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Miia Martinsuo

Professor, Industrial Management, especially project-based organizing and industrial service business
Tampere University
phone number+358408490895
Hervanta Campus

About me

Prof. Miia Martinsuo, D. Sc. (Tech.), is Professor of Industrial Management at Tampere University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management. Prof. Martinsuo has over 15 years of academic experience in project and service business, and 9 years of development and management experience in international firms and the public sector on strategy, organization and business process development, particularly in the metal and engineering industry. Martinsuo has published over 200 articles, book chapters or books in the domains of project business, product development management, process innovations and organization changes and she is an active speaker and coach in continuing education programs.


Prof. Martinsuo teaches, leads research and collaborates with industry in the society. She leads the research group Center for Research on Project and Service Business (CROPS) and the doctoral program in Business and Technology Management. Her field of research and teaching is project and service business. Her current research interests include: value creation and organizing in project business; managing project portfolios and change programs; decision making, control and performance in projects; front end of radical innovations; process innovations in manufacturing; and transformation of industrial firms toward service business. Her teaching deals with managing and developing industrial service business, managing project business, organization theories, and doctoral education. 

Fields of expertise

Project management; project business; industrial services; industrial service business; innovations, innovation management; organizations, organizing, management in organizations; organization development and change

Main positions of trust

European Academy of Management executive committee: vice president, memberships

European Academy of Management executive board: national representative of Finland

Scandinavian Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management: board member

Research unit

Industrial Engineering and Management, Center for Research on Project and Service Business CROPS.

Research fields

Industrial engineering and management

Selected publications

Publications in TUTCris