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Tampere University
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About me

I finished my Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering (2007) from India and Master of Science in Material Science (2011) from Tampere University of Technology. My Phd is in Information and Knowledge Management (2020) from Tampere University and my dissertation focus was on Value Creation through Industrial Internet based technologies for manufacturing companies. Now, I am working as a Post Doctoral Researcher in two Business Finland funded projects (SNOBI and Future Spaces) where my research is focussed on design and implementation of advanced pay-per-X (PPX) type business models for manufacturing companies. 

Responsibilities

Project Manager and Post Doctoral Researcher, at Novi Research Center, Unit of Information and Knowledge Management (Hervanta Campus). 

Lecturer - Information Security Management

Fields of expertise

Business Models (Design and Implementation), Value Creation, Maturity Models, Information Systems, Information Security Management

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Top achievements

Recipient of Annual Research Grants from - Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation (2018-2020) & Finnish Cultural Foundation (2016-2017)

Recipient of encouragement grant from The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (2019)

Mission statement

Enable Finnish Manufacturing Companies to successfully implement advanced service based business models (Pay-per-use, pay-per-output & pay-per-outcome). Enhance the understanding and standards of business model research at Tampere University. 

Research topics

Business Models (Design and Implementation), Value Creation, Maturity Models, Information Systems, Information Security Management

Research unit

Information and Knowledge Management

Research fields

Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Information Systems

Funding

Business Finland Projects & Teaching

Research career

Selected publications

  1. Menon, K., Kärkkäinen, H., Wuest, T., & Gupta, J. P. (2018). Industrial internet platforms: A conceptual evaluation from a product lifecycle management perspective. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 0954405418760651. 
  2. Menon, K., Kärkkäinen, H., & Wuest, T. (2019). Industrial internet platform provider and end-user perceptions of platform openness impacts. Industry and Innovation, 1-27.
  3. Mittal, S., Khan, M. A., Purohit, J. K., Menon, K., Romero, D., & Wuest, T. (2019). A smart manufacturing adoption framework for SMEs. International Journal of Production Research, 1-19.) 
  4. Menon K, Karkkainen H, Jussila J, Huhtamäki J, Mukkamala RR, Lasrado LA, Vatrapu R, Hussain A. Analysing the role of crowdfunding in entrepreneurial ecosystems: a social media event study of two competing product launches. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 2018;33(4):575-606
  5. Menon K, Karkkainen H, Jussila J, Huhtamäki J, Mukkamala RR, Lasrado LA, Vatrapu R, Hussain A. Analysing the role of crowdfunding in entrepreneurial ecosystems: a social media event study of two competing product launches. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 2018;33(4):575-606. 

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