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See the new article by Prof. AndersonAspiring to Lead in Health Care Innovation: Health Care Initiative’s Director on Cutting Edge Work (McCombs Today).

Edward Anderson is Mr. & Mrs. William F. Wright, Jr. Centennial Professor for Innovative Technology at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and is the Director of the Healthcare@McCombs (formerly the McCombs Healthcare Initiative), which is a research center specializing in innovation in healthcare delivery. He is an acknowledged expert in the dynamics of complex systems in organizational contexts.

Dr. Anderson is the author or co-author of:

Research interests

  • Healthcare delivery systems, information, and process improvement;

  • Platform industries, such as smartphones, electronic health records, and videogame consoles;

  • Management of distributed innovation, including outsourcing and offshoring, across the supply chain;

  • Project management, including agile project management;

  • Behavior of technical teams (a.k.a. team science);

  • Computer simulation, including system dynamics and agent-based model computer simulation.


  • B.A.S. (Majors: Electrical Engineering, History), Stanford University, 1988

  • Ph.D. (Management Science, Computer Simulation), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997


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Contact Information:

Edward G. Anderson Jr., Ph.D.
Wright Centennial Professor for Management of Innovative Technologies
Director, Healthcare@McCombs (McCombs Healthcare Innovation Center) 
Information, Risk, & Operations Management Dept.,
University of Texas McCombs School of Business
B6500, CBA 5.202, 2110 Speedway Avenue, Austin, TX 78712
Ph: 512 471 6394
Edward "dot" Anderson "at" mccombs "dot" utexas "dot" edu