Gary Lynn

PROFESSOR
Building: Babbio
Room: 406
Phone: 201.216.8732
Fax: 201.216.8028
Email: glynn@stevens.edu
Education

Ph.D., Management, August 1993
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dissertation: How Companies Understand Products and Markets for Radical Innovations
Selected as the Rubbermaid Innovation Fellow; G.P.A. 4.0/4.0

Masters of Management, June 1984
J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Northwestern University
Nominated by Philip Kotler for the Coulter Marketing Fellowship

Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, June 1980
Vanderbilt University
Honors Program in Engineering Management

Research

RESEARCH FOCUS: Technical Innovation, Marketing Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Sample Journal Articles - listed chronologically

There were gaps in research due to leave of absence to work as Chief Innovation Office/Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask, a venture capital company in New York City.

1) Siohong Tih Kok-Kee Wong Gary S. Lynn Richard R. Reilly , (2016) "Prototyping, customer involvement, and speed of information dissemination in new product success," Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 31(4): 437 – 448 [ABS 2]

2) Lynn, Gary and Faruk Kalay (2016), “The Effect of Vision and Role Clarity on Team Performance,” International Journal of Economic and Administrative Studies, Summer (17).

3) Doris Padmini Selvaratnam, Aini Aman ,Muhamad Maziz Mahyuddin Bin Kamaludin , Gary Lynn, and Richard Reilly (2016) “Cheap Talk: Team Factors and Management Practices Influence on Team Trust.” Economica, 12(3).

4) Faruk Kalay and Gary Lynn (2015), “The Impact of Strategic Innovation Management Practices on Firm Innovation Performance,” Research Journal of Business and Management, 2(3).

5) Lynn, Gary and Faruk Kalay (2015), “Vision and Its Impact on Team Success,” Journal of Business Economics and Finance, 4(4).

6) Chen, J., Richard R. Reilly and Gary S. Lynn (2015) “The Relationship between Team Autonomy and New Product Development Performance Under Different Levels of Technological Turbulence,” Journal of Operations Management, 34 (January): 83–96 [A*]

7) Akgun, Gary Lynn, Halit Keskin and Derya Dogan (2013) “Team learning in IT implementation projects: Antecedents and Consequences” International Journal of Information Management, 34 (1): 37-47 [ABS2].

8) Chen, J., Richard R. Reilly and Gary S. Lynn (2012) “New Product Development Speed: Too Much of a Good Thing?” Journal Product Innovation Management, 29(2) 288-303 [ABS 4].

9) Patanakul, Peerasit, Jiyao Chen and Gary Lynn (2012) “Superiority of Autonomous Teams,” Journal of Product Innovation Management 29(5): 686-900 [ABS 4].

10) Kock, N. and Lynn, G.S. (2012) “Lateral Collinearity and Misleading Results in Variance-Based SEM: An Illustration and Recommendations,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 13(7):546-580.

11) Lynn, G.; Nunez, E. (2012) “The Impact of Adding Improvisation to Sequential NPD Processes on Cost: The Moderating Effects of Turbulence,” Academy of Marketing Studies Journal, 16(1).

12) Akgun, A.; H. Keskin, G. Lynn, and D. Dogan (2012) “Antecedents and Consequences of Team Sensemaking Capability in Product Development Projects,” Research & Development Management.

13) Nunez, E.; Reilly, R.; Lynn, G. (2011) “From Cross-Functional to Rank-Spanning Radical New Product Development: An Analysis with Recommendations,” Business Studies Journal, 3(2).

14) Aronson, Z.H.; Reilly, R.R.; Lynn, G.S. (2008) “The role of leader personality in new product development success: an examination of teams developing radical and incremental innovations,” International Journal of Technology Management, 44(1), 27-May.

15)  Samra, Yassir, Gary Lynn and Richard Reilly (2008) “Effect of Improvisation on Product Cycle Time and Product Success,” International Journal of Management, 25(1): 175-200.

16) Nunez, Enrique and Gary S. Lynn (2007) “Entrepreneurial Environments Call for Novel Approaches to New Product Development: An Examination of an Integrative Approach,” Business Journal for Entrepreneurs, 2007(1).

17) Akgün A.E., Byrne J., Lynn G.S., and Keskin H. (2007) “Organizational unlearning as changes in beliefs and routines in organizations," Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(6):794-812.

18) Akgün A.E., Byrne J., Lynn G.S., and Keskin H. (2007) "New product development in turbulent environments: Impact of improvisation and unlearning on new product performance,” Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 24:203-230.

19) Akgün A.E., Byrne J., Lynn G.S., and Keskin H. (2007) "Team stressor, management support and project and process outcomes in new product development projects,” Technovation, 27:628-639.

20) Kock, Ned Lynn, G., Dow, K and Akgun, A. (2006) “Team adaptation to electronic communication media: evidence of compensatory adaptation in new product development teams,” European Journal of InformationSystems, 15: 331–341.

21) Akgün A.E., Byrne J., Keskin H. and Lynn G.S. (2006) "Transactive Memory System in New Product Development Teams,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 53(1):95-111.

22) Aronson, Zvi, H., Richard R. Reilly and Gary S. Lynn (2006) “The impact of leader personality on new product development teamwork and performance: The moderating role of uncertainty, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 23:221-247.

