Clinical Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2005; MBA, University of Houston, 1979; B.S. ChE., West Virginia University, 1976.
Strategic management of Innovation:Â exploration/exploitation, absorptive capacity, minimal structures, improvisation, knowledge transfer, strategic leadership for organizational learning.
Nemanich, L. & Vera, D. "Microfoundations of R&D Teams' Improvisation Capability." Under review at Organization Science. 2012
Arizona State University: 2006-present.
Career and Recent Professional Awards;Teaching Awards
Best Empirical Research Paper Published in 2009, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education; Best Paper Award, Management Education Division of Academy of Management, 2007; Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper of Strategic Management Society Conference, 2007; University of Houston Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005;Â Inroads CEO Vision Award (Recognition of support for professional development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American college students), 2001; City of Pasadena TX, Key to the City (Recognition of support for professional development of young women), 2001.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
President, Equilon Lubricants Co. 1998 - 2001, Executive Staff, Texaco 1996 - 1997, General Manager UK Retail/Commercial Sales, Texaco Ltd. 1992-1996, Other management, strategic planning, and technical assignments at Texaco, Getty, Exxon 1975 - 1992. Board positions: Library Advisory Board member 2008 - 2015/Board Secretary 2008-2009, Vice President 2010, President 2011, Scottsdale Public Library System. Board member 1999-2002, Inroads,Â Board member 1998 - 2001, Equilon Research and Development, Board member 1993-1996, Star Service Stations, Ltd.
Nemanich, L., Vera, D. Keller, R.T., Chin, W. 2010. "Absorptive capacity in R&D project teams: A conceptualization and empirical test." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Nemanich, L. & Vera, D. 2009. "Transformational Leadership and Ambidexterity in the Context of an Acquisition." The Leadership Quarterly.
Nemanich, L., Vera, D., & Banks, M. 2009. "Enhancing Knowledge Transfer in Classroom vs. Online Settings: The Interplay among Instructor, Student, Content, & Context." Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
Nemanich, L., Keller, R.T., & Vera, D. 2007. "Managing the Exploration/Exploitation Paradox in New Product Development: How Top Executives Define their Firm's Innovation Trajectory." International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
Berson, Y., Nemanich, L., Waldman, D., Galvin, B.M.,& Keller, R.T. 2006. "Leadership and Organizational Learning: A Multiple Levels Perspective." The Leadership Quarterly.
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MGT 589 - Strategic Management
Formulation of strategy and policy in the organization, emphasizing the integration of decisions in the functional areas.
WPC 480 - Capstone Course
Develops a general manager's or business owner's perspective on how organizations can create value. Creating long-run value by repeatedly producing goods and services that customers will buy at prices that cover the costs of producing them is the key to success for business organizations. Analyzing current and future environments to understand threats and opportunities in various institutional settings around the world is the starting point for thinking about how an organization might create value and gain sustainable competitive advantage. Evaluates the impact of institutional settings in different countries and ethical values on decision making. Students learn how to successfully manage relations with key stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers of capital as well as other component goods and services, and stakeholders from various levels of government in different countries.