I am a Finnish information systems, management, and game studies scholar who also dabbles in service research, sexology and the cognitive study of religion. I hold a master’s degree in theology, a doctorate in information studies and interactive media, and a MBA in service innovation and design.
I current work as fixed-term Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media at the University of Tampere, Finland. I also hold the rank of Adjunct Professor (Docent) of Contemporary Culture Science (particularly games and social information networks) at the University of Jyväskylä.
As other sidelines, I design organizational training and learning games and I co-edit the Sage journal Simulation & Gaming, and Seksologinen Aikakauskirja, the annual journal of the Finnish Association for Sexology. I am a former executive editor of the International Journal of Role-Playing, a multi-diciplinary academic journal about role-playing in its various forms.
Trough my own small company, Jinamic, I do consulting in service design, choice architecture and strategy facilitation.
My research interests include customer value, games as business phenomena, information systems and information seeking, marginalized sexualities, organizational learning, and public sector strategies. Writing about such different topics keeps me agile and creative.