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Mikko Ruohonen

professori, tietojenkäsittelyoppi, alana tietojärjestelmätiede

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Mikko J. Ruohonen is a professor of information systems at the Tampere University and the Chair of Nordic Centre in India Secretariat at Tampere University. Mikko Ruohonen has worked in the field of IS strategy and organization development since 1984. Besides his teaching and research he has been active in a number of executive programs. He has published plus 150 articles, reports, ten textbooks and a number of large industry research reports. He serves as a special consultant for IFIP (TC3 Education), which granted him Silver Core Award year 2007. Silver Core is conferred on those who have served IFIP as GA members, committee officers, members of IFIP Congress Program Committees, and editors of proceedings of IFIP conferences. On 2019 he organised a conference in Tanzania, Zanzibar on the topics of "Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning" and on 2021 an open TC3 conference in Tampere, Finland "Digital Transformation of Education and Learning - past, present and future". He is also Founder and Chief Executive Consultant at mr.management since 1998.

KTT Mikko J. Ruohonen on Tampereen yliopiston professori ja dosentti Turun yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulussa. Lisäksi hän toimii pohjoismaisen Nordic Centre in India hallituksen puheenjohtajana. Mikko Ruohonen on toiminut Turun kauppakorkeakoulun johtamiskoulutuskeskuksen johtajana, professorina Vaasan yliopistossa ja Tampereen yliopistossa kauppakorkeakoulun johtajana ja professorina. 

Professori Ruohonen on toiminut tieteellisenä johtajana useissa laajoissa hankkeissa ja julkaissut kymmenen oppi/tietokirjaa ja yli 150 artikkelia Hän toimii kv. tietojenkäsittelyalan järjestön IFIP:n TC3 erikoisasiantuntijana ja sai vuonna 2007 IFIPin Silver Core Award –tunnustuksen työstään.

Tärkeimmät saavutukset

Plus 150 articles, reports and columns, authored or co-authored 10 textbooks, a number of large research reports.

TEKES /Business Finland projects 

Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES, later Business Finland) granted a leadership for a R&D projects “Implementing mass customisation strategies utilizing information and communication technology(ICT) as a competitive
advantage for Finnish industry (MASSI)” 2006 “Strategically agile manufacturing networks (StrAgile) 2008. ”Networked Product Life-Cycle Management” (NetPLM) 2010 with a number of companies and organisations in machinery, software, development industries and. Technology Industries of Finland. He has also been active in worklife development with innovations, dialogical and reflective practices for ICT-intensive organisational environments DINNO and REFINNO (2012-2014). 

SHOK and similar programs. 

The CIRCMI IS research work has activated 2012-2014 in the Towards Relational Business Networks (REBUS, 2014-2016) and D4Value (2017-2019) which are strategic excellence program (SHOK) by DIMECC, and IT companies Cluster consortium and in media technology –oriented NextMedia-program.  

Academy of Finland with Asia orientation 

Based on Academy of Finland grant of senior visiting research activities for India-oriented research on 2008-2009 he has initiated research:

China-India Initiative for Competitive Advantage (ChIndICA) 2009-2010 and Voice-based mobile phone services for rural
India - RuralVoice (2012-2013) funded by Tekes. 

Recent projects

He has been involved in leading TEKES RD&I projects for ServRate – rating business renewal in international settings (2011-2013) and strategically visionary projects onemotion business for business development MakeMyDay (2013-2016) Eustress – a joint collaboration project (2014-2016) with VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland). Latest program with Tekes and participating companies is related to Dynamic Distributed Software Development and High Performing Teams (DD-SCALE)
(2014-2016) and Buddy and the Smiths 2.0 (TURRE ja Toivoset 2.0) Building an ecosystem for pet technology forerunners (2016-2018).



Currently he serves as Chair of Nordic Centre in India -consortium's Board at Tampere University. He has served as a special consultant for Technical Committee 3 (Education) of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP). In addition he has served as the president of Executive Board for Association of Information Systems (AIS) Scandinavian Chapter 2006-2007. International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) granted him IFIP Silver Core Award year 2007. Silver Core is conferred on those who have served IFIP as General Assembly (GA) members, committee officers, members of IFIP Congress Program Committees, and editors of proceedings of IFIP conferences.  


