Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

We conduct world-class research and education focusing on the creation and transformation of technology-based business.

Kuva: Unto Rautio

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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DIEM Operations and Service Management

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.

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Research Groups

News

FMM2022
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Forum for Markets on Marketing in Helsinki

The Forum brought together a group of multi-disciplinary academics from four continents to discuss topics focused on key questions in research on value creation, innovation and markets, joined by a common interest in the development of service-dominant logic.
Unite! open science support group sitting by the sea sharing best practices at the Unite! Open Science Summer School.
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Unite! fosters open science and builds a community of open science support persons

Unite! universities explored emerging perspectives about new open science practices, principles and goals at the Open Science Summer School that took place at Aalto University on 7-9 June, 2022.
Tuotantotalouden laitos (Tuta) palkitsi työntekijöitään erinomaisista suorituksista koulutuksen, tutkimuksen ja yhteiskunnallisen vaikuttamisen alalla. Tunnustuksen saivat Mikko Heiskanen, Niina Nurmi, Frank Martela, Robin Gustafsson ja Timo Seppälä.
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2022 TUTA Awards granted for outstanding performance

Frank Martela, Mikko Heiskanen, Niina Nurmi, Robin Gustafsson and Timo Seppälä were recognized for their outstanding performance with Tuta Awards.
Kaisa Hietala is the keynote speaker at Prodeko Seminar 2022.
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Growth and responsibility in business discussed at the Prodeko seminar

Can business growth be responsible? How did corona change the operations of a software company? Responsibility and growth were discussed at the 2022 Prodeko seminar on 6 May.

Studies in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

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Applying to Bachelor's Programmes

The application period for bachelor's programmes in English is 4–18 January 2023 for studies starting in autumn 2023.

Admission Services
DIEM students

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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highlights

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  • JUFO 2-3 publications, dissertations, and awards,
  • achievements in societal impact,
  • new projects and funding decisions,
  • other major events and achievements.

Events

Public defences

Public defence in Industrial Engineering and Management, M.Sc. (Tech) Riku Österman

Title of the doctoral thesis is: "Resource mobilization in capabilities for strategic change"

Where to find us

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