Edward G. Anderson Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Edward Anderson is Wright Centennial Professor for Management of Innovative Technology at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He has made significant contributions to the fields of distributed innovation management and performance improvement. He coauthored: "The Innovation Butterfly: Managing Emergent Opportunities and Risks during Distributed Innovation", "Operations Management for Dummies", and 30+ academic articles. Anderson is a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society, the most prestigious award by that organization, for thought leadership. He received the Jay Wright Forrester Award from the System Dynamics Society for his work on performance improvement. He holds six patents. Anderson's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Veterans Administration. He was past director of the McCombs Healthcare Innovation Initiative. He is past president of the Production and Operations Management Society and the System Dynamics Society. He is also department editor of the Industry Studies & Public Policy Department of the "Production and Operations Management" journal. He has worked with organizations including the American Epilepsy Institute, Ascension Health, the U.S. Veterans' Administration, Shell, Ford, Dell, Atlantic-Richfield, and numerous startups. He received his bachelor’s degree (double majoring in electrical engineering and history) from Stanford and his Ph.D. in management science from MIT. More information is at www.EdAnderson.org.