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Dr Ian McCarthy

Canada Research Chair in Management of Technology see:

SFU Business,
Simon Fraser University ,
515 West Hastings Street ,
Vancouver , BC V6B 5K3 ,
Tel  (604) 291 5298
Fax (604) 291 5153



Please feel free to contact me about my work, or you can read about my research agenda and achievements here: Research Activities.

I currently hold the Canada Research Chair of Management of Technology at the Faculty of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University. My academic career began in engineering where I researched and taught engineering management and operations systems design. Since completing my PhD, I have focused on understanding the various operational and technological configurations (practices, processes and structures) that exist in different types of industrial organizations. To date this work has examined issues such as managing operational complexity, mass customization, decision making in new product development, and strategies for drug discovery.

I am a qualified chartered engineer, a member of the EPSRC College (a UK research council) and a director of the Complexity Society, and previously I was on faculty at the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield; and held management positions at Philips Electronics, British Alcan and Footprint Tools.