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.

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Research Groups

News

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New quality award will be given to teams of top experts who change Aalto over the long term

The new ‘Aalto Pioneering Excellence Award’ highlights the importance of quality and excellence. The award can be applied or nominated annually by the end of May
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Making engaging educational videos – how to get started?

In 2020 Aalto Online Learning witnessed higher than ever demand for video production. In just few last years educational videos have made their way from being a niche activity to a must-do in teaching. As of 2021 it is clear: the educational videos are here to stay.
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What trust gives us

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AScI internship program sees record number of applications

As it enters it’s 9th year, the AScI internship programme is celebrating receiving over 1,000 applications for a single recruitment round

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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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

Brooklyn Bridge
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of industrial engineering and management, M.Sc. Jere Lehtinen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "External stakeholder engagement in complex projects"
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of industrial engineering and management, Lic.Sc. (Tech.) Timo Punkka

Title of the doctoral thesis is "The bottom-up agency in driving institutional change: A case study in a corporate environment"

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

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