Mikael Laakso

Mikael Laakso

Universitetslektor i informationsbehandling
Associate Professor
Mobile phone: 
+358 50 910 0864
Hanken room: 
F 3.25
Postal address: 
PB 479

Information Systems Science (Helsinki)


Informationsbehandling (Helsingfors)

Research Areas:
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 512 Business and Management
  • 518 Media and communications
  • 222 Other engineering and technologies
  • 113 Data- och informationsvetenskap
  • 512 Företagsekonomi
  • 518 Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
  • 222 Övrig teknik och teknologi

Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Business Economics, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, 2014


Ekon. dr, företagsekonomi, Hanken Svenska handelshögskolan, Finland, 2014

I am an Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki Finland. I have been researching the changing landscape towards openness in scholarly publishing by studying combinations of bibliometrics, web metrics, business models, science policy, and author behavior for close to 10 years. I defended my PhD thesis on the subject of Open Access journal publishing in 2014.

In addition to research I am also active in open science advocacy. I am currently a member of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 expert group on Future of Scholarly Publishing and scholarly Communication. I am also the chairman of both the national working group on open publishing practices as part of the Open Science Initiative managed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the FinnOA working group. Additionally I am a member of the strategy group supporting journal publisher negotiations on behalf of the Finnish university library consortium (FinElib).

Recently I was appointed a panel member of the Finnish Publication Forum (in Finnish often referred to as JUFO) for the years 2018-2021, which is a rating and classification system supporting the quality assessment of research output.

Research description:

Mikael has been teaching on the following courses at Hanken:


  • 2558 Project Management (8 ECTS) 

            Main teacher 2012-2018

  • 2572 Management Information Systems (8 ECTS)
            Main teacher 2014 & 2016
  • 1136-1 Informatics (3 ECTS)
            Main teacher 2013, 2015-2018
  • 2546 Computer Programming (6 ECTS)
   Main teacher 2017-2018


Bo-Christer Björk, Mikael Laakso 2010, 'CAD standardisation in the construction industry - A process view' AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, vol 19, pp. 398-406. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2009.11.010
Bo-Christer Björk, Patrik Welling, Mikael Laakso, Peter Majlender, Turid Hedlund, Guoni Guonason 2010, 'Open Access to the Scientific Journal Literature: Situation 2009' PLoS ONE, vol 5, pp. -. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0011273