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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.

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Creating and transforming technology-based business

Industrial Engineering and Management - Tuotantotalous - Produktionsekonomi

Research

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.

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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.

Student lying on snow, making stars. Photo by Aalto University / Unto Rautio

Doctoral studies in the department

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.

News

Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.
Studies Published:
Aalto Ventures Program team
Appointments Published:

Entrepreneurship education takes a leap forward - Lauri Järvilehto appointed as Professor of Practice

Thousands of students have already completed the program that’s designed to inspire and educate entrepreneurs to build new ventures. Järvilehto aims to develop the program further.
NewIconin automaattinen varastojärjestelmä. Kuva: NewIcon.
Research & Art Published:

Digital solutions and artificial intelligence improve the quality of health care

Technology can be used, among other things, to improve the accuracy of dispensing medicines and to enhance wound care competence.
Karla Nieminen. Kuva: Veera Konsti.
Aalto Magazine Published:

Self-taught relationship virtuoso

Karla Nieminen gives courses on relationship skills and networking. She tests her theses in practice, too, because she used to be “so bad” at being social.

Events

Lectures and seminars

OR afternoon 23.4.2019: How are OR and AI methods used in topical operations management problems?

This OR afternoon of Aalto Centre for Operations Research (ACOR) discusses the ongoing trend of using modern data-based analytics techniques together with operations research methods and models to turn descriptive data and forecasts based on it into decision recommendations especially in topical problems faced in operations management. Join us to learn and discuss about these topics and meet students, business representatives and researchers interested in the subjects!
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Health Eat & Meet event on Wednesday 24 April 2019

We are again bringing top-tier experts to talk, now in collaboration with Aalto’s Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (HEMA).
Innovate with Europe's top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48 hour hackathon taking place on May 3-5 in Otaniemi.
Conferences and workshops

COMNET 5G IoThon - Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours!

Innovate with Europe's top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48 hour hackathon taking place on May 3-5 in Otaniemi.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of industrial engineering and management, Mikael Öhman, M.Sc.(Tech.)

Title of the dissertation is “Design science in operations management: extracting knowledge from maturing designs”

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
Updated 4.2.2019
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