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.

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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.

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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

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Research & Art Published:

Aalto Fintech Seminar Series presents: New challenges and opportunities facing the financial industry

Seminar topics include digitalisation and new technologies, rapidly changing global landscape and new regulation. Seminars take place between 18 September and 16 October.
Kuva: Matti Ahlgren
Appointments Published:

Lauri Saarinen: Make production local and sustainable by highlighting the cost of global supply networks

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Lauri Saarinen: “I grew tired of the fact that all goods and components had to be purchased in large batches and with long delivery times– while at the same time, production plants were closing down in Finland”
Juha Siivola ja Ilkka Hyytiäinen. Kuva: Matthew Allinson.
Appointments Published:

Meet the new Innovation Advisors at SCI

We chat to Ilkka Hyytiäinen and Juha Siivola who, along with Tuomas Planman will support the school as innovation advisors
Kuva: Unto Rautio.
Honoured Published:

Dean of the School of Science grants Master’s thesis awards 2018

Kukka-Emilia Huhtinen, Ana Maria Triana Hoyos and Antti Tolppanen receive the Master's Thesis Awards.

Events

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Lectures and seminars

Aalto Fintech Seminar Series presents: The possibilities of AI and machine learning in financial industry

While the first presentation by Risto Siilasmaa provides a pragmatic introduction to machine learning, the second presentation by Kaj Hagros introduces a tangible application of Investment decisions powered by machine learning.
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Lectures and seminars

Aalto Fintech Seminar Series presents: Open banking and Fintech in China

The first presentation sheds light to the importance of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and real-time banking as well as service ecosystems and their increasing complexity. In the second presentation, the evolution of Fintech in China is compared with three Western markets, namely, US, UK and Sweden.
Emilia Lahti. Kuvaaja: Pauliina Vanhanen.

Aalto Wellbeing Week Keynote "Leading a Life of Courage and Compassion" by Emilia Lahti

Wellbeing Week's Keynote "Leading a Life of Courage and Compassion" by Emilia Lahti

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

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