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Sebastian Fixson

Associate Professor

Academic Division: TOIM

Bio

Sebastian Fixson teaches operations management and design courses to both undergraduate and graduate students at Babson. Prior to joining Babson he taught at both business and engineering schools such as MIT’s Sloan School of Management, the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, and Northeastern University’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship. In the broad area of Technology and Innovation Management Dr. Fixson’s research focuses onDesign and Product Development. In particular, he studies the impact of product and process characteristics on product development performance. The goal of the product-focused research stream is to explain the relationship between the designed structure of products on one hand and the structure of industries on the other. For example, Dr. Fixson has investigated the effects that architectural aspects of products and product systems—such as modularity, integrality, and commonality—exert on the strategic and operational competitiveness of firms, and ultimately on the competitive structure of entire industries. In the process-focused research stream he investigates individual activities within the design process—such as knowledge search, concept creation, selection, and iteration, or prototyping and testing—and how the ways in which these activities are conducted affects design process performance. In addition to better understand these mechanisms at work in industrial settings, he also looks into how to teach better these capabilities in NPD and Innovation-related educational settings.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, University of Karlsruhe

Academic Interests

Innovation; Design Thinking; Product Design and Development; Operations Management

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 - Babson Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 2014 - Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching across all Programs, Babson College
  • 2013 - Babson Research Scholar, Babson College
  • 2012 - Finalist, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • MSM 6100: LEADING ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTION PROJECT
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 9521: INNOVATION PROCESSES
  • MSM 6101: LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT
  • MSM 6100: LEAP: LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K. (2016). The 4 Main Ways to Innovate in a Digital Economy. Harvard Business Review link
  • Fixson, S.K., Rao, J.A. (2014). Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking. Design Management Review, 25(1), 46-53. link
  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K. (2014). Factors Affecting the Use of Outside, Intermittent Resources during NPD. International Journal of Innovation Science, 6(1), 1-18. link
  • Seidel, V.P., Fixson, S.K. (2013). Adopting Design Thinking in Novice Multidisciplinary Teams: The Application and Limits of Design Methods and Reflexive Practices. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30(S1), 19-33. link
  • Fixson, S.K., Marion, T.J. (2012). Back Loading: A Potential Side Effect of Employing Digital Design Tools in New Product Development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29(S1), 140-156.
  • Fixson, S.K., Read, J.M. (2012). Creating Innovation Leaders: Why We Need to Blend Business and Design Education. Design Management Review, 23(4), 4-12.
  • Fixson, S.K. (2012). Teaching Innovation through Interdisciplinary Courses and Programs in Product Design and Development. IEEE Engineering Management Review, 40(2), 48-58.
  • Marion, T., Fixson, S.K., Meyer, M.H. (2012). The Problem with Digital Design . MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(4) link
  • Fixson, S.K., Lee, W.H. (2012). Shifting Grounds: how industry emergence changes the effectiveness of knowledge creation strategies - the case of the US automotive airbag industry. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(1), 1-19.
  • Fixson, S.K. (2009). Teaching Innovation through Interdisciplinary Courses and Programs in Product Design and Development: an analysis at 16 US Schools. Creativity and Innovation Management, 18(3), 199-208.
  • Ro, Y., Liker, J.K., Fixson, S.K. (2008). Evolving Models of Supplier Involvement in Design: The Deterioration of the Japanese Model in U.S. Auto. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(2), 359-377.
  • Fixson, S.K., Park, J.K. (2008). The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure. Research Policy(37), 1296-1316.
  • Fixson, S.K. (2007). Modularity and Commonality Research: Past Developments and Future Opportunities. Concurrent Engineering – Research and Applications, 15(2), 85-111.
  • Fixson, S.K., Ro, Y., Liker, J.K. (2007). Modularity as a Strategy for Supply Chain Coordination: The Case of U.S. Auto. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54(1), 172-189.
  • Fixson, S.K., Ro, Y., Liker , J.K. (2005). Modularization and Outsourcing: Who drives whom? A Study of Generational Sequences in the U.S. Automotive Cockpit Industry. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 5(2), 166-183.
  • Fixson, S.K. (2005). Product architecture assessment: a tool to link product, process, and supply chain design decisions. Journal of Operations Management, 23(3-4), 345-369.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Fixson, S.K., Mulligan, P. (2016). The Grommet: Managing Operations at a fast-paced Start-Up. (BAB 224), 19. link

