Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business.

Kuva: Unto Rautio

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
Filosofi Esa Saarinen, kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Esa Saarinen was awarded the Aalto Act of the Year

The Aalto Act of the Year award for 2021 was granted to Professor Esa Saarinen for his pre-retirement, farewell round of Philosophy and Systems Thinking lecture series during Spring 2021.

Esa Saarinen has touched the nation’s soul with his deeply human approach of thinking, love and flourish in life. His course videos have inspired more than a million viewers, with a total watch time of 50 years.

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News

Avajaispuheen studiotilanne
Press releases, University Published:

President Ilkka Niemelä: ‘Cuts to research are always cuts to education’

European Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen and Chair of the Aalto University Student Union Milja Leinonen also spoke at opening of the academic year. The ceremony was held online.
Professor Kimmo Karhu
Appointments Published:

Kimmo Karhu: Digital superpowers cause explosive growth in the platform economy and open up unlimited space for innovation

According to Kimmo Karhu, the new Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, there has been a lot of research on the platform economy, yet there is still plenty to be studied about its basic mechanisms.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka_Sinikoski.
Press releases Published:

Companies are shifting from crisis management to new growth – challenges include shortage of experts and the aftermath of a digital leap

There are bottlenecks on the road to emerging growth, and accelerated digitalisation isn't making things easier. When an organisation moves from the office to Teams, something gets left behind.
Kuvituskuva: Potilas magneettikuvassa
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Recent policy recommendation: Individual's role in managing health data needs to be strengthened

Finland has every chance to succeed with its own platform solutions, but it requires overcoming three challenges, say researchers at Aalto University.

Studies in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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Bachelor's Admissions

Familiarise yourself with the application processes by selecting the field and degree level suitable for you. The bachelor’s degree is a lower university degree preceding the master’s degree studies. The master’s degree is a higher university degree.

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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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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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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

Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of industrial engineering and management, MSc Juha Törmänen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Systems Intelligence - Measurement and Modelling"
Dissertations
Platform Strategy
Online event

How to Win with Platform Strategy

Platform companies are challenging every industry and already dominate many. Join and understand how to drive radical business transformation and hear the latest cutting edge combination of research and in-depth experience.
Dissertations

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of industrial engineering and management, MSc Juri Mattila

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Blockchain Systems as Multi-sided Platforms"

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

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