Niina Nurmi is a Professor in International Design Business Management and the Director of IDBM Master's program at Aalto University School of Business. Nurmi is a seasoned trainer on the topic of virtual working and leadership.
Her research addresses work design and management of global virtual collaborations: Situations in which knowledge workers are at a distance from other team members and must rely on communication technology to facilitate their interaction across distance, language, and cultures.
Nurmi's academic background is in Adult Education and Organizational Psychology. She is trained as an ethnographer at Stanford University, Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at the Department of Management Science and Engineering, where she worked for four years as a visiting scholar and postdoctoral researcher. Before entering academia, Niina worked as an HR Manager.