Book Chapters

  • Fixson, S.K., Seidel, V.P., Bailey, J. (2015). Creating Space for Innovation: The Role of a "Design Zone" within a Business School. In V. L. Crittenden, N. Karst, & R. Slegers (Ed.), Bingley: Emerald Publishing.
  • Seidel, V.P., Fixson, S.K. (2015). Design-Thinking for Non-Designers: A Guide for Team Training and Implementation. In M. G. Luchs, K. S. Swan, & A. Griffin (Ed.), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
  • Fixson, S.K., Greenberg, D., Zacharakis, A.L. (2015). Leading entrepreneurial action project (LEAP): A project course integrating three disciplines. In V. Crittenden, K. Esper, N. Karst, & R Slegers (Ed.), Derby, U.K.: Emerald
  • Fixson, S.K. (2014). The Power of Observation - An exercises to practice empathy. In Heidi Neck, Patricia Greene and Candida Brush (Ed.), Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Northampton: Edward Elgar Pub
  • Fixson, S.K., Rao, J.A. (2011). Creation Logic in Innovation: from Action learning to Expertise. In Danna Greenberg, Kate McKone-Sweet and H. James Wilson (Ed.), The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Ro, Y., Fixson, S.K., Liker, J.K. (2008). Modularity and Supplier Involvement in Product Development. In C. Loch and S. Kavadias (Ed.), Handbook on Product Development.: Butterworth Heineman
  • Fixson, S.K. (2006). A Roadmap for Product Architecture Costing. In T. W. Simpson, Z. Siddique, and R. J. Jiao (Ed.), Product Platform and Product Family Design: Methods and Applications. New York: Springer

Conference Proceedings

  • Fixson, S.K., Marion, T.J. (2016). When innovation stumbles - limits of open innovation?. Proceedings of the 23rd International Product Development Management Conference, Glasgow, Scotland,
  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K. (2016). Strategies to expand the scope of your innovation engine. Proceedings of the 23rd International Product Development Management Conference,
  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K. (2015). Does an Open Innovation Process influence NPD Effectiveness?. Proceedings of the 22nd International Product Development Management Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark,
  • Fixson, S.K. (2015). Innovate to learn and learning to innovate: The role of an innovation contest to build innovative capacity. Proceedings of the 22nd International Product Development Management Conference,
  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K. (2014). Back-loading: An exploratory, quantitative investigation by NPD phase. Proceedings of the 21th International Product Development Management Conference,
  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K., Seidel, V.P. (2013). Teaching Innovation: It's not the Course, it's the Curriculum. Proceedings of the 20th International Product Development Management Conference,
  • Fixson, S.K., Marion, T.J. (2013). The Perfect Storm: How the Convergence of Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, and Culture is changing Product Development. Proceedings of the 20th International Product Development Management Conference,
  • Dawson, B.A., Fixson, S.K., Whitney, D.E. (2012). Orchestrating Complex Product Development: Reducing Rework . Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting,
  • Marion, T.J., Fixson, S.K. (2012). New Ventures: the Project-level Dimension of Intermittent Non-Continuous Resource Involvement. Proceedings of the 19th International Product Development Management Conference,
  • Fixson, S.K., Park , J.K.A Test of Schilling’s Interfirm Product Modularity Model: The Bicycle Drivetrain Industry 1980-1990. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting,

