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John Ettlie

Professor
Department of Management, International Business, and Entrepreneurship
Saunders College of Business

Office Hours

After class and by appointment (preferred).

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John Ettlie

Professor
Department of Management, International Business, and Entrepreneurship
Saunders College of Business

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Bio

John Ettlie is the Rosett Professor of Business in the Saunders College of Business,, Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in 1975, and has held appointments since then at the University of Illinois Chicago, De Paul, University, the Industrial Technology Institute and the University of Michigan Business, School. Dr. Ettlie has published over 60 refereed journal articles and has made over 100, professional presentations, world-wide, on the management of technological innovation. He, has authored five books, including a new textbook published by John Wiley & Sons (New, York, 2000) titled Managing Technological Innovation. His current research projects, include: 1) an investigation of the adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), systems; 2) a study of technology, reliability and customization of manufacturing products, with Professor Michael Johnson, University of Michigan Business School; and 3) the context, of new product develo!, pment (NPD) with Professor Mohan Subramaniam, Boston College and Professor Deborah, Dougherty, Rutgers University. Current initiatives include the RIT New Product, Development Forum and the Innovation Research Network. Both groups meet periodically to, support the applied research agenda in the College of Business. Professor Ettlie has been, the consultant to numerous corporations and government projects including the Saturn, Corporation, Allied-Signal Corporation, Caterpillar Tractor, Inc., PACAR and Reynolds, Metals. He is the associate editor of several professional journals including Decision, Sciences and the Journal of Operations Management.

Areas of Expertise
Technology management
New product development
Innovation research
Enterprise resource planning systems

Currently Teaching

DECS-744
3 Credits
A study in the principles of project management and the application of various tools and techniques for project planning and control. This course focuses on the leadership role of the project manager, and the roles and responsibilities of the team members. Considerable emphasis is placed on statements of work and work breakdown structures. The course uses a combination of lecture/discussion, group exercises, and case studies.
MGMT-735
3 Credits
This course addresses the management of innovation, sustainable technology, and the importance of technology-based innovation for the growth of the global products and services industries. The course integrates three major themes: (1) leading-edge concepts in innovation, (2) the role of technology in creating global competitive advance in both product-based and services-based industries, and (3) the responsibility of businesses related to sustainability. The importance of digital technology as an enabler of innovative services is covered throughout the course. (completion of four graduate business courses)
MGMT-861
2 Credits
This course deals with the responsibilities and challenges faced by managers responsible for research and innovation within high- technology firms. Topics will include: the critical role of innovation, internal technology assessments, technology transfer, the selection and management of R&D projects, and the identification of and management of disruptive technologies and business models. Particular attention will be given to overcoming systemic barriers to innovation.

