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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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

Esko Kauppinen on the left, Matti Kaivola on the right. Photo: Said Elhazzaz.
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Matti Kaivola: Top research requires a communality that stretches across the generations

Top research is enabled by good infrastructure that can be utilised by as many researchers as possible. This helps towards obtaining international and competitive funding.
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Borrow a researcher for an hour – top digital experts offer free Skype conversations and coaching 10-14 February

Are you interested in artificial intelligence, platforms, circular economy or digital ethics? During the Call a Researcher week on 10-14 February, anyone has the opportunity to chat with researchers. Book your time now!
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Ambiguous problems require new types of leadership

In the future, automation will handle routine tasks, so even newcomers to the workforce will be required to work on complex problems. What should be considered when leading multidisciplinary teams that solve these kinds of challenging problems?
Mikael Öhman
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Dissertation award for bridging the gap between theory and practice through Design Science

D.Sc. Mikael Öhman’s doctoral dissertation receives award from the Finnish Production Planning and Control Society

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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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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Events

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Conferences and workshops

2nd Nordic Workshop on Digital Foundations of Business, Operations, and Strategy (DBoS)

This invitational hands-on and small-scale two-day research workshop on digital foundations of business, operations, and strategy brings together a group of 40 – 50 researchers from the Nordics and close by regions from information systems, computer science, operations management, marketing and strategy.
Call a Researcher week takes place on Feb 10-14, 2020. Talk to digiexperts from Aalto University, LUT University and VTT.
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Call a Researcher! week 10-14 February, 2020

Top digitalisation experts are available for free one hour discussions during 10-14 February. Book your slot now!

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

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