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Oliveira-Duarte, L, Reis, DA, Fleury, AL, Vasques, RA, Filho, HF, Koria, M, Baruque-Ramos, J (2021) Innovation Ecosystem framework directed to Sustainable Development Goal #17 partnerships implementation, Sustainable Development, 29(5), pp.1018-1036, ISSN: 0968-0802. DOI: 10.1002/sd.2191.

Koria, M, Vasques, R, Telalbasic, I (2020) Mind the systemic gap(s): Service ecosystems for early-stage entrepreneurs in the east zone of São Paulo, Brazil, The Design Journal, 23(6), pp.843-863, ISSN: 1460-6925. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2020.1823066.

Koria, M, Osorno, RH, Telalbasic, I, Vázquez, DDCR, Chirchir, E (2020) An innovation intermediary for Nairobi, Kenya: Designing student-centric services for university-industry collaboration, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 13(6), pp.671-683, ISSN: 2042-1338. DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2020.1796012.

Nakano, D, Shiach, M, Koria, M, Vasques, R, dos Santos, EG, Virani, T (2020) Coworking spaces in urban settings: Prospective roles?, Geoforum, ISSN: 0016-7185. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.04.014.

Kourula, A, Paukku, M, Peterson, A, Koria, M (2019) Intermediary roles in regulatory programs: Toward a role-based framework, Regulation and Governance, ISSN: 1748-5983. DOI: 10.1111/rego.12226.

Vasques, RA, Koria, M, dos Santos, MCL (2017) Why do I love you Vaatelainaamo? Analysis of motivations, barriers and opportunities in a Finnish service for sharing clothes, The Design Journal, 20(20:sup1), pp.721-731, ISSN: 1460-6925. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1353018.

Vasques, RA, Koria, M, dos Santos, MCL (2017) Amo voce Vaatelainaamo, mas algumas coisas podem melhorar: Analise de motivacoes, barreiras e facilitadores em servico finlandes de compartilhamento de roupas, ModaPalavra E-periódico, 10(19), pp.23-39, DOI: 10.5965/1982615x10192017023.

Koria, M (2015) Four dimensions in learning design thinking: Capabilities, constraints, collaboration, and the diffusion of ideas, Synnyt / Origins, (Special Issue: Higher Arts Education), pp.15-26, ISSN: 1795-4843.

Koria, M and Graff, D (2011) Managing the creative mess: handling wicked projects in the creative economy, Redige Review on Design, Innovation and Strategic Management, 2(2), pp.32-43, ISSN: 2179-1619.

Koria, M, Graff, D, Karjalainen, T (2011) Facilitar los ecosistemas de innovación a través de la educacíon superior. La Univerisidade Aalto y su International Design Business Management (IDBM), Economia Industrial, (381), pp.35-42.

Koria, M, Graff, D, Karjalainen, T (2010) Learning Design Thinking: International Design Business Management at Aalto University, Redige Review on Design, Innovation and Strategic Management, 1(2), ISSN: 2179-1619.

Koria, M (2010) Designing systems for human wellbeing, Virus e-Journal of the University of Sao Paulo.

Koria, M (2009) Managing for innovation in large and complex recovery programmes: Tsunami lessons from Sri Lanka, International Journal of Project Management, 27(2), pp.123-130, ISSN: 0263-7863. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2008.09.005.

Koria, M (2009) Building with technology, management and innovation: challenges for Vanuatu, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 10(2), pp.190-190, ISSN: 1466-2132. DOI: 10.1504/ijetm.2009.023521.

Koria, M (2009) On Innovation and Capability, Philosophy of Management, 7(2), pp.77-87, ISSN: 1740-3812. DOI: 10.5840/pom20097230.

Karjalainen, T, Koria, M, Salimäki, M (2009) Creative Convergence in Multidisciplinary and Multicultural Context, Asia Design Journal, 4(4), pp.28-29.


Best, K and Koria, M (2017) Design, collaboration and evolvability: a conversation about the future. In DMA 2017, Hong Kong.

Kotina, E, Koria, M, Prendeville, S (2017) Using design thinking to improve strategic decisions during collaborative sensemaking. In DMA 2017, Hong Kong.

Koria, M and Subra, R (2017) Collaborating for collective value: a mentoring perspective. In Nairobi Innovation Week, Nairobi.

