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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
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.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Student lying on snow, making stars. Photo by Aalto University / Unto Rautio

Doctoral studies at 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.

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News

Niina Arvila seisoo Tietotekniikan talon aulassa
Studies Published:

An 'info student' can teach crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in slums and coding to secondary pupils

In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.
photo: Aleksi Neuvonen
University Published:

What if you didn’t have to own anything?

Rentle is leading the charge on a new sustainable consumption model based on renting, and their approach is to make it much easier for businesses to run a rental business model with a simplified, modernised and powerful platform.
Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.
Kuvassa professori Risto Sarvas, etualalla näkyy kaksi Otaniemen lukion opiskelijaa
Cooperation Published:

Upper secondary school students become professors on Day of the Girl

An initiative between Aalto University and Otaniemi Upper Secondary School gives students the possibility to draw attention to technology- and society-related topics that they see as important.

Events

Väitöstilaisuus DI Jari Laine
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management, Jari Laine, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Not just a happenstance – serendipitous innovation in inter-firm networks
CS_defence photo by Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars
A Grid building at winter time
Conferences and workshops

2nd Nordic Workshop on Digital Foundations of Business, Operations, and Strategy (DBoS)

This invitational hands-on and small-scale two-day research workshop on digital foundations of business, operations, and strategy brings together a group of 40 – 50 researchers from the Nordics and close by regions from information systems, computer science, operations management, marketing and strategy.

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

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