Information and Knowledge Management Unit; Faculty of Management and Business


information system science

Merkittävimmät julkaisut

Ruohonen, Mikko (1991) Information Management Education in Human Resource Strategy. International
Journal of Information Management 11, pp. 126-143.  

Ruohonen, M. (1991) Contradictions of Managerial Learning System for Strategic Information Systems Planning. In Kerola, P., Lee, R., Lyytinen, K. & Stamper, R. (eds.)(1991) Proceedings of the IFIP TC8 Conference on Collaborative Work, Social Communications and Information Systems.  

Ruohonen, Mikko (1991) Stakeholders of Strategic Information Systems Planning - theoretical concepts and empirical examples. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 15-28. 

Salmela, H. & Ruohonen, M.J. (1992) Aligning DSS development with organization development. European
Journal of Operational Research 61, pp. 57-71. 

Ruohonen, M. & Salmela, H. (1992) From Control to Consultation - An Organizational DSS for the Inspector Work. In Jelassi, T.,
Klein, M.R. & Mayon-White, W.M. (eds) Decision Support Systems: Experiences and Expectations, Elsevier, North-Holland. 

Ruohonen, M.J. (1992) Hybrid Managers for the Corporation of the 1990’s - Educational Implications. In Barta, B.Z., Goh, A.
& Lim, L. (eds) Professional Development of Information Technology Professionals, Elsevier, North-Holland, pp. 49-58. 

Auer, T. & Ruohonen, M.J. (1996a) Understanding the Human Side of Information Systems Management and Use: A Theoretical Framework and Two Evaluation Approaches. Chapter in Scewzak, E. & Khosrowpour, M. (eds) (1996) The Human Side of Information Technology Management. Idea Group Publishing . 

Auer, T. & Ruohonen, M. (1997) Analyzing the Quality of IS Use and Management in the Organizational Context: Experiences from Two Cases. Information Resources Management Journal 10(3) Summer, 1997, pages 1-11. 

Ruohonen, M. (1997) Chief Information Officers - new roles and emerging duties. In Barta, B., Tatnall, A. & Juliff, P. (eds) (1997) The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education. Chapman & Hall, London. (10 pages)  

Ruohonen, M.J. & Higgins, L. (1998) Application of Creativity Principles to IS Planning. In Watson, H. (ed.) (1998) Proceedings of
the 31st Hawaii Intenational Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Vol. VI, pp. 382-390. 

Ruohonen, M.J. (1999) Network-centric Work - Implications to Professional IT Education. In Barta, B., Juliff, P. & Kado, T. (eds.) (1998) Educating Professionals for Network-centric Organizations. Kluwer.  

Ruohonen, M. & Tiainen T. (2003). Knowledge networks and interorganisational learning in the context of information
industry - issues for quality management . In G.Davies & E.Stacey (Eds) Quality Education @ a Distance. Dordrecht:
Kluwer Academic Publishers.  

Ruohonen, M., Kultanen, T., Lahtonen, M., Rytkönen, T. and Kasvio, A. (2003) Identity and Diversity Management for New Human Resource Approaches in the ICT industry. In F. Avallone, H. Sinangil & A. Caetano (eds) Identity and Diversity in Organisations. Milan: Guerini Studio. 

Kerola, P., Reponen, T. & Ruohonen, M. (2003) " On Interpretation of Strategic Knowledge Creation in a Longitudinal
Action Research Project ", in: Sundgren, B., Mårtensson, P., Mähring, M. and Nilsson, K. (Eds.) Exploring Patterns in
Information Management: Concepts and Perspectives for Understanding IT-Related Change. Stockholm School of Economics,

Nicholson, P., Thompson, B., Ruohonen, M. & Multisilta, J. (eds) (2005) E-training Practices for Professional Organisations. New York, Springer. 

Ruohonen, M. (2005) Networked Economy – Effects On Organisational Development and the Role of Education. In van Weert, Tom (Ed) (2005) Education and the Knowledge Society. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston/Dordrecht/London. 

