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ME2323 Research Frontiers in Industrial Management 6.0 credits

Industrial management is a large subject area. This course has an academic focus and provides familiarity with current research in the field. Through studies of research articles and other key research contributions, the research front and research traditions within a selected sub-area of the subject are analyzed.

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Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus ME2323 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

See the course syllabus.

Course contents

The course intends to give students specialized knowledge of current research in the main field area of industrial engineering and management, and thereby train the ability to use this in research-based analyses. The course is based on specialized theoretical studies within one of the following research domains:

  • Operations and supply chain management
  • Management of innovation and organisations (management of innovation and organization management),
  • Corporate finance and management control

In each field/track, current research is explored and main streams of research identified. Furthermore, the course highlights important research contributions that influence the specialisation and important concepts of the research, models, and theories.

The course is based primarily on studies and analyses of research articles that are central for respective field. Current problems, perspectives, levels of analysis, limitations, and conflicting perspectives in the different fields are discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

1. Identify and collect relevant research in a chosen domain/track

2. Provide arguments for, and analyze main research trends in the chosen field

3. Explain, compare and critically review research results, assumptions, and perspectives by studying research published in the chosen research domain

4. Formulate a research question in the chosen research domain and after that analyze it collecting and screening relevant research.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed ME2321 Engineering work and global challenges.

Recommended prerequisites

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Course literature will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 1.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Oral exam, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Attendance to course seminars is compulsory.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

See the course syllabus.

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Decided by the examiner.


Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Transitional regulations

Admitted students who have not completed the course with previous set of examination parts will be examined within the scope of the new examination parts.