Journal Articles (published or accepted for publication)

Lehtonen, M. J. & Harviainen, T. (2016) Mobile Games and Player Communities: Designing for and with Clans. Design Management Review, 27(3), pp. 20-26.

Ahola, M. K., Salovuori, H. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) Exploring Cruise Experience Through Actor-Networks of the Cruise Ship Environment. International Journal of Marine Design.

Lehtonen, M. J., Junnila, M. & Koivisto, E. (2014) Pelitutkimuksen paikat, osa 2: Aalto-yliopiston pelitutkimuksen ja -opetuksen nykytila (Spaces of game studies, part 2: The current state of game industry research and teaching at Aalto University). Pelitutkimuksen vuosikirja 2014, pp. 100-105.

Lehtonen, M. J., & Kampf, C. (2014) Virtual Teams and Knowledge Communication: Drawing on semiotics for making knowledge about virtual teams and collaboration visible. International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development, 6(3), pp. 1-25. 

Lehtonen, M. (2011) Communicating competence through PechaKucha presentations. Journal of Business Communication, 48(4), pp. 464-481.


Karjalainen, T-M., Lehtonen, M. J. & Niipola, J. (2014) The Playing Finn: Stories on successful game development and music export. Helsinki: Talentum.

Karjalainen, T-M., Lehtonen, M. J. & Niipola, J. (2014) Pelisilmää, sävelkorvaa: Tarinoita suomalaisesta peli- ja musiikkiviennistä (the book above is the English equivalent). Helsinki: Talentum. 

Cheng, H., Kesävuori, T., Lehtonen, M. (Ed.), Lovio, J., Lund, R. W. B., Mallenius, S., Serita, V. & Sonninen, A. (2011) Doing Design Business in Japan: Experiences from Hirameki. Helsinki: Aalto University.

Lehtonen, M. & Kaislaniemi, I. (Eds.) (2010) Nichi-Fin shoubai kyouryoku: 90 vuotta suomalais-japanilaista yhteistyötä (Japanese-Finnish business co-operation: 90 years of Finnish-Japanese co-operation). Helsinki: Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce.

Book Chapters

Lehtonen, M. & Kampf, C. (2009) A Case for Combining Meaning, Culture and Knowledge: Extending Nonaka’s theory of the knowledge creating firm through Peirce’s semiotics. In Louhiala-Salminen, L. & Kankaanranta, A. (Eds.) The Ascent of Business Communication. Helsinki: Helsinki School of Economics.

Papers in Conference Proceedings

Lehtonen, M. J., Ainamo, A. & Person, O. (2014) Visualizing ecosystems: Evidence from the game industry in Helsinki and Tokyo. Paper presented at the 30th EGOS Colloquium, July 3-5, 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Lehtonen, M., Ainamo, A. & Salo, A. (2013) Games as Services: an industrial shift and what it means for design. Paper presented at the IASDR Conference, August 26-30, 2013, Tokyo, Japan.

Lehtonen, M., Ainamo, A. & Salo, A. (2013) Industrial ecosystem emergence: Fluid and dynamic boundaries between co-creation and appropriation in digital gaming. Paper presented at the 29th EGOS Colloquium, July 4-6, 2013, Montreal, Canada.

Lehtonen, M. et al. (2012) Mapping Creative Spaces: On value creation, innovativity, and knowledge. Paper presented at the GBATA Conference, July 10-14, 2012, New York City, USA.

Shoai, R.  & Lehtonen, M. (2012) Dialectical Thinking in Organizational Design: Lessons from Chinese Philosophy. Paper presented at the 28th EGOS colloquium, July 2-7, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.

Lehtonen, M. (2012) How do people construct their organization using Chigo blocks? An exploratory investigation into visual metaphors. Paper presented at the 28th EGOS colloquium, July 2-7, 2012, Helsinki, Finland.

Lehtonen, M. (2012) The new kid on the block: bringing the visual to knowledge management research. Paper presented at the Academy of International Business 2012 Annual Meeting, June 30 – July 3, 2012, Washington DC, USA.

Lehtonen, M. (2012) Only damaged people want good things to happen to them through visualization – using visual methods to study cultures”. Paper presented at the Nordcode Seminar, June 11-13, 2012, Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden.

