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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 Egineering 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.

News

Make Sauna Great Again
Campus Published:

Winning team hack the sauna experience to a new level at Junction

Collected data from the sensors inside of the saunawas utilized to come up with a solution that can be used simply by a human operator (e.g.: Facility manager) to provide users a better overall experience. The novelty of this method is its simplicity
DIEM philosophers
Honoured Published:

Frank Martela raises the big questions on the meaning of life

What makes life worth living? Do you feel your life has an important purpose or meaning? Frank Martela's answers can soon be read worldwide in his book that is soon to be pulished by Harper Collins
strategic concepts
Research & Art Published:

Words are also tools in strategy work: the use of central concepts influences strategic sensemaking

The new study shows how managers mobilize central concepts such as “self-responsibility” and “sustainable development" to make sense of environmental challenges and promote strategic change.
Kuvassa Tomi Seppälä, Jari Huikku ja Jouko Karjalainen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Aalto University has excellent possibilities for multidisciplinary research cooperation

Business representatives interviewed for the article related to strategic investments were informed about the results shortly after the data collection.

Events

Dissertations

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus