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Jurgen Mihm

Professor of Technology and Operations Management


Jürgen Mihm is a professor of technology and operations management and the director of the Strategic R&D Management open-enrollment executive programme. He holds a Doctorate degree from WHU’s Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany as well as a joint degree in Business and Electrical Engineering (Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing.) from Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Jürgen's research explores how established companies can make their innovation efforts more nimble and effective. He is especially interested in addressing coordination issues within large engineering programs, in devising incentives for innovation, and (more recently) in integrating design and design thinking into existing organizations. His research has appeared in leading journals, such as Management Science, Organization Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, and Production and Operations Management. Jürgen helps edit New Product Development and Innovation manuscripts currently as Departmental Editor for Productions and Operations Management and as Associate Editor for both Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

Jürgen teaches in the Executive, PhD, EMBA, and MBA programs on topics related to innovation and R&D management. He designs and directs programs in R&D management for Executives—programs that are open to the general public in addition to custom programs for a diverse range of clients.

Prior to his position at INSEAD, Jürgen was a long-standing consultant with McKinsey & Company in Frankfurt, Germany. There he primarily served clients in the semiconductor and automotive sectors. His specializations were technology and operations management.

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Why Should You Work With a Creative Star?

M. Sosa, J. Mihm, H. Liu

Collaborating with creative stars can make you more creative and help unlock your star potential.


R&D Spending: Steady Wins the Race

To maximise R&D output, firms should evenly spread their R&D spending over time.