Select Scholarship

Books
Ettlie, J., (2000). Managing Technological Innovation. John Wiley and sons.
Ettlie, J., (1990). Manufacturing Strategy: The research Agenda for the Next Decade. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Ettlie, J.,& Stoll, H. (1990). Managing the Design-Manufacturing Process. McGraw-Hill.
Ettlie, J.,& Hira, R. (2014). Globalization of Research & Development: Corporate Trends, Challenges and Science Policy.
Ettlie, J., (1995). Engineered in Japan. New York Oxford.
Ettlie, J., (1988). Taking Charge of Manufacturing. Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Ettlie, J., (2006). Managing Innovation, 2nd Edition. Elsevier.
Ettlie, J., (2006). Need title of the book, newsletter or source. Elsevier.
Chapters
Ettlie, J., (2000). Managing Technological Innovation.
Ettlie, J., (1990). Manufacturing Strategy: The research Agenda for the Next Decade.
Ettlie, J.,& Stoll, H. (1990). Managing the Design-Manufacturing Process.
Ettlie, J.,& Hira, R. (2014). Globalization of Research & Development: Corporate Trends, Challenges and Science Policy.
Ettlie, J., (1995). Engineered in Japan.
Ettlie, J., (1988). Taking Charge of Manufacturing.
Ettlie, J., (2006). Managing Innovation, 2nd Edition.
Ettlie, J., (2006). Templates for Innovation: A Comment on Mumford, Bedell and Hunter (2005). Need title of the book, newsletter or source.
Journals
Ettlie, J.,Vance, C.,Groves, K.,& Hess, G. (2013). Cognitive Style and Innovation in Organizations. European Journal of Innovation Management. 17. 311-326.
Ettlie, J.,Gianiodis, P.,& Urbina, J. (2013). Open Service Innovation in the Global Banking Industry: Inside-out versus Outside-in Strategies. Academy of Management Perspectives.
Ettlie, J., (2013). Review of UNRELENTING INNOVATION by Gerald J. Tellis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 61. 198-199.
Ettlie, J.,& Rosenthal, S. (2012). Service Innovation in Manufacturing. Journal of Services Management. 23. 440-454.
Ettlie, J.,& Rothenberg, S. (2012). Strategies to Cope with Regulatory Uncertainty in the Auto Industry. California Management Review. 54. 136-144.
Ettlie, J.,& Rosenthal, S. (2011). Service vs. Manufacturing Innovation. Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Ettlie, J.,& Kubarek, M. (2008). Design Reuse in Manufacturing and Services,. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 25. 457-472.
Ettlie, J., (2007). Perspective: Empirical Generalization and the Role of Culture in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 24. 180-183.
Ettlie, J.,& Elsenbach, J. (2007). Modified Stage-Gate Regimes in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 24. 20-33.
Ettlie, J.,& Elsenbach, J. (2007). The Changing Role of R&D Gatekeepers. Research-Technology Management. 50. 59-66.
Ettlie, J.,& Pavlou, P. (2006). Technology-Based New Product Development Partnerships. Decision Sciences Journal. 37. 117-147.
Ettlie, J.,& Elsenbach, J. (2006). Scale, R&D Performance and Idea Profiles for New Products: A Comparative Study of U.S. and German Manufacturing Firms. Journal of Global Business and Technology.
Ettlie, J.,Perotti, V.,Joseph, D.,& Cottelleer, M. (2005). Strategic Predictors of Successful Enterprise System Deployment. International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 25. 953-972.
Ettlie, J.,& Subramaniam, M. (2004). Changing Strategies and Tactics for New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 95-109.
Ettlie, J., (2002). Research-Based Pedagogy for New Product Development: MBA’s vs. Engineers in Different Countries. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 19.
Ettlie, J.,& Johnson, M. (2001). Technology, Customization and Reliability. Journal of Quality Management. 193-210.
Ettlie, J.,& Sethuraman, K. (2001). Locus of Supply and Global Manufacturing. International Journal of Operations and Production Management.
Ettlie, J.,& Boer, G. (1999). Target Costing Can Boost Your Bottom Line. Strategic Finance. 81. 49.
Ettlie, J., (1998). R&D and Global Manufacturing Performance. Management Science. 44. 1.
Ettlie, J.,& Swan, P. (1997). U.S.-Japanese Manufacturing Equity Relationships. Academy of Management Journal. 40. 462.
Ettlie, J., (1997). US manufacturing in the early 1990s: The chase and challenge. Business Strategy Review. 8. 53.
Ettlie, J., (1997). Quality, Technology, and Global Manufacturing. Production and Operations Management. 6. 150.
Ettlie, J., (1997). Integrated Design and New Product Success. Journal of Operations Management. 15. 33.
Ettlie, J., (1996). The Perpetual Enterprise Machine. Academy of Management Review. 21. 294.
Ettlie, J., (1995). Product-Process Development Integration in Manufacturing. Management Science. 41. 1224.
Ettlie, J.,& Johnson, M. (1994). Product Development Benchmarking versus Customer Focus in Applications of Quality Function Deployment. Marketing Letters. 5. 107.
Ettlie, J.,& Penner-Hahn, J. (1994). Flexibility Ratios and Manufacturing Strategy. Management Science. 40. 1444.
Ettlie, J.,& Penner-Hahn, J. (1993). High Technology Manufacturing in Low Technology Plants. Interfaces. 26. 25.
Ettlie, J.,& Reza, E. (1992). Organizational Integration and Process Innovation. Academy of Management Journal. 34. 795.
Ettlie, J., (1990). What Makes a Manufacturing Firm Innovative. Academy of Management Executive. 4. 7.
Ettlie, J., (1988). Manufacturing Technology Policy and Deployment of Processing Innovations. Annals of Operations Research. 15. 3.
Ettlie, J.,& Reiferis, S. (1987). Integrating Design and Manufacturing to Deploy Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Interfaces. 17. 63.
Ettlie, J., (1985). The Impact of Interorganizational Manpower Flows on the Innovation Process. Management Science. 31. 1055.
Ettlie, J.,Bridges, W.,& O'Keefe, R. (1984). Organizational Strategy and Structural Differences for Radical Versus Incremental Innovation. Management Science. 30. 682.
