Easton Technology Leadership Program


Affiliated Faculty Research

Research Grants Supported

  • Dimitrios Andritsos. Modular upgrading offers the firm the advantage of flexibility in pricing and timing of new generations of the product, and enables the firm to eliminate competitors who take away the firm's market share by selling accessories and after-sales services. This research develops analytical models to manage product design and introduction decisions, including supply chain efficiency, timing of product upgrades and, pricing schemes.
  • Foad Iravani. In a highly competitive and rapidly growing market, software companies are faced with the challenge of deciding when to release their new products to the market. This research provides a framework for modeling software development and pricing in a competitive environment.
  • Nico Voigtlander. Economic growth is a race between product innovation, which delivers ever more complex goods, and process innovation, which improves capital equipment and thereby enables low‚Äźskilled workers to produce these goods. Thus, capital equipment ultimately prevents low skilled labor from becoming obsolete in the face of increasing complexity. This research aims to model this phenomenon to provide an understanding of the role of capital equipment in modern economies.
  • Morvarid Rahmani. Overlapping of product design activities can significantly reduce product development time by releasing up stage resources earlier. However, it can also be costly because overlapping requires starting stages earlier and working with incomplete information. The objective of this research is to determine a cost minimizing schedule that will allow for the shortest completion time.
  • Onesun (Steve) Yoo. This research aims to apply operations management (OM) concepts and methodologies to aid entrepreneurs with their most important resource allocation decisions: time management, by outlining a stylized dynamic time allocation model.
  • This research explores the tradeoffs entrepreneurial firms face when they compete across several dimensions, including uniqueness, quality, price and, timeliness of their services. It also examines how the entrepreneurs' choices affect their success and profitability, and eventually their customers.