Emilio De Lia, Ph.D, MBA

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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
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Academic Info

Ph.D., Rutgers Business School; Management
M.A., Rutgers Business School; Finance Concentration
B.A., Saint Peter’s College; Theology & Philosophy


Leadership; Leadership of Change, Adaptation, and Innovation; Innovation Management


Principles of Management; Leadership

A former executive at AT&T and Prudential Financial and past president of the internet start-up company, Educated Search, Dr. De Lia has held leading positions in strategic planning, business development, international product development and management, sales and marketing, information technology, operations, market research, customer service, and human development.  He is an executive coach in private practice and has coached leaders from diverse industries such as food processing, energy, telecommunications, media, automotive sales, business consulting, health care, real estate, education and government. He is the co-author of From Cross Purposes to Cooperation: The Ten Factors that Unify a Cross-Functional Team. Dr. De Lia has served on many nonprofit and community boards, including the C.G. Jung Foundation, Green Pond Corporation, Mount Carmel Guild of Hudson County, and Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of Newark.


Business Insights

Rutgers Business School News

For Governor Christie as for Industry, Collaboration and Innovation go Together

Thursday, February 2, 2012

When announcing a new blueprint to transform medical education in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie said he wanted to increase "the collaboration and innovation between these institutions and New Jersey’s research based industries." His statement which united collaboration and innovation is supported by research performed by the faculty at Rutgers Business School. More ›

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Inventors are not innovators

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Was Steve Jobs an inventor? No! says Lev Grossman in a recent article in Time magazine. Inventors are the people who come up with the bright idea. While Jobs took other peoples bright ideas and made them better and better until they could become "irresistible retail commodities." More ›

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Hide your research! Not from your competitors but from your investors?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Google has a clandestine research lab working on "new future" breakthrough innovations. That story broke in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago and was not surprising to those who follow Google and their culture of innovation. The lab is full of robotics, artificial intelligence and other cutting edge researchers working on things like driverless cars and refrigerators that restock themselves. More ›

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Hug your innovation teams! Steve Jobs would

Thursday, November 3, 2011

There is no doubt that Steve Jobs was a genius and maybe overbearing in pursuit of his vision. But how can we understand how he got the “A players” he surrounded himself with to work together and co-create?  More ›

TAGS: Business Insights Emilio De Lia Innovation Leadership Network for Innovation Expertise Development Steve Jobs Thought Leadership