Dr. Gary Lynn

Associate Professor

Faculty/Professor
Building: Babbio Center

Publications

  1. Lynn, Gary (1992) "Empowering Innovative People", Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.

  2. Lynn, Gary, Sharon Lipp, Ali Akgun, and Alex Cortez Jr (2000) "Factors Impacting the Adoption and Effectiveness of the World Wide Web in Marketing", Industrial Marketing Management, p. 1-15.

  3. Lynn, G.S., Reilly, R.R., Samra, Y.S. (Dec 2003) "Improvisation and the NPD Process", Eastern Academy of Management, Baltimore.

  4. Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, Gary S. Lynn (2005) "The impacts of Speed-to-Market on New Product Success: the Moderating Effects of Uncertainty", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 52( 2).

  5. Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn (1992) "Innopreneurship--Being an innovator within a corporation", Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.

  6. Lynn, Gary S., Richard R. Reilly (2000) "Measuring team performance", Research Technology Management, Vol. 43, p. 48-56.

  7. Reilly, R. R., Chen, J. Lynn, G.S. (Dec 2003) "Power and Empowerment: The Role of Top Management Support and Team Empowerment in New Product Development", PICMET Conference, Portland, Oregon.

  8. Aronson, Z., Reilly, R. & Lynn, G. (2006) "The Impact of Leader Personality on New Product Development Teamwork and Performance: The Moderating Role of Uncertainty", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 23, p. 221.

  9. Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn (1993) "Breaking through Bureaucracy (formerly Innopreneurship)", Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.

  10. Akgun, Ali and Gary Lynn (Dec 2001) "Learning Typology for New product Development Teams: A Socio-cognitive Perspective", Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, Santa Clara, CA.

  11. Reilly, R.R., Bentley, A., Lynn, G.S. (Dec 2003) "Empowerment in New Product Development Teams: More is Not Always Better", Academy of Management Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.

  12. Chen, Jihao, Reilly, Richard R., Lynn, Gary S. (2006) "Uncertainty: Is it a Threat or Opportunity for New Product Development Teams?", included in Institute for the Study for Business Markets working paper series.

  13. Lynn, Gary S., Joseph G. Morone, and Albert S. Paulson (Dec 1996) "Marketing and Discontinuous Innovation: The Probe and Learn Process", California Management Review, Vol. 38( 3).

  14. Lynn, Gary S. and Ali Akgun (2001) "Project Visioning: Its Components and Impact on New Product Success", Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 18( 6), p. 374-387.

  15. Reilly, R., Lynn, G., Aronson, Z. (2003) "New product development team performance: The role of team member personality", Academy of Management Conference Seattle, WA.

  16. Lynn, Gary S., Kate C. Abel, William S. Valentine, Robert C. Wright (Dec 1997) "Team Stability and Other Critical Determinants for Improving New Product Development Teams", Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.

  17. Ali Akgun, Gary Lynn, Richard Reilly (Dec 2001) "Organizational Learning: A Socio-Cognitive Framework", Human Relations.

  18. Akgün, A.E., Lynn, G.S. and Byrne J (2003) "Organizational learning: a socio-cognitive framework", Human Relations, Vol. 56, p. 839-868.

  19. Lynn, Gary S., Richard B. Skov, and Kate D. Abel (Dec 1997) "Learning by Doing", Proceedings of the Product Development Management Association Conference, Monterey, CA.

  20. RR Reilly, GS Lynn, ZH Aronson (Dec 2001) "The Role of Personality in New Product Development Team Performance", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 19( 1), p. 39-58.

  21. Gary S. Lynn, Ali E. Akgün, Halit Keskin (2003) "Accelerated Learning: Suggestopedy in New Product Development Teams,", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 6( 4).

  22. Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly (Dec 1998) "Organizational Team Learning", International Association for Management of Technology Conference, Orlando, FL.

  23. Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly (2002) "Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products,", New York, NY: HarperCollins.

  24. Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn (Dec 2004) "Role of Uncertainty in Speed-to-market and New Product Success", The PICMET '04, Soul Korea.

  25. Lynn, Gary (Dec 1998) "New Product Team Learning", Institute for the Study of Business Markets Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  26. Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly (Dec 2002) "How to Build a Blockbuster", Harvard Business Review, Vol. 80( 19), p. 18-19.

  27. Richard R. Reilly, Chen, Jiyao, and Gary S. Lynn (Dec 2004) "The impacts of Speed-to-Market on New Product Success: the Moderating Effects of Uncertainty", Product Development Management Association International Conference, Chicago, IL.

  28. Lynn, Gary and Joe Cherian (Dec 1998) "Learning on the Efficient Frontier", Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  29. Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, Jing Ma and Gary S. Lynn (Dec 2004) "Impact of Empowerment on Speed in New Product Development: the Role of Uncertainty", The preceding of The International Symposium on Management of Technology, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.