Lehtonen, M. (2011) What do knowledge management, qualitative research, and visual communication have in common? A content analysis on knowledge management literature and a proposal for future research agenda. Paper presented at 37th EIBA Annual Conference, December 8-10, 2011, Bucharest, Romania.

Lehtonen, M., Lund, R. W. B. & Kesävuori, T. (2011) Visualising knowledge about sustainability through PechaKucha presentations. Paper presented at the Tsinghua-DMI International Design Management Symposium, December 3-5, 2011, Hong Kong.

Lehtonen, M., Rose, E. L., Cheng, H. & Lovio, J. (2011) Why do Finnish design-intensive SMEs enter the Japanese market? A longitudinal study on the internationalization motives. Paper presented at AJBS 24th Annual Meeting, June 24-25, 2011, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.

Lehtonen, M., Rose, E. L., Cheng, H. & Lovio, J. (2011) Motives for going international: A longitudinal study of Finnish design companies entering the Japanese market. Paper presented at AIB 2011 Conference, June 26-28, 2011, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan. 

Presentations at Conferences

Santos, F. P., Benker, A. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) The role of design in the repositioning of a corporate brand. Paper presented at the 11th European Academy of Design Conference, April 22-24, 2015, Paris, France.

Ainamo, A., Yusheng, S. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2014) Post-industrial design for consumption: Discovery and invention of “tribes”. Paper presented at the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, September 2-4, 2014, London, UK.

Lehtonen, M. (2012) Visualizing culture: looking at cultures and cultural identities through visual means in a Japanese subsidiary. Paper presented at the AJBS Annual Conference, June 28-30, 2012, Washington DC, USA.

Lehtonen, M. (2010) Communicating competence through pecha kucha presentations. Paper presented at Joint 10th ABC Europe convention + 2nd GABC conference, May 27-29, 2010, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Lehtonen, M. & Kampf, C. (2010) The Future of Visual Knowledge Communication in Project Environments: Theoretical considerations” Paper presented at 9th Asia Pacific Conference of the Association for Business Communication “Global Business Communication: Past, Present, and Future”, April 1-2, 2010, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.

Lehtonen, M. (2009) Towards holistic thinking: visualism in knowledge sharing”. Paper presented at 5th Workshop on Visualising, Measuring and Managing Intangibles and Intellectual Capital, October 8-9, 2009, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

Lehtonen, M. (2009) Exploring the role of visualised knowledge in creating innovations in virtual environments”. Paper presented at The Second International Workshop on Discourse in Organizations, September 16-18, 2009, University of Gent, Gent, Belgium.

Professional Non-refereed Articles 

Lindblom, A., Lindblom, T. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2016) Suomi hurmaa nyt japanilaisia (Finland is now charming the Japanese). Turun Sanomat 25 May 2016.

Lehtonen, M. J. & Lindblom, A. (2016) Slush ja suomalainen solmiokielto kasvattavat suosiotaan Japanissa (Slush and the Finnish ban on ties increasing in popularity in Japan). Kauppalehti 10 May 2016.

Lindblom, A., Lindblom, T. & Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) Suomalaisten Japani-kuvaa päivitettävä (The image of Japan in Finland needs to be updated). Kauppalehti November 19 2015. 

Lehtonen, M. J. (2015) Näin suomalainen solmiokielto innostaa japanilaisyrittäjiä (How the Finnish ban on ties inspires Japanese entrepreneurs). Kauppalehti May 4 2015.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2014) Visualisoinnista uudenlaista ymmärrystä liiketoimintaan (New insights from visualization to business activities). In Heliskoski, J. & Pohjanmäki, O-P. (Eds.) Bonnier Pro Markkinointi. Helsinki: Bonnier Pro.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2010) Rohkeutta kauppatieteisiin (Management studies require more daring). Talouselämä 34 2010.

Other Publications

Lehtonen, M. J., Santos, F. P., Mihailova, I. (2015) Angry Birds: Lead your feathery team into battle now! Rovio’s internationalization to Japan. The Case Centre.

Lehtonen, M. J. (2014) Visual knowing and visualizing knowledge in knowledge-intensive organizations. Doctoral dissertation. Helsinki: Aalto University School of Business.

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