List of publications

Below you’ll find my publications in four categories: academic journals; other peer-reviewed publications; conference papers, most of which are peer reviewed as well; and miscellaneous, which include research monographies, policy papers and studies. For your citing convenience, you can view most of the publications in Mendeley:

Kalle Piirainen's bibliography

Updated last August 2015

Scientific Highlights

  • Altogether 20 peer-reviewed publications, 63 including, conferences, policy papers, and one co-edited book
  • 11 jounal publications (accepted and printed), 3 in ISI indexed jounals: 4 journal papers (2 ISI) in the pipeline
  • All time citations 166 over 49 publications, h-index 8, in Google Scholar; over 2000 views and over 1000 publication downloads in ResearchGate

Journals

  • Piirainen, Kalle A., Gonzalez, Rafael A. (2015) Theory of and within foresight – “What does a theory of foresight even mean?”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change – accepted for publication – 2013 IF 1.959
  • Piirainen, K. A., Andersen, P. D., & Andersen, A. D. (2015). Foresight and the third mission of universities: The case for innovation system foresight. Foresight. – forthcoming
  • Piirainen, K. A., & Gonzalez, R. A. (2014). Constructive Synergy in Design Science Research: A Comparative Analysis of Design Science Research and the Constructive Research Approach. Finnish Journal of Business Economics, (3-4), pp. 206–234. (Download pre-print)
  • Piirainen, K.A., Kolfschoten, G.L., Lukosch, S. (2012) “The Joint Struggle of Complex Engineering: A Study Of The Challenges Of Collaborative Design” International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, Vol. 11, p. 1087.
  • Keränen, J., Piirainen, K.A., Salminen, R. (2012) ”Systematic Review on B2B Branding: Research Issues and Avenues for Future Research”, Journal of Product & Brand Management, Vol. 21 Iss: 6, pp.404 – 417
  • Piirainen, K.A., Gonzalez, R.A., Bragge, J. (2012) A Systemic Evaluation Framework for Futures Research, Futures, Vol. 44, Issue 5, Special issue on “Looking back on looking forward. Towards evaluating futures research.”, pp. 464-474.
  • Kortelainen, S., Piirainen, K. Kärkkäinen H., Tuominen, M. (2011) “Dependency between learning and profitability in different industry conditions: a system dynamic simulation”, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 229-253.
  • Piirainen, K. & Lindqvist, A. (2010) “Enhancing business and technology foresight with electronically mediated scenario process”, Foresight, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 16-37.
  • Kivijärvi, H, Piirainen, K. & Tuominen M. (2010) “Sustaining organizational innovativeness: Advancing knowledge sharing during the scenario process”, International Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 22-39.
  • Piirainen K., Kortelainen S., Elfvengren K. & Tuominen M. (2010) ”A scenario approach for assessing new business concepts”, Management Research Review, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp.635-655.Kortelainen, S., Piirainen, K. & Tuominen, M., (2010) “Simulating the effects of radical innovation with the help of system dynamics”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 457-476.

