Gerald Susman

Director Emeritus, CMTOC , Director Emeritus of the Sustainability Council , Klein Professor Emeritus of Management
Department: Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change, Office of the Dean, Management and Organization
Office: 381A Business Building
Phone: 814-863-2382
Fax: 814-863-7261
Member of Faculty Since: 1969


Dr. Susman is the Robert and Judith Klein Professor of Management at The Pennsylvania State University. He also is Director of the Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change and Co-Director of the Quality and Manufacturing Management Program. Dr. Susman served as Chair of the Department of Management and Organization from 1991 to 1999. He has been a consultant to many public and private organizations including the Office of Personnel Management, the National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management and served on the editorial boards of Management Science, International Journal of Human Factors in Manufacturing, and Managerial Psychology. Dr. Susman served as Study Director at the National Academy of Sciences in 1983-87, and Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in 1992-93. He received grants from the U.S. Department of State and the Carnegie Corporation in 1999-2002.

Current Research

He currently is Program Manager of a multi-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on innovation, global competitiveness, supply chain management, and the future of manufacturing.


Technology and Innovation Management
Management of Teams
Management of Change

Publication List

Gerald Susman, Barbara L. Gray, John Perry and Candace E. Blair, "Recognition and Reconciliation of Differences in Interpretation of Misalignments When Collaborative Technologies Are Introduced into New Product Development Teams", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Forthcoming, Volume 20, 141-159.

Gerald Susman and Ann Majchrzak, "Research Issues in Knowledge Management and Virtual Collaboration in New Product Development: An Introductory Essay", Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Forthcoming, Volume 20, 1-5.


Ph.D., UCLA, 1968

M.A., UCLA, 1965

B.A., UCLA, 1963


MGMT 551, Growth and Innovation Strategy

QMM 582, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategy