Petri Hallikainen

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Senior Lecturer

Rm 4073
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 7153
Fax +61 2 9351 7294
petri.hallikainen@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dr Petri Hallikainen holds a D.Sc. (Econ.) degree from the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. He earned his M.Sc. and L.Sc. degrees from the same institution. He was also awarded the title of Adjunct Professor at the Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland. Before joining the discipline of Business Information Systems at The University of Sydney Business School he worked as Assistant Professor at the Aalto University School of Business, Department of Business Technology, discipline of Information Systems Science. Petri’s research focuses on understanding the use of novel digital technologies in organisations. Particularly, he is interested in understanding the managerial challenges and the organisational changes that are caused by the introduction of the new digital technologies. He is doing case study research aiming at understanding the adoption of the digital technologies in their organisational context. He has conducted or is currently conducting case studies on topics, such as Robotic Process Automation, the use of the Internet of Things technology in organisations and the application of the Blockchain technology in organisations. He serves as associate editor for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS) journal. He has taught a range of topics both on the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including topics such as Enterprise Systems, Project Management and Information Systems Sourcing.

Research Interests

Petri’s research focuses on understanding the use of novel digital technologies in organisations. Because of the challenging economic conditions, changing behaviour of customers and the fast pace of the digitalisation of products and services, both public and private organisations need to adapt to these new demands from the markets and from the customers. Learning becomes a key capability for contemporary organisations. Information technology is the backbone of most of the companies nowadays and the capability to adapt the technology to the changing conditions and requirements can be considered to be the key to success in the current business environment. Petri’s first research stream aims at understanding the managerial challenges related to responding to the new demands created by digitalisation in “traditional” industries. As part of this research stream he aims to understand what kind of capabilities organisations need to develop in order to be successful in the current business environment. Moreover, he aims to understand what is the role of different organisational actors in facilitating the transformation to increasingly digitalised business processes, particularly the role of middle managers. Middle managers play a very important role in organisations because of their understanding of daily business practices and because of their interaction channels towards top management. The research tries to understand how middle managers may have a critical role in both exploiting the existing technologies and in the exploration of novel technologies. His second research stream focuses on understanding the use of new digital technologies in organisations. Particularly, he is interested in understanding the related managerial challenges and the organisational changes that are caused by the introduction of the new digital technologies. His research follows the case study research methodology aiming at understanding the adoption of the digital technologies in their organisational context. He has conducted and is currently conducting case studies on topics, such as Robotic Process Automation, application of the Blockchain technology and the use of data analytics in the mobile gaming industry.

Selected publications

2019

Journal Article

Tim Y, Hallikainen P, Pan S, and Tamm T (2019) Actualizing Business Analytics for Organizational Transformation: A Case Study of Rovio Entertainment European Journal of Operational Research, In Press. [More Information]

2018

Journal Article

Hallikainen P, Bekkhus R, and Pan S (2018) How OpusCapita Used Internal RPA Capabilities to Offer Services to Clients MIS Quarterly Executive, 17 (1), 41-52.

2017

Conference Proceeding

Elbanna A, Hallikainen P, and Merisalo-Rantanen H (2017) ICT Enabling Customer Agility: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective 38th International Conference on Information Systems: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation, ICIS 2017; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Seoul.

2016

Journal Article

Paavola R, and Hallikainen P (2016) Antecedents for successful collaboration in requirements engineering VINE, 46 (3), 353-370. [More Information]

2015

Conference Proceeding

Paavola R, and Hallikainen P (2015) Antecedents for Successful Collaboration in Requirements Engineering 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS; University Of South Australia, Adelaide.

Book Chapters

Hallikainen P (2015) Why People Use Social Media Platforms: Exploring the Motivations and Consequences of Use From Information to Smart Society: Environment, Politics and Economics; Springer, Cham, 9-17. [More Information]

Marjanovic O, and Hallikainen P (2015) Knowledge-Intensive Business Processes in Disaster Recovery From Information to Smart Society: Environment, Politics and Economics; Springer, Cham, 113-122. [More Information]

Marjanovic O, Hallikainen P, Balnave N, Patmore G, and Rittau Y (2015) Social Media Use in Australian Co-operatives: current applications and future opportunities Cooperative Enterprises in Australia and Italy: Comparative analysis and theoretical insights; Firenze University Press, Firenze, 231-244.

