Department of Information and Service Management

Department of Information and Service Management

The Department of Information and Service Management refers to the creative use of information and digital technology in business and the move from industrial to service dominant forms of production.

The increased use of software and advanced analytics in private and public sectors has created a need for business graduates who can work at the interface of business and technology in various managerial or expert positions.

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Research

The research at the Department of Information and Service Management is broadly divided into three disciplines: information systems science, management science and logistics, with topics such as digital service development, service networks, behavioral decision making, and data science.

The department deals with adoption, use and impacts of ICT on consumers, companies, and society. Logistics focuses on operations and supply chain management. Management science deals with the application of advanced analytical methods in decision making. The department hosts also the Real-time Economy Competence Center.

Information Systems Science

Information Systems Science at Aalto University School of Business has a strong focus on empirical studies and active cooperation with companies. Besides theoretical contributions, ISS studies often emphasize practical relevance.

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Logistics

Logistics in Aalto University School of Business focuses on operations management and supply chain management including both theoretical and application oriented research.

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Management Science

Management Science deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. The terms operations research and business analytics are sometimes used as synonyms for management science.

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Real-Time Economy Competence Center

Real-Time Economy is an environment where all the transactions between business parties are in digital format, increasingly automatically generated, and completed in real-time both from business and IT-processing perspectives.

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News

5G-kesäkoulu 2022
Cooperation Published:

The 5G Hack the Mall summer course offers companies and regions a cost-effective way to learn about 5G technology

It also offers a great opportunity to launch development projects that apply the latest technology and serves companies and the region
Kuvassa näkyy työelämäprofessori Peter Sarlin, joka katsoo ikkunan läpi ulos.
Appointments Published:

Peter Sarlin appointed as Professor of Practice at Aalto University

His goal is to advance artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in research, teaching, and industry cooperation, and to help students who graduate from the Business Analytics master's programme position on the labour market
Professor Leonard Wantchekon, Mr Boris Ngala, Mr Lars Ling (moderator) and Professor Marko Nieminen
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

5G Mokki network can have a huge impact on global businesses

As part of Aalto University’s 5G Summer School, the experts from the U.S, Africa and Europe discussed the business opportunities that the latest communications and network technology, remote learning, work and entrepreneurship from Africa can bring to U.S. companies
The picture shows doctoral student Philipp Back standing in a forest. The photo was taken by Roope Kiviranta.
Research & Art Published:

From research to business: doctoral student Philipp Back and team initiate forestry startup formation

How can forest owners reconcile timber revenues, carbon sinks, and biodiversity? A multi-disciplinary research team combines economics, ecology, and machine learning to find the most productive way to manage forests sustainably. Now the team wants to bring their novel method to the market

Events

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Public defences

Public Defense in the field of Logistics, Savu Rovanto, M.Sc.

The title of the thesis is “Small Businesses in the circular economy – Change makers or rule takers”

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Exhibitions

Re-valuing Wood

How can we use wood resources thoughtfully and preserve our natural forest environment? Six student project teams explored the potential of cascading demolition wood waste, through panels made of this potentially valuable resource.
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila
Exhibitions

Wardrobe of the Future

An exhibition of prototypes of state-of-the-art textiles, clothing and fashion innovations from Aalto. These aren't design science fiction: they’re already well on their way to becoming reality.
Aalto Family Day 2022
Campus

Aalto Family Day 2022

Aalto staff, alumni and their families are warmly welcome to the Aalto campus at Otaniemi to explore workshops and exhibitions, enjoy art and learn about new technologies.

People

Contact information

Visiting Address

Ekonominaukio 1, Espoo

Postal Address

Aalto University School of Business
Department of Information and Service Management
P.O. Box 21210, 00076 Aalto 

Department Administration

Head of the Department: Professor Markku Kuula
Secretary: Merja Mäkinen

Kauppakorkeakoulu, jonka edustalla istuu neljä opiskelijaa. Kuva: Unto Rautio / Aalto-yliopisto

School of Business

Ekonominaukio 1

Locations

School of Business

At the School of Business we strive for better business and better society. We excel in education and research with a multidisciplinary approach and in collaboration with our partners.

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Ekonominaukio 1 staircase to 1st floor. Photo by Unto Rautio.
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