Ian McCarthy

Professor, Technology and Operations Management / Strategy
B.Eng, M.Sc., Ph.D. C.Eng., IMechE.

Segal Room: SGL 3955
Segal Phone: 778.782.5298

Email Address: imccarth@sfu.ca

Personal Website: http://itdependsblog.blogspot.ca/p/home.html
Personal Website: http://sfu.academia.edu/IanMcCarthy
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Toffeemen68
Personal Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_Mccarthy6?ev=hdr_xprf

Curriculum Vitae: View


Dr. Ian McCarthy came to SFU from the University of Warwick, England where he was a Reader and Head of the Organizational Systems Strategy Unit. He worked for several years as a manufacturing engineer before earning his PhD in operations strategy from the University of Sheffield.

As Professor of Technology and Operations Management in the Beedie School of Business at SFU, Ian's research and teaching focus on how organizations should be designed and managed so as to succeed in different industries. This includes linking operations, innovation, marketing and legal concepts. His work analyzes how these linkages impact how organizations should design and manage their business processes. He is also Director of the CPA Innovation Centre at the Beedie School of Business.

Ian enjoys Vancouver's ski hills and cycling opportunities. He also likes to monitor the progress of the biggest and best football club in England - Everton F.C.

Specialization and Research Interests

Operations management; outsoucing; mass customization; innovation management; user innovation; creative consumers; new product development; social media; gamification; taxonomy; cladistics; complexity theory; organizational design; change management

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Karen E. Ruckman, & Ian P. McCarthy

Why do some patents get licensed while others do not?

2017 | Industrial and Corporate Change. 26(4): 667-688

Marcel Bogers, Ann-Kristin Zobel, Allan Afuah, Esteve Almirall, Sabine Brunswicker, Linus Dahlander, ... Anne l. Wal

The open innovation research landscape: established perspectives and emerging themes across different levels of analysis

2017 | Industry and Innovation. 24(1): 8-40 | Download

Jeremy de Beer, Ian P. McCarthy, Adam Soliman, & Emily R. Treen

Click here to agree: Managing intellectual property when crowdsourcing solutions

2016 | Business Horizons. 60(2): 207 - 217 | Download

Emma J. Wang, Pierre Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt, & Ian P. McCarthy

Service, emotional labor, and mindfulness

2016 | Business Horizons. 59(6): 655-661 | Download

Martin Bliemel, Ian P. McCarthy, & Elicia Maine

Levels of multiplexity in entrepreneur's networks: Implications for dynamism and value creation

2016 | Entrepreneurship Research Journal. 6(3): 247-272 | Download

Zongjie Xie, Jeremy K. Hall, Ian P. McCarthy, Martin Skitmore, & Liyin Shen

Standardization efforts: The relationship between knowledge dimensions, search processes and innovation outcomes

2016 | Technovation. 48-49: 69-78 | Download

Pierre R. Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt, Jan H. Kietzmann, & Ian P. McCarthy

CGIP: Managing consumer-generated intellectual property

2015 | California Management Review. 57(4): 43-62 | Download

Karen E. Robson, Kirk A. Plangger, Jan H. Kietzmann, Ian P. McCarthy, & Leyland F. Pitt

Game on: Engaging customers and employees through gamification

2015 | Business Horizons. | Download

Karen E. Robson, Kirk A. Plangger, Jan H. Kietzmann, Ian P. McCarthy, & Leyland F. Pitt

Is it all a game? Understanding the principles of gamification

2015 | Business Horizons. 58: 411 - 420 | Download

John Prpic, Prashant Shukla, Jan H. Kietzmann, & Ian P. McCarthy

How to work a crowd: Developing crowd capital through crowdsourcing

2015 | Business Horizons. 58(1): 77-85 | Download

Michael R. Johnson, & Ian P. McCarthy

Product recovery decisions within the context of extended producer responsibility

2014 | Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 34: 9-28 | Download

Karen E. Robson, Kirk A. Plangger, Jan H. Kietzmann, Ian P. McCarthy, & Leyland F. Pitt

Understanding gamification of consumer experiences

2014 | Advances in Consumer Research. 42: 352-356 | Download

Martin J. Bliemel, Ian P. McCarthy, & Elicia Maine

An integrated approach to studying multiplexity in entrepreneurial networks

2014 | Entrepreneurship Research Journal. 4(4): 364-402 | Download

Kourosh Malek, Elicia Maine, & Ian P. McCarthy

A typology of clean technology commercialization accelerators

2014 | Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 32: 26-39 | Download

Ian P. McCarthy, Bruno Silvestre, & Jan H. Kietzmann

Understanding outsourcing contexts through information asymmetry and capability fit

2013 | Production Planning & Control. 24(4-5): 277-283 | Download

Ben Kitcher, Ian P. McCarthy, Sam Turner, & Keith Ridgway

Understanding the effects of outsourcing: Unpacking the total factor productivity variable

2013 | Production Planning & Control. 24(4-5): 308-317 | Download

Jan H. Kietzmann, Bruno Silvestre, Ian P. McCarthy, & Leyland F. Pitt

Unpacking the social media phenomenon: Towards a research agenda

2012 | Journal of Public Affairs. 12(2): 109-119 | Download

Pierre Berthon, Colin L. Campbell, Leyland F. Pitt, & Ian P. McCarthy

Creative consumers: Awareness, attitude and action

2011 | Journal of Consumer Marketing. 28(7): 500-507

Ian P. McCarthy, & Brian R. Gordon

Achieving contextual ambidexterity in R&D organizations: A management control system approach

