Tapani Rinta-Kahila is Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in the Digital Enterprise research program at the Australian Institute for Business and Economics. He holds a doctoral degree in Information Systems Science from the Aalto University School of Business.

Tapani’s research addresses current issues with socio-technical change in organisations. Focus areas include the organisational implementation of artificial intelligence and automation, the identification and prevention of technologies’ negative effects on individuals and organisations, as well as the discontinuance of incumbent information technologies.

Researcher biography


Journal articles

Soliman, W., & Rinta-Kahila, T. (2019). Toward a refined conceptualization of IS discontinuance: Reflection on the past and a way forward. Information & Management, forthcoming. doi:10.1016/j.im.2019.05.002

Conference papers

Rinta-Kahila, T. (2018) “Caught in between: How an Organization Became a Prisoner of Its Legacy System after IS Change”, Thirty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Proceedings, San Francisco, United States, December 13-16, 2018.

Soliman, W., Rinta-Kahila, T. (2018) “Unethical but Not Illegal: Uncovering the Persuasive Messages Leveraged by Providers of the “Real” Online Social Impressions”, Proceedings of the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Portsmouth, United Kingdom June 23-28, 2018.

Rinta-Kahila, T., Penttinen, E., Salovaara, A., Soliman, W. (2018) “Consequences of Discontinuing Knowledge Work Automation – Surfacing of Deskilling Effects and Methods of Recovery”, Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2018, pp. 5244-5253.

Rinta-Kahila, T., Penttinen, E., Pääsky, P. (2018) “How to Check Out? An Empirical Exploration of Customers’ Different Cognitive Processes in Retailing Context”, Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2018, pp. 3874-3883.

Rinta-Kahila, T., Soliman, W. (2017) “Understanding Crowdturfing: The Different Ethical Logics Behind the Clandestine Industry of Deception”, Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017, pp. 1934-1949.

Rinta-Kahila, T., Penttinen, E., Nevalainen, A. (2016) “Unfolding the Types of Organizational Inertia in Information Systems Adoption”, Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2016, pp. 3347-3355.

Penttinen, E., Rinta-Kahila, T., Rönkkö, M., Saarinen, T. (2014) “Triggering Intention to Use to Actual Use – Empirical Evidence from Self-Service Checkout (SCO) Systems”, Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2014, pp. 3908-3917.

Teaching case

Penttinen, E., Rinta-Kahila, T. (2017) “Onboarding Customer Companies to Electronic Invoicing Platform – Developing a Marketing and a Partnering Strategy for Tieto, an E-Invoicing Service Provider, Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases (JITTC), 7(1), pp. 43-50.


Rinta-Kahila, T. (2018). “Pulling the Plug: The Concept, Process, and Outcomes of Organizational Information System Discontinuance”, PhD Thesis, School of Business, Aalto University.