Production Economics (PEK)

The division of Production Economics is part of the Department of Management and Engineering and carries out education and research connected to the optimal use of productive resources within manufacturing or optimal financial decisions.

Education in Production Economics

The majority of the undergraduate courses are given in the engineering programs Industrial Engineering and Management and Mechanical Engineering, and in the international master's programme Industrial Engineering and Management. We offer a number of basic courses in for example production economics, economic analysis and corporate finance. The division is also responsible for two master profiles, operations management and finance, which in total have more than ten courses on advanced level. In addition to this, we supervise and examine a number of master theses every year.

Research in Production Economics

Production Economics is an interdisciplinary engineering subject, which covers management of resources within various business types. The research at the division is focused on the problems in the cross-section between management and engineering, which results in research that applies mathematical methods from engineering science to management problems. The research covers problems at both a strategic, a tactical and an operational level.

Research groups



Huiping Ding, Hua Huang, Ou Tang

Sustainable supply chain collaboration with outsourcing pollutant-reduction service in power industry

In Journal of Cleaner Production

Article in journal

Weihua Liu, Di Wang, Ou Tang, Donglei Zhu

The impacts of logistics service integrators overconfidence behaviour on supply chain decision under demand surge

In European Journal of Industrial Engineering

Article in journal

Song Gao, Ou Tang, Hongwei Wang, Pei Yin

Identifying competitors through comparative relation mining of online reviews in the restaurant industry

In International Journal of Hospitality Management

Article in journal



Visiting Address

Division of Production Economics

Hans Meijers väg
A Building, entrance 13-19
Campus Valla
Linköping, Sweden

Postal Address

Linköping University
Division of Production Economics
Department of Management and Engineering
SE-581 83 Linköping


About the Department