2013

Journal Articles

Kivijarvi H, Leppanen A, and Hallikainen P (2013) Antecedents of Information Technology Trust and the Effect of Trust on Perceived Performance Improvement International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology, 3 (3), 17-32. [More Information]

Marjanovic O, and Hallikainen P (2013) Disaster Recovery - New Challenges and Opportunities for Business Process Management Research and Practice Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 5 (1), 23-43.

Conference Proceeding

Kivijarvi H, Leppanen A, and Hallikainen P (2013) Technology Trust: From Antecedents to Perceived Performance Effects 2013 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2013); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway. [More Information]

2012

Journal Article

Kivijarvi H, Hallikainen P, and Penttinen E (2012) Supporting IT Implementation Decisions with ANP - Supplier Scheduling for E-Invoicing International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 11 (3), 525-550. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Hallikainen P, Marjanovic O, Merisalo-Rantanen H, and Syvaniemi A (2012) Becoming an Analytics-Based Organisation: Strategic Agency in the Change Process in a Retail Organisation 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems ACIS 2012; Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Hallikainen P, Merisalo-Rantanen H, Syvaniemi A, and Marjanovic O (2012) From Home-Made to Strategy-Enabling Business Intelligence: The Transformational Journey of a Retail Organisation 20th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2012; ESADE, Barcelona, Spain.

Mattila M, Nandhakumar J, Rossi M, and Hallikainen P (2012) Enterprise Systems as Coordinating Tool in Large Scale Distributed Development 20th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2012; ESADE, Barcelona, Spain.

Mousavi P, Marjanovic O, and Hallikainen P (2012) Disaster Recovery - the Process Management Perspective 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems PACIS 2012; Association for Information Systems (AIS), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Book Chapter

Hallikainen P, and Chen L (2012) A Holistic Framework on Information Systems Evaluation with a Case Analysis Leading Issues in ICT Evaluation Research; Academic Publishing International Limited, Reading, United Kingdom, 43-59.

2011

Journal Articles

Mattila M, Nandhakumar J, Hallikainen P, and Rossi M (2011) Role of Enterprise Systems in Organizational Transformation Engineering Management Journal, 23 (3), 8-12. [More Information]

Nurmi A, Hallikainen P, and Rossi M (2011) Emerging evaluation processes in consortium-based outsourced system development Business Process Management Journal, 17 (5), 711-731. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Kivijarvi H, Hallikainen P, and Penttinen E (2011) Supporting the Supplier Scheduling Decisions in the E-Invoicing Implementation Projects - An Application of the ANP Method 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Los Alamitos, CA, USA. [More Information]

2010

Journal Articles

Hallikainen P, Tuunainen V, and Vihinen J (2010) Evaluating mobile game prospects - perspective of a game publisher International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 11 (2), 105-120. [More Information]

Penttinen E, Hallikainen P, and Salomaki T (2010) Implementing Electronic Invoicing in a Textile and Cleanliness Company - Impacts on Buyer-Seller Relationships Journal of Information Technology Research, 3 (1), 28-42. [More Information]

Conference Proceedings

Mattila M, Hallikainen P, and Rossi M (2010) Challenges in Implementing Enterprise System Functionalities in a Matrix Organization 2010 Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States of America.

Mattila M, Nandhakumar J, Hallikainen P, and Rossi M (2010) Reorganizing Projects through Enterprise System: Emerging Role of Enterprise System in Radical Organizational Change 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2010; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, New Jersey. [More Information]

2009

Journal Articles

Hallikainen P, Kivijarvi H, and Tuominen M (2009) Supporting the module sequencing decision in the ERP implementation process - An application of the ANP method International Journal of Production Economics, 119 (2), 259-270. [More Information]

Merisalo-Rantanen H, Rossi M, Hallikainen P, and Nurmimaki K (2009) User Influence in E-Service Evolution: A Case Study of E-Banking Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 24 (1), 719-738.

