Nitin R. Joglekar


Nitin R. Joglekar is on the faculty at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. His interests involve Digital Product Management Thinking (DPMT), agility and machine learning techniques in data products and innovation processes, and digitization of production and supply chain management (DSCM) processes. 


He consults and conducts funded research in the agile software, cloud services/digital technologies, digital supply chain management, energy/sustainability, and heath care sectors. Prior to his academic career, he has overseen product management and supply chain functions at established firms and founded a venture capital backed software startup. He has served as an NSF expert panelist. He is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council, wherein he focuses on business model innovations enabled by digital technology driven advanced manufacturing, supply chains and product design processes. He holds engineering degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Memorial University (Canada), and MIT and doctoral degree in management science from the MIT Sloan School.


At Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, Professor Joglekar teaches courses related to his research themes at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. He was the founding director of his schools’ online micro-master’s programs in Digital Leadership and Product Management.  He offers online courses, on, in Digital Supply Chain Transformation (DSCM) and Digital Product Management (DPMT). He will teach fostering innovative mindset in Questrom’s Online MBA program. He has won several awards, including the Broderick Award for Teaching Excellence and the General Electric Award for Team Learning. He has been a visiting faculty member at MIT Sloan School of Management and at University of Texas, and a visiting fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Copenhagen Business School.

He has been an editor for entrepreneurship, innovation and technology management, and industry studies and public policy departments at top journals. His book, Innovation Butterfly, addresses management of innovation risks and allied analytics opportunities. His book Digital Product Management Thinking (DPMT) advocates integration of analytics, business model, coordination and design thinking.

Current projects:

I. Industry Studies: Post-COVID-19 Digital Transformation and Public Policy in Local and Global Supply Chains

·      Accelerated and Collaborative Supply Chain Scenario Planning for Disruptions in Regulatory and Societal Contexts (with Shardul Phadnis at MISI); see SMR (2020) paper and POM (forthcoming) paper.

·      New Normal (Post -COVID-19) for manufacturing & supply chain business models;  see collaborative white paper for the World Economic Forum here. 

·      Ramp-Up of Primary Care, Telehealth and Hospital Capacity for Post-COVID-19 Transitions (with Professor Edward Anderson, University of Texas); see working paper here.

·      Co-Editor – Forthcoming special issue of POM devoted to Managing Operations & Supply Chains for Pandemics.

·      Managing Capital Market Frictions via Cost-reduction Investments (with Fehmi Tanrisever, Sinan Erzurumlu and Moren Levesque); see MSOM 2020 paper here.

·      Surge Pricing under Demand and Supply Side Biases on Service Platforms: Evidence from Uber (with Brad Lee and Marcus Bellamy); see working paper here.

·      Interplay between Competing Policy Regimen in Supply Networks (with Jag Srai and Naoum Tsolakis); see working paper here.



II. Digital Product Management, Data Product Management, Startup Ops & Technology Commercialization

·      Technology readiness levels: Shortcomings and Improvement Opportunities (with Alison Olechowski and Steven Eppinger at MIT); see Systems Engineering 2020 paper here.

·      Scaled Agile and DevOps for Data Products at Swisscom (with Professor Steven Eppinger, Rajaram Srinivasan, Siddharth Bajpai and Nithin Narayanan at MIT, 2018-21); conference papers (ICED 2019, DSM 2019 and DSM2020) available upon request.

·      Crowdfunded Startups: Validation learning on products through social media channels (with Emre Guzelsu, Paul Carlile and Janelle Heineke). Working papers are available upon request.



III. Deployment of Data Analytics & Platform Thinking in Telehealth, Clean Technology and Biopharma Supply Chain Processes

·         Machine Learning: Activation of COPD Patients with Telehealth Enabled Continuity of Care (with Carrie Queenan and Kellas Cameron). See 2019 POM paper here.

·         Development of Solar Cleaning Technologies; see 2019 IEEE paper here.

·         Platform based Digitalisation in Pharmaceutical Supply Networks (with Tomas Harrington and Jag Srai); see 2020 working paper here.



Contact Information

Working Papers on SSRN.COM

Current Courses & Recent Publications - OTM Department Page