DES
Digital Economy & Society

Digital Economy & Society

The DES research group explores the interplay between the human and the digital. We study the economic, psychological, and social aspects of digitalization. We investigate digitalization on individual, organizational, and societal levels.

Research themes

Our research activities fall under three major themes: responsible artificial intelligence,
user behavior in digital environments and socio-technical systems. Click the theme to find out more.

THE CORE RESEARCH team

The DES research group is based in the Turku School of Economics (Turku, Finland).
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Director Matti Mäntymäki
Matti Mäntymäki

Associate Professor
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Matti Minkkinen
Matti Minkkinen

Senior Researcher
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Professor of practice Teemu Birkstedt
Teemu Birkstedt

Professor of Practice
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Najmul Islam
Najmul Islam

University Researcher
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Anushree Tandon
Anushree Tandon

Senior Researcher
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Featured publications

What about investors? ESG analyses as tools for ethics-based AI auditing

Artificial intelligence (AI) governance and auditing promise to bridge the gap between AI ethics principles...
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Defining organizational AI governance

Artificial intelligence (AI) governance is required to reap the benefits and manage the risks brought...
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