Doctoral Program

Ole Frauen successfully defends his dissertation

Managing Distributed and Complex Product Development Projects Globally

On May 5th, 2023, Ole Frauen (Volkswagen Group, Wolfsburg, Germany) successfully defended his thesis on "Managing Distributed and Complex Product Development Projects: The Effect of Work Design and Product Architecture on Process Quality". Frauen examines how I) Onsite and Offsite R&D Decisions, ii) Nearshore and Farshore R&D Decisions, and iii) Part Connections/Linkages drive costly engineering change requests. What matters most: organizational or geographic distance or links between outsourced components? A working paper will be available shortly.

Thank you to Professor Jürgen Mihm from INSEAD for the close and intense research collaboration.