Paavo Ritala is a Professor of Strategy and Innovation in the School of Business and Management at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT. His main research themes include collaborative innovation, digital strategy, ecosystems and platforms, coopetition, and sustainable value creation.
Paavo’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, Industrial and Corporate Change, and California Management Review.
He’s closely involved with business practice through company-funded research projects, executive and professional education programs, and in speaker and advisory roles. He is the incoming Co-Editor-in-Chief of R&D Management and serves in the editorial board of Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Research interests: Strategy, innovation, platforms, ecosystems, digital transformation
ESR13: Innovation ecosystem orchestration mechanisms
ESR14: Legitimising innovation ecosystem orchestration