Matti Mäntymäki

Professor of Information Systems
Turku School of Economics
University of Turku

About me

I am a Professor of Information Systems at the Turku School of Economics and the research director of the Digital Economy and Society Research Group. I hold a D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) from the University of Turku. I am also an Adjunct Professor (Title of Docent) of Information Systems at the University of Oulu.

I have published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in outlets such as Information Systems Journal, Information & Management, International Journal of Information Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Systems and Software, Computers in Industry, Journal of Business Research, Computers in Human Behavior, Communications of AIS, and Internet Research, among others. I have led several industry-academia research projects and obtained significant national and international competitive research funding.


I am a proponent of theoretical and methodological pluralism. I have conducted quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research. I started my research career with survey studies building theoretically on social psychology and focusing analytically on individuals, from where my methodological scope has expanded to qualitative research and organization-level phenomena.

My current primary research activities fall into three areas:
1) AI governance and socially responsible AI,
2) individual-level technology use, particularly in the context of social media platforms and freemium services, and
3) dynamics of blockchain and cryptocurrency communities


Read more about my research on the DES Research Group’s website
Click here to access my list of publications on Google Scholar

Professional services

I consult companies and organizations with their challenges related to digital transformation and digital strategy. I also provide professional training and research services on my areas of expertise.

My contact details are available on University of Turku’s website. You can also contact me via LinkedIn.


My teaching covers doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s levels and executive education. I  supervise M.Sc., Ph.D., and Executive MBA students.

I am currently responsible for two courses in the curriculum of the Turku School of Economics:
– Business Information Systems (5 ECTS) 2018–
– Digital Economy and Business Models (3-6 ECTS) 2018–2024.

– Digital Business (3-6 ECTS) 2025–



More information about the courses can be found in the University of Turku Study Guide.