  30. Lynn, Gary S (1998) "New Product Team Learning: Developing and Profiting From Your Knowledge Capital", California Management Review, Vol. 40( 4), p. 74-93.

  31. Akgün Ali and Lynn Gary (2002) "Antecedents and Consequences of Team Stability on New Product Development Teams", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 19, p. 263-286.

  32. Aronson, Z. Reilly, R., Lynn, G (2004) "The role of leader personality in new product development team success", Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, LA..

  33. Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun (Dec 1990) "Antecedents and Consequences of Team Stability on New Product Development Performance", Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, Marco Island, FL.

  34. Akgün Ali, Gary Lynn and Richard Reilly (2002) "Multi-Dimensionality of Learning in New Product Development Teams", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 5, p. 57-72.

  35. Gary S. Lynn, Ali Akgun, John Byrne (Dec 2004) "Product Development in High-Technology Small and Medium Sized Enterprises", Journal of Business Strategy.

  36. Akgun, Ali E.; Lynn, Gary S.; Yilmaz, Cengiz (2006) "Learning process in new product development teams and effects on product success: A socio-cognition perspective, Industrial Marketing Management 35 (2006) 210-224".

  37. Lynn, Gary S. Richard B. Skov, and Kate D. Abel (Dec 1990) "Practices that Support Team Learning and Their Impact on Speed to Market and New Product Success", Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 16( 5), p. 439-454.

  38. Reilly, Richard R., Gary S. Lynn and Zvi Aronson (2002) "The Role of Personality in New Product Development Team Performance", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 19( 1), p. 39-58.

  39. Chen, Jiyao, Reilly, Richard R., Lynn , Gary S (Dec 2005) "Speed: Too much a good thing?", The 2005 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET), Portland OR.

  40. A. Shenhar, G. Lynn and D. Dvir (Dec 1997) "The New Product-Project Classification: Implications for Innovation and Cross-Functional Management", Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 97, Goteburg, Sweden.

  41. Lynn, Gary S., Steven P. Schnaars, and Richard B. Skov (Dec 1999) "A Survey of New Product Forecasting Practices in High Technology and Low Technology Businesses," Industrial Marketing Management", Vol. 28( 6), p. 565-571.

  42. Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgün "Team Improvisation and Speed-to-Market: An Extended Model", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 5( 2), p. 57-72.

  43. Chen, Jiyao, Reilly, Richard R. Lynn , Gary S. (Dec 2005) "Uncertainty: opportunity and threat in new product development", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Honolulu, Hawaii.

  44. A. Shenhar, G Lynn, D. Dvir, and A. Tishler (Dec 1998) "The Joint Product-Project Classification: When is Radical Innovation Really Radical?", Sixth Int. Conf. on Management of Technology, IAMOT, Florida.

  45. Gary S. Lynn, Richard B. Skov, Kate D. Abel (Dec 1999) "Key Factors in Increasing Speed to Market and Improving New Product Success Rates", Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 28( 4), p. 319 - 326.

  46. Gary Lynn, Ali Akgun, Halit Keskin, John Byrne (2002) "Antecedents and Consequences of Unlearning in New Product Development Teams", Journal of Product Innovation Management.

  47. Aronson, Z. Reilly, R., Lynn, G (Dec 2005) "The impact of leader personality on new product development teamwork and performance: The moderating role of uncertainty", Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii.

  48. Lynn, Gary (1989) "From Concept to Market.", New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

  49. Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun (Dec 2000) "New Product Team Learning: A Taxonomy", Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, New Orleans, LA.

  50. Gary Lynn Ali Akgun Halit Keskin (2002) "Accelerated Learning: Suggestopedy in New Product Development Teams", Journal of Academy of Management.

  51. Lynn, Gary S., Chen, Giyao, Reilly, Richard R. Li, Guijun (Dec 2005) "The Critical Factors for Improving Company's Abilities to Develop New Product Faster and More Successfully", The proceeding of the 2005 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (IEMC), St. John!¡Âs, Newfoundland, Canada.

  52. Lynn, Gary (1990) "IdeaLog", Chicago, IL: The Innovation Research Institute (self published).

  53. Lynn, Gary S., Richard R. Reilly, Ali E. Akgun (2000) "Knowledge Management in New Product Teams: Practices and Outcomes", IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Vol. 47( 2), p. 221-231.

  54. Ali Akgun, Gary Lynn (2002) "Organizational Unlearning", Journal of Management Studies.

  55. Chen, Jiyao, Reilly, Richard R., Lynn, Gary S. (Dec 2005) "Uncertainty, team empowerment and time-based strategy", The proceeding of the PDMA 2005 international conference, San Diego, CA.

  56. Gary Lynn (2002) "The Role of Personality in New Product Development Team Performance", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 19, p. 39 – 58.

