My background is somewhat eclectic with degrees in computer science, Japanese language studies and Informatics. My main research interests include digital platforms and the Internet of Things.
Publications (as of June 2018)
Saarikko, T., Jonsson, K. & Burström, T. Software Platform Establishment: Effectuation and Entrepreneurial Awareness. Accepted for publication in IT & People (2018-04-04).
Saarikko, T., Westergren, U. H., & Blomquist, T. (2017). The Internet of Things: Are you ready for what’s coming?. Business Horizons, 60(5), 667-676.
Saarikko, T. (2016). Platform Provider by Accident: A Case Study of Digital Platform Coring. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 58 (3), 177-191.
Magoulas, T., Hadzic, A., Saarikko, T., & Pessi, K. (2012). Alignment in enterprise architecture: A comparative analysis of four architectural approaches. Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation, 15 (1), 88-101.
Saarikko, T., Westergren, U.H. & Blomquist, T. (2016). The Inter-organizational Dynamics of a Platform Ecosystem: Exploring Stakeholder Boundaries. Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS 49), Kauai, HI, 5-8 January 2016.
Saarikko, T. (2015). Digital platform development: A service-oriented perspective. 23rd European Conference on Information Systems, Münster, Germany, 26-29 May 2015.
Saarikko, T. (2014). Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Considering Options Theory in Digital Platform Development. Creating Value for All Through IT: IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014, Aalborg, Denmark, June 2-4 2014.
Saarikko, T., Jonsson, K. & Burström, T. (2014). Towards an understanding of entrepreneurial alertness in the formation of platform ecosystems. 22nd European Conference on Information Systems, Tel-Aviv, Israel 9-11 June 2014.
Magoulas, T., Hadzic, A., Saarikko, T. & Pessi, K. (2012). Sustainable Enterprise Architecture: A Three-Dimensional Framework for Management of Architectural Change. 6th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME), Cork, Ireland 13-14 September 2012.
Magoulas, T., Hadzic, A., Saarikko, T., & Pessi, K. (2011). Alignment in Enterprise Architecture: Investigating the Aspects of Alignment in Architectural Approaches. 5th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME), Como, Italy 8-9 September 2012.
Lindman, J. & Saarikko, T. (2018). Internet of Things: Threats and Opportunities for Society. Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. Publication MSB1194.
Westergren, U. H., Saarikko, T., & Blomquist, T. (2018). Initiating the Internet of Things: Early Adopters’ Expectations for Changing Business Practices and Implications for Working Life. In The Internet of People, Things and Services: Workplace Transformations (pp. 111-131). New York: Routledge.
Westergren, U. H., Saarikko, T. & Blomquist, T. (2017). The IoTguide. Umeå university, Umeå.
Saarikko, T. (2016). An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Digital Platforms. Doctoral Dissertation. Umeå university, Umeå.
Saarikko, T. (2014). Digital Service Platforms: Considering Reciprocity in Value Propositions. 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 3– 5 July 2014.
Ahlin, K. & Saarikko, T. (2013). The necessity of knowledge: from structured information to boundary objects. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland 21-23 August 2013.
Ahlin, K. & Saarikko, T. (2012). A semiotic perspective on semantic interoperability. Information systems research seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS) 35, Sigtuna, Sweden 17-20 August 2012.