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Research Groups

At DIEM, creating and transforming technology-based business is approached from three complementary perspectives: strategy and venturing, operations, and people.

Research Groups

TUTA Strategy and venturing

Strategy and Venturing

We are the leading Institute for research and education in strategy and venturing in Finland

SimLab research group


SimLab is a multidisciplinary research group founded in 1998 and led by Professor Riitta Smeds. SimLab's research focuses on co-creation, management and facilitation of collaboration processes in networked business.

Aalto University/Logistics Research Group

Logistics Research

We have conducted research since 1990s on, among other things, e-commerce, e-grocery logistics, supply chain management, technologies on product-centric material flow management, manufacturing operations control, and sourcing.

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Service Engineering and Management

The Service Engineering and Management (SEM) group investigates services and service operations in inter-organizational service systems. Services have become a salient focus of economic and industrial activity and the body of scientific knowledge on services is growing rapidly. The SEM research group combines multidisciplinary knowledge to conducting multi-method research on services.


Project Business

The PB research group examines projects in their wider business contexts, beyond traditional single project management. Research topics include, among others, the management of global projects, strategic and result-oriented project management, portfolio and stakeholder management and performance measurement in roject business, and project sales and marketing.

Healthcare Engineering and Management

Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture

The Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Management and Architecture (HEMA) is a research group that concentrates on the production of health services and their development.


Work Psychology and Leadership

The Work Psychology and Leadership group investigates leadership and human activities in operative organizations, their development and change management.

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Virtual and Mobile Work

The VmWork group examines dispersed and mobile work in its contexts by analyzing and modeling it.


Human Capital and Leadership

The Human Capital and Leadership group conducts research and contributes to teaching area of knowledge and competence management, with a special interest in knowledge-intensive businesses.