23) Akgün Ali E., Lynn, Gary S. and Yilmaz, Cengiz (2006) “Learning process in new product development teams and effects on product success: A socio-cognitive perspective,” Industrial Marketing Management, (35): 210-224.

24) Akgün A.E., Byrne J., Keskin H. and Lynn, G.S. (2005) “Knowledge networks in new product development projects: a transactive memory perspective,” Information and Management, (42): 1105-1120.

25) Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (2005) “The impact of Speed-to-Market on New Product Success: The Moderating Effects of Uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 52(2): 199-213 (Won Bright Idea Award).

26) Akgün, A.E., Lynn, G.S. and Byrne J. (2004) “Product Development in High-Technology Small and Medium Enterprises,” Journal of Business Strategy, 20(4): 41-46.

27) Akgün, A.E., Lynn, G.S. and Byrne J. (2003) “Organizational learning: a socio-cognitive framework,” Human Relations, 56: 839-868.

28) Lynn, G.S., Akgün, A.E. (2003) “Critical Success and Speed Factors for New Product Development in High-Tech Industry,” Research - Technology Management,46: 21-26.

29) Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly, (2002) “How to Build a Blockbuster,” Harvard Business Review (October) 80(10): 18-19.

30) Akgün Ali and Lynn Gary, (2002) “Antecedents and Consequences of Team Stability on New Product Development Teams," Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, (19): 263-286.

31) Akgün Ali, Gary Lynn and Richard Reilly (2002) “Multi-Dimensionality of Learning in New Product Development Teams,” European Journal of Innovation Management, 5: 57-72.

32) Reilly, Richard R., Gary S. Lynn and Zvi Aronson (2002) “The Role of Personality in New Product Development Team Performance,” Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19 (1): 39-58.

33) Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgün (2002) “Team Improvisation and Speed-to-Market: An Extended Model,” European Journal of Innovation Management, 5 (2): 57-72 (awarded best paper).

34) Lynn, Gary S. and Ali Akgun (2001) “Project Visioning: Its Components and Impact on New Product Success,” Journal of Product Innovation Management, 18 (6): 374-387.

35) Lynn, Gary S., Richard R. Reilly, Ali E. Akgun (2000) “Knowledge Management in New Product Teams: Practices and Outcomes,” IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 47 (2): 221-231.

36) Lynn, Gary S. and Ali E. Akgun (2000) “A New Product Development Learning Model: Antecedents and Consequences of Declarative and Procedural Knowledge," International Journal of Technology Management, 20 (5):490-510.

37) Lynn, Gary S. and Richard R. Reilly (2000) “Measuring Team Performance with an Innovation Report Card,” Research-Technology Management, (March-April):48-56.

38) Lynn, Gary, Sharon Lipp, Ali Akgun, and Alex Cortez Jr. (2000) “Factors Impacting the Adoption and Effectiveness of the World Wide Web in Marketing,” Industrial Marketing Management, 31(1): 490-510.

39) Bers, John. A., Gary S. Lynn, and Curtis L. Spurling (1999) “A Computer Simulated Model for Emerging Technology Business Planning and Forecasting,” International Journal of Technology Management, 18 (1/2):31-45.

40) Lynn, Gary S., Alan C. Maltz, Peter M. Jurkat and Michael D. Hammer, (1999) “New Media in Marketing Redefine Competitive Advantage: A Comparison of Small and Large Firms,” The Journal of Services Marketing, 13 (1):9-20.

41) Lynn, Gary S., Kate D. Abel, Willian S. Valentine and Robert C. Wright, (1999) “Key Factors in Increasing Speed to Market and Improving New Product Success Rates,” Industrial Marketing Management, 28: 319-326.

42) Lynn, Gary S. Richard B. Skov, and Kate D. Abel (1999) “Practices that Support Team Learning and Their Impact on Speed to Market and New Product Success,” Journal of Product Innovation Management, (September) 16 (5): 439-454.

43) Lynn, Gary S., Steven P. Schnaars, and Richard B. Skov (1999) “ A Survey of New Product Forecasting Practices in High Technology and Low Technology Businesses,” Industrial Marketing Management, (November) 28(6): 565-571.

44) Lynn, Gary S. (1999) “An Exploratory Study of Project Vision: Its Components and Impact on Innovation Success,” International Journal of Innovation Management,3 (1):1-18.

45) Lynn, Gary S. (1998) “New Product Team Learning: Developing and Profiting From Your Knowledge Capital,” California Management Review, 40 (4):74-93.

46) Lynn, Gary S. and C. Joy Green (1998) “Market Forecasting for High-Tech vs. Low-Tech Industrial Products,” Engineering Management Journal, 10 (1):15-18.

47) Lynn, Gary S., Mario Mazzuca, Joseph G. Morone and Albert S. Paulson (1998) “Learning: The Critical Success Factors in Really New Product Development,” Research-Technology Management (March-April):1-7.

48) Lynn, Gary S. and Ali E. Akgun (1998) “Innovation Strategies Under Uncertainty: A Contingency Approach for New Product Development,” Engineering Management Journal, 10 (3):11-17.

