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Gaimon, Cheryl

Cheryl Gaimon

Esther and Edward Brown Chair;
Regents' Professor and Professor of Operations Management;
Faculty Director, Management of Technology Program
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447
Office:
4247
Research
Innovation and Management of Technology
Knowledge Management and Outsourcing
New Product/Process Development
Alliances for Innovation
Sustainability
Education
PhD Operations Research, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
MS Industrial Administration: Operations Management, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
BS Mathematics and Economics (Magna Cum Laude), Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Biography

Cheryl Gaimon holds the Esther and Edward Brown Chair and specializes in the area of operations management (OM). She initiated establishment of the OM Program and served as first the OM Area Coordinator for seven years. She was a core participant in the development of the interdisciplinary Management of Technology (MOT) Certificate Program and currently serves as that program's director. She has taught courses at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels as well as in executive programs.

Professor Gaimon's teaching and research considers how a firm manages its knowledge-based resource capabilities (which include (i) people, (ii) manufacturing and service technologies, (iii) processes and procedures, (iv) materials, and (v) information) in environments characterized by innovations in science and technology, global competition, and a dynamic marketplace.  In particular, her research and teaching addresses new product and process development, implementation of new technology, and sustainable operations. Due to the complexity and time pressure of developing innovations that are successful in the marketplace, Professor Gaimon also addresses knowledge outsourcing and alliances/partnerhips.  She teaches courses in innovation and management of technology. Her research has appeared in journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Organization Science, and Production and Operations Management.

Professor Gaimon received the Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence from the Scheller College in 2014. Additionally, she has been actively involved in the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). Professor Gaimon received the Sushil K. Gupta POMS Distinguished Service Award in 2014, became a POMS fellow in 2009, served as the POMS President in 2008-2009, and was the founding co-President of the POMS College on Product Innovation and Technology Management. Professor Gaimon received the Distinguished Service Award for the Technology Management Section (TMS) of INFORMS in 2009 and was their Distinguished Speaker in 2007. The Board of Regents of the State of Georgia made Professor Gaimon a Regents' Professor in 2005. She is the recipient of "The 1999 Georgia Tech Research Award" for doctoral student development. 

Professor Gaimon is the Management of Technology Department Editor for Production and Operations Management and Associate Editor for Management Science, Formerly, she served as a Senior Editor of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Department Editor of IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Transactions, and Department Editor of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.

Published Papers

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, Manpreet Hora, Karthik Ramachandran, “Towards Building Multidisciplinary Knowledge of Management of Technology…,” Production and Operations Management, Special Issue on Management of Technology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2017, 567-578.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, Manpreet Hora, Karthik Ramachandran, “Process Capabilities and Leveraging Advances in Science and Technology,” Routledge Companion to Prod & Opns. Manag., edited by M.K. Starr and S.K. Gupta, Taylor & Francis Group, NY, 2017, 197-213

  • Ozkan-Seely, Gulru, Cheryl Gaimon, Stylianos Kavadias, “Dynamic Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Development for Product and Process Design Teams,” Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015, 177-190.

  • Xiao, Wenli, Cheryl Gaimon, “The Effect of Learning and Integration Investment on Manufacturing Outsourcing Decisions: A Game Theoretic Approach,” POM, Special Issue on Operations Integration, Vol. 22, No. 6, 2013, 1576-1592.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, Jennifer Bailey, “Knowledge Management for the Entrepreneurial Firm,” Production and Operations Management, Special Issue on Operations Entrepreneurship, Vol. 22, No. 6, 2013, 1429-1438.

  • Erat, Sanjiv, Stylianos Kavadias, Cheryl Gaimon, “The Pitfalls of Subsystem Integration: When Less is More,” Management Science, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2013, 659-676.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, Gulru Ozkan, Karen Napoleon, "Dynamic Resource Capabilities: Managing Workforce Knowledge with a Technology Upgrade," Organization Science, Vol. 22, No. 6, 2011, 1560-1578

  • Chao, Raul, Stylianos Kavadias, Cheryl Gaimon, "Revenue Driven Resource Allocation and Effective NPD Portfolio Management," Management Science, Vol. 55, No. 9, 2009, 1556-1569.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "The Management of Technology: A Production and Operations Management Perspective" Production and Operations Management, Special Issue on Management of Technology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2008, 1-11.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, Alysse Morton, "Investment in Changeover Flexibility for Early Entry in High Tech Markets," Production and Operations Management, Special Issue on High Tech Production and Operations Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005, 159-174.

  • Napoleon, Karen, Cheryl Gaimon, "The Creation of Output and Quality in Services: A Framework to Analyze Information Technology-Worker Systems," POM, Special Issue on "Service Strategy and Technology Applications," Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, 245-259.

  • Carrillo, Janice, Cheryl Gaimon, "Managing Knowledge-Based Resource Capabilities Under Uncertainty," Management Science, Volume 50, No. 11, 2004, 1504-1518.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, Robert Burgess, "Analysis of Lead Time and Learning for Capacity Expansions," Production & Operations Management, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2003, 128-140.

  • Napoleon, Karen, Cheryl Gaimon, "The Creation of Output and Quality in Services: A Framework to Analyze Information Technology-Worker Systems," POM., Special Issue "Service Strategy & Technology Applications," Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, 245-259

  • Carrillo, Janice, Cheryl Gaimon, "Improving Manufacturing Performance Through Process Change and Knowledge Creation," Management Science, Volume 46, No. 2, 2000, 265-288.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "Planning Information Technology - Knowledge Worker Systems," Management Science, Volume 43, No. 9, 1997, 1308-1328.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "Subcontracting Versus Capacity Expansion and the Impact on the Pricing of Services," Naval Research Logistics, Volume 41, No. 7, 1994, 875-892.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "Dynamic Game Results on the Acquisition of New Technology," Operations Research, Volume 37, Number 3, May-June 1989, 410-425.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "The Optimal Acquisition of New Technology and Its Impact on Dynamic Pricing Policies," Studies in Management Science and Systems, B. Lev, Editor, Volume 13, 1986, 187-206.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "Optimal Inventory, Backlogging, and Machine Loading in a Serial, Multi-Stage, Multi-Period Production Environment," International Journal of Production Research, Volume 24, 1986, 647-662.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "The Optimal Acquisition of Automation to Enhance the Productivity of Labor," Management Science, Volume 31, 1985, 1175-1190.

  • Gaimon, Cheryl, "The Acquisition of Automation Subject to Diminishing Returns," IIE Transactions, Volume 17, 1985, 147-156. (Also, one of two research articles featured in Advanced Manufacturing Technology, November, 1985 issue.)

  • Gaimon, Cheryl and Gerald L. Thompson, "A Distributed Parameter Cohort Personnel Planning Model Using Cross-Sectional Data," Management Science, Volume 30, 1984, 750-764.