Alex Alblas is an assistant professor of Product and Process Innovation in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group of the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received a Ph.D. degree in Innovation Management (Groningen, 2011) and M.Sc. degree in Technology Management (Groningen, 2006).
His research activity focuses on how organizations can successfully manage the invention, development and launch of new products. He has a special interest in the operational practices of new product development that lead to enhanced performance. In one research project he investigates the learning mechanisms in which agile operations and iterative product development can lead to performance improvement. In another big industry funded research project, of which Alex is the project leader, he investigates together with a team of researchers the practices in which product development and customer service processes enable service improvements.
Alex teaches courses related to new product development on B.Sc. and M.Sc. levels. He is responsible lecturer of the B.Sc. course Product Innovation Processes and lecturer in the M.Sc. course Management of Product Development.
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