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

News

Kunniamerkki
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Decorations on the Independence Day 2020

The President of Finland Sauli Niinistö grants decorations to Aalto University employees on the Finnish Independence Day. Congratulations!
Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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Online training helps quantum researchers get new tech from the laboratory into commercial products

The idea for commercialization starts from the researcher's own skills and knowledge, but interest in entrepreneurship is much greater if the path from an idea to a product is clearly visible.
A graphic showing three female researchers featured in the documentary PICTURE A SCIENTIST
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PICTURE A SCIENTIST documentary coming to Aalto virtually

Documentary film addressing systemic bias available for free watching to all Aalto members.
Vasemmalla Aallon arvoihin liittyvässä piirroskuvassa mies ja nainen pallotuoleissaan, oikealla yliopiston hallituksen jäsenet videolta suoran lähetyksen videokaappauskuvassa.
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Board and Aalto community work together to steer future direction

A joint event of the Aalto community and the Board brought brisk discussion on the long-term development of the university. Sign in and watch the recording.

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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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 dissertation in the field of strategic management, M.Sc. Robert van der Have

Title of the dissertation is "Seeking Speed: Managing the Search of Knowledge to Innovate Faster"

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

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