John Ettlie, Ph.D.

Professor, Benjamin Forman Chair for Research

Office Location: LOW-2331

Office Phone: 585-475-7789

Fax: 585-475-7055

Email:
jettlie@saunders.rit.edu

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Meet John

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 development (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.


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information
Tuesday and Thursday
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
And By Appointment


Education
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, 1975
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, 1971
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, 1968
Experience
  • Benjamin Forman Chair for Research | Saunders College of Business at RIT | 2009-Present
  • Madelon L. & Richard N. Rosett Professor | RIT | 2000-2009
  • Research Professor and Director of the Technology Management Center | RIT | 1999-2007
  • Associate Professor of Operations Management | School of Business Administration - University of Michigan | 1987-1999
  • Director of Summer Internship Program | Tauber Manufacturing Institute (TMI) - University of Michigan | 1994-1995
  • Director | Office of Manufacturing Management Research - University of Michigan | 1987-1994
  • Co-Director | Japan Technology Management Program - University of Michigan | 1991-1993
  • Senior Researcher and Manager | Industrial Technology Institute | 1984-1987
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering | College of Engineering - University of Michigan | 1984-1987
  • Associate Professor of Management | DePaul University (TENURED) | 1978-1984
  • Assistant Professor of Management | University of Illinois at Chicago | 1972-1978
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Technology management
Memberships
  • Academy of Management, PDMA, Informs
Awards
  • Journal of Product Innovation Management - - 2012
  • Journal of Product Innovation Management - - 2012
  • Best in Conference Paper, DSI - - 2007
  • Featured Article and finalist for best article of 2006, Decision Sciences Journal - - 2006
  • Fulbright Scholar Program - - 2005
  • Best Paper Award, Scale, R&D Performance and Idea Profiles for New Products, GBATA International Conference - - 2005
  • Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, Books and Monographs category for Engineered in Japan, Koblenz, Germany - - 1996
Research

Journal Articles

  • 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., Vance, C., Groves, K., & Hess, G. (2013). Cognitive Style and Innovation in Organizations. European Journal of Innovation Management, ().
  • Ettlie, J. (2013). Review of UNRELENTING INNOVATION by Gerald J. Tellis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, ().
  • Ettlie, J., & Rothenberg, S. (2012). Strategies to Cope with Regulatory Uncertainty in the Auto Industry. California Management Review, 54 (1), 136-144.
  • Ettlie, J., & Rosenthal, S. (2012). Service Innovation in Manufacturing. Journal of Services Management, 23 (3), 440-454.
  • 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 (5), 457-472.
  • Ettlie, J., & Elsenbach, J. (2007). Modified Stage-Gate Regimes in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24 (1), 20-33.
  • Ettlie, J. (2007). Perspective: Empirical Generalization and the Role of Culture in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24 (2), 180-183.
  • Ettlie, J., & Elsenbach, J. (2007). The Changing Role of R&D Gatekeepers. Research-Technology Management, 50 (5), 59-66.
  • Ettlie, J., & Pavlou, P. (2006). Technology-Based New Product Development Partnerships. Decision Sciences Journal, 37 (2), 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, II (2).
  • Ettlie, J., Perotti, V., Joseph, D., & Cottelleer, M. (2005). Strategic Predictors of Successful Enterprise System Deployment. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 25 (10), 953-972.
  • Ettlie, J., & Subramaniam, M. (2004). Changing Strategies and Tactics for New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (21), 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 (1).
  • Ettlie, J., & Sethuraman, K. (2001). Locus of Supply and Global Manufacturing. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, ().
  • Ettlie, J., & Johnson, M. (2001). Technology, Customization and Reliability. Journal of Quality Management, (), 193-210.
  • Ettlie, J., & Boer, G. (1999). Target Costing Can Boost Your Bottom Line. Strategic Finance, 81 (1), 49.
  • Ettlie, J. (1998). R&D and Global Manufacturing Performance. Management Science, 44 (1), 1.
  • Ettlie, J., & Swan, P. (1997). U.S.-Japanese Manufacturing Equity Relationships. Academy of Management Journal, 40 (2), 462.
  • Ettlie, J. (1997). US manufacturing in the early 1990s: The chase and challenge. Business Strategy Review, 8 (4), 53.
  • Ettlie, J. (1997). Integrated Design and New Product Success. Journal of Operations Management, 15 (1), 33.
  • Ettlie, J. (1997). Quality, Technology, and Global Manufacturing. Production and Operations Management, 6 (2), 150.
  • Ettlie, J. (1996). The Perpetual Enterprise Machine. Academy of Management Review, 21 (1), 294.
  • Ettlie, J. (1995). Product-Process Development Integration in Manufacturing. Management Science, 41 (7), 1224.
  • Ettlie, J., & Penner-Hahn, J. (1994). Flexibility Ratios and Manufacturing Strategy. Management Science, 40 (11), 1444.
  • Ettlie, J., & Johnson, M. (1994). Product Development Benchmarking versus Customer Focus in Applications of Quality Function Deployment. Marketing Letters, 5 (2), 107.
  • Ettlie, J., & Penner-Hahn, J. (1993). High Technology Manufacturing in Low Technology Plants. Interfaces, 26 (6), 25.
  • Ettlie, J., & Reza, E. (1992). Organizational Integration and Process Innovation. Academy of Management Journal, 34 (4), 795.
  • Ettlie, J. (1990). What Makes a Manufacturing Firm Innovative. Academy of Management Executive, 4 (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 (6), 63.
  • Ettlie, J. (1985). The Impact of Interorganizational Manpower Flows on the Innovation Process. Management Science, 31 (9), 1055.
  • Ettlie, J., Bridges, W., & O'Keefe, R. (1984). Organizational Strategy and Structural Differences for Radical Versus Incremental Innovation. Management Science, 30 (6), 682.
  • Ettlie, J. (1983). Organizational Policy and Innovation Among Suppliers to the Food Processing Sector. Academy of Management Journal, 26 (1).
  • 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 (11), 1086.
  • Ettlie, J., & Rubenstein, A. (1980). Social Learning Theory and the Implementation of Production Innovation. Decision Sciences Journal, 11 (4), 648.
  • Ettlie, J. (1979). Evolution of the Productive Segment and Transportation Innovations. Decision Sciences Journal, 10 (3), 399.
  • Ettlie, J., & Vellenga, D. (1979). The Adoption Time Period for Some Transportation Innovations. Management Science, 25 (5), 429.
  • Ettlie, J. (1977). Real-time Studies in Organizational Research. Academy of Management Review, 2 (2), 298.

