Taija Turunen is an assistant professor of Design Management at Aalto University, School of Business. Her research focuses on how organizations introduce something new to their portfolios, let it be new products or services, processes, ways of working, doing business (business models) or practices that deviate from what is common to that context. One stream of her research focuses on how these novelties impact on the organizational design, the second examines how change challenges the prevailing values, belief systems and norms that guide our everyday action.
Taija has been also very active on sharing the knowledge gained from her studies to practitioners by developing variety of tools and methods to handle the given situations. Currently, she serves as a member of the board in manufacturing and service fields and is very passionate about learning and pedagogics.
Before completing her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management (Aalto University) Taija worked in consulting business. In addition, Taija has extensive international research experience from e.g. University of Cambridge (UK) and University of Technology Sydney (AU).