Antti Ainamo is Professor, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), School of Business and Governance, Entrepreneurship and International Business, as well as Adjunct professor, Aalto University, both School of Business and School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
His research focuses in and around creative and cultural industries such as fashion and video games; on temporary forms of organizing; as well as on entrepreneurship and innovation, with publications in e.g. Organization Science, Industry and Innovation, Human Relations, Business Strategy Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Earlier positions: Laurea UAS, 2018 to 2019 (ROSE Academy of Finland project on robotics and service design in healthcare, CIRC4Life European Commission project on sustainable business models); Visiting Professor, Oulu U., 2017; Professor, Textiles and Fashion, Swedish Sch. of Textiles, 2015 to 2016; Professor, Dept of Engineering and Graphics Design, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytech. U., 2014; Visiting Professor, Tongji U., College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2013; Guest Professor, Umeå Sch. of Business and Economics, 2011; Research Director, Academy of Finland (Born Globals in Finnish Rock Exports), 2009 to 2012; Academic Visitor, Oxford U. Saïd Business School (Design in Science and Technology-based services), 2006 to 2007; Professor / Director, U. of Turku, Sociology, Institutions and Social Mechanisms International Master’s Programme, 2006 to 2011; Visiting scholar, Stanford U. 2005-2007, 1998; Associate Principal / Strategy consultant and Research director, Jaakko Pöyry Consulting, 2002 to 2004.