Industrial Engineering and Management
IEM has long tradition in addressing organisations and their operations technological, economic and social processes with the objective to advance high sustainability and profitability. Research has been done in close collaboration with other fields of technology, due to the essence of modelling complex socio-economic systems. Research methods include both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
The main goal of our research is to have a positive impact on the industry, business and society as a whole. The research of IEM is applied by nature and conducted in a close cooperation with different organisations, the industry being “our laboratory”.
The IEM research groups are focusing specifically on the following areas:
Industrial Engineering and Management is an active contributor to the InStreams Hub - Inorganic circular economy research community, which is a profile field of the University of Oulu, especially through the theme of "Value streams and productisation".
Industrial Engineering and Management is also one of the main subject areas of the Centre for Advanced Steels Research (CASR), coordinated by the University of Oulu, and its research deals with the university’s strategic research areas “Creating sustainability through materials and systems” and “Digital solutions in sensing and interactions”.
Projects and activity
Research unit collaborates actively both nationally and internationally with leading scholars of the field. Main funding sources of the research projects include for example Business Finland, EU and Academy of Finland.
24.11.2022 Petteri Annunen, Industrialization in construction – A process model for capability creation.
11.11.2022 Kari-Pekka Tampio, Enhancing value creation at the front-end of a collaborative hospital construction project.
11.11.2022 Niko Cajander, Temporary agency work and worker well-being at restaurants: insights into socially sustainable work
6.10.2022 Víctor Pérez Centeno, Merging neuroscience technologies in entrepreneurship research
23.9.2022 Laura Saukko, Managing integration capabilities in collaborative interorganizational projects
24.3.2022 Iqra Sadaf Khan, Exploring Industry 4.0 and Its Impact on Sustainability and Collaborative Innovation
23.6.2021 Henna Longi, Regional innovation systems and company engagement in the Arctic context
IEM has intensive co-operation with companies. In addition to the research, collaboration forms include course assignments, extensive courses, theses, cases, lectures and internships. IEM has close contact to the local companies and organisations.
We are interested in solving the practical challenges of organisations – whether big or small. If interested with collaboration with IEM and University of Oulu, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let's think together what the most suitable mode of collaboration would be!