49) Bers, John A., Gary S. Lynn and Curtis L. Spurling (1997) “A Venerable Tool for a New Appliance: Using Scenario Analysis for Formulating Strategies for Emerging Technologies in Emerging Markets,” Engineering Management Journal, 9(2):33-39 (June).

50) Lynn, Gary S., James T. Simpson, and William E. Souder, (1997) “Effects of Organizational Behaviors on New Product Success,” Marketing Letters, 8 (1):33-40 (January).

51) Lynn, Gary S., Joseph G. Morone, and Albert S. Paulson (1996) “Marketing and Discontinuous Innovation: The Probe and Learn Process,” California Management Review, 38(3):8-37 (Spring).

52) Lynn, Gary S., Joseph G. Morone, and Albert S. Paulson (1996) “Emerging Technologies in Emerging Markets: Challenges for New Product Professionals,” Engineering Management Journal, 8(3):22-29 (September).

53) Lynn, Gary S., William S. Valentine, and Robert C. Wright (1996) “A Benchcasing Study of New Product and Process Development,” Engineering Management Journal, 8(4):5-14 (December).
 

Journal Articles in Chinese

Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (2006), The Role of Uncertainty in Team Empowerment and New Product Development Performance, Chinese Journal of Management, (9): 591-599. 

 

Refereed conference proceedings – listed chronologically

Ipek Kocoglu, Lynn, Gary, Dominick, Pete, Aaronson, Zvi, and Burke, Pam (2018) “Actions Speak Louder than Words,” Academy of Management (Chicago: August 10-14)

Lynn, Gary S., Volkan Polat and Richard R. Reilly (2014) “Team Trust and Team Learning,” Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference (Indianapolis; May 21, 2014). 

Nunez, Enrique and Gary Lynn (2010) “Cost-Effective Innovation under Turbulent Environments Demands Uncommon Development Processes” Allied Academies International Conference (Las Vegas, NV). 

Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (2006) “Uncertainty: Is it a Threat or Opportunity for New Product Development Teams”, Proceedings of

PDMA Research Forum, Atlanta, GA Oct. 21-22nd 2006 (Won ISBM working paper support). 

Kock, N. and Lynn, G. (2005) The E-collaboration Paradox: A Study of 290 New Product Development Teams. Information Resources Management Association Conference (May 15-18), San Diego, CA.

Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (2005) “Uncertainty, team empowerment and time-based strategy”, Proceeding of PDMA Research Forum, San Diego CA, Oct. 22-26th 2005 (Won ISBM working paper support).

Lynn, Gary S., Chen, Jiyao, et al.(2005) “The Critical Factors for Improving Company’s Abilities to Develop New Product Faster and More Successfully”, Proceedings of 2005 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (IEMC), St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Sep. 11-14th, 2005. 

Chen, Jiyao and Jing Ma (2005) “Entrepreneurial process and improvisation: How do entrepreneurs evaluate and exploit opportunities”, Proceedings of IEEE IEMC 2005.

Xiao, Xiang, Jiyao Chen, and Yujian Ye (2005) “Using Websites to Attract Applicants: A Signal-based Model of Online Organizational Attraction”, Proceeding of IEEE IEMC 2005.

Ma, Jing and Jiyao Chen (2005) “Industry Structure and Technological Discontinuity: The Contextual Demands of Entrepreneurial Activity”, Proceedings of PICMET 2005. 

Chen, J., Reilly, R, and Lynn, G. (2005). Speed: Too Much of a Good Thing (PICMET).

Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (2004) “The Role of Uncertainty in Speed-to-market and New Product Success”, Proceedings of PICMET 2004, Soul Korea, July 31- Aug. 4, 2004 (Best student paper). 

Aronson, S., Reilly, R., and Lynn, G. (August 2004). The Role of Leader Personality in New Product Development Team Success, Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Reilly, R., Chen, J. and Lynn, G. (2004). Speed-to-Market and Success in New Product Development: The Role of Uncertainty. Product Development and Management Association, Chicago. 

Nunez, E. and Lynn, G. (2004) Integrating Structure and Improvisation in New Product Development, Product Development and Management Association.

Chen, J., Reilly, R, Ma, J. and Lynn, G. (2004). The Impact of Empowerment on Speed in New Product Development: The Role of Uncertainty. International Symposium on Management of Innovation and Technology. (ISMOT’04), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.

Reilly, R., Chen, J. Lynn, G. (2003). Power and Empowerment: The Role of Top Management Support and Team Empowerment in New Product Development. PICMET Conference, Portland, Oregon. Won best student paper.

Reilly, R., Bentley, A., Lynn, G. (2003). Empowerment in New Product Development Teams: More is Not Always Better. Academy of Management Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Reilly, R., Lynn, S., Aronson, H. (August 2003). New Product Development Team Performance: The role of team member personality Academy of Management Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

Lynn, G., Reilly, R., Samra, Y. (2003) “Improvisation and the NPD Process, “ Eastern Academy of Management, Baltimore (April).

Akgun, Ali and Gary Lynn (2001) “Learning Typology for New product Development Teams: A Socio-cognitive Perspective,” Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, Santa Clara, CA (October).

Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun (2000) “New Product Team Learning: A Taxonomy,” Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, New Orleans, LA (October). 

