A shared history of creative interactions can be the key to unleash innovation.
Manuel E. Sosa is a Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela) and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Professor Sosa’s research efforts are applied to improving the management of innovation. He is particularly interested in studying coordination and innovation networks in complex innovative organisations. His research has been published in various journals including Management Science, Organization Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Research in Engineering Design, and Harvard Business Review.
Professor Sosa teaches in the MBA, PhD, and Executive Education programmes covering topics related to innovation management. His teaching achievements include the development of a program with the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California) to integrate creative and business thinking for successful innovating. He has received the Dean’s commendation for excellence in MBA teaching in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He has been nominated twice for best professor award for his MBA elective course on “strategies for product and service development” (2012, 2013).
His work experience includes systems engineering in the petrochemical industry, and development and deployment of computer-aided engineering software applications for the automobile and aerospace industries.