Other peer reviewed

  • Stolpe, M., Buhl, T., Sumer, B. M., Kiil, S., Holbøll, J., & Piirainen, K. A. (2014). Offshore wind energy development. In H. H. Larsen & L. S. Petersen (Eds.), Wind energy — drivers and barriers for higher shares of wind in the global power generation mix (pp. 43–51). Kongens Lyngby, DK: DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy.
  • Piirainen, K.A., 2014. Monitoring and Evaluating Investments, In: Halme, K., Lindy, I., Piirainen, K. A., Salminen, V., & White, J. (Eds.). (2014). Finland as a Knowledge Economy 2.0: Lessons on Policies and Governance (p. 117-134). Washington D.C.: The World Bank.
  • Piirainen, K.A., Gonzales, R.A., 2013. Seeking Constructive Synergy: Design Science and the Constructive Research Approach, in: Brocke, vom J., Hekkala, R., Ram, S, and Rossi, M. (Eds.): Design Science at the Intersection of Physical and Virtual Design – Proceedings of the 8th International Conference, DESRIST 2013, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-12, 2013., Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7939, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 59-72
  • Piirainen, K.A., Briggs, R.O. (2011) “Design Theory in Practice – Making Design Science Research More Transparent”, in Jain, H., Sinha, A.P. and Vitharana, P. (eds.) Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Volume 662, Springer Verlag, pp. 47-61.
  • Kivijärvi, H., Piirainen, K.A. & Tuominen, M. (2011) ”Scenario Process as a Community for Organizational Knowledge Creation and Sharing”, in Fred, A., Dietz, J.L.G., Liu, K., Filipe, J. (eds.) Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering, and Knowledge Management, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) 128, Springer Verlag, pp. 364-376.
  • Piirainen, K., Gonzalez, R.A. & Kolfschoten, G. (2010) ”Quo Vadis, Design Science? – A Survey of Literature”, in Winter, R., Zhao, J.L., Aier, S. (eds.) Global Perspectives on Design Science Research, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 6105, Springer Verlag, pp. 93-108.
  • Piirainen, K., Kolfschoten, G. & Lukosch, S. (2009) ”Unraveling Challenges in Collaborative Design: A Literature Study”, in Carriço, L., Baloian, N. and Fonseca B. (eds.): CRIWG 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5784, Springer Verlag, pp. 247–261.
  • Karhumaa, A., Piirainen, K. Elfvengren, K. & Tuominen, M. (2009) ”An assessment of facilitators’ design thinking” in Carriço, L., Baloian, N. and Fonseca B. (eds.): CRIWG 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5784, Springer Verlag, pp. 231-246.
  • Kivijärvi, H. Piirainen, K. Tuominen, M. Kortelainen, S. Elfvengren, K. (2008) “A Support System for the Strategic Scenario Process”, in F. Adam and P. Humphreys (eds.) Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 822-836.