Akgun, Ali and Gary Lynn (2000) “The Thinking Organization,” Proceedings of the International Association for the Management of Technology Conference, Miami, FL (February).

Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun (2000) “Speed-to-Learn in New Product Development Teams,” Proceedings of the American Marketing Association Educators’ Conference, San Antonio (November).

Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun, (1999) “Comparison of Innovation Strategies with Uncertain Technologies in Uncertain Markets” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Virginia Beach, VA (October). 

Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun, (1999) “Antecedents and Consequences of Team Stability on New Product Development Performance,” Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, Marco Island, FL (October).

Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun (1999) “Organizational Learning on New Product Success, Rapid Prototyping and Speed-to-Market,” Proceedings of the PICMET Conference, Portland, OR (July). 

Lynn, Gary and Joe Cherian (1998) “Learning on the Efficient Frontier,” Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association Conference, Atlanta, GA (October).

Lynn, Gary (1998) “New Product Team Learning,” Institute for the Study of Business Markets Conference, Atlanta, GA (June). 

Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly (1998) “Organizational Team Learning,” International Association for Management of Technology Conference, Orlando, FL (February).

Lynn, Gary and Richard Skov (1998) “New Product Marketing Techniques for High-tech vs. Low-tech Industrial Products,” Proceedings of the International Association for Management of Technology Conference, Orlando, FL (February).

Fransson, Martha, Gina O’Connor, Gary Lynn and Paschalina Ziamou (1997) “The Extended E‑Focus Group: A New Tool for Opinion Research,” Proceedings of the Conference on Technology and Innovation Management, Brussels (November).

Lynn, Gary S., Kate C. Abel, William S. Valentine, Robert C. Wright (1997) “Team Stability and Other Critical Determinants for Improving New Product Development Teams,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Virginia Beach, VA (October). 

Lynn, Gary S. and C. Joy Green (1997) “Market Forecasting for High-Tech vs. Low-Tech Industrial Products: Is it OK to ignore your customers?” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Virginia Beach, VA (October). 

Lynn, Gary S., Kate C. Abel, William S. Valentine, Robert C. Wright (1997) “Critical Determinants for Reducing Cycle Time and Improving New Product Success Rates: A Study of Successful and Unsuccessful Innovations,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Dallas, TX (June). 

Lynn, Gary S., Richard B. Skov, and Kate D. Abel (1997) “Learning by Doing,” Proceedings of the Product Development Management Association Conference, Monterey, CA (October).

Lynn, Gary S., William S. Valentine, and Robert C. Wright (1996) “Critical Success Factors and Danger Signs for Technical Managers in New Product and Process Development -- A Benchcasing Study,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Dallas, TX (October). 

Bers, John A., Gary S. Lynn and Curtis L. Spurling (1996) “A New Business Planning Technique for Emerging Technologies,” Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Dallas, TX (October).

Lynn, Gary S., Mario Mazzuca, Joseph G. Morone and Albert S. Paulson (1996) “Order Entry for Radical Innovation," Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Dallas, TX (October).

Other journals

Lynn, G. S., M. Mazzuca, J. G. Morone and A. S. Paulson (1998), “The Best Strategy to Develop Truly New Products,” ChemTech (November):7-12.

Published reports

 

Lynn, Gary S. and Ali Akgun (2000) “Accelerated Learning in New Product Development Teams,” Institute for the Study of Business Markets, Pennsylvania State University, College Station, PA, Working Paper 11-2000.

 

Lynn, Gary S. and Richard R. Reilly (1998), “Metrics for Innovation: A Report Card Feedback System to Improve Speed to Market and Enhance Innovation Success,” Institute for the Study of Business Markets, Pennsylvania State University, College Station, PA, Working Paper 19-1998.

 

 

Published abstracts, pamphlets, etc.  

 

Lynn, Gary (1999) “Tenure Revisited” Marketing Educator, American Marketing Association, Chicago, IL (Winter) p. 5.

 

Lynn, Gary (1998) “Achieving Radical Innovation,” Innovation & Technology Management News, Stevens Alliance for Technology Management, Hoboken, NJ, 2 (1):1, 5-6.

 

Lynn, Gary S. (1997), “Organizational Team Learning for Really New Product Development,” Marketing Science Institute 1997-113:1-39 (July).

 

Published books

Lynn, Gary (2016), The Future of Healthcare: Innovations Moving Healthcare into the 21st Century

Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly (2002/2003), Blockbusters: Five Keys to Developing Great New Products, New York, NY: HarperCollins. Selected as one of the top management publications in the world by Manageris Executive Book Summaries and one of the best management books published in 2003 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn (1993), Breaking through Bureaucracy (formerly Innopreneurship) Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.

Lynn, Gary (1992), editor, Empowering Innovative People. Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.

Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn (1992), Innopreneurship--Being an innovator within a corporation. Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing. Executive Book Club: Main Selection.

Lynn, Gary (1990), IdeaLog. Chicago, IL: The Innovation Research Institute.

Lynn, Gary (1989), From Concept to Market. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons (foreword by Professor Philip Kotler). Macmillan Book Club: Main Selection.

