While theory is critical to research, nothing beats study-derived data when it comes to helping companies manage innovation more effectively. Our faculty and fellows share a passion for rigorous research that yields results they can apply to the workshops, instruments and curricula they develop.

Here is a sampling of the current research CIMS faculty and fellows are engaged in on behalf of the organization and the Poole College of Management:

What Do We Need To Know About Services Innovation?

This project features an overview of six key areas of research in the field of services innovation management and identifying the gaps of knowledge between each. Its findings will lead to future CIMS funding in the field of Services Innovation. The following researchers are involved:

  • Lynda Aiman-Smith – NC State University

  • Nancy Burchfield – IBM

  • Mark Davis – Bentley University

  • James Fitzimmons – University of Texas @ Austin

  • Tony O’Driscoll – Duke University

  • James Tien – University of Miami

Knowledge Worker Productivity

Team leaders were tasked with understanding, capturing and measuring knowledge- worker productivity within BP’s organization and providing a standard measure that will enable recommendations to be applied in the future. Dr. Stephen K. Markham of CIMS and the Poole College of Management was the principal investigator.

National Partnership for Managing Upstream Innovation: The Case of Nanoscience and Technology
This effort focuses on the innovative conversion of new knowledge into commercially viable and internationally competitive products, processes and services. The project is supported by:

  • Ira Weiss – NC State University

  • Angus Kingon – NC State University

  • Alden Bean – NC State University

  • Lynda Aiman-Smith – NC State University

  • Paul Mugge – NC State University

  • Susan Katz- NC State University

  • Alan Porter- Georgia Tech University

  • Mariann Jelinek – College of William & Mary

To learn more about the research being done by CIMS researchers and partners, contact us