Education: Ph.D. (Regional Studies, UTA 2006)
Position: University Researcher, Head of the Innovation Studies Group in TaSTI
Adjunct Professor, University of Turku, Turku School of Economics
Current research projects:
Research programme 'Evolving Innovation Environments' (coordinated by Mika Kautonen and Mika Raunio); see the projects:
Research interests: Innovation environments and their spatial dynamics; firms’ innovation processes and related interactions; new forms of innovation and innovation platforms; inclusiveness of innovation; knowledge-intensive services; and related innovation policies.
Mika Kautonen’s current research activities are particularly related to the Unit's new research program on Evolving innovation systems (2010-2018). Within this program, he studies the changes occurring in modes and organization of innovation activities (e.g. service and open innovations, inclusive innovation, innovation communities) which often combine both close geographical proximity and access to worldwide sources of ideas and competences. His long-term interests are related to, on the one hand, those effects that different innovation systems and their institutions have on innovation activities, and, on the other hand, those major effects innovation activities have on innovation systems (regional, national etc.) and on societies at large.
Main educational activities:
Member of the Globelics Academy, Local Organizing Committee (co-coordinator) 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, ...
Member of the Scientific Board, European Ph.D. Programme in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies, coordinated by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 2009-
Currently, supervision of four doctoral theses: Antti Alaja, Jukka Hyvönen, Ilari Lindy, and Nadja Nordling,
E-mail: mika.kautonen [at] uta.fi
Mobile phone: +358 50 318 6116, +358 (0)40 551 9282
Office: Kanslerinrinne 1, 3rd floor, TaSTI, Pinni B3005
For publications, please see: https://solecris.uta.fi/crisyp/disp/5_/en/cr_asiatunt/edi/tab/fet?stack=push&cro=2828213923242526253639233222243020242721232118233622232528292838273822292738393739283727351836321717&verkko=1