Other Scholarly Activities

Chapters for the following books:

Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun, "Thinking Organization" in T. Khalil, L.A. Lefebvre, and R.M. Mason’s (2001) Management of Technology. Elsevier Science.

Lynn, Gary, “Marketing of Medical Technology: GE’s Computerized Axial Tomography,” in Eliezer Geisler and Ori Heller’s (1998) Management of Medical Technology: Theory, Practice and Cases. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 469‑502.

Lynn, Gary, “NutraSweet—Eureka,” in Gus Gaynor’s (1996) Handbook of Technology Management. New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 34.3-34.27.

 

Presentation of papers, seminars, lectures (listed chronologically)

 

Ma, Jing, Jiyao Chen, and Gary Lynn, “Virtual Team, Uncertainty, and New Product Development Performance”, International Association for Management of Technology, Beijing, P.R. China, May 22 - 26, 2006

 

Chen, Jiyao and Gary S. Lynn, “Uncertainty: opportunity and threat in new product development”, Academy of Management Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 5-10, 2005

 

Gary S. Lynn, Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Guijun Li (2005).  The Critical Factors for Improving Company’s Abilities to Develop New Product Faster and More Successfully.  Proceedings IEEE International Engineering Management Conference.  St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

 

Aronson, Z. H., Reilly, R.R., & Lynn, G . (2005).  The impact of leader personality on NPD teamwork and performance: The role of uncertainty.  Proceedings Academy of Management Annual Meetings Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (2004) The Role of Uncertainty in Speed-to-market and New Product Success,” PICMET  (July 31- Aug. 4, 2004) Soul Korea.

 

Reilly, Richard R., Chen, Jiyao, and Gary S. Lynn, “Speed-to-market and success in NPD: The role of uncertainty”, PDMA Research Forum, Chicago, IL, Oct. 23-27th, 2004.

 

Lynn, Gary, Seminar on Entrepreneurship sponsored by Spencer Trask Venture Capital for their portfolio companies, New York, NY, June 3, 2004.

 

Lynn, Gary, Keynote Speaker, Rosemount, Inc. Innovation Awards Day, Minneapolis, MN, December 3, 2003.

 

Lynn, Gary, Seminar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Two-day workshop sponsored by the Medellin Chamber of Commerce, Medellin, Colombia, July 2003.

 

Lynn, Gary, Keynote Speaker, Advanced Costing Fundamentals Symposium, Chicago, May 2003.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Developing a Research Strategy,” Paper presentation at the American Society for Engineering Management, Tampa, FL, October 2002.

 

Lynn, Gary, Certification Workshops at the Product Development and Management Association International Conferences in Santa Clara, CA, October 9-10, 2001; and New Orleans, LA, October 11, 2000.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Developing a SIG Vision” invited presentation to the American Marketing Association’s SIG (Special Interest Group) Leaders Workshop, Washington, DC, August 11, 2001.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Developing a SIG Vision” invited presentation to the American Marketing Association’s SIG (Special Interest Group) Leaders Workshop, Washington, DC, August 11, 2001.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Train-The-Trainer Certification Workshop,” presentation for Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) for trainers, who wanted to become certified by PDMA to teach the Certification Workshop, Newark, NJ, March 5, 2001; and Chicago, IL May 1, 2001.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Secrets to Success for Technological Innovation,” presentation to the IEEE Engineering Management Society, New Jersey Chapter, Newark, NJ, December 14, 2000.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Success Factors for Innovation,” presentation to managers at Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (ARDEC) -Light Armaments Division, Picatinny, NJ, June 6, 2000.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Measuring Innovation Using a Report Card Approach,” presentation to a joint meeting of the Institute for Innovation Research and the Product Development and Management Association, Alexandria, VA, May 10, 2000.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to managers at ARDEC-Fuze, Picatinny, NJ, February 15, 2000.

 

Richard Reilly, Gary Lynn and Alex Cortez, “Adoption and Effectiveness of Information Technologies in New Product Development,” presentation at the Center for Innovation Management Studies, Raleigh, NC, November 15, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Metrics for Team Learning,” presentation at INFORMS, Philadelphia, PA, November 9, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, and Ali Akgun, “Antecedents and Consequences of Team Stability on New Product Development Performance,” presentation at the Product Development and Management Association, Marco Island, FL, October 23, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Under Uncertainty,” presentation at the Product Development and Management Association, Marco Island, FL, October 20, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Successful Innovation Practices,” presentation to managers at Armstrong, Inc., Lancaster, PA, October 19, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices: Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” presentation to managers at Corning, Inc., Corning, NY, October 15, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” video telecast to product managers at Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ, October 8, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to program managers at the US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, MD, September 14, 1999.