Ruohonen, M. (2005) Learning from the ICT Industry Real Life Context. In van Weert, T., Tatnall, A., Eds. (2005) Information and Communication Technology & Real-Life Learning: New education for the knowledge society. New York, Springer. 

Ruohonen, M., Riihimaa, J., and Mäkipää, M. (2006) Knowledge based mass customisation strategies: cases from Finnish metal and electronics industries. International Journal of Mass Customization, Vol. 1., Nos 2/3, pp. 340-359. 

Ruohonen, M. (2006) Changing Leadership Cultures In E-Commerce Service Industry. In Zappala, S. & Gray, C. (eds) (2006) Impact of E-commerce on Consumers and Small Firms. Ashgate, London. 

Ahoniemi, L., Mertanen, M., Mäkipää, M., Sievänen, M., Suomala, P. & Ruohonen, M. (2007) Massaräätälöinnillä kilpailukykyä. Teknologiateollisuus, Teknova Oy. ISBN 978-951-817-949-1 

Ruohonen, M. (2009) Offshoring from Brazil – educational implications. In Santos, E. R & Miletto, E.M. & Turcsanyi-Szabo, M. (eds) (2009) 9th WCCE World Conference on Computers in Education, Bento Goncalves, Brazil, July 27-31, 2009. 

Mäkipää, M., Ahoniemi, L., Mertanen, M., Sievänen, M., Peltonen, L. & Ruohonen, M. (2010) The state of art of mass customization practices in Finnish technology industries – results from a multiple-case study of 37 companies. Section 4.1 in Piller, F. & Tseng, M. (eds) (2010) Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalisation. World Scientific Press. 

Ryan, J.E., Rainer Jr, R. K., Ruohonen, M., Auer, T. & Guimaraes, T. (2010) Major Determinants of Strategic Information System Plan Assimilation. International Journal of Academic Business World, Fall 4(2), pp. 95-120. 

Deodhar, S., Saxena, K.B.C., Gupta, R. & Ruohonen, M. (2012) Strategies for Software-Based Hybrid Business Models. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2012.06.001 

Tuisku, O.A., Ilves, M.K., Lylykangas, J.K., Surakka, V.V., Ainasoja, M., Rytövuori, S. & Ruohonen, M.J. (2015) A Controlled
Study on Emotional Responses to Veterinarian’s Communication and Vaccination Style in Companion Animal Practice. Submitted to Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Islam, A.K.M. Najmul, Mavengere, Nicholas, Ahlfors, Ulla-Riitta, Ruohonen, Mikko, Serenko, Alexander & Palvia, Prashant (2018) A Stress-Strain-Outcome Model of Job Satisfaction: The Moderating Role of Professional Self-efficacy. Americas Conference on Information Systems AMCIS2018, New Orleans, August 16-18, 2018. https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2018/AdoptionDiff/Presentations/9/

Mavengere N., Ruohonen M. (2019) Enhancing Virtual Learning by Improving the Learning Environment and User Experience. In: Tatnall A., Mavengere N. (eds) Sustainable ICT, Education and Learning. SUZA 2019. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 564. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28764-1_15

Sharma, S., Linna, J., Hakulinen, J., Kallioniemi, P., Turunen, M. & Ruohonen, M. (2019) “Building rural renaissance and suburban development with interactive technology solutions in India”. In: Tatnall, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_215-1

Hyrynsalmi, S., Islam, N. & Ruohonen, M. (2020) Meaningfulness as a Driving Force for Women in ICT: What Motivates Women in Software Industry? In Brinda, T. Passey, D. & Keane, T. (eds) Empowering Teaching for Digital Equity and Agency - IFIP TC 3 Open Conference on Computers in Education, OCCE 2020, Proceedings. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-59847-1_12. pp. 107-115.

Passey, D., Leahy, D, Williams, L. Holvikivi, J. & Ruohonen, M. (2022) Digital Transformation of Education and Learning - Past, Present and Future: IFIP TC 3 Open Conference on Computers in Education, OCCE 2021, Tampere, Finland, August 17–20, 2021, Proceedings. https://link.springer.com/book/9783030979850