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Jürgen Mihm is a professor of technology and operations management and the director of the Strategic R&D Management open-enrollment executive programme at INSEAD. 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 programmes, in devising incentives for innovation, and (more recently) in integrating design and design thinking into existing organisations. 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 teaches in the Executive, PhD, EMBA, and MBA programs on topics related to innovation and R&D management. He designs and directs programmes in R&D management for Executives—programmes that are open to the general public in addition to custom programmes 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 specialisations were technology and operations management.
To maximise R&D output, firms should evenly spread their R&D spending over time.