 

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to senior executives at ARDEC and United Defense – Joint Meeting, Picatinny, NJ, September 7, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to project managers at ARDEC-Mines, Picatinny, NJ, August 24, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to project managers at Primex Technologies, St. Petersburg, FL, August 19, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Under Uncertainty,” presentation to product development professionals at a joint meeting between the Institute for Innovation Research and the Product Development Association, Lake Tahoe, NV, August 10, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Keys to Success for Hi- vs. Low-Tech Innovation,” presentation at the American Marketing Association Educators’ Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 8, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to executives in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC, August 5, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to program managers at ARDEC, Picatinny, NJ, August 2, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to project managers at CECOM, Ft. Monmouth, NJ, July 27, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Success Factors,” presentation at the Stevens Institute of Technology Technogenesis Retreat, Vernon, NJ, May 16, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Speed for New Product Development,” presentation to project managers at Corning, Inc., Corning, NY, May 6, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Creating Learning New Product Teams,” presentation at the IEEE Engineering Management Society Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, May 4, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Speed for New Product Development,” presentation to new product and process executives at Corning, Inc., Corning, NY, April 23, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to project managers at Armstrong, Inc., Lancaster, PA, February 25, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Forecasting in New Product Development,” presentation at the American Marketing Association Educators’ Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, February 22, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Speed in New Product Development,” presentation to senior managers at Lucent, Murray Hill, NJ, January 22, 1999.

Lynn, Gary, “Innovation Best Practices,” presentation to project managers at Corning, Inc., Corning, NY, December 2, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, “Using an Innovation Report Card for New Product Development,” presentation to the Center for Innovation Management Studies at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, November 17, 1998.

Lynn, Gary and Joseph Cherian, “Learning on the Efficient Frontier,” presentation to the Product Development and Management Association, Atlanta, GA, October 3, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, “Developing a Research Strategy,” presentation at the American Society for Engineering Management Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, October 1, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, “Marketing and Continuous vs. Discontinuous Innovation,” presentation at the International Association for Product Development, Atlanta, GA, March 10, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, “Marketing and Radical Innovation,” presentation to the Stevens Alliance for Technology Management Symposium, Basking Ridge, NJ, March 19, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, “New Product Team Learning,” presentation at the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, Atlanta, GA, June 16, 1998.

Lynn, Gary and John Workman, “Pioneer vs. Follower: The Learner’s Advantage,” presentation at the American Marketing Association Educators’ Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 18, 1998.

Lynn, Gary and Richard Skov, “New Product Forecasting,” presentation to the International Association for the Management of Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, February 17, 1998.

Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly, “New Product Team Learning,” presentation to the International Association for the Management of Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, February 17, 1998.

Lynn, Gary, Richard Skov and Kate Abel, “Learning by Doing,” presentation at the Product Development and Management Association Conference, Malibu, CA, October 1997.

Lynn, Gary, “New Product Development for Really New Products,” presentation to the Masters of Technology Management Advisory Board, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, May 14, 1997.

Lynn, Gary, “New Product Development for Really New Products,” presentation to the U.S. Army Armaments Research and Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny, NJ, August 27, 1997.

Lynn, Gary, “Technology and Marketing,” presentation given at the American Marketing Association’s Technology and Marketing Special Interest Group Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, February 1997.

Lynn, Gary, “How Technology is Changing Marketing,” presentation given at the American Marketing Association’s Technology and Marketing Special Interest Group Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, February 1997.

Lynn, Gary, “Technology Marketing,” presentation to the Stevens Alliance for Technology Management, Roundtable Meeting, Hoboken, NJ, February 26, 1997.

Lynn, Gary, “New Product Development for Really New Products,” presentation to the Wesley J. Howe School of Management Board of Trustees, Hoboken, NJ, December 6, 1996.

Lynn, Gary, “Technology in the Classroom,” Invited Interview, WDWS Radio, August 1996.

Experience
    • 2006-2008 Chief Innovation Officer, Spencer Trask -- – a New York based venture capital company, that placed $1.2 billion in 100 technology start-ups over the past decade.  Worked with a variety of CEOs, and Board members across eight industries. 
    • 1993-1996 Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama, Nominated for Best Teacher (January 1996). Runner-up for Best Teacher (1995). One course I developed, Marketing Emerging Technologies, received a perfect student evaluation, 5.0/5.0 (1995). Citation for exceptional service -- Student Outreach Program (1995). Courses taught: Emerging Technologies; Marketing Management; and Marketing Research
    • 1986 - 1990   Founder and Chairman, The Innovation Research Institute – a Chicago, based medical equipment company.  Built the business from $0 to $750,000 in sales.  Designed and introduced two new medical products in the U.S.A. and abroad.    
    • 1984 -1985    Director, New Products and Market Development, Guardian Division of Sunrise Medical in Torrance, CA.  Released Fifteen New Products to Manufacturing, Managed Departments 166% of Plan and 21% Under Budget.  Individual Performance Rated at 97% - Highest in the Corporation.
    • 1980-1982 Technical Design and Marketing Specialist, General Electric Company.  Designed Components of Aircraft Engines, Held "Secret" Security Clearance.
Institutional Service

Professional Society Activities  

Co-Editor Special Edition: Creativity and Innovation Management on Organizational Improvisation (December 2014 (Vol 23 Issue 4) 

Special Issue Editor: Engineering Management Journal – on innovation (I continue to serve as Associate Editor)

Two-term President of the Technology and Marketing Special Interest Group (TechSIG) for the American Marketing Association (started this group and built it from zero to 176 members).

Served for three years on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Engineering Management Society.

 

Two-term Chairman of the American Society for Engineering Management's Academic/Industry Partnership Team.

 

Head of Certification Education for the Product Development and Management Association when we created the first Certification Exam and Certification Educational Programs for the Product Development and Management Association.

