Supported Research

The Technology Management Research Center (TMRC) at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) supports essential research on issues related to sound management of technology and innovation. Its focus involves four distinct areas.

Development of new technology

Identifying management policies and practices that encourage technological innovation and productivity


Implementation of new technology

Discovering how technology, people and administrative systems can be integrated to improve performance


Trends in technology

Assessing technological, cultural, environmental, demographic and other factors that affect corporate policy, strategy and tactics


Strategic management of technology

Defining effective market niche strategies, new product introduction, international sales and sourcing strategies, process innovation strategies, and strategic issues for entrepreneurial and established firms


Research Papers include:

Effects of Technology Cycles on Strategic Alliances.  Y.Y. Chen, G. Farris, and Y. H. Chen, (Forthcoming) International Journal of Technology Management, in press.

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Corporate Strategy, (edited)  Contractor, F. (Forthcoming 2010) Cambridge University Press.

Reconceptualizing the Firm in a World of Outsourcing and Offshoring: The Organizational and Geographical Relocation of High-Value Company Functions, Contractor, F. (forthcoming 2010) Journal of Management Studies.

Influence of Environmental Factors and Prior Changes on the Organizational Adoption of Changes in Products and in Technological and Administrative Processes.  Wischnevsky, J.D., Damanpour, F. & Mendez, F. (2010). British Journal of Management, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00700.x

A stochastic model for pharmaceutical R&D project management in a make-or-buy decision setting. Zhao, G., & Chen, W. (2010). IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 488-501.

Human Resources in R&D. Farris, G. F.  and Chen, Y. (2010) in  C. Cooper, C. Argyris, and W. Starbuck (Eds.) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 13,  V. K. Narayanan and G. O'Connor (Eds.) Technology and Innovation Management, Ch. 23, 149-155.

Signing off in e-mail negotiations: The subtle but significant effect of company disclaimer notices. Naquin, C. E. and Kurtzberg, T. R. (2010). Negotiations and Conflict Management Research, 3, 49-63.

The role of mood in knowledge transfer and learning. Levin, D. Z., Kurtzberg, T. R., Phillips, K. W., and Lount, R. B. (2010). Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice 14, 123-142.

Assessing the Relative Influence of Bargaining Power, Mutual Hostages, and Task Characteristics on the Governance Structure of Cross-border Technology Alliances, Contractor, F.  (2009) International Journal of Technology Management, Vol. 48, No. 3.

An integration of research findings of effects of firm size and market competition on product and process innovations. Damanpour, F. (2009). British Journal of Management, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8551.2009.00628.x.

Engineering Management Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow:  a Personal Perspective, Farris, G. F. (2009) Engineering Management Journal, 21:3, September, 17-18.

Characteristics of Innovation and Innovation Adoption in Public Organizations: assessing the role of managers. Damanpour, F., and Schneider, M., (2009) Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 19: 495-522.

Gender Differences in Promotability Evaluations of Scientists and Engineers.
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Lowe, S.R., Farris, G.F., and Cordero, R. (2009) Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24:4, 348-371.

Work-family Conflict and Turnover Intentions Among Scientists and Engineers Working in R&D.  Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G.F., and Cordero, R. (2009).  Journal of Business and Psychology, 24:1, 19-32.

Sources of Differences between Asian and White Scientists & Engineers in Evaluations of Their Management Potential.  Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris G., and Cordero, R. (2009) Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 26:4, 225-246.

Enhancing R&D in science-based industry: An optimal stopping model for drug discovery. Zhao, G., & Chen, W. 2009. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 754-764.

The Sources Of Social Capital Within Technology Incubators:  The Roles Of Historical Ties And Organizational Facilitation
Scillitoe,J., Michigan Technological University, and Chakrabarti, A., NJIT, (Forthcoming) the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital

What time is it? Coordinating pacing mechanisms in drug discovery.
Bertels, H., Chung, K., Kraemer, J., Zhao, G., Dougherty, D., and Dunne, D. (2008). Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Meetings. Anaheim, CA

Choosing the Optimal Degree of Partner Interaction in Alliances
By Contractor, F., and Woodley, J. (2008) Academy of Management, Anaheim, August 2008. (Chosen as a Best Paper by the Technology & Innovation Management Division).

Determinants of Routinization and Innovation when Implementing a Management Practice.
Aravind, D., and Christmann, P. (2008) Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, CA, August.

The Influence of Human Capital Investment on the Exports of Services and Goods: An Analysis of the Top 25 Services Outsourcing Countries, Contractor, F. (2008) Management International Review, Vol. 48, 4.

The Determinants of the Externalization of Clinical Trials and their Geographical Coverage: In-House versus Outsourcing versus Offshoring.
Contractor, F. and Thakur, P. (2008) 2nd Annual Offshoring Research Network Conference and Workshop, Temple University, April 2008, and Conference on Offshoring and Offshoring, SDA Bocconi, April 2008.

Host Country Determinants Of Cross-Border Acquisitions: The Case Of Chinese And Indian Firms
Zhang, F., Thakur, P., and Jiang G. (2007) AIB Southeast Asia Regional Conference 2007, Hangzhou, China

Effects of Structural Position on Allocation and Evaluation Decisions for Scientists and Engineers.
DiTomaso, N., Post, C., Smith, R., Farris, G.F., and Cordero, R. (2007) Administrative Science Quarterly 52(2, June): 175-207.

The Internationalization of R&D and Innovative Performance in Multinational Enterprises.  C. Grevesen, C. & Damanpour, F. (2007).  International Journal of Technology Management, 38: 113-137.

Role of R&D Expenditure and Agglomeration in the Performance of Canadian Subsidiaries.
Thakur, P. and Feinberg, S. (2006) European International Business Academy, December 2006 and TAIMU Doctoral Consortium, March 2007.

Perceived Trustworthiness of Knowledge Sources: The Moderating Impact of Relationship Length.
Levin, D. Z., Whitener, E. M., and Cross, R. (2006). Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(5), 1163-1171.

Technological Capability Accumulation In International Joint Venture in China.
Li,H.,Doctoral Dissertation (2006), and with John Cantwell, Rutgers University, Academy of International Business 2005 Conference.

Phases of the adoption of innovation in organizations: Effects of environment, organization, and top managers. Damanpour, F. & Schneider, M. (2006).  British Journal of Management, 17: 215-36.

New Firm Formation: A Dynamic Capability Perspective
Newbert, S. (2005), Villanova University. Journal of Small Business Management 43(1), 55-77

Promotability Perception Gaps between Female Engineers & Scientists and Their Managers
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2005), International Engineering Management Conference (IEMC), St Johns, Newfoundland – Canada

Performance Implications of Organizational Structure and Knowledge Sharing in Multinational R&D Networks
Grevesen, C., DeVry University, and Damanpour, F., Rutgers University, May 2004.

Supervisors In R&D Laboratories: Using Technical, People, And Administrative Skills Effectively
Cordero, R., Farris, G., and DiTomaso, N. (2004), IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management. 51(1): 19-30.

The Continuing Relevance Of Favorable Work Contexts In Explaining Manager-Rated Performance Of Scientists And Engineers
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2004), Eastern Academy of Management, 41 (Providence, RI), also Session on “Synergy: Wisdom in Working Contexts.”

The Ubiquity of U.S. Born White Men’s Advantage in Allocation Processes across Organizational Settings
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2004), American Sociological Association San Francisco, CA, Regular Session “Jobs, Occupations, and Professions.”

Competence or Cooperation – Wherein Lies the Female Advantage?
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Lowe, S., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2004), Academy of Management New Orleans, LA

The Marriage Advantage For Men In Science And Engineering Organizations
Post, C., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2004), in Nancy DiTomaso & Corinne Post (Eds.) Workforce Diversity. Oxford: Elsevier.

Allocating Favorable Work Contexts in Industrial R&D: The Role of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Family Characteristics, and Organizational Setting
Post, C.,Winner of the 2004 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award Technology Management Section (TMS) of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Gender, Family Structure and Favorable Work Contexts: How They Help Explain Differences in Scientists and Engineers’ Performance
Post, C., August 2003, Institute for Research on Women - Working paper

Gender, Family & Work Contexts: Effects on Manager Rated Performance among Scientists & Engineers
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2003), Academy of Management Seattle, WA, Session on “Gender Effects in Influential Organizational Roles.”

Work-Family Conflict and Turnover Intentions among Scientists and Engineers Working in R&D
Post, C., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2003), American Sociological Association Atlanta, GA, Regular Session “Workplace Studies in Science, Technology, and Medicine.”

Favoritism, Bias And Error In Performance Ratings Of Scientists And Engineers: The Effects Of Power, Status, And Numbers
Smith, R., DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (2001), Sex Roles, 45(September, 4/5): 337-358.

Attitudes Toward Organizational Change: Effects Of Self Interest, Organizational Values, Favoritism, And Ethnicity
Chen, C., DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1999), IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, 46(4): 399-406.

Technical Professionals In Cross-Functional Teams: Their Quality Of Work Life
Cordero, R., Farris, G., and DiTomaso, N. (1998), The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 15(6): 550-563.

Gender And Race/Ethnic Composition Of Technical Work Groups: Relationship To Creative Productivity And Morale.
Cordero, R., DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1996), Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 13:  205-221.

Effects Of Group Diversity On Perceptions Of Group And Self Among Scientists And Engineers
DiTomaso, N., Cordero, R., and Farris, G. (1995), Pp. 99-119 in M. N. Ruderman, M. W. Hughes-James, and S. E. Jackson (Eds.), Diversity and Work Teams:  Selected Research. Greensboro, NC:  APA and Center for Creative Leadership.

Career Development Opportunities And Likelihood Of Turnover Among R&D Professionals
Cordero, R., DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1994), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 41(3), August:  223-233.

Identifying And Developing Promotability In R&D Laboratories
Cordero, R., DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1994), Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 11, June:  55-72.

Degrees And Diversity At Work
DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, G. (1994), IEEE Spectrum, 3(4), April:  38-42.

Diversity In The Technical Work Force: Rethinking The Management Of Scientists And Engineers
DiTomaso, N., Farris, G., and Cordero, R. (1993), Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 10.1/2, June:  101-127.

Work and Career Issues for Women Scientists in Industrial Research and Development in the U.S.
DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1992), Berlin Journal of Sociology, Fall:  91-102. [in German]

Diversity and Performance in R&D
DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1992), IEEE Spectrum, June:  21-24.

Managing Diversity In Research And Development Groups
Gordon, G., DiTomaso, N., and Farris, G. (1991), Research-Technology Management, January-February:  18-23.