Vasques, R, Koria, M, Loschiavo dos Santos, M (2016) AMO VOCÊ VAATELAINAAMO, MAS ALGUMAS COISAS PODEM MELHORAR: análise de motivações, barreiras e facilitadores em serviço finlandês de compartilhamento de roupas. In 12 Congreso PED Design, Belo Horizonte.

Kourula, A, Paukku, M, Koria, M (2012) The Multiple Actors and Levels in Corporate Social Responsibility: Roles, Dynamic Capabilities and Influence. In 28th EGOS Colloquium “Design?”, Helsinki.

Lehtonen, M, Ainamo, A, Cervantes, R, Karjalainen, T, Koria, M, Salo, A (2012) Mapping Creative Spaces: On Value Creation, Innovativity, and Knowledge. In GBATA, New York.

Karjalainen, TM, Heiniö, S, Graff, D, Koria, M, Salimäki, M (2011) Speaking design: Development of cross-disciplinary understanding in design, business and engineering education. In , DS 69: Proceedings of E and PDE 2011, the 13th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, pp.472-477.

Kourula, A, Paukku, M, Koria, M (2011) The Multiple Levels in Corporate Social Responsibility: A Role Management Approach. In 27th EGOS Colloquium "Reassembling Organizations", Gothenburg.

Koria, M, Kourula, A, Paukku, M (2011) Roles in Base of Pyramid Innovation Ecosystems. In Strategic Management Society Special Conference C.K. Prahalad, San Diego.

Graff, D and Koria, M (2011) Cross-disciplinary design education: Case IDBM. In Academy of International Business 2011, Nagoya.

Kourula, A, Paukku, M, Koria, M (2011) The Multiple Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Theory of Role Management. In Scancor University of Stanford, Palo Alto.

Graff, D and Koria, M (2011) Wicked and Wonderful Design Projects: How to Succeed in a Complex and Chaotic World. In Tsinghua-DMI International Design management Symposium, Hong Kong.

Graff, D, Koria, M, Karjalainen, T (2011) Design Outsourcing in New Product Development. In PDMA Academic Research Forum, Phoenix.

Välikangas, L, Teerikangas, S, Koria, M (2010) When in Rio, Do As The Cariocas Do? The Role of Place in Multinational Innovation. In Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Latin America, Rio de Janeiro.

Koria, M, Kourula, A, Paukku, M (2010) Roles in Base of the Pyramid Innovation Ecosystems: Integrating, Translating and Expanding. In Academy of Management 2010, Montreal.

Kourula, A, Paukku, M, Koria, M (2010) Multilevel Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Theory of Role Management. In Academy of International Business, Rio de Janeiro.

Paukku, M, Koria, M, Kourula, A (2010) Towards Multilevel Capabilities: Dynamic Capabilities and Sen’s Capability Approach. In 30th Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, Rome.

Koria, M, Karjalainen, TM, Salimäki, M (2009) Cross-educating in design, business and engineering: Challenges of coherence and relevance. In , DS 59: Proceedings of E and PDE 2009, the 11th Engineering and Product Design Education Conference - Creating a Better World, pp.306-311.

Koria, M (2009) Integrating, translating and expanding for enduring value creation: Promoting innovation ecosystems in BoP. In Impact of Base-of-Pyramid Ventures Conference, Delft.

Karjalainen, TM, Koria, M, Salimäki, M (2009) Educating T-shaped design, business and engineering professionals. In CIRP, Competitive Design - Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Design Conference, Cranfield, pp.555-559, ISBN: 9780955743641.

Graff, D and Koria, M (2009) Modeling Research into Cross-functional Team Effectiveness. In IASDR 2009, Seoul.

Koria, M (2009) Are international development cooperation projects innovative? Evidence from three continents and six institutional donors. In European Academy of Management EURAM 2009, Liverpool.

Koria, M (2005) On Innovation and Capability: an Alternative View. In Philosophy of Management, Oxford.

Koria, M and Silvestri, M (2005) Developing Innovation Capability. In Continuous Innovation Network CINET 2005, Brighton.


Koria, M, Meriton, R, Telalbasic, I, Kolade, O, Ahmed, K, Lindy, I, Tibazarwa, F (2020) Impact in networks and ecosystems: Building case studies that make a difference, SAIS 2 Programme, ISBN: 9781916318410.

Barroca, J, Koria, M, Lindy, I, Mulas, V (2017) FrontEnd Toolkit: a toolkit to transform IDEAs into intelligent action, World Bank.

