faculty-profile

Dr. Peter Koen

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 404
Phone: 201.216.5406
Fax: 201.221.7788
Email: pkoen@stevens.edu
School:  Howe School of Technology Management
Research Center:  Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship
Education
  • B. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, 1965, New York University
  • M. S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, 1967, New York University
  • M. S. Degree in Biomedical Engineering, 1977, Drexel University
  • Ph. D. Degree in Biomedical Engineering, 1977, Drexel University
Research
Peter is engaged in research directed at: 
  • Optimizing the Front End of Innovation and determining the most effective practices in the Front End. The New Concept Development model, developed with 13 other companies, is being adopted by industry as a theoretical construct for understanding the front end. Peter is also actively working with Cabot, Dow Corning, Ethicon, ExxonMobil, International Flavors and Fragrances, Rohm and Haas, Valvoline and WelchAllyn under a project funded through the National Science Foundation under the auspices of the Industrial Research Institute to determine the most effective practices in the front end utilized by “Best in Class” companies. 
  • Determining approaches and organizational structures (i.e. processes, people, strategies, sponsorship, knowledge management, etc.) on how companies manage breakthrough opportunities. Co-directing an Industrial Research Institute Research on Research project focused on understanding and finding solutions to Breakthrough Innovation Dilemma’s that large companies encounter.
General Information
Peter Koen is a tenured Associate Professor in the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management. He is currently the director of the Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship (CCE), which he founded in 1998, and whose mission is to significantly increase the number, speed and success probability of highly profitable products and services at the “Front End of Innovation” (www.frontendinnovation.com) – which is the discovery portion of the innovation process.  Current consortium members include Ethicon (a division of Johnson and Johnson), ExxonMobil and P&G.
Honors & Awards

Stevens Institute of Technology Alexander Crombie Humphreys Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor Award, 2007. (Given to the “Best” Associate Professor at Stevens in 2007). 

 Wesley Howe School of Technology Management Best Teacher Award 2007.           

New IE Educator Outstanding 1998 Annual ASEE Conference Paper Award, “ABET 2000: What are the most important Criteria to the Supervisors if New Engineering Undergraduates”  

 Stevens Institute of Technology Alexander Crombie Humphreys Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor Award, 1998. (Given to the “Best” Associate Professor at Stevens in 1998).   

 Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)  

Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) 

Sigma Xi  

David Orr Mechanical Engineering Prize 

National Science Foundation Fellowship (1966 - 1967) 

 National Heart and Lung Institute Traineeship (1974 - 1977)

 

Appointments

Associate Professor, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology of Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey

Patents & Inventions

1.  Determination and Quantification of Saccharides by Luminescence Lifetimes and Energy Transfer", US Patent # 5,246,867, Issued September 21, 1993, Inventors: J. Lakowicz, B.P. Maliwal, P.Koen. 

2. A Method and Apparatus for Generating and Evaluating Ideas in an Organization, US provisional patent 61/014466, filed on december 18, 2007, Inventors: G. Kamp and P. Koen 

 