Conference Proceedings

Peltomaki A, Hallikainen P, and Tuunainen V (2009) A Stage Model for Evaluation of New Mobile Business Services 8th International Conference on Mobile Business ICMB 2009; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, New Jersey. [More Information]

Penttinen E, Hallikainen P, and Salomaki T (2009) Impacts of the Implementation of Electronic Invoicing on Buyer-Seller Relationships 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2009; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Washington. [More Information]

2007

Journal Article

Laukkanen S, Sarpola S, and Hallikainen P (2007) Enterprise size matters: objectives and constraints of ERP adoption Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 20 (3), 319-334. [More Information]

Conference Proceeding

Hu Q, Frisk E, Hallikainen P, Eikebrokk T, Paivarinta T, and Nurmi A (2007) IT Investment Evaluation as a Socio-Political Process: Determinants to Managerial Adoption and Use 15th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2007; Association of Information Systems, USA.

Book Chapter

Nurmi A, Hallikainen P, and Rossi M (2007) Coordination of Complex Information System Development Projects: A Case Study of Finnish Universities Information Technology Outsourcing: Advances in Management Information Systems Volume 8; M.E. Sharpe, United States. [More Information]

2006

Journal Article

Hallikainen P, Kivijarvi H, and Nurmimaki K (2006) A Framework for Evaluating Strategic IT Investments. Establishing Priorities for WCM Investment Alternatives Journal of Decision Systems, 15 (1), 23-53.

Conference Proceedings

Hallikainen P, Hu Q, Frisk E, Paivarinta T, Eikebrokk T, and Nurmi A (2006) The Use of Formal IT Investment Evaluation Methods in Organizations: A Survey of European Countries The 12th annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2006); Association for Information Systems (AIS), Acapulco, Mexico.

Hallikainen P, Kimpimaki H, and Kivijarvi H (2006) Supporting the Module Sequencing Decision in the ERP Implementation Process 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS 2006; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States. [More Information]

Hu Q, Frisk E, Eikebrokk T, Hallikainen P, Paivarinta T, and Nurmi A (2006) IT Investment Evaluation: Why Hasn’t it Become an Organization Routine? 14th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS 2006; Goteborg University, Sweden.

2005

Journal Articles

Bragge J, Merisalo-Rantanen H, and Hallikainen P (2005) Gathering Innovative End-User Feedback for Continuous Development of Information Systems: A Repeatable and Transferable E-Collaboration Process IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 48 (1), 55-67. [More Information]

Hallikainen P, and Chen L (2005) A Holistic Framework on Information Systems Evaluation with a Case Analysis Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, 9 (2), 57-64.

Hallikainen P, Peffers K, and Saarinen T (2005) Deciding Which IS to Build and Assessing Success: Learning to do it Better Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA), 6 (4), 41-52.

Conference Proceedings

Laukkanen S, Sarpola S, and Hallikainen P (2005) ERP System Adoption - Does the Size Matter? 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2005 (HICSS '05); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States of America. [More Information]

Nurmi A, Hallikainen P, and Rossi M (2005) Coordination of Outsourced Information System Development in Multiple Customer Environment – A Case Study of a Joint Information System Development Project 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2005 (HICSS '05); Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), United States of America. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Hallikainen P (2005) IT-projektien mittaaminen Tietohallinnon johtaminen, Kauppalehti; Bonnier Business Forum Oy, Finland.

2004

Conference Proceedings

Hallikainen P, Laukkanen S, and Sarpola S (2004) Reasons for ERP Acquisition 6th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems ICEIS 2004.

Nurmi A, and Hallikainen P (2004) Evaluation Process of an Outsourced Joint Information System Development Project in Finnish Universities – Learning Proactive Evaluation Practices 11th European Conference on Information Technology Evaluation ECITE 2004; Academic Conferences Limited, United Kingdom.

Seminar Paper

Vihinen J, Hallikainen P, and Tuunainen V (2004) Selecting New Games for Mobile Game Publisher's Portfolio Austin Mobility Roundtable 2004.

2003

Seminar Papers

Hallikainen P, Laukkanen S, and Sarpola S (2003) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software selection and reasons for the acquisition 26th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia IRIS26 2003.

Nurmi A, and Hallikainen P (2003) Strategic Options in Acquiring Technological Solutions - A Theoretical View 26th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia IRIS26 2003.

Report

Hallikainen P, and Kivijarvi H (2003) Appraisal of Strategic IT Investments: Payoffs and Tradeoffs.

Selected grants

Recent Units Taught

  • INFS3050 Business Intelligence for Managers

  • INFS5001 Project Management

  • INFS6002 Strategic Information Systems Sourcing

  • INFS6018 Managing Business Intelligence