Veikko Seppänen

Digital and software business

Professor Veikko Seppänen

Veikko Seppänen

Dr. Tech, Dr. Econ, Dr. Laws

Professor, Director
Digital and software business


Professor of digital business with experience in research, development and business management in industry, at VTT and at the university. 

Research interests

  • Digital and software business, innovation, intellectual assets

Director, Martti Ahtisaari Institute

The director of the Martti Ahtisaari Institute of the Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, since 2010.

Part-time expert, Market Court

A part-time expert of immaterial rights matters in the Finnish Market Court since 2014.


Scientific merits

Professional and community activities

  • An active member of various domestic and international professional networks since 1985.

Thesis supervisions

Altogether 27 completed doctoral theses and numerous Master's theses supervised.
  • Thesis supervision in computer technology, information processing science and business management.

Research visits

  • Asla Fulbrigh Scholar 1986-1987

    An ASLA Fulbright visiting doctoral researcher at University of California at Irvine, USA (professor Peter Freeman).

  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow 1991-1993

    A JSPS post-doctoral visiting researcher at Kyoto University, Japan (professor Yoshihiro Matsumoto).