Proceedings

  • 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.

Books

  • Ettlie, J. (2000). Managing Technological Innovation (pp. ). John Wiley and sons.
  • Ettlie, J. (1990). Manufacturing Strategy: The research Agenda for the Next Decade (pp. ). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Ettlie, J., & Stoll, H. (1990). Managing the Design-Manufacturing Process (pp. ). McGraw-Hill.
  • Ettlie, J., & Hira, R. (2014). Globalization of Research & Development: Corporate Trends, Challenges and Science Policy (pp. ). .
  • Ettlie, J. (1995). Engineered in Japan (pp. ). New York Oxford.
  • Ettlie, J. (1988). Taking Charge of Manufacturing (pp. ). Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Ettlie, J. (2006). Managing Innovation, 2nd Edition (pp. ). Elsevier.

Book Chapters

  • Ettlie, J. (2006). Templates for Innovation: A Comment on Mumford, Bedell and Hunter (2005). Need title of the book, newsletter or source (pp. ). Elsevier.

Presentations

  • Ettlie, J., Rosenthal, S., & Hall, M. (2007). Formalizing the Service Innovation Process. DSI Mini-Conference on Service Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Ettlie, J., & Elsenbach, J. (2005). Scale, R&D Performance and Idea Profiles for New Products. GBATA, GBATA.
  • Ettlie, J., & Perotti, V. (2005). The Information Processing View of Innovation and New Product Development. GBATA, GBATA.
  • Ettlie, J., & Rosenthal, S. (2004). Is Service Innovation at the Divide or the Perpetual Beta Process?. Academy of Management Meeting-August.
  • 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. (2003). Modified Stage-Gate Regimes in New Product Development. Innovation Research Network-May, Boston College and Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • 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., & 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. (2002). Post-Industrial Manufacturing. 30th Annual ASAC Conference-May, I H Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.
  • 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?. PDMA Annual International Conference-October, Product Development Management Association.
  • 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). Post Industrial Manufacturing. Academy of Management Conference-August.
  • Ettlie, J. (2002). Regime Migration and Innovation in Organizations. MINE Conference-November, Ecole Polytechique.
  • 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.

Working Paper


  • 2014: Ettlie, J., OPEN INNOVATION symposium and PDWs proposal. I am moderating two propsed sessions at the 2014 Academy of Management on Open Innovation

  • 2014: Ettlie, J., (Book) Globalization of Engineering and R&D. Ron Hira and I are editing a book for a 4=volume set overseen by Dr. Donald Siegel based on our NSF workshop in May 2012 on this same topic, and we have 5 confirmed contributed chapters so far of the 10 we need.

  • 2014: Ettlie, J., Boundary Spanning, Group Heterogeneity and Engineering Project Performance. In second round of reviews at R&D Management with Don Wilson and Celine Abecassis-Moedas <ceabec@ucp.pt>

  • 2014: Ettlie, J., Entrepreneurial Vicarious Learning: The Effect of Parental and Mentor Models on Innovation and Success. under review at Long-Range Planning with Celine Abecassis-Moedas <ceabec@ucp.pt>

  • 2014: Ettlie, J., R&D Dynamic Capabilities in a Changing Regulatory Environment.

  • 2014: Ettlie, J., Cognitive Style, Innovation and Attidute Toward Dreams.

Research Grant


  • 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. $100,100.00 awarded

  • 2005: Ettlie, J., Scholarship for teaching and research at Catolica University, Lisbon, Portugal. $0.00 awarded

  • 2005: Ettlie, J., Ettlie, J., & Rosenthal, S., Collaborative Research: Service Innovation. $114,129.00 awarded

  • 2001: Ettlie, J., & Perotti, V., Web-Based New Product Development. $350,000.00 awarded