Presentations

  • Innovating Innovation - A process-perspective of Open Innovation
    Fixson, S. Innovating Innovation - A process-perspective of Open Innovation Research Chat, Babson College (2016)
  • LEAP – a multi-disciplinary project-based course in Babson’s new MSEL program
    Fixson, S. LEAP – a multi-disciplinary project-based course in Babson’s new MSEL program Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • Overwhelmed by Open Innovation: How Social Product Development Company Quirky went Bankrupt
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. Overwhelmed by Open Innovation: How Social Product Development Company Quirky went Bankrupt Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2016)
  • When Innovation Stumbles: Limits to Open Innovation?
    Fixson, S. When Innovation Stumbles: Limits to Open Innovation? Open and User Innovation Conference, Boston, MA (2016)
  • Strategies to expand the scope of your innovation engine
    Marion, T., Fixson, S. Strategies to expand the scope of your innovation engine 23rd International Product Development Management Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (2016)
  • When innovation stumbles - limits to open innovation?
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. When innovation stumbles - limits to open innovation? 23rd International Product Development Management Conference, Glasgow, Scotland (2016)
  • The use of design spaces in innovation education
    Fixson, S. The use of design spaces in innovation education European Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Paris, France (2016)
  • LEAP - and the net will appear
    Fixson, S. LEAP - and the net will appear Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2016)
  • Higher Education in Business Schools - Quo Vadis?
    Fixson, S. Higher Education in Business Schools - Quo Vadis? ISPIM Innovation Forum, Boston, MA (2016)
  • Limits to Open Innovation
    Fixson, S. Limits to Open Innovation Vlerick Research Seminar, Leuven, Belgium (2016)
  • How much better is open innovation?
    Fixson, S. How much better is open innovation? INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2015)
  • Creating Space for Innovation: The Babson Design Zone 125
    Fixson, S., Seidel, V., Bailey, J. Creating Space for Innovation: The Babson Design Zone 125 Academy of Management Annual Meeting`, Vancouver, BC (2015)
  • Does an Open Innovation Process Influence NPD Effectiveness?
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. Does an Open Innovation Process Influence NPD Effectiveness? 22nd International Product Development Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)
  • Innovate to learn and learning to innovate: Role of an innovation contest to build innovate capacity
    Fixson, S. Innovate to learn and learning to innovate: Role of an innovation contest to build innovate capacity 22nd International Product Development Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015)
  • Creating Space for Innovation
    Fixson, S. Creating Space for Innovation Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2015)
  • Creating Space for Innovation: The Role of a Design Zone within a Business School
    Fixson, S. Creating Space for Innovation: The Role of a Design Zone within a Business School 2nd Annual Business Education Innovation Conference, Providence, RI (2015)
  • Innovating how we teach innovation: experiments with new forms of courses and curricula
    Fixson, S., Marion, T., Seidel, V. Innovating how we teach innovation: experiments with new forms of courses and curricula 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Phialdelphia, PA (2014)
  • Educational Scholarship: The Educator’s Perspective
    Fixson, S. Educational Scholarship: The Educator’s Perspective Faculty Learn & Share, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Design Thinking
    Fixson, S. Design Thinking Invited Panelists, "Design & Thinking" Film & Panel Discussion in Partnership with the Design Management Institute, Arlington, MA (2014)
  • Learning to innovate: A longitudinal analysis of idea competitions inside a large company
    Fixson, S. Learning to innovate: A longitudinal analysis of idea competitions inside a large company POM 2014 - Twenty Fifth Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • The Future of New Product Development
    Fixson, S. The Future of New Product Development 3rd Annual IP/Innovation Connection - Challenges in Collaborative Innovation, Boston, MA (2013)
  • The Future of New Product Development
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. The Future of New Product Development INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (2013)
  • Teaching Innovation: An Evaluation of Pedagogical Approaches
    Fixson, S., Marion, T., Seidel, V. Teaching Innovation: An Evaluation of Pedagogical Approaches 20th International Product Development Management Conference, Paris, France (2013)
  • The Perfect Storm: How the Convergence of Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, and Culture is changing Product Development
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. The Perfect Storm: How the Convergence of Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, and Culture is changing Product Development 20th International Product Development Management Conference, Paris, France (2013)
  • A new Era of New Product Development
    Fixson, S. A new Era of New Product Development Global Innovation Networks Conference, Boston, MA (2013)
  • How Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, and a Sharing Culture are Changing New Product Development
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. How Digital Design, Rapid Prototyping, and a Sharing Culture are Changing New Product Development Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2013)
  • Innovating Teaching (of) Innovation
    Fixson, S., Marion, T., Seidel, V. Innovating Teaching (of) Innovation Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2013)
  • Architectural Knowledge and Industry Competition
    Fixson, S. Architectural Knowledge and Industry Competition Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Orchestrating Complex Product Development: Reducing Rework
    Fixson, S. Orchestrating Complex Product Development: Reducing Rework Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (2012)