 

Current Editorial Boards:

  • European Journal of Innovation (2011 to present)
  • Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship (2011 to present) 

Associate Editor, Engineering Management Journal (2005 – present) 

Former editorial board member for the following:

1) Engineering Management Journal
2) IEEE Transaction for Engineering Management
3) Industrial Marketing Management 
4) International Journal of Product Development 
5)Today’s Engineer

Guest Editor for Project Management Today (November 2002).

Serve on the planning committee for the Product Development and Management Association’s International Conference (2001).

Elected for a three-year term of office for the IEEE Engineering Management Society, Board of Governors (1998-2001).

Head of Certification Education for the Product Development and Management Association (1999-2000).

Question writer for the Product Development and Management Association’s Certification Exam for New Product Development Professionals (1999-2000).

Co-founder of the American Society for Engineering Management's Academic/Industry Partnership Team on New Product and Process Management (1996-1998).

Founder and two-term President of the Technology and Marketing Special Interest Group (TechSIG) for the American Marketing Association (August 1996 to 1998). Building this group from zero members to 176 industry and academic professionals in three years. 

Referee for the following conference proceedings:

 

·     American Marketing Association – Technology, Marketing and Innovation Track (1998‑2001)

·    American Marketing Association – Policy and Strategy Track (1998)

·     Product Development and Management Association (1998, 2001)

·     American Society for Engineering Management (1997-1998)

 

Served as Track Chair for the following association conferences:

 

·     Technology Marketing Track, American Marketing Association’s National Conference, St. Petersburg, FL (February 20‑23, 1999).

·     Technology Marketing Track, Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Coral Gables, FL (May 27‑30, 1999).

 

Served as Session Chair/Discussant for the following conferences:

·     Session Chair: Teamwork and Innovation Management, INFORMS, Philadelphia, PA (November 9, 1999).

·     Discussant: American Marketing Association Annual Educators’ Conference (February 23, 1998).

 

Regular attendant of the annual meetings of the American Marketing Association and Product Development and Management Association.

SERVICE 

Institute Committees and Special Programs

 WebCampus/Online Software Selection Committee (2013- 2015)

 WebCampus/Teleconferencing Software Selection Committee (2012 – 2014)

 Ph.D. Signature Course Co-coordinator (2012 - 2014)

 Academic Planning and Resources Committee (2005)

 Secretary of the Faculty (2003)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Honor Board Committee (2003)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1999)

Search Committee Coordinator for the Business and Technology Undergraduate Program (1999)

Middle States Accreditation Committee (1998)

Media Advisory Board Committee (1998)

Business and Technology Planning Committee (1996-1997)

Departmental Committees and Administrative Activities 

Chair: Promotions and Tenure Committee, School of Business (2018 to present)

Executive Masters of Technology Management (EMTM) Academic Committee (1996-2006; 2008-present)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2014 – 2016)

Marketing Search Committee (two marketing hires) (2012-2013)

Area Coordinator for Capstone Entrepreneurship Course for Undergraduates (2008-2011)

Academic Planning and Resources Committee (2002-2004)

Area Coordinator for EMTM Marketing Course (1996-2006; 2008-2014)

Area Coordinator for EMTM Innovation Course (1996-2006)

Area Coordinator for MSIS Entrepreneurial Information Technology Certificate Program (2004-2006)

Area Coordinator for two Oral and Written Communications Courses in the EMTM Program (2004-2006)

Search Committee Coordinator for the Business and Technology Undergraduate Program (1999)

Academic Co-Leader - Business and Technology Undergraduate Degree Program (1996-1998).

Academic Coordinator -- French Marketing/Finance International Exchange Program (1998).

Served as a reviewer for the following journals:

  • California Management Review
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • International Journal of Forecasting
  • Journal of Marketing
  • Journal of Product Innovation Management
  • Research Policy
  • Sloan Management Review

  

Government – NSF Grant Reviewer 2003; National Collegiate of Inventors and Inventors Alliance Grant Reviewer (2002)

 

Selected as Innovation Series Book Editor, Probus Publishing Company (1994).

Honors & Awards

Honors and Awards Received

Received Provost Award for Exceptional Contributions to Stevens (2010).

Received Outstanding Research Award in the School of Technology Management at Stevens (2009).

Selected as one of most active and prolific scholars in the field of Technology Innovation Management by the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) (2003 and 2008). One of seven people named in both 2003 and 2008.

Received Outstanding Teacher Award in the School Business at Stevens Institute of Technology (2004).

Named Outstanding Research Professor in the School of Business at Stevens (2003).

Selected as one of nine leading management gurus in the world by Business 2.0 Magazine (November 2002). Business 2.0 was a Time Inc. publication with a paid circulation of 550,000 and demographics similar to those of its sister publication, Fortune. Past guru selections include Clay Christensen, Peter Drucker, W.E. Deming and C.K. Prahalad.

Received award for best article (2002) European Journal of Innovation Management for a co-authored article.

Received the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Distinguished Teaching Award, Stevens Institute of Technology (September 1999).

Received commendation from the members and Board for exemplary service at the American Society for Engineering Management.