Azovskaya, V, Vaittinen, II, Koria, M (2015) The IDBM book 20/5, IDBM Programme, Aalto University, ISBN: 9789526010953.

Karjalainen, T, Koria, M, Salimäki, M (2011) IDBM Papers Vol.1,ISBN: 9789529286416.

Koria, M, Berg, P, Valikangas, L, Pollari, T, Lempiala, T, Nordlund, H (2010) International development cooperation and innovation promotion: a discussion paper for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Finland,ISBN: 9789526032054.

Koria, M (2009) Investigating Innovation in Projects Issues for International Development Cooperation,ISBN: 9789524883450.


Koria, M and Prendeville, S (2021) Case study: Industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG9): Designing for dilemmas: A change agenda for infrastructure. In Design for Global Challenges and Goals, pp.136-154, ISBN: 9780367568511. DOI: 10.4324/9781003099680-13.

Koria, M and Prendeville, S (Accepted for publication) Designing for Dilemmas – A Change Agenda for Infrastructure. In Tsekleves, E, Spencer, J, Rachel, C (ed) Design for Global Challenges, Taylor and Francis / Routledge, pp.xx-xx.

Subra, R, Koria, M, Timonen, O, Neema, S, Launiala, A (2017) Building Student Change Agent Capabilities: Case UniWASH in Uganda. In Youth as Architects of Social Change, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.175-213, ISBN: 978-3-319-66274-9. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66275-6_8.

Koria, M (2015) Making an Interdisciplinary Difference: Twenty Years of Design, Business and Technology at Aalto. In Banerjee, B and Ceri, S (ed) Creating Innovation Leaders A Global Perspective, Springer International Publishing, pp.267-277, ISBN: 9783319205199. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20520-5_17.

Cervantes, R and Koria, M (2014) Gone with the indie: business models and the Finnish game developers. In Karjalainen, T, Lehtonen, M, Niippola, J (ed) The Playing Finn: stories on successful game development and music export, Talentum, pp.177-222, ISBN: 978-952-14-2267-6.

Koria, M (2014) Muotoiluajattelu x 5: Teesit kansainvälisessä liiketoiminnassa (Design Thinking x 5: Thesis in International Business). In Miettinen, S (ed) Muotoiluajattelu (Design Thinking), Teknologiainfo Teknova Oy, pp.172-181, ISBN: 978-952-238-118-7.

Cervantes, R and Koria, M (2014) Liiketoimintamallit ja suomalaiset indie-kehittäjät (Business models and Finnish Independent Developers). In Karjalainen, T, Lehtonen, M, Niippola, J (ed) Pelisilmää, sävelkorvaa: tarinoita suomalaisesta peli- ja musiikkiviennistä, Talentum, 10, ISBN: 978-952-14-2269-0.

Koria, M (2013) The wicked challenge: innovating through design. In Jakaite, K (ed) NIda International Design Management Seminar Papers, Vilnius Academy of Arts, pp.14-25.

Koria, M and Karjalainen, T (2012) Learning in ecosystems: Design-intensive projects in the creative industries. In Karjalainen, T (ed) IDBM Papers Vol.2, pp.14-21, ISBN: 978-952-60-3611-3.

Graff, D, Koria, M, Karjalainen, T (2011) Theoretical model of cross-functional team effectiveness. In Karjalainen, T, Koria, M, Salimäki, M (ed) IDBM Papers Vol. 1, pp.74-85, ISBN: 978-952-92-8641-6.

Koria, M, Salimäki, M, Karjalainen, T (2011) Designing multidisciplinary learning for the real world. In Karjalainen, T, Koria, M, Salimäki, M (ed) IDBM Papers Vol.1, pp.20-26, ISBN: 978-952-92-8641-6.

Koria, M and Salimäki, M (2010) Design as an actor in multidisciplinary business development. In Finnish Design Yearbook, Design Forum Finland, pp.1-2.


Koria, M, Saarelainen, E, Dunlop, C, Van Den Broek, A (2021) Fellowship Impact Report, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Koria, M and Piirainen, KA (2013) An analysis of the drivers for emerging sectoral innovation systems in developing economies: cases Tanzania and Vietnam (ESIS).

Koria, M (2002) Innovation and SIDS (Small Island Developing States), MBA Thesis Harrow Business School, University of Westminster.

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