  • How Can Modular Firms develop integrated products
    Fixson, S. How Can Modular Firms develop integrated products Seminaire Management de Innovation, Paris, France (2012)
  • Orchestrating Innovation: Reducing Downside effects of architectural mismatches in complex product development
    Fixson, S. Orchestrating Innovation: Reducing Downside effects of architectural mismatches in complex product development POMS Conference, Chicago, IL (2012)
  • Teaching Innovation through Product Design and Development Courses
    Fixson, S. Teaching Innovation through Product Design and Development Courses Production and Operations Management Society, Chicago, IL (2012)
  • Shifting Grounds: how industry emergence changes the effectiveness of knowledge creation strategies
    Fixson, S. Shifting Grounds: how industry emergence changes the effectiveness of knowledge creation strategies Babson Faculty Research Chat(2012)
  • An example for Teaching Cognitive ambidexterity at Babson: The Undergraduate Course 'Product Design and Development in interdisciplinary Teams'
    Fixson, S. An example for Teaching Cognitive ambidexterity at Babson: The Undergraduate Course 'Product Design and Development in interdisciplinary Teams' Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Boston, MA (2011)
  • Architectural Mismatches in Complex Product Development: Problems and Counterstrategies
    Fixson, S., Dawson, B., Whitney, D. Architectural Mismatches in Complex Product Development: Problems and Counterstrategies Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Boston, MA (2011)
  • Strategies to mitigate negative effects of architectural mismatches in complex product development
    Fixson, S., Dawson, B., Whitney, D. Strategies to mitigate negative effects of architectural mismatches in complex product development INFORMS Conference, Charlotte, NC (2011)
  • Applying "Design Thinking in Novice Multidisciplinary Teams": The Role of Reflexivity
    Fixson, S., Seidel, V. Applying "Design Thinking in Novice Multidisciplinary Teams": The Role of Reflexivity 18th International Product Development Management Conference, Delft, The Netherlands (2011)
  • Modularity moderating between Governance and Competence Perspectives: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms' R&D Scope Decisions
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. Modularity moderating between Governance and Competence Perspectives: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms' R&D Scope Decisions 2011 DRUID Conference on Innovation, Strategy, and Structure: Organizations, Institutions, Systems and Regions, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (2011)
  • Benefits and Limits in Adoption of "Design Thinking" by Novice Multidisciplinary Teams
    Fixson, S., Seidel, V. Benefits and Limits in Adoption of "Design Thinking" by Novice Multidisciplinary Teams POMS Conference, Reno, NV (2011)
  • Studying Innovation Processes: Effects of Knowledge creation strategies and design tool usage
    Fixson, S. Studying Innovation Processes: Effects of Knowledge creation strategies and design tool usage Joint Automotive Research Conference (IMVP) (MMRC), Tokyo, Japan (2011)
  • Innovation bby Newbies- What happens when novices learn "Design Thinking"?
    Fixson, S. Innovation bby Newbies- What happens when novices learn "Design Thinking"? TOIM Brown Bag Seminar, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • Backloading: A Potential Side Effect of the Use of Digital Design Tools in New Product Development
    Fixson, S. Backloading: A Potential Side Effect of the Use of Digital Design Tools in New Product Development Babson Faculty Research Chat, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • Backloading the Frontend
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. Backloading the Frontend INFORMS Conference, Austin, TX (2010)
  • Backloading: Unintended Consequemces of Digital Design Tools in New Product Development
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. Backloading: Unintended Consequemces of Digital Design Tools in New Product Development Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, QB (2010)
  • When are deisgn practices useful and when are they detrimental? Lessons from multidisciplinary design teams at Stanford and Babson
    Fixson, S., Seidel, V. When are deisgn practices useful and when are they detrimental? Lessons from multidisciplinary design teams at Stanford and Babson Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, QB (2010)
  • UNintended Consequence of Front-loading in New Product Development: Shortcutting Concept Development
    Fixson, S., Marion, T. UNintended Consequence of Front-loading in New Product Development: Shortcutting Concept Development POMS Conference, Vancouver, BC (2010)
  • Design Thinking- Panacea for Innovation?
    Fixson, S. Design Thinking- Panacea for Innovation? 2nd Boston Corporate Innovation Forum, Swissnex Boston (2010)
  • Product design and devlopment- an interdisciplinary collaboration between a business school, and engineering school, and a design school
    Fixson, S. Product design and devlopment- an interdisciplinary collaboration between a business school, and engineering school, and a design school National Science Foundation Workshop, driving Innovation Through design: Engineering in the 21st century, Evanston, IL (2010)
  • Designing and Delivering Cross-School Courses: Opportunities and Challenges in Teaching Courses involving Faculty and Students from Multiple Schools
    Fixson, S. Designing and Delivering Cross-School Courses: Opportunities and Challenges in Teaching Courses involving Faculty and Students from Multiple Schools OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, Wellesley, MA (2008)
  • Beyond Transaction Efficiency: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. Beyond Transaction Efficiency: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA (2008)
  • Teaching Innovation via Product Design and Development (PDD) Courses: An Analysis of Sixteen PDD Courses at leading U.S. Schools
    Fixson, S. Teaching Innovation via Product Design and Development (PDD) Courses: An Analysis of Sixteen PDD Courses at leading U.S. Schools Babson Faculty Research Chat, Babson Park, MA (2008)
  • Product Development Teaching in the U.S. – A Status Report