Conferences

  • Piirainen, K.A., Cash, P. (2015) Building a Cohesive Body of Design Knowledge: Developments from a Design Science Research Perspective, International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED) 2015, July 27-30 2015, Milan, IT
  • Andersen, P.D., Piirainen, K.A., Clausen, N.-E., Cronin, T. 2015. Towards a Joint Action Plan for Research and Development in the Offshore Wind Service Industry, EWEA Offshore, March 10-12th 2015, Copenhagen DK
  • Piirainen, K.A. 2014 A Framework for Theorizing in Foresight, 5th EU future-Oriented Technology Analysis Conference, November 27th-28th, Brussel, BE.
  • Piirainen, K.A. 2014 The GRIP method for collaborative roadmapping workshops, 5th EU future-Oriented Technology Analysis Conference, November 27th-28th, Brussel, BE.
  • Tanner, A., Piirainen, K.A., Alkaersig, L. 2014 Smart Specialisation: ‘All roads lead to Rome’, 5th EU future-Oriented Technology Analysis Conference, November 27th-28th, Brussel, BE.
  • Lähteenmäki-Smith, Kaisa, Pesonen, Pekka, Kolu, Timo, Piirainen, Kalle A: 2014 Emerging Dialogue and User-Based Modes of Evaluation for Innovation Policy, 11th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference, October 1.-3. Dublin, IE.
  • Piirainen, K.A., Tanner, A.N., Alkærsig, L., Andersen P.D. 2014. Smart Specialization and Capabilities for Offshore Wind Services around the North Sea, XXV ISPIM Conference, June 8th-11th, Dublin, IE.
  • Piirainen, K.A:, Lähteenmäki-Smith, K., Raivio, T., Yi-Lin, J., Alkærsig, L. 2014. An Exploratory Account of Incentives for Underexploitation in an Open Innovation Environment, Druid Society Conference 2014, Copenhagen, June 16th-18th, Copenhagen Business School, DK.
  • Piirainen, K. A., Andersen, A. D., & Andersen, P. D. (2013). “Foresight for sectoral development: Sectoral development as a “Third Mission” activity at the Technical University of Denmark”, in European IFA Academic Seminar, Winterthur, 16.-18. September 2013, ZHAW Institut für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, Wintherthür, CH. (Download)
  • Joona Keränen, Kalle A: Piirainen, Risto Salminen (2011) “Systematic Review on B2B Branding: Research Issues and Avenues for Future Research”, in the7th Global Brand Conference of the AM’s Brand, Corporate Identity and Reputation SIG, April 5-7th 2011, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Piirainen, K., Kortelainen, S., Lindqvist, A. (2010) “Translating scenarios for management: Use of system dynamics modelling to quantify scenarios”, in the Proceedings of the XV International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Bilbao, Spain.
  • Kortelainen, S., Huizingh, E., Kärkkäinen H., Piirainen, K. (2010) “Acquiring and Applying Innovation Resources: A Resource-based Model to Predict Market Shares” in the Proceedings of the XV International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Bilbao, Spain.
  • Piirainen, K., Kolfschoten G., Lukosch, S. (2010) “In Search for the Right Tools to fix the Right Problem: Challenges of Collaborative Design”, in the Proceedings of the 43th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Poi’pu, Kaua’i HI, USA.
  • Kivijärvi, H. Piirainen K. & Tuominen M. (2009) ”Rehearsing for the future: Scenarios as an enabler and a product of organizational knowledge creation”, in the proceedings of International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS), Madeira, Portugal.
  • Piirainen, K., Lindqvist, A. (2009) “Enhancing business and technology foresight with electronically mediated scenario process”, in the Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland OR, USA.
  • Kortelainen, S., Piirainen, K., Kärkkäinen, H., Tuominen, M. (2009) “Conceptual System Dynamic Approach to Internal and External Learning in a Discontinuous Market Change”, in the Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland OR, USA.
  • Piirainen, K. Elfvengren, K, Korpela, J. & Tuominen, M. (2009) “Improving the effectiveness of business process development through collaboration engineering: a method for process elicitation”, in the Proceeding of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island HI, USA.
  • Lindqvist, A. Piirainen, K. & Tuominen, M. (2008) ”Utilising group innovation to enhance business foresight for capital-intensive manufacturing industries” in the Proceedings of the 1st ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Singapore.
  • Kortelainen, S. Piirainen, K. & Tuominen, M. (2008) “A System Dynamic Model of Learning and Innovation Process Profitability” in the in the Proceedings of the 26th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Athens, Greece.
  • Kokkonen, K, Piirainen, K. & Kässi, T. (2008) “E-business opportunities in the Finnish forest sector – a multi-method scenario study” in the Proceedings of XVIII International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Tours, France.
  • Kortelainen, S. Piirainen, K. & Tuominen, M. (2008) “Simulating radical innovation with the help of system dynamics” in the Proceedings of XVIII International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Tours, France.
  • Lampela, H. Kuvaja, M. Kyrki, A. Kärkkäinen, H. & Piirainen, K. (2008) ”Challenges and practices in inter-organizational learning in innovation networks” in the Proceedings of XVIII International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Tours, France.
