Manuel Sosa is associate professor of technology and operations management and the Director of the Heinrich and Esther Baumann-Steiner Fund for Creativity and Business. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela) and his SM and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Professor Sosa’s research efforts are applied to improving product development systems. He is particularly interested in studying coordination and innovation networks in complex product and software development organizations. His research has been published in various journals including Management Science, Organization Science, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Mechanical Design, Research in Engineering Design, and Harvard Business Review.
Professor Sosa teaches in the MBA, PhD, and Executive programs covering topics related to innovation and operations management. His teaching achievements include the development of a program with the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California) to integrate business and design disciplines for successful new product development. He has received the Dean’s commendation for excellence in MBA teaching in 2009, 2011, and 2012. He was runner-up for best professor award for his MBA elective course SPSD (Art Center) in Singapore 2012.
The work experience of Professor Sosa includes systems engineering in the petrochemical industry, and development and deployment of computer-aided engineering software applications in the automobile and aerospace industries.
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