faculty-profile

Dr. Gary Lynn

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Building: Babbio Center
Phone: 201.216.8028
Fax: 201.216.5385
Email: glynn@stevens.edu
School:  Howe School of Technology Management
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

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.
General Information
Dr. Lynn has ten years of industrial experience; started, built and sold three companies. He was formerly a technical design and marketing specialist at the General Electric Company, where he designed components of aircraft engines, held a "Secret" security clearance, 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.
Professional Service
  •  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).
Honors & Awards
  • 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.
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. 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, 23 221.
  2. 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, 52 (2).
  3. Gary S. Lynn, Ali Akgun, John Byrne. (Jul 2004). "Product Development in High-Technology Small and Medium Sized Enterprises", Journal of Business Strategy.
  4. Gary S. Lynn, Ali E. Akgn, Halit Keskin. (2003). "Accelerated Learning: Suggestopedy in New Product Development Teams, ", European Journal of Innovation Management, 6 (4).
  5. Akgn, A.E., Lynn, G.S. and Byrne J. (2003). "Organizational learning: a socio-cognitive framework", Human Relations, 56 839-868.
  6. Ali Akgun, Gary Lynn. (2002). "Organizational Unlearning", Journal of Management Studies.
  7. Gary Lynn Ali Akgun Halit Keskin. (2002). "Accelerated Learning: Suggestopedy in New Product Development Teams", Journal of Academy of Management.
  8. Gary Lynn, Ali Akgun, Halit Keskin, John Byrne. (2002). "Antecedents and Consequences of Unlearning in New Product Development Teams", Journal of Product Innovation Management.
  9. Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgn. "Team Improvisation and Speed-to-Market: An Extended Model", European Journal of Innovation Management, awarded best paper. 5 (2), 57-72.
  10. 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, 19 (1), 39-58.
  11. Akgn Ali, Gary Lynn and Richard Reilly. (2002). "Multi-Dimensionality of Learning in New Product Development Teams", European Journal of Innovation Management, 5 57-72.
  12. Akgn Ali and Lynn Gary. (2002). "Antecedents and Consequences of Team Stability on New Product Development Teams", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19 263-286.
  13. Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly. (Oct 2002). "How to Build a Blockbuster", Harvard Business Review, 80 (19), 18-19.
  14. RR Reilly, GS Lynn, ZH Aronson. (Nov 2001). "The Role of Personality in New Product Development Team Performance", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19 (1), 39-58.
  15. Ali Akgun, Gary Lynn, Richard Reilly. (Jul 2001). "Organizational Learning: A Socio-Cognitive Framework", Human Relations.
  16. Lynn, Gary S. and Ali Akgun. (2001). "Project Visioning: Its Components and Impact on New Product Success", Journal of Product Innovation Management, 18 (6), 374-387.
  17. Lynn, Gary S., Richard R. Reilly. (2000). "Measuring team performance", Research Technology Management, 43 48-56.
  18. 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, 1-15.
  19. Lynn, Gary S., Richard R. Reilly, Ali E. Akgun. (2000). "Knowledge Management in New Product Teams: Practices and Outcomes", IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 47 (2), 221-231.
  20. Lynn, Gary S., Steven P. Schnaars, and Richard B. Skov. (Nov 1999). "A Survey of New Product Forecasting Practices in High Technology and Low Technology Businesses," Industrial Marketing Management", 28 (6), 565-571.
  21. Lynn, Gary S. Richard B. Skov, and Kate D. Abel. (Sep 1990). "Practices that Support Team Learning and Their Impact on Speed to Market and New Product Success", Journal of Product Innovation Management, 16 (5), 439-454.
  22. Gary S. Lynn, Richard B. Skov, Kate D. Abel. (Jul 1999). "Key Factors in Increasing Speed to Market and Improving New Product Success Rates", Industrial Marketing Management, 28 (4), 319 - 326.
  23. Lynn, Gary S. (1998). "New Product Team Learning: Developing and Profiting From Your Knowledge Capital", California Management Review, 40 (4), 74-93.
  24. Lynn, Gary S., Joseph G. Morone, and Albert S. Paulson. (Apr 1996). "Marketing and Discontinuous Innovation: The Probe and Learn Process", California Management Review, 38 (3).
Books
  1. Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly. (2002). "Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products, ", New York, NY: HarperCollins.
  2. Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn. (1993). Breaking through Bureaucracy (formerly Innopreneurship), Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.