Selected Publications
Book Chapters
  1. Koen, P.A. (2001). "Becoming a Succesful Entrepreneur", Etrepreneruship Education: A global view, R.H.Brockhaus, G.E. Hills, H. Klandt and H.P.Welsch, Ashgate Publishing Company.
  2. Koen, P.A. Ajamian, G., Boyce, S., Clamen, A., Fisher, E., Fountoulakis, S., Johnson A., Puri. P., Seibert, R. (2002). "Fuzzy-Front End: Effective Methods, Tools and Techniques", PDMA Toolbook for New Product Development, P. Belliveau, A Griffen and S. Sorermeyer, John Wiley and Sons. 2-35.
  3. Ajamian, G. and Koen, P.A. (2002). "Technology Stage Gate: A Structured Process for Managing High Risk, New Technology Projects", PDMA Toolbook for New Product Developmen, P. Belliveau, A Griffen and S. Sorermeyer, , John Wiley and Sons. 267-295.
  4. Koen, P.A. (2004). "Fuzzy Front End for Incremental, Platform and Breakthrough Products and Services", PDMA Handbook, K. Kahn, G. Castellion and A Griffen, John Wiley and Sons, 81-91.
  5. Koen, P.A. (2004). "Innovation in Large Companies: Approaches and Organizational Architecture,", PDMA Handbook, K. Kahn, G. Castellion and A Griffen, John Wiley and Sons. 111-126.
  6. Koen, P., McDermott, R., Olsen, R. and Prather, C. (2004). "Enhancing Organizational Knowledge Creation for Breakthrough Innovation: Tools and Techniques", PDMA Toolbook for New Product Development, P. Belliveau, A Griffen and S. Sorermeye, John Wiley and Sons. 93-116.
  7. Koen, P.,Holcombe, T.C. and Gehres, C.A.,. (2007). "“Market and Technology Attack Teams: Tools and Techniques for Developing the Next Breakthrough Platform Product", PDMA Toolbook for New Product Development, A Griffen and S. Somermeyer, John Wiley and Sons. 173-204.
  8. Koen, P.A. and Bertels, H. (2008). "The Front End in Large Established Companies", Technology and Innovation Management , V. K. Narayanan and G. O’Connor, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management , Blackwell Publishing.
Journals
  1. Koen, P.A. (1996). "Core Competence Determination by QFD", American Society for Engineering Management.
  2. Koen, P.A. (1996). "Undergraduate Engineering Skill Preparedness", American Society of Engineering Education.
  3. Koen, P.A.,. (Dec 1997). "Technology Maps: Choosing the Right Path", Engineering Management Journal, 4 (9), 7-12.
  4. Koen, P.A. and Merino, D. (1997). "Report Cards as Predictive Metrics to Improve Student Performance", American Society for Engineering Management.
  5. Koen, P.A. (1997). "Becoming a Successful Corporate Entrepreneur", International Entrepreneurship Education and Training Conference Proceedings.
  6. Koen, P.A. Jain, R., and Merino, D.,. (1997). "Why Students choose Stevens Masters of Technology Management Program", American Society for Engineering Management, Annual Conference Proceedings.
  7. Koen, P.A. (1998). "ABET 2000: What are the Most Important Criteria to the Supervisors of New Engineering Undergraduates? ", American Society of Engineering Education, Annual Conference Proceedings.
  8. Koen, P.A. (1998). "Using an Industry Survey to Obtain Faculty Support for the ABET 2000 Criteria", American Society of Engineering Education, Annual Conference Proceedings.
  9. Merino, D.N., and Koen, P.A. (1997). "Use of Report Cards as Predictive Metrics in Product Development", American Society for Engineering Management.
  10. Koen, P.A. (1998). "Corporate Entrepreneuring: Securing Funding for “Initiative from Below” Fuzzy Front End Projects", Product Development Management Association Proceedings, 12-24.
  11. Jain, R. Bowden, M., Merino, D., and Koen, P.A.. (1998). "Why Students select Stevens Institute of Technology: A successful Masters of Technology Management Program", International Conference on Management of Technology Conference Proceedings.
  12. Koen, P.A. (1998). "Corporate Entrepreneuring Can be Taught: A Successful Graduate Course", 7th International Conference on Management of Technology Conference Proceedings.
  13. Koen, P.A., Markman, G.D., Baron, R.A, and Reilly,. (2001). "Cognition And Personalities As Predictors Of Resource Attainment Among Corporate Entrepreneurs", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  14. Koen, P.A and Baron, R. (2002). "Predictors of Resource Attainment Among Corporate Entrepreneurs: Executive Champion vs. Team Commitment", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  15. Koen, P.A., Markman, G.D., Baron, R.A, and Reilly. R. (2002). "Cognitive Skills in the Fuzzy-Front End: Which Ones Allow Corporate Teams to Obtain Start-Up Funding", Product Development Management Association Proceedings.