2011 | R and D Management Journal. 41(3): 240-258 | Download

Jan H. Kietzmann, Kristopher Hermkens, Ian P. McCarthy, & Bruno Silvestre

Social media? Get serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media

2011 | Business Horizons. 54(3): 241-251 | Download

Ian P. McCarthy, Tom B. Lawrence, Brian L. Wixted, & Brian R. Gordon

A multidimensional conceptualization of environmental velocity

2010 | Academy of Management Review. 35(4): 604-626 | Download

Leyland F. Pitt, & Ian P. McCarthy

Connecting product innovation management and marketing

2008 | Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. 14(3): 197-200

Martin Bliemel, & Ian P. McCarthy

Networks of dedicated biotechnology and service firms in Vancouver

2008 | Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. 14(3): 265-273

Pierre Berthon, Leyland F. Pitt, Ian P. McCarthy, & Steven M. Kates

When customers get clever: Managerial approaches to dealing with creative consumers

2007 | Business Horizons. 50(1 (January-February)): 39-47 | Download

Ian P. McCarthy, Leyland F. Pitt, Colin L. Campbell, Rian Van Der Merwe, & Esmail Salehi-Sangeri

Exploiting the business opportunities in bio-tech connections: The power of social networks

2007 | Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. 13(4): 245-257

Ian P. McCarthy, Christos Tsinopoulos, Peter Allen, & Christen Rose-Anderssen

New product development as a complex adaptive system of decisions

2006 | Journal of Product Innovation Management. 23(5): 437-456

Ian P. McCarthy, & John Roberts

Book review: John Roberts: The modern firm

2005 | The Modern Firm: Organizational Design for Performance and Growth. 1251-1253

Toward a phylogenetic reconstruction of organizational life

2005 | Journal of Bioeconomics. 7(3): 271-307

Christen Rose-Anderssen, Peter M. Allen, Christos Tsinopoulos, & Ian P. McCarthy

Innovation in manufacturing as an evolutionary complex system

2005 | Technovation. 25(10): 1093-1105

The what, why and how of mass customization

2004 | Production Planning & Control. 15(4): 347-351

Manufacturing strategy - Understanding the fitness landscape

2004 | International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 24(2): 124-150

Ian P. McCarthy, & Angela Anagnostou

The impact of outsourcing on the transaction costs and boundaries of manufacturing

2004 | International Journal of Production Economics. 88(1): 61-71

Technology management - A complex adaptive systems approach

2003 | International Journal of Technology Management. 25(8): 728-745

Ian P. McCarthy, & Christos Tsinopoulos

Strategies for agility: An evolutionary and configurational approach

2003 | Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 14(2): 103-113

Thierry Rakotobe-Joel, Ian P. McCarthy, & David Tranfield

A structural and evolutionary approach to change management

2003 | Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory. 8(4): 337-364

Ian P. McCarthy, & Michalis Menicou

A classification schema of manufacturing decisions for the GRAI enterprise modelling technique

2002 | Computers in Industry. 47(3): 339-355

Pablo Fernandez , Ian P. McCarthy, & Thierry Rakotobe-Joel

An evolutionary approach to benchmarking

2001 | Benchmarking: An International Journal. 8(4): 281-305

Ian P. McCarthy, Thierry Rakotobe-Joel, & Gerry Frizelle

Complex systems theory - Implications and promises for manufacturing organizations

2000 | International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management. 2(1-7): 559-579

Manufacturing competitiveness and fitness landscape theory

2000 | Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 107(1-3): 347-352

Christos Tsinopoulos, & Ian P. McCarthy

Achieving agility using cladistics: An evolutionary analysis

2000 | Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 107(1-3): 338-346

A Lowe, Keith Ridgway, Ian P. McCarthy, & Helen Atkinson

An evaluation model for determining the business process benefits of thixoforming

2000 | Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 214(1): 11-23

Ian P. McCarthy, Keith Ridgway, Michel Leseure, & Nick Fieller

Organisational diversity, evolution and cladistic classifications

2000 | Omega. 28: 77-95

Ian P. McCarthy, & Keith Ridgway

Cladistics: A taxonomy for manufacturing organizations

2000 | Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 11(1): 16-29

Ian P. McCarthy, Michel Leseure, Keith Ridgway, & Nick Fieller

Building manufacturing cladograms

1997 | International Journal of Technology Management. 13(3): 269-286

Ian P. McCarthy, & Keith Ridgway

The implementation of a marketing orientation and focused manufacturing techniques in a hand tool company

1995 | Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 209: 237-243

Ian P. McCarthy, & Keith Ridgway

Re-engineering manufacturing systems at presto engineers cutting tools

1995 | Business Change & Re-engineering. 2(4): 31-33

Manufacturing classification: Lessons from organisational systematics and biological taxonomy

1995 | Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. 6(6): 37-49

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Ian P. McCarthy, Flavio S. Fogliatto, Leyland F. Pitt, Giovani J. da Silveira, & Pierre Berthon

Service customization through dramaturgy

2010 | Mass customization: Engineering and managing global operations. Chapter Chapter 3: 43-64 | Download

Teaching Related Material

C Chan, & Michael Johnson

Business statistics (3rd revision)

2013 | Book, Textbook - Revised

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