Ettlie, J., (1983). Organizational Policy and Innovation Among Suppliers to the Food Processing Sector. Academy of Management Journal. 26.
Ettlie, J.,& Rubenstein, A. (1981). Simulating the Flow of Innovations to the U.S. Automotive Industry. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 19.
Ettlie, J., (1980). Manpower Flows and the Innovation Process. Management Science. 26. 1086.
Ettlie, J.,& Rubenstein, A. (1980). Social Learning Theory and the Implementation of Production Innovation. Decision Sciences Journal. 11. 648.
Ettlie, J.,& Vellenga, D. (1979). The Adoption Time Period for Some Transportation Innovations. Management Science. 25. 429.
Ettlie, J., (1979). Evolution of the Productive Segment and Transportation Innovations. Decision Sciences Journal. 10. 399.
Ettlie, J., (1977). Real-time Studies in Organizational Research. Academy of Management Review. 2. 298.
Presentations
Ettlie, J.,Miller, J.,& Angelis, J. (2014). Implementation Strategies for Open Innovation. !st World Conference on Open Innovation.
Ettlie, J., (2014). Dreams Become You. Academy of Management Annual Meering.
Ettlie, J.,Rosenthal, S.,& Hall, M. (2007). Formalizing the Service Innovation Process. DSI Mini-Conference on Service Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
Ettlie, J.,& Perotti, V. (2005). The Information Processing View of Innovation and New Product Development. GBATA, GBATA.
Ettlie, J.,& Elsenbach, J. (2005). Scale, R&D Performance and Idea Profiles for New Products. GBATA, GBATA.
Ettlie, J.,& Perotti, V. (2004). Adoption of Collaborative Engineering Technologies and New Product Development. 10th International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems-March.
Ettlie, J.,& Rosenthal, S. (2004). Is Service Innovation at the Divide or the Perpetual Beta Process?. Academy of Management Meeting-August.
Ettlie, J., (2003). Regime Migration and Innovation in Organizations (Updates). MINE Conference-April, Ecole Polytechique.
Ettlie, J., (2003). Regime Migration and Innovation in Organizations (Updates). MINE Conference-February, Ecole Polytechique.
Ettlie, J., (2003). Regime Migration and Innovation in Organizations (Updates). MINE Conference-June, Ecole Polytechique.
Ettlie, J., (2003). Regime Migration and Innovation in Organizations (Updates). MINE Conference-October, Ecole Polytechique.
Ettlie, J., (2003). Modified Stage-Gate Regimes in New Product Development. Innovation Research Network-May, Boston College and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ettlie, J.,& Perotti, V. (2003). The Adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. Academy of Management Meeting-August.
Ettlie, J., (2003). The MBA Elective in Technology Management: Learning to Remember What is Memorable. Academy of Management Meeting-August.
Ettlie, J.,& Subramaniam, M. (2002). Is Disruptive Technology Necessary for Ambidextrous Organizations?. PDMA Annual International Conference-October, Product Development Management Association.
Ettlie, J.,& Subramaniam, M. (2002). Is Disruptive Technology Necessary for Ambidextrous Organizations?. New York Innovation Research Network-June, NYU Stern and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ettlie, J.,& Subramaniam, M. (2002). Is Disruptive Technology Necessary for Ambidextrous Organizations?. The RIT College of Business Research Conference-May, RIT Technology Management Center.
Ettlie, J., (2002). Regime Migration and Innovation in Organizations. MINE Conference-November, Ecole Polytechique.
Ettlie, J., (2002). Post-Industrial Manufacturing. 30th Annual ASAC Conference-May, I H Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.
Ettlie, J., (2002). Post Industrial Manufacturing. Academy of Management Conference-August.
Ettlie, J., (2001). Research Based Pedagogy for New Product Development: Does Culture Matter?. New York Innovation Research Network-May, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ettlie, J.,& Johnson, M. (2001). Technology, Customization and Reliability. 61st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management-August.
Ettlie, J., (2000). NY Innovation Research Network Proposal. Presentation at SUNY Buffalo-September, NY Innovation Research Network.
Proceedings
Ettlie, J.,Miller, J.,& Angelis, J. (2014). Implementation Strategies for Open Innovation. !st World Conference on Open Innovation.
Ettlie, J.,Groves, K.,& Vance, C. (2011). The Role of Thinking Style and Innovative Intentions for Optimal Creativity and Innovation in Organizations. Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences. 12.
Ettlie, J.,& Elsenbach, J. (2005). Scale, R&D Performance and Idea Profiles for New Products. Global Business and Technology Association, Lisbon, Portugal.
Research Grants
2014: Ettlie, J.,& Sun, H.An Entrepreneurship-Orientated Assessing Model for Technology Transfer/China.
2012: Ettlie, J.,NSF Workshop on Globalization of Engineering.
2007: Ettlie, J.,Veloso, F.,& Belzowski, B.Collaborative Research : Sustainability in Disruptive Technology Contexts: Dynamic Capabilities and the Locus of Innovaiton.
2005: Ettlie, J.,Scholarship for teaching and research at Catolica University, Lisbon, Portugal.
2005: Ettlie, J.,Ettlie, J.,& Rosenthal, S.Collaborative Research: Service Innovation.
2001: Ettlie, J.,& Perotti, V.Web-Based New Product Development.
Working Papers
2014: Ettlie, J.,Open Innovation: Causes and Consequences.
2014: Ettlie, J.,Trust, Integrated Information Technology, and New Product Success.
2014: Ettlie, J.,Entrepreneurial Vacarious Learning: The Effect of Parental and Mentor Models on Innovation and Success.
2014: Ettlie, J.,Boundary Spanning, Group Heterogeneity and Engineering Project Performance.
2014: Ettlie, J.,Open Innovation Symposium and PDWs proposal.
2014: Ettlie, J.,(Book) Globalization of Engineering and R&D.
2014: Ettlie, J.,R&D Dynamic Capabilities in a Changing Regulatory Environment.
2014: Ettlie, J.,Cognitive Style, Innovation and Attidute Toward Dreams.