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 past Director of the McCombs Healthcare Innovation Center, which was 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:
The Innovation Butterfly: Managing Emergent Opportunities and Disruptions Under Distributed Innovation, which describes leadership metrics, planning, and organization in the complex adaptive system that is innovation management;
Operations Management for Dummies, a primer on operations management for BBA and MBA students as well as business professionals;
40+ published research articles.
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;
Performance Improvement, including behavior of technical teams;
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
“The Most Prestigious Honor in the [Production and Operations Management] Society. It is intended to recognize Society members who have made exceptional intellectual contributions to our profession and Society through their research and teaching.”
Given by the System Dynamics Society for: “Best publication in the field in the past five years.”
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Edward G. Anderson Jr., Ph.D.
Wright Centennial Professor for Management of Innovative Technologies
Past President, Production and Operations Management Society
Information, Risk, & Operations Management Dept.,
University of Texas McCombs School of Business
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