Dr Aleksandre Asatiani

Operations & Information Management Department
Dr Aleksandre Asatiani
Dr Aleksandre Asatiani

Aleksandre Asatiani is a Lecturer in Information Systems. He received his PhD in information systems from Aalto University School of Business, where he also gained an MSc in information and service management. Aleksandre’s research interest include: cloud computing, business process outsourcing, virtual organizations, and work automation.

Aleksandre worked as a research coordinator at Real-Time Economy, a joint development project between Aalto University School of Business and industrial partners, devoted to digitalization of business transactions. Aleksandre also acted as a consultant for EU-funded industry projects, designing innovative digital services.

Position: Lecturer

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3785

Email: a.asatiani@aston.ac.uk

Room: ABS260

  • PhD, Information Systems Science, Aalto University School of Business, 2016.
  • MSc, Information and Service Management, Aalto University School of Business, 2012.

Academic

  • Lecturer, Aston Business School. (July 2017 - Present).
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Aalto University School of Business (2017).
  • Research Coordinator, Real-Time Economy, Aalto University School of Business (2012-2017).
  • Project Researcher, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research, Aalto University School of Business (2016).
  • Research Assistant, Aalto University School of Business (2012).

Professional

·         Senior Consultant, Vaibmu (2014-2016).

  • BN1191, Business Analysis Tools
  • BN2225, FOM2/2 Business Game
  • BN2228, Systems Analysis
  • BN2229, Systems Analysis Project
  • BNM748 Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtual Work
  • Work Automation
  • Social Media

  •   HSE Foundation. Personal research grant for the research project: Impact of Cloud Computing on Business Process Outsourcing (2015).

 

Refereed Journals

 

  • Asatiani, A., Penttinen, E., & Kumar, A. (2019) Uncovering the nature of the relationship between outsourcing motivations and the degree of business process outsourcing. Journal of Information Technology.
  • Asatiani, A., & Penttinen, E. (2019) Constructing continuities in virtual work environments: A multiple case study of two firms with differing degrees of virtuality. Information Systems Journal, 29(2).
  • Asatiani, A. & Penttinen, E. (2016) Turning Robotic Process Automation into Commercial Success – Case OpusCapita. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases (JITTC), May 2016.
  • Asatiani, A. & Penttinen, E. (2015) Managing the move to the cloud – analyzing the risks and opportunities of cloud-based accounting information systems. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases (JITTC), 5(1), 27-34.

 

Refereed Conference Papers

 

  • Gambal, M., Kotlarsky, J., & Asatiani, A. (2018) Pursuing strategic innovation in outsourcing relationships: Towards an innovation-molding process. Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2018, San Francisco, USA. 
  • Penttinen, E., Kasslin, H., & Asatiani, A. (2018) How to choose between robotic process
  • automation and back-end system automation. Proceedings of the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2018, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.  
  • Asatiani, A. & Penttinen, E. (2016) Profiling Outsourcers of Professional Services – An Exploratory Study on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Proceedings of 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Pinjamaa, N. & Asatiani, A. (2016) Business Challenges of News Media Companies on Digital Platforms. 29th Bled eConference, Bled, Slovenia.
  • Upreti, B. Asatiani, A., & Malo, P. (2016) To Reach the Clouds: Application of Topic Models to the Meta-review on Cloud Computing Literature. Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016.
  • Asatiani, A. (2015) Why Cloud? – A Review of Cloud Adoption Determinants in Organizations. Proceedings of 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015, Münster, Germany.
  • Asatiani, A., Penttinen, E., & Aarnikoivu, A. (2014) Should I Outsource Accounting Tasks and Move to the Cloud? - Case Kluuvin Apteekki. Proceedings of 22nd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2014, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  • Asatiani, A., Apte, U., Penttinen, E., Rönkkö, M. & Saarinen, T. (2014) Outsourcing of Disaggregated Services in Cloud-Based Enterprise Information Systems, Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014 (Best paper award nomination).

 

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)