  • Piirainen, K. Kortelainen, S. Elfvengren K. & Tuominen M. (2008) “A Future Oriented Workshop Implementation for Goal-Oriented Action Planning”, in the Proceeding of the 15th International Working Seminar on Production Economics (IGLS), Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Elfvengren, K., Korpela, J., Piirainen, K., & Tuominen, M. (2008) “A Framework to Promote Customer-Supplier Relationships”, in the Proceedings of the 15th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck (IGLS), Austria.
  • Kortelainen, S. Piirainen, K. Tuominen M. (2008) “A dynamic model of learning in innovation process”, in the Proceeding of the 15th International Working Seminar on Production Economics (IGLS), Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Piirainen, K. Kivijärvi, H. & Tuominen, M. (2008) “Supporting Strategic Innovativeness: Scenario Planning for Driving Organizational Knowledge Sharing”, in the Proceeding of the 41st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island HI, USA. – nominated for the Best Paper Award
  • Piirainen K., Elfvengren K., Kortelainen S. & Tuominen M. (2007) ”A Scenario approach for assessing new business concepts” in the Proceedings of XVII International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Elfvengren K., Piirainen K., Kortelainen S. & Tuominen M. (2007) ”Supporting Managerial Planning Tasks in the InnoStudio” in the Proceedings of XVII International Conference of International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), Warsaw, Poland.
  • Piirainen K., Elfvengren K., Kortelainen S. & Tuominen M. (2007) ”Enhancing learning with a group support system facility” in the Proceedings of The Power of Media in Education NBE 2007, Rovaniemi, Finland.
  • Piirainen K., Kortelainen S., Elfvengren K. & Tuominen M. (2006) ”A Framework for Utilizing Group Support System in Scenario Process.” In the proceedings of Global Conference on Emergent Business Phenomena in the Digital Economy eBRF+ICEB, Tampere, Finland.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Piirainen, Kalle A. (2014/2015) Joint Action Plan, European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing. Available: http://www.ecowinds.eu
  • Halme, K., Lindy, I., Piirainen, K. A., Salminen, V., & White, J. (Eds.). (2014). Finland as a Knowledge Economy 2.0: Lessons on Policies and Governance (p. 162). Washington D.C.: The World Bank. doi:10.1596/978-1-4648-0194-5
  • Viljamaa, K., Piirainen, K., Kotiranta, A., Karhunen, H., Huovari J., 2014. Impact of Tekes Activities on Productivity and Renewal, Tekes Reviews 315/2014, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation – Tekes, Helsinki, FI
  • Lähteenmäki-Smith, K., Halme, K., Lemola, T. Piirainen, K., Viljamaa, K., Haila, K., Kotiranta, A., Hjelt, M., Raivio, T., Polt, W., Dinges, M., Ploder, M., Meyer, S., Luukkonen, T., Georghiou, L. 2013. “Licence to SHOK?” – External evaluation of the strategic centres for science, technology and innovation, Publications of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Innovation 1/2013. (Download)
  • Halme, K., Piirainen, K.A., Sievers, E.-U., Vekinis, G., Viljamaa, K. (2012) “EP3 – Analytical study for substitution of critical raw materials (EP3-RAW)”, European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), European Parliament, Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy. (Download)
  • Piirainen, K.A., Koria, M., Wangwe, S., Tran, C.N., Lemola, T. (2012) “An analysis of the drivers for emerging sectoral innovation systems in developing economies: cases Tanzania and Vietnam (ESIS), Aalto University, IDBM Research Papers. (Download)
  • Christensen, T.A., Freireich, S., Kolar, J., Nybergh, P. 2012. “Peer-Review of the Estonian Research and Innovation System – Steady Progress Towards Knowledge Society”, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication, Innovation Studies 19 (as a ghost writer) (Download)
  • Piirainen, K.A., Viljamaa, K. (2011) FINNMACHINES Case studies, Global Value Chains as an Emerging Challenge for National and European RTD Policies (GLOVAL), Ramboll Management Consulting and GLOVAL Partners. (Download)
  • Piirainen, K.A. (2010) “IDEAS for Strategic Technology Management: Design of an electronically mediated scenario method” (Diss.) Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis 406, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland. (Download)
  • Piirainen, K., Gonzalez, R. & Kolfschoten, G. (2010) ”The state of play in design science: A literature survey”, in Torkkeli, M. & Hilmola, O.-P. (eds.) Exploring new research avenues of industrial management, LUT, Faculty of Technology Management, Department of Industrial Management, Kouvola Research Unit, Research Report 217, pp. 59-90.
  • Piirainen K. (2007) “NPD process and stage-gate”, in Torkkeli M. (ed.) Perspectives on Management of Technology and Decision Support Systems – in Honor of Professor Markku Tuominen’s 60th Birthday, LUT, Faculty of Technology Management, Department of Industrial Management, Research Report 192, pp. 92-106.
  • Piirainen K., Tuominen M., Elfvengren K., Kortelainen S. & Niemistö V.-P. (2007) “Developing Support for Scenario Process: A Scenario Study on Lappeenranta University of Technology from 2006 to 2016”, LUT, Faculty of Technology Management, Department of Industrial Management, Research Report 182, 46 p.

Working Papers

  • Kalle A. Piirainen, Per Dannemand Andersen “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet? – Paradigmatic Differences of Foresight, Futures Studies and Forecasting” (Download)

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