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Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Management, University of Tampere, Finland. He holds a PhD (Administrative Sciences) and MPhil and Licentiate (Philosophy) degrees. Anttiroiko's main research areas include local governance, local development policy, city branding, globalisation, e-government, and public sector innovations. Anttiroiko's main contribution in the academic field has been to identify and analyse emerging trends in local government and urban development, which relate to such concepts as u-city, city 2.0, and smart city. He has conducted and directed several research projects on e-government and public sector innovation, collaborated with academics and experts all over the world, and conducted expert work in different countries (especially in Namibia and Vietnam). He has memberships in several editorial boards of international journals (e.g. IJIRD, IJED, IJPIS, EG, IJEGR).
Anttiroiko's academic contributions include in a nutshell some 30 monographs and a large number of articles, chapters and conference papers. One of the most recent books is The Political Economy of City Branding published by Routledge in 2014. He is the editor of the special issue of IJTM (2004, Vol. 28, Nos 3-6) on global competition of high-tech centres and of a comprehensive reference book Electronic Government: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications published in six volumes (IGP 2008). He is also a co-editor of e-Transformation in Governance (IGP 2004), e-City (TUP 2005), the Encyclopedia of Digital Government (IGP 2006), Innovations in Financing Public Services (Palgrave 2010), Innovations in Public Governance (IOS 2011), Innovative Trends in Public Governance in Asia (IOS 2011), and Organizational Innovation in Public Services (Palgrave 2013).