    Fixson, S. Product Development Teaching in the U.S. – A Status Report INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. (2008)
  • Beyond Transaction Efficiency: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. Beyond Transaction Efficiency: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions International Product Development Management Conference, Hamburg, Germany (2008)
  • Product Development Teaching in the U.S. – A Status Report
    Fixson, S. Product Development Teaching in the U.S. – A Status Report International Product Development Management Conference, Hamburg, Germany (2008)
  • The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure
    Fixson, S., Park, J. The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2007)
  • Beyond Transaction Efficiency: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. Beyond Transaction Efficiency: The Effect of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (2007)
  • Coping with Technological Uncertainty: The moderating Role of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions.
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. Coping with Technological Uncertainty: The moderating Role of Knowledge Interdependence on Firms’ R&D Scope Decisions. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (2007)
  • What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development
    Fixson, S., Gouel, P. What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development Rotterdam School of Management, Undisclosed (2007)
  • What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development
    Fixson, S., Gouel, P. What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC (2007)
  • The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure
    Fixson, S., Park, J. The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure Sloan Industry Studies Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA (2007)
  • A Test of Schilling’s Interfirm Product Modularity Model: The Bicycle Drivetrain Industry 1980-1990
    Fixson, S., Park, J. A Test of Schilling’s Interfirm Product Modularity Model: The Bicycle Drivetrain Industry 1980-1990 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2006)
  • When the Rules of the Game change: The Dynamic Role of Knowledge Relatedness at Industry Birth
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. When the Rules of the Game change: The Dynamic Role of Knowledge Relatedness at Industry Birth Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2006)
  • What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development
    Fixson, S., Gouel, P. What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development Automotive Mini-Conference, Cambridge, MA (2006)
  • When the Rules of the Game change: The Dynamic Role of Knowledge Relatedness at Industry Birth
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. When the Rules of the Game change: The Dynamic Role of Knowledge Relatedness at Industry Birth Engineering Systems Division, MIT, Cambridge, MA (2006)
  • The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure
    Fixson, S., Park, J. The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure Harvard Business School Strategy Research Conference, Boston, MA (2006)
  • What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development
    Fixson, S., Gouel, P. What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development International Product Development Management Conference, Milan, Italy (2006)
  • What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development
    Fixson, S., Gouel, P. What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Boston, MA (2006)
  • What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development
    Fixson, S., Gouel, P. What slows Rework down: Causes for low Problem-Solving Efficiency in Complex Product Development Operations Management Seminar, Cambridge, MA (2006)
  • When the Rules of the Game change: The Dynamic Role of Knowledge Relatedness at Industry Birth
    Fixson, S., Lee, W. When the Rules of the Game change: The Dynamic Role of Knowledge Relatedness at Industry Birth Wharton Technology Miniconference, Philadelphia, PA (2006)
  • The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure
    Fixson, S., Park, J. The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI (2005)
  • The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure
    Fixson, S., Park, J. The Power of Integrality: Linkages between Product Architecture, Innovation, and Industry Structure INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • Modularity and Outsourcing: A Study of Generational Sequences in the U.S. Automotive Cockpit Industry
    Fixson, S., Ro, Y., Liker, J. Modularity and Outsourcing: A Study of Generational Sequences in the U.S. Automotive Cockpit Industry Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2004)
  • Assessing Product Architecture Costing: Product Life Cycles, Allocation Rules, and Cost Models
    Fixson, S. Assessing Product Architecture Costing: Product Life Cycles, Allocation Rules, and Cost Models ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Salt Lake City, UT (2004)
  • On the Link between Modularity and Cost – Product Architecture and Cost Assessment
    Fixson, S., Clark, J. On the Link between Modularity and Cost – Product Architecture and Cost Assessment Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (2003)
  • Better than ‘Modularity:’ Product Architecture – A Concept to Analyze Cost Implications of Early Design Decisions
    Fixson, S. Better than ‘Modularity:’ Product Architecture – A Concept to Analyze Cost Implications of Early Design Decisions Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsb., PA (2003)
  • Modularity and Outsourcing: A Study of Generational Sequences in the U.S. Automotive Cockpit Industry
    Fixson, S., Ro, Y., Liker, J. Modularity and Outsourcing: A Study of Generational Sequences in the U.S. Automotive Cockpit Industry INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2003)
  • Measuring product modularity's individual dimensions – and examples of their cost impact
    Fixson, S. Measuring product modularity's individual dimensions – and examples of their cost impact Professional Development Workshop 'Initiating Research Cross-Overs: One Topic (Modularity) – Multiple Research Perspectives', Seattle, WA (2003)