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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We conduct world-class research and provide impactful education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business. Our long-standing technological, economic and organisational knowledge is rooted in close collaboration with industry.

DIEM guild Prodeko
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DIEM postdoc

Creating and transforming technology-based business

Industrial Engineering and Management - Tuotantotalous - Produktionsekonomi


Our research focuses on creating new scientific knowledge for establishing new businesses and technology-driven transformation of large and small firms, and of entire industries. Tying together theory-driven and problem-oriented research is our basis for educating future managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, and scientists able to meet global challenges in technology-based business.

The main approaches in our research are strategy and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership.


Strategy and Venturing

We focus on central issues in strategy, venturing, and their intersection. Our research on strategy includes strategy process research focusing on intra-firm processes, decision-making, cognition, and emotions that influence strategy processes and their outcomes.

DIEM Operations and Service Management

Operations and Service Management

Our mission is to provide valuable new knowledge on design, management, and development of products, services, processes and supply chains.

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership

We focus on entrepreneurial leadership in technology-based business taking in multiple perspectives on technology entrepreneurship, from self-managed businesses to corporate entrepreneurship.

Research Groups

Studies in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

DIEM students

Bachelor's and Master’s studies

We combine classical industrial engineering, which emphasizes understanding and developing operational processes and complex systems, with a focus on strategic and entrepreneurial leadership.

TUTA Doctoral Studies

DIEM doctoral studies

The deparment's research focus areas on strategy and venturing, operations and service management, and entrepreneurial leadership offer our doctoral students a wide selection of research opportunities, paradigms and methodology for their dissertation research.


Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture
Research & Art Published:

Artificial intelligence brings 14% savings on average patient treatment costs

The savings generated by using artificial intelligence-based patient flow management system are a significant demonstration of AI’s capability in making healthcare more efficient.
Jukka Luoma
Appointments Published:

Jukka Luoma appointed as Assistant Professor in strategic management

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management welcomes Jukka Luoma with his research interest and expertise in the use of data analytics and quantitative methods in strategic management and decision making.
An illustration of a LinkedIn network. Colours illustrate diversity and boundary spanners connect some of the clusters (bubbles). Image: Raphael Giesecke.
Research & Art Published:

Innovators like to connect people in their social networks

Innovators actively share knowledge in their networks and, at the same time, they know how to pump information from people.
Studies Published:

Prodeko Alumni society takes on the challenge of life-long learning with the help of peer power

Peer learning can give you a better understanding of your own strengths and those of your organisation.


Lectures and seminars

Lecture series: Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt

This open lecture series, Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt (Social media phenomena), is organized by the Information Networks Program of Aalto University.
Steve El-Sharawy
Lectures and seminars

Open lecture: Filter bubbles and algorithm manipulation

Steve El-Sharawy explains and gives concrete examples of filter bubbles and how the algorithms distributing news to us can be manipulated on a large scale.
Annu Nieminen
Lectures and seminars

Alumni seminar: New ways of doing business

Welcome to the traditional Aalto Alumni Seminar on the International Womens' Day 8 March in Otaniemi: New ways of doing business – How AI and digitalisation change the world
SCI Get-together

Dissertation awards and Get-together for doctoral students at the School of Science

Welcome to the awarding event of doctoral dissertations and to the annual Get-together for doctoral students at the School of Science!

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building.
Address: Maarintie 8
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus