Seppo Poutanen is Senior Research Fellow and Docent of sociology at School of Economics of University of Turku, Finland. Seppo is trained both in philosophy and sociology, and his areas of expertise include metaethics, social epistemology, social theory, sociology of science and technology, gender studies, methodology of social sciences and economic sociology. Seppo has acted as Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at several universities (e.g. Stanford University, London School of Economics, University of Essex, UTS Business School Sydney). Seppo’s current research projects, associated mainly with the international research project SWiPE (see www.smartworkresearch.fi), focus on the rise of entrepreneurial university, professionalism and entrepreneurship, and work and education in the new platform economy. He has published his research in Social Epistemology, Critical Public Health, Journal of Critical Realism, Sociological Research Online, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship and in several edited volumes. Seppo’s latest publications include Poutanen, S. & Kovalainen, A. (2017) Gender and Innovation in the New Economy - Women, Identity, and Creative Work. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, and Poutanen, S., Kovalainen, A. & Rouvinen, P. (eds.) (2020) Digital Work and the Platform Economy: Understanding Tasks, Skills and Capabilities in the New Era. New York & Abingdon: Routledge.