Phone: 201.216.8028
Fax: 201.216.5385
Email: glynn@stevens.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. (1993) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Marketing and Innovation)
  • Master of Management (1984) The J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Science (1980) Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering)

Research: 

With a focus on the intersection of technology, marketing, entrepreneurship and new product development, Dr. Lynn has maintained an industry position as a leading consultant in the Management and Technology field. He has started, built and sold three companies. He has worked as a technical design and marketing specialist at the General Electric Company, where he designed components of aircraft engines, and developed and implemented commercialization plans for high-technology products including robotics, numerical and programmable controls, artificial vision systems and CAD/CAM equipment. Dr. Lynn was also Director of New Product and Market Development for the Guardian Products Division of Sunrise Medical where he conducted trade negotiations with the Minister of Economics in Taiwan and the Minister of Trade in the Philippines.

In 2003 and 2008, The International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) named him one of most prolific scholars in the field of Technology-Innovation Management. Dr. Lynn was one of seven people who won this recognition twice, consecutively over the past decade. In 2002, Business 2.0 Magazine selected him as one of the nine leading “management gurus.”

Dr. Lynn has authored and co-authored six published books, contributed to over 100 journals, conference proceedings and reports. In 1999 he filed and received U.S. Patent #4,325,516 for “Web-Based Assessment and Mentoring System for on-line computer-based assessment and automated training of new product teams.” His professional awards and honors include; Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Management at Stevens Institute of Technology (2004), Outstanding Research Professor in the School of Technology Management at Stevens (2003), Co-author of the book (Blockbusters, 2002/2003) that was selected in 2002 year as one of the key management publications in the world by Manageris Executive Book Summaries and one of the 30 best management books published in 2003 year by Soundview Executive Book Summaries, selected as one of nine leading management gurus in the country by Business 2.0 Magazine, received best journal article award for 2002 from the European Journal of Innovation Management for an article he co-authored entitled, “Team Improvisation and Speed-to-Market: An Extended Model.” He received the Alexander Crombie Humphreys Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, (September 1999), commendation from the American Society for Engineering Management for exemplary service, and the Merritt A. Williamson Best Paper Award by the American Society for Engineering Management for “Critical Success Factors and Danger Signs for Technical Managers in New Product and Process Development -- A Benchcasing Study” (October 1996).

Professional Activities/Services

  •  Editorial Board: IEEE Transaction for Engineering Management (2003 to present)
  •  Editorial Board: International Journal of Product Development (2003 to present)
  •  Editorial Board: Engineering Management Journal (2003 to present)
  •  Exam Question Writer - New Product Certification Exam, Product Development and Management Association (2000).
  •  Train-the-Trainer Workshop Creator and Leader -- New Product Certification Exam, Product Development and Management Association (1999 to 2002).
  •  Board of Governors - IEEE Engineering Management Society (2000-2001)
  •  Founder and two-term President of the American Society for Engineering Management's Academic/Industry Partnership Team: New Product and Process Management Team (1996 to 1998).
  •  Founder and two-term President of the Technology and Marketing Special Interest Group (Tech SIG) for the American Marketing Association (August 1995 to 1997).

Research Projects Interests

Current Research

Dr. Lynn has authored or co-authored five books and over 60 refereed publications at the intersection of technology, marketing, entrepreneurship and new product development.

Books

  • Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly (2002), Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products, New York, NY: HarperCollins.
  • Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn (1993), Breaking through Bureaucracy (formerly Innopreneurship) Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.
  • Lynn, Gary (1992), editor, Empowering Innovative People. Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.
  • Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn (1992), Innopreneurship--Being an innovator within a corporation. Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.
  • Lynn, Gary (1990), IdeaLog. Chicago, IL: The Innovation Research Institute (self published).
  • Lynn, Gary (1989), From Concept to Market. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.

Awards and Honors

  • Selected as one of the most active and prolific authors in the field of Technology Innovation Management by the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) (2003).
  • Named Outstanding Research Professor by the School of Management at Stevens (2003).
  • Co-authored one book (Blockbusters, 2002/2003) that was selected last year as one of the key management publications in the world by Manageris Executive Book Summaries and one of the 30 best management books published this year by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
  • Awarded tenure at Stevens (2002)
  • Selected as one of the nine leading management gurus in the country by Business 2.0 magazine (November 2002).
  • Received the Distinguished Teaching Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, (1999).
  • Received the Merritt A. Williamson Best Paper Award for Outstanding Research Paper by the American Society for Engineering Management (1996).
  • Awarded the Rubbermaid Fellow of Innovation (1992).

Grants/Contracts/Funds

Grands:

In addition to internal Stevens research grants received, the following organizations and corporations have provided research funding totaling over $250,000:

  • National Collegiate of Inventors and Inventors Alliance
  • Center for Innovation Management Studies
  • Institute for the Study of Business Markets
  • Marketing Science Institute
  • Department of Defense (several directorates including the Army Research Lab, ARDEC and CECOM)
  • Armstrong, Inc.
  • Bestfoods
  • Corning, Inc.
  • Multi-Arc
  • Primex, Inc.