.003
Jääskä, E., Lehtinen, J., Kujala, J., & Kauppila, O. (2022), Game-based learning and students’ motivation in project management education, Project Leadership and Society, 3, 100055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plas.2022.100055
Lehtinen, J. & Aaltonen, K. (2020), Organizing external stakeholder engagement in inter-organizational projects: Opening the black box, International Journal of Project Management, Vol 38 No. 2, pp. 85-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2019.12.001
Peltokorpi, A., Matinheikki, J., Lehtinen, J. & Rajala, R. (2020), Revisiting the unholy alliance of healthcare operations: Payor-provider integration of occupational health services, International Journal of Operations & Production Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-04-2019-0326
Lehtinen, J., Aaltonen, K. & Rajala, R. (2019), Stakeholder management in complex product systems: Practices and rationales for engagement and disengagement, Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 79, pp. 58–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2018.08.011
Ahola, T., Aaltonen, K., Artto, K. & Lehtinen, J. (2019), Making room to manoeuvre: How firms increase their influence with others in business networks, Industrial Marketing Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2019.08.010
Lehtinen, J., Peltokorpi, A. & Artto, K. (2019), Megaprojects as organizational platforms and technology platforms for value creation, International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 43–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2018.10.001