  16. Koen, P.A. (2002). "Opportunity Recongition For Highly Profitable Projects In Large Corporations", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  17. Koen, P.A., Ajamian, G., Burkart, R., Clamen, A.,Davidson, J., D’Amoe, R., Elkins, C., Herald, K., Incorvia, M., Johnson, A., Karol, R., Seibert, R., Slavejkov, A. and Wagner. (Mar 2001). "New Concept Development Model: Providing Clarity and a Common Language to the “Fuzzy Front End” of Innovation", Research - Technology Management, 2 (44), 46-55.
  18. Koen, P.A., Markman, G.D., Baron, R.A, and Reilly. (2000). "Cognitive Mechanisms: Which Ones Allow Corporate Entrepreneurs To Obtain Startup Funding", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 525-540.
  19. Koen, P.A.,. (Jun 2000). "Developing Corporate Intrapreneurs", Engineering Management Journal, , 2 (12), 3-7.
  20. Koen, P.A. (1999). "Corporate Start-Up Funding: Are the Criteria Different for Projects Obtaining More Than One Million Dollars", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, , 661-675.
  21. Koen, P.A. (1999). "Corporate Start-Up Funding: What Separates Winners from Losers?", Product Development Management Association Proceedings.
  22. Koen, P.A., and Kohli, P. (Dec 1998). "Idea Generation: Who Comes Up With the Most Profitable Ideas", Engineering Management Journal, 4 (10), 35-40.
  23. Bertels, H., Koen, P.A. and Kleinschmidt, E. (2007). "Virtual teams working in the front end of innovation: Does communities of practice or climate help", Product Development Management Association Proceedings.
  24. Bertels, H, Koen, P.A. and Kleinschmidt, E. (2007). "Virtual Corporate Entrepreneurship Teams: Does Knowledge Sharing and Communities of Practice Help?,", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  25. Koen, P.A. and Kleinschmidt, E. (2006). "Vision, strategy and resources and the moderating role of turbulence in predevelopment innovation", Academy of Management Proceedings.
  26. Koen, P.A. and Kleinschmidt, E. (2005). "Opportunity Recognition, Idea Selection or Concept Definition: Which One Is Most Important to the Corporate Entrepreneur? ", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 254-267.
  27. Koen, P., Kleinschmidt, E. and Reilly, R. (2005). "Importance of senior management involvement and climate to predevelopment innovation outcome: an exploratory study", Product Development Management Association Proceedings.
  28. 44. Koen, P., Kleinschmidt, E., Reilly, R. and Lauer, K. (2005). "Importance of Senior Management Involvement And Climate to Predevelopment Innovation Outcome", Academy of Management Proceedings.
  29. Koen, P.A. and Baron, R. (2004). "Predictors of Resource Attainment Among Corporate Entrepreneurs: Executive Champion vs. Team Commitment", Product Development Management Association Proceedings.
  30. Koen, P.A and Baron, R. (2004). "Choosing The Right Corporate Executive Champion: Evidence That Interpersonal Skills Do Matter", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  31. Bertels, H. and Koen, P.A. (2008). "Lessons from 238 Companies: Senior Management, Exploitation, Exploration and Corporate Entrepreneurship Performance", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
  32. Bertels, H. and Koen, P.A. (2008). "Disentangling the Exploration/Exploitation Cacophony: Exploitation and Sustaining, Value Network and Profit Margin Exploration", Product Development Management Association Proceedings.
  33. Kamp, G. and Koen, P.A.. (2008). "The Accuracy of Information Markets for the Evaluation of New Product Development Ideas", Academy of Management Proceedings.
  34. Bertels, H. and Koen, P.A. (2008). "Disentangling the Expoloration/Exploitation Cacophony and Implications for Organization Design", Academy of Management Proceedings.
  35. Bertels, H., Kleinschmidt, E. and Koen, P.A. (2008). "The Interplay of Tacit and Explicit Knowledge in Presevelopment", Academy of Management Proceedings.
  36. Koen, Peter. (1996). "Undergraduate Engineering Skill Preparedness", Annual Conference Proceedings, , American Society of Engineering Education,.
  37. Koen, P.A. and Kleinschmidt, E.. (2008). "Vision, Strategy and Resources and the Moderationg Role of Turbulence in Predevelopment Innovation", Academy of Management Proceedings.