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), deployment of data analytics and machine learning techniques in innovation processes, and digitization & public policy issues in global supply chains.   

Professor Joglekar is the department editor for Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE-TEM). He is also a department editor for Industry Studies and Public Policy at Production & Operations Management (POM). Prior to his academic career, he worked in the information technology and energy industries. He has overseen digital product management and supply chain implementations at established firms and founded a software startup. He holds bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology, masters degrees in engineering from MIT and Memorial University (Canada), 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 also directs the Questrom Digital Learning & Innovation MicroMasters programs and offers a DPMT course (on 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.

Professor Joglekar’s research findings have appeared in ACM Journal of Information & Data Quality, Artificial Intelligence EDAM, EJOR, IEEE-TEM, Journal of Applied Probability, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Service Management, Managerial & Decision Economics, Management Science, POM, Research in Engineering Design, Service Science, and Systems Research & Behavioral Science. 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 (working papers are available in some instances):

I.   Digital Product Management, Startup Ops & Technology Commercialization

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·         Integration and readiness of technologies during commercialization projects (with Steven Eppinger, Alison Olechowski and Tushar Garg). See a 2017 system architecture application article @ MITsdm, technology readiness level (TRL 2015) paper and Back Up/Delay/Waiver (2017) paper.

·         QD503 (on Digital product management with lean, agile and system design thinking (with Varun Nagaraj): See edX Blog (2017).

·         Scrum of Scrums: Agile development under market instability and experimentation uncertainty (with Edward Anderson and Shi Ying Lim).  See HICSS 2017 Paper.

·         IEEE TEM Special Issue (2018) on Technology Entrepreneurship (with Moren Lévesque).

·         Contracts for angel funding and knowhow (with Sinan ErzurumluMoren Lévesque and Fehmi Tanrisever), see related paper in AOM proceedings.

·         Resource constrained supplier selection, pivoting and contract design (with Emre Guzelsu and Moren Lévesque). Presented at POMS 2017 in Seattle.

·         Managing exploration and exploitation under disruption (with Leonardo Santiago and Julia Couto), to be presented at INFORMS College of Org. Sci. 2017 in Houston.  


II.  Deployment of Data Analytics & Machine Learning Techniques in Innovation Processes


·         Machine Learning: Activation of COPD patients with technology enabled continuity of care (with Carrie Queenan and Kellas Cameron). See related working paper here.

·         Personalized Medicine: Streaming stent patients based on genomic information (with Jugnu Jain from Sapien Biosciences, Nachi Sahoo and Kellas Cameron) to be presented at INFORMS 2017 in Houston.

·         Service oriented  design of wearables: Sports, Geriatrics (with Fu-ren Lin)  


III. Industry Studies & Public Policy: Product - Supply Chain Configurations, Digitization & Regulatory Disruptions (See a review paper here)


·         Impact of regulatory variations and digitization on supply chain configurations (with Shardul Phadnis). If you are a supply chain or product manager: please fill out an ongoing survey on this theme.

·         Reducing the cost of cleaning solar plants using eletrodynamic screening technology (with Malay Mazumder and Mark Horenstein), see ASME paper & 2017 IEEE paper.

·         Effect of surge pricing on service capacity and congestion at Uber (with Brad Lee, Christo Wilson, Le Chen and Shan Liang), see MSOM 2017 Conference paper.

·         Strategies for digitization of clinical trials and supply networks in the pharmaceutical sector (with Tomas Harrington and Jag Srai). Presented at POMS 2017 in Seattle.


Contact Information

Working Papers on SSRN.COM

Current Courses & Recent Publications - OTM Department Page