Kalle Lyytenin, PhD

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Kalle Lyytinen, PhD, is the Iris S. Wolstein Professor of Management Design; chair and professor, design and innovation; and faculty director, doctor of management program. Lyytinen’s research examines how rapidly changing digital innovations shape organizations and industries. His work helps organizations know how to identify, absorb, manage, implement and be transformed by digital innovations. His recent projects have focused on engineering practices, telecommunications, Architecture, engineering and construction industry, and software development organizations. In these settings Lyytinen has studied especially the adoption of new technologies, new forms of collaboration, and new ways to determine system requirements.

Lyytinen joined the Weatherhead School of Management faculty in 2001. Since then his teaching interests have focused on digital innovation theory, new business venturing, design theory and methods, research methods and theory.

Lyytinen has an extensive list of over 300 publications in numerous prestigious journals including INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH; MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS QUARTERLY; and ORGANIZATION SCIENCE and leading conferences. He is currently among the top five scholars in the information system field by citations (H-index 76; 25100 citations). He has presented his work extensively in the U.S. and worked globally at academic institutions including London School of Economics, UK, University of Sorbonne, France, University of Nantes, France, University of Cape Town, ZA; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, CPR; Auckland University School of Business, New Zealand; Umea University, Sweden; Aalto University, Finland; and Oslo University, Norway, among others.

Professionally, Lyytinen has served as vice president for the Association for Information Systems(AIS), senior editor for MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS QUARTERLY, and editor-in-chief for the JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS. He has served as an editorial board member in all major IS journals and in several organization and management journals. He has also launched a new journal Engaged Management ReView within Case in conjunction with Executive DBA council (EDBAC). He was the president of EDBAC between 2015-2017. He received an honorary doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology in 2017, Copenhagen Business School in 2016, and from Umea University in 2008. Lyytinen also received the LEO Award from AIS in 2013 and he has numerous Best Paper Awards from AIS (ICIS), HICSS and AoM (OCIS). Lyytinen received his PhD from the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

PhD, University of Jyvaskyla, 1986
Econ Lic, University of Jyvaskyla, 1982
MS, University of Jyvaskyla, 1978

Initially Appointed: 2001