Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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.

Our strategy research also focuses on understanding the antecedents and outcomes of strategic activities and activity patterns (e.g., acquisition, alliance, and corporate venturing programs) that firms use in the pursuit of competitive advantage. Our research on venturing focuses on strategic aspects of the development and financing of new ventures (e.g., venture capital and private equity).

Overall, we have a particular focus on the intersection of strategy and venturing in technology-intensive industries, contributing to the understanding of the creation and transformation of technology-based business.


Markus Mäkelä, Executive in Residence, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Aalto University
Research area: management in industries based on software, electronics and machinery and in the financial industry. Much of my research is in strategy, acquisitions and investments, and product management
Contact information: [email protected]

Mikko Rönkkö, Associate professor of entrepreneurship at Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics.
Research interests: technology entrepreneurship and statistical research methods
Contact information: [email protected]

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