Received the Merritt A. Williamson Best Paper Award by the American Society for Engineering Management for “Critical Success Factors and Danger Signs for Technical Managers in New Product and Process Development -- A Benchcasing Study” (October 1996).

Letter of commendation from the Dean of the School of Business for teaching excellence.

Featured in The American Marketing Association’s Professional Best (Spring 1998) magazine as an individual making contributions to the field of marketing, p.2.

Awarded the Rubbermaid Fellow of Innovation (August 1992).

My Ph.D. students chaired have achieved national recognition. Ali Akgun, graduated in 2001, won the Gaudet Award at Stevens for the best dissertation in the field of organizational behavior; Best Paper award at McGill’s Innovation Conference; and best article in the European Journal of Innovation Management. Jiyao Chen, graduated in 2007, received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award given by the Howe School of Technology at Stevens (2005); received a fellowship and scholarship from the Product Development Management Association (2005); received Best Student Paper award from the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET), (2004) and one article we co-authored published in the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management won the Bright Idea Award for being one of the top publications written by New Jersey Business Faculty in 2005, given by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and New Jersey Business and Industry Association (2006).

Grants, Contracts & Funds

Funding Received

  • Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey: Innovations Revolutionizing Healthcare: $24,997 in 2017.

  • Business and Technology Undergraduate Program: Co-created this program and integrated a business spine across four years that allowed students to apply classroom concepts to a real-time business scenario. This program has enrolled over 300 students and generated over $20 million in tuition since its launch in 2000.

  • Co-created and co-directed a multinational education and research initiative on teaming, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship. This program was funded by the National University of Malaysia totaling $2.1 million from 2010 through 2013.
  • Created and directed a business-outreach research program in innovation that involved the following companies: Armstrong, Corning, Honeywell, Nova Chemical, Georgia Pacific, Bestfoods, Primex plus five government agencies. This program generated $60,000 and produced ten papers that were published in refereed journals.
  • Principal Investigator in three research grants for $33,000 from the Center for Innovation Management Studies (Lehigh/NC State); Institute for the Study of Business Markets (Penn State); and the Marketing Science Institute. Also, the Principal Investigator in seven Stevens research grants totaling $128,000.

  • Academic Director for the French Institute Superior Generale Exchange Program (four course sequence) including Marketing Management; Financial Management; Entrepreneurship; and a Capstone Experience that integrates these courses. This program generated $380,000 in tuition over three years.

  • Academic Director for the E-Commerce Graduate Certificate (four course sequence) including Fundamentals of the Internet; Marketing Online; Advertising and Marketing Research; Entrepreneurship. This program generated $256,000 in tuition over two years.

  • Principal Investigator for a research grant we received from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey on innovations revolutionizing healthcare. The grant was for $24, 997 and involves six hospitals in New Jersey.

Others

External Research Grants Received from Institutional Funding Agencies Agency and Amount

National Collegiate of Inventors and Inventors Alliance: $15,000
Center for Innovation Management Studies: $26,000
Institute for the Study of Business Markets: $3,500
Marketing Science Institute: $3,800

Corporate Research Grants That Lead to Refereed Journal Articles

Agency and Amount

  • ARDEC: $5,000
  • Corning, Inc.: $5,000
  • Army Research Lab.: $5,000
  • ARDEC: $7,200
  • ARDEC: $5,000
  • Primex, Inc.: $5,000
  • CECOM: $7,000
  • Corning, Inc.: $2,500
  • Armstrong, Inc.: $2,500
  • Bestfoods: $7,000
  • CECOM: $2,000
  • Corning, Inc.: $3,500
  • Multi-Arc: $3,500

Internal Research Grants Received Title and Amount:

  • Innovation Center Feasibility: $15,000
  • Innovation Center Exploration: $10,000
  • Award Winning New Product Development Teams: $27,000
  • Factors that Impact the Adoption and Effectiveness of the World Wide Web: $10,000
  • An Investigation of the Role of Personality in Incremental and Radical Innovation New Product Development Teams: $10,000
  • New Product Team Learning: $20,000
  • Marketing and Technological Innovation: $36,000

Funds Generated from Educational Programs 

Academic Lead for French Institute Superior Generale Exchange Program: 48 students enrolled contributing $150,000 to Stevens in its first year. This program has been run several more years.

Patents & Inventions

Licensed software developed on Technical Innovation Success Prediction to the Product Strategy Network, Pittsburg, PA (2010).

Patent Disclosure: Web-Based Assessment and Mentoring System for on-line computer-based assessment and automated training of new product teams (August 18, 1999).

Patent Received: “Nesting Patient Transport Tables,” U.S. Patent #4,325,516 (1980); licensed to Dentsply International.

Courses
  • BT 415 Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 641 Marketing Management
  • MGT 663 Discovering and Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • MIS 661 Marketing Online
  • MIS 663 Discovering and Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • MGT 629 Marketing Lab
  • MGT 642 Market Management in Technical Organaizations
  • MGT 741 Innovation Management Process
  • MGT 746 Practicum Marketing
  • MGT 757 Effective Communication for Managers - Practicum
  • MGT 758 Oral and Written Communication Competency
  • MGT 766 Marketing Online
  • MGT 768 Entrepreneurship in IT