Nitin R. Joglekar


Nitin Joglekar is Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management, and Dean’s Research Fellow, at Boston University Questrom School of Business. His interests span development of products, supply chains and customer engagement at established and entrepreneurial organizations. Current projects (working papers are available in some instances):

I. Startup Product Development, Supply Chains & Innovative Operations: Entrepreneurial decisions to set up and improve business models by leveraging operational constraints around resources, routines, reputation and regulations. (See related blog: )

§  Resource constrained supplier selection, pivoting and contract design (with Emre Guzelsu and Moren Lévesque)

§  Contracts for angel funding and knowhow (with Sinan Erzurumlu, Moren Lévesque and Fehmi Tanrisever)

§  Capacity management at shared economy startups (with Brad Lee)

§  Product management at digital and analytics driven startups


II.  Management of Technology: Technology commercialization/ readiness tradeoffs during the development of complex engineering products & processes.

§  Integration and readiness of technologies during commercialization projects (with Steven Eppinger and Alison Olechowski)

§  Financing and scaling process investments (with Sinan Erzurumlu, Moren Lévesque and Fehmi Tanrisever) 

§  Reducing the cost of cleaning solar plants (with Malay Mazumder and Mark Horenstein)

§  Managing exploration and exploitation under disruption (with Leonardo Santiago)


III. Connected Health & Self Care:  Principles for UX and service delivery design; behavioral studies for enhancing patient engagement and personalized care.

§  Wearable technologies - Design for measurement;  impact of network feedback on engagement (with Fu-ren Lin and  Jonathan Hibbard)

§  Machine learning predictions for COPD patient activation based on telemedicine intervention (with Carrie Queenan and Kellas Cameron)

§  Implementation of personalized care processes - role of genomic tests and engagement (with Jugnu Jain from Sapien Biosciences and Kellas Cameron)

§  An analysis of network effects in double loop patient learning


Professor Joglekar is a department editor for industry studies and public policy at Production & Operations Management (POM). He is also a department editor for Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (IEEE-TEM). His research findings have appeared in ACM Journal of Information & Data Quality, AIEDAM, 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, The Innovation Butterfly (see an excerpt here), addresses management of innovation risks and allied analytics opportunities. At Boston University, he teaches courses related to these themes at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. 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 the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Prior to his academic career, Professor Joglekar worked in the information technology and energy industries. He was a founder of a venture capital backed software firm. He advises entrepreneurial and established firms in their initiatives for achieving business growth and profitability. Professor Joglekar 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. 


Contact Information

Working Papers on SSRN.COM

Current Courses & Recent Publications - OTM Department Page