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Risto Rajala appointed as Full Professor in Service Engineering and Management

Risto Rajala (Associate Professor, Dr. Sc. Econ.) has been appointed Full Professor at Aalto University, School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. His professorship is in the field of Service Engineering and Management. Professor Rajala’s research examines management of technology firms’ service operations.
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Risto Rajala

Risto Rajala's work advances the understanding of system-level challenges related to the implementation of service innovations that support the sustainability of industrial operations and the management of complex product-service systems.

“I am inspired by being able to work with great colleagues and students of industrial engineering and management, producing new scientific knowledge about managing operations in technology-based business. We learn something new every day by observing the development of service systems and analyzing the factors affecting changes in value-producing operations,” says Risto, continuing his work at the next level of Aalto University’s tenure-track system.

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management operates as a scientific community at the forefront of its discipline and as a producer and co-producer of three educational programs: Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Networks, and Aalto Ventures Program.

“Working with well-rounded academics who collaborate closely with industries, love their work with students, and open up new opportunities for producing new scientific knowledge with their colleagues is a pleasure. Risto is indeed one of them,” says Jens Schmidt, Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.

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