  3. Lynn, Gary and Norman Lynn. (1992). Innopreneurship--Being an innovator within a corporation, Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.
  4. Lynn, Gary. (1992). Empowering Innovative People, Chicago, IL: Probus Publishing.
  5. Lynn, Gary. (1990). IdeaLog, Chicago, IL: The Innovation Research Institute (self published).
  6. Lynn, Gary. (1989). From Concept to Market., New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons.
Report
  1. 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.
  2. Akgun, Ali E.; Lynn, Gary S.; Yilmaz, Cengiz. (Dec 0, 2006). "Learning process in new product development teams and effects on product success: A socio-cognition perspective, Industrial Marketing Management 35 (2006) 210-224 ".
Conference Proceedings
  1. Chen, Jiyao, Reilly, Richard R., Lynn, Gary S.. (Oct 22, 2005). "Uncertainty, team empowerment and time-based strategy", The proceeding of the PDMA 2005 international conference, San Diego, CA. The Institute for the Study of Business Markets working paper 2005 #14.
  2. Lynn, Gary S., Chen, Giyao, Reilly, Richard R. Li, Guijun. (Sep 11, 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!s, Newfoundland, Canada.
  3. Aronson, Z. Reilly, R., Lynn, G. (Aug 5, 2005). "The impact of leader personality on new product development teamwork and performance: The moderating role of uncertainty", Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii.
  4. Chen, Jiyao, Reilly, Richard R. Lynn , Gary S.. (Aug 5, 2005). "Uncertainty: opportunity and threat in new product development", Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Honolulu, Hawaii .
  5. Chen, Jiyao, Reilly, Richard R., Lynn , Gary S. (Jul 31, 2005). "Speed: Too much a good thing?", The 2005 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET), Portland OR .
  6. 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.
  7. Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, Jing Ma and Gary S. Lynn. (Oct 24, 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.
  8. Richard R. Reilly, Chen, Jiyao, and Gary S. Lynn. (Oct 23, 2004). "The impacts of Speed-to-Market on New Product Success: the Moderating Effects of Uncertainty", Product Development Management Association International Conference, Chicago, IL .
  9. Chen, Jiyao, Richard R. Reilly, and Gary S. Lynn. (Jul 31, 2004). "Role of Uncertainty in Speed-to-market and New Product Success", The PICMET '04, Soul Korea.
  10. Reilly, R., Lynn, G., Aronson, Z.. (2003). "New product development team performance: The role of team member personality", Academy of Management Conference Seattle, WA.
  11. Reilly, R.R., Bentley, A., Lynn, G.S.. (Aug 2003). "Empowerment in New Product Development Teams: More is Not Always Better", Academy of Management Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.
  12. Reilly, R. R., Chen, J. Lynn, G.S.. (Jul 2003). "Power and Empowerment: The Role of Top Management Support and Team Empowerment in New Product Development", PICMET Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  13. Lynn, G.S., Reilly, R.R., Samra, Y.S.. (Apr 2003). "Improvisation and the NPD Process", Eastern Academy of Management, Baltimore.
  14. Akgun, Ali and Gary Lynn. (Oct 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.
  15. Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun. (Oct 2000). "New Product Team Learning: A Taxonomy", Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association International Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  16. Lynn, Gary and Ali Akgun. (Oct 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.
  17. Lynn, Gary and Joe Cherian. (Oct 1998). "Learning on the Efficient Frontier", Proceedings of the Product Development and Management Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  18. Lynn, Gary. (Jun 1998). "New Product Team Learning", Institute for the Study of Business Markets Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  19. Lynn, Gary and Richard Reilly. (Feb 1998). "Organizational Team Learning", International Association for Management of Technology Conference, Orlando, FL.
  20. A. Shenhar, G Lynn, D. Dvir, and A. Tishler. (Feb 1998). "The Joint Product-Project Classification: When is Radical Innovation Really Radical?", Sixth Int. Conf. on Management of Technology, IAMOT, Florida.
  21. Lynn, Gary S., Richard B. Skov, and Kate D. Abel. (Oct 1997). "Learning by Doing", Proceedings of the Product Development Management Association Conference, Monterey, CA.
  22. Lynn, Gary S., Kate C. Abel, William S. Valentine, Robert C. Wright. (Oct 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.
  23. A. Shenhar, G. Lynn and D. Dvir. (Jun 1997). "The New Product-Project Classification: Implications for Innovation and Cross-Functional Management", Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 97, Goteburg, Sweden.
Courses
  • EMT 642 Marketing Strategy
  • EMT 741 Innovation Management Process
  • EMT 758 Oral and Written Communication Competency
  • MIS 661 Marketing Online