University of Vaasa
Prof. Josu Takala has a vast experience in both industry and academia. He worked for ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) Group. in R&D and Quality Assurance within different application areas of automation as researcher and manager in 1979-1992. Educational background: Tampere University of Technology M.Sc (El.Eng) 1980 and Dr.Tech. (El. Eng.and business studies in the University of Vaasa) 1988 as well as Dr. HC in 2009 from the Technical University of Košice. And Dr.HC (Technology Management and Business) in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia 2015. Currently he is Professor in Industrial Management at the University of Vaasa 1988-, Finland besides various universities in Finland and abroad such as Thailand, Malaysia, China, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia etc. His field of interest is mainly technology management in the sustainable competitive strategies of private and public organizations in manufacturing networks by utilizing the generic fields of quality management, (technology and operations) strategy, new product and service development and environmental management. Over 600 scientific published articles. Co-Editor, Special Issue Editor, Member of Scientific Board in Journals (like MPER, MNG), and invited or key note speaker and Chairman or Honored Chairman in many international conferences. International activities mostly in Asia and Europe within his area of expertize e.g. within university society (industry) relationships (e.g. how to graduate PhD in industry?) and evaluations of international MSc and PhD programmes. Owner in some university startup businesses.