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Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Research Director, Centre for Maritime Studies


+358 50 313 0689
Joukahaisenkatu 3-5

Areas of expertise

Economic Geography
Maritime Transport
Urban and Regional Studies


Professor Tommi Inkinen is a research director at the University of Turku. His discipline is logistical systems of maritime transportation. Previously he has been the vice chair of the Department of Geosciences and Geography at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where he worked as a Professor of Economic Geography and a Professor of Human Geography 2008 till 2016. He also holds Docentships of Regional Studies and Economic Geography. His latest projects include “Geography and Innovative Competitiveness? Finnish Knowledge Regions in European and Global Economy” funded by the Academy of Finland. His research interests primarily cover the issues of maritime transport, logistical systems and port cities together with innovation and economic geography. These include the regional and social structuring of innovation systems, technology integration, regional development and logistics of transport. He and his research team have published extensively on these topics in international journals and collections. He is a current chairman of the International Geographical Union’s (IGU) Innovation, Information and Technology Commission and previously Editor-In-Chief of peer-reviewed quarterly journal Terra, Finnish Geographical Journal.


5 most recent Web of Science (WoS, ISI) indexed publications:
[C2] Inkinen, T., Yigitcanlar, T. & M. Wilson (2020) Sustainable Mobility and Transport. Sustainability.
[C1] Yigitcanlar, T. & T. Inkinen (2019) Geographies of Disruption. Place Making for Innovation in the Age of Knowledge Economy. Springer, New York.

[A1] Hämäläinen, E. & T. Inkinen (2019). Industrial applications of big data in disruptive innovations supporting environmental reporting. Journal of Industrial Information Integration.

[A1] Ponto, H. & T. Inkinen (2019) Knowledge-based environments in the city: Design and urban form in the Helsinki metropolitan area. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development.
[A1] Kiuru, J. & T. Inkinen (2019) E-capital and economic growth in European metropolitan areas: Applying social media messaging in technology-based urban analysis. Journal of Urban Technology,

Current editor positions in international journals: 1) Journal of Open Innovation (Springer Open). Associate Editor since 2014. Editorial board memberships in national and international journals: 1) Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Emerald, WoS) 2) International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IGI, WoS) 3) International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development (Inderscience, WoS) 4) Journal of Urban Technology (Routledge, WoS) 5) Terra. Geographical Journal (TSV)


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