Industrial Engineering and Management
Below is the material for the Master's Thesis Event on 14 November 2022
Maturity test for the Industrial Engineering and Management students
IEM maturity test instructions 1.11.2020
Role of major and minor in selection of supervisor and evaluation
As a default, the master’s thesis is written on a topic related to the student’s chosen major. The supervisor should be a professor or lecturer from the field of the chosen major (see list of supervisors below). In exceptional cases, a professor from another field may act as supervisor for a thesis in the field of the student’s chosen major. In such a case, the professor responsible for the student’s chosen major needs to approve the supervisor and confirm that the topic is in the field of the student’s chosen major (as part of topic approval). The student should send a short summary about the thesis topic by email to the head of his/her major (cc proposed supervisor and study secretary Anne Johansson). If the suggested supervisor is other than IEM professor or lecturer, the head of the major and supervisor will also discuss the evaluation criteria (since head of major will sign the evaluation statement).
If supervision would benefit from the specific expertise of a professor or lecturer who is not from the field of the chosen major, instead of acting as supervisor this person may also act as advisor. In this case the supervisor is a professor or lecturer from the field of the chosen major. He/she and the advisor agree on the actual supervision and evaluation, but the supervisor is ultimately responsible for evaluation.
The student can also write the master’s thesis on a topic that is related to the student’s chosen minor. This must be marked in the topic approval form. In these cases, the supervisor must be a professor who is an expert in field of the respective minor. In such a case, the program director needs to approve the supervisor. The student should send an e-mail to program director (cc proposed supervisor and study secretary Anne Johansson). The program director will also discuss the evaluation criteria with the supervisor.
All master’s theses must be evaluated according to the SCI guidelines for master’s thesis evaluation.
For all master’s theses written on a topic related to the student’s chosen major where the supervising professor is not a professor at the IEM department, the professor responsible for the major will need to approve and sign the evaluation form in addition to the supervising professor.
For all master’s theses written on a topic related to the student’s chosen minor, the program director will need to approve and sign the evaluation form in addition to the supervising professor.
Supervisors in Industrial Engineering and Management
Strategy & Venturing / StrategyRobin Gustafsson: Strategic Management, Strategy, Platform Business, Platform Economy, Innovation Policy
Mikko Jääskeläinen: Startups, Corporate entrepreneurship & venturing, Venture capital, Entrepreneurship ecosystems, Innovation, Product management, Product development
Kimmo Karhu: Digitalization, Platform Strategy, Digital Platforms, Open-Source, Innovation, Information Systems
Jukka Luoma: Competitive Dynamics, Data-driven Decision Making, Analytics, Competitive Strategy
Markku Maula: Venture Capital and Private Equity, Corporate Venturing, Mergers and Acquisitions
Tero Ojanperä: Platform Strategy, Business Models, Strategy, Artificial Intelligence
Henri Schildt: Digital Strategy, Digitalization, Strategic Change, Sensemaking, Industry Ecosystems, Social Organizations, Social Enterprises, Organizational Values
Jens Schmidt: Strategy, Innovation, Business Models, Ecosystems, Platforms, Internationalization
Timo Vuori: Strategy Formulation, Strategy Execution, Platform Strategy, AI in Strategy Process, Emotions, Cognition
Operations and Service Management /
Jan Holmström: Operations Management, Design Science Research, Digitalization of Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Digital Twins and Virtual Counterparts, Industrial Services, Physical Asset Management, Building Information Management
Jouko Karjalainen: Management Accounting and Cost Estimation
Paul Lillrank: Industrial Engineering, Quality and Service Management, Healthcare Operations Management, Health Systems Science
Risto Rajala: Management of Service Systems, Development of Digital Services, Service Innovation and Business Models
Lauri Saarinen: Data Analytics-based Operational Management
Timo Seppälä: Digital Operations, Platform Governance, Industrial Ecosystems
Kari Tanskanen: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Pekka Töytäri: Customer Value, Institutional Change, Business Ecosystems and Platforms, Value Based Selling and Pricing, Sales Management, Service Innovations
Organization Design and LeadershipLauri Järvilehto: Startup Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Nina Nurmi: Virtual / Hybrid Work, Leadership, Work Design, Organizational Design, Virtual Teams, Teamwork, Well-Being
Natalia Vuori: Strategy Implementation, Change Management, Organizing for Innovation, Heuristics and Biases, Emotions and Cognition (identity, motivation, cognitive frames) in Organizational Processes
Jari Ylitalo: Leadership, Leadership and leader development, Organizational development and transformation, Leadership in networks, Collaboration in networks and partnerships, Dialogue in organisations