Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fixson

Babson College

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Prof. Dr. Fixson is the lecturer for "Supply Chain and Operations Management" at the NORDAKADEMIE. In this module, students will be introduced to basic topics, basic concepts, tools, and models to design and manage operations and supply chains. Students will apply this understanding to analyze case studies, conduct simulations, and work on their own projects. In his research, Dr. Fixson investigates various aspects of innovation and design, ranging from product architecture analyses concerning modularity and commonality, to process improvements in product development via better use of tools and design practices, in both established organizations and entrepreneurial contexts.

His executive teaching and consulting is focused on innovation processes and design practices. Through Babson Executive Education, he has taught for BBVA, RedEmprendia, Santander, HEC, TETA China, Unilever, and others. He has also worked with industrial clients and partners such as Alcoa, Boeing, Delphi, Draeger, Ford, GM, Harley-Davidson, Raytheon, and Spirit Aerosystems. Dr. Fixson is also the founding faculty director of Babson’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership program.

His research has appeared in books and journals such as Concurrent Engineering, Creativity and Innovation Management, Design Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, and others. He is a member of the Academy of Management, INFORMS, and POMS.

Sebastian K. Fixson, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Babson College, USA Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) Mechanical Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Ph.D., Technology, Management, & Policy, MIT Dr. Fixson teaches design, innovation, and operations related courses on various levels (Undergraduate, MSc, MBA, and executive education) at Babson, and for Universities and clients around the world.

From 2004-2008 he served in various officer roles, including chair, of the Technology Management Section at INFORMS. Since 2012 he has been serving as an officer in the College of Product Innovation and Technology Management at POMS. Prior to joining Babson, he was assistant professor in industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, and has taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Northeastern University’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship. Dr. Fixson holds a Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) in mechanical engineering from Technical University in Karlsruhe, Germany, and a PhD in technology, management, and policy from MIT.