Joel Gehman is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization. He studies the organization of concerns: How do concerns related to sustainability and values affect organizational strategies, technology innovation, and institutional arrangements? And reciprocally, how do organizations, innovation and institutions affect the emergence and trajectories of cultural concerns? In approaching these questions, Gehman draws primarily on organization theory, together with insights from strategic management, and science and technology studies. His work also takes a process perspective, focusing on the organization of concerns over place and time. Ongoing research examines these issues in the context of technology entrepreneurship, B Corporations, unconventional shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing patents, shareholder activism, multinational divestitures, social license to operate, cultural understandings of risk, and university technology spinouts, among others. Before becoming a professor, Gehman spent 13 years in industry. He regularly advises and consults with diverse organizations. He graduated from Cornell University (B.S.) and the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.).
This course addresses the strategic, organizational and managerial issues related to the international application of technologies and innovation development. Particular attention is given to environmental and sustainability issues associated to new product development, R&D, as well as project management. Best practices in management of international projects will be analyzed to address and solve problems at different stages of product life cycle in order to optimize the final performance in terms of quality, time and cost.