Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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.

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Research Groups

News

Anne Sunikka, Anton Sigfrids and Pekka Marttinen
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Open Science and Research Summer Conference 2024 gathered open science experts from all over Finland

Over 90 participants attended in person and 90 listened in Zoom a range of presentations on artificial intelligence, legal and security issues and data management, alongside the latest news on open science activities in Finland. The event was organised by Aalto University, VTT and Open Science Coordination in Finland.
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Research & Art Published:

Publication Forum seeks new panellists for term 2025-2028

If you are interested in becoming a panel member of the Publication Forum (Julkaisufoorumi, Jufo), apply by 15.6.2024.
Matti Vartiainen
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New book on flexible hybrid work

Matti Vartiainen explores the shift in working culture and what it means for staff wellbeing and performance, as well as how remote work policies can be implemented effectively.
In the photo Lauri Saarinen.
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Lauri Saarinen Teacher of the Year 2024

Assistant Professor Lauri Saarinen has been honored as the Teacher of the Year by the Industrial Engineering and Management students.

Studies in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

The application period for bachelor's programmes in English is 3–17 January 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024.

Admission Services
DIEM students

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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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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Student testimonials

Ilona Hemming at Aalto University campus.

"Industrial Engineering and Management students can become anything except medical doctors or pilots"

Ilona Hemming is a third-year bachelor’s degree student studying Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM).

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highlights

To see the monthly highligths of the department, follow the link here

  • JUFO 2-3 publications, dissertations, and awards,
  • achievements in societal impact,
  • new projects and funding decisions,
  • other major events and achievements.

Events

A forest in the background, text Unite! Widening EU Mission Adaptation to climate change 18 June 2024
Information sessions, Workshops

Learn about “EU Mission Adaptation to climate change” programmes and funding calls

The event aims to present the possibilities of participating in the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change programs and calls.
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Public defences

Public defence in Industrial Engineering and Management, M.Sc. (Tech) Oskar Niemenoja

Changes in private healthcare supply, demand, and service utilisation during the COVID-19 pandemic (title of the thesis)

Where to find us

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