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Debasish Mallick

Professor

  • Education
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology 
    M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Arkansas 
    Ph.D., Management, University of Texas
  • Research Interests
  • New product development, the management of technology, innovation and design, operations and supply chain management

Debasish N. Mallick, PhD, is a professor and the chair of the Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. He received his Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his MBA from the University of Arkansas and his PhD in management from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the manufacturing and service sectors in the U.S. and abroad. He taught at the University of Arkansas, the University of Texas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Boston College and the University of Minnesota before joining the University of St. Thomas.

His research and teaching interests are in new product development, the management of technology, innovation and design and operations and supply chain management. He strongly believes that higher education, particularly at a university, needs to help students become responsible, moral and ethical. He strives to help students become informed individuals who can think, self-learn and function as productive members of society. Accordingly, he promotes systems thinking using an inquiry-based experiential learning approach for improving judgment, while emphasizing the importance of being a good citizen and behaving ethically at all times.

He has published in the Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, the Design Management Journal, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the European Journal of Innovation Management, IEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Encyclopedia of Production and Manufacturing Management, Intelligent Design and Manufacturing and in proceedings of national conferences. He has consulted for more than 20 companies and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He is an active member of the Production & Operations Management Society, the Decision Sciences Institute, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, the Engineering Management Society and the Product Development & Management Association.

He received the Outstanding Graduate Student award at the Sam Walton School of Business, the IBM Design Leadership Fellowship from the Corporate Design Foundation, the McKnight Economic and Business Research Fellowship and the Learning Excellence Initiative Grant from the Carlson School of Management, the Instructional Innovation Award from the Decision Sciences Institute and the Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence award from the St. Thomas.


  • Kumar, S., Luo, C., Mallick, D. N., & Luo, B. (2018). Achieving excellence in exploration and exploitation by matching appropriate resources. IEEE Engineering Management Review, (46)(3), pp. 103-107
  • Kumar, S., Luo, C., Mallick, D. N., & Luo, B. (forthcoming). Impacts of exploration and exploitation on firm performance and the moderating effects of slack: A panel data analysis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,
  • Peng, X., Heim, G. R., & Mallick, D. N. (2014). Collaborative product development: The effect of project complexity on the use of information technology tools and new product development practices. Production and Operations Management, (23)(8), pp. 1421-1438
  • Adman, S., Mallick, D. N., & Schroeder, R. G. (2013). New product development (NPD): Impact of project characteristics and development practices on performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (30)(2), pp. 331-348
  • Mallick, D. N., Ritzman, L. P., & Sinha, K. K. (2013). Evaluating product-centric continuous improvements: Impact on competitive capabilities and business performance. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (30)(S1), pp. 188-202
  • Heim, G. R., Mallick, D. N., & Peng, X. (2012). Collaborative product development: The effect of project complexity of the use of information technology tools and new product development practices. Production and Operations Management,
  • Heim, G. R., Mallick, D. N., & Peng, X. (2012). Antecedents and consequences of new product development practices and software tools: An exploratory study. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, (59)(3), pp. 428-442
  • Ahmad, S. R., Schroeder, D. N., & Mallick, D. N. (2010). The relationship among modularity, functional coordination, and mass customization: Implications for competitiveness. European Journal of Information Systems, (13)(1), pp. 46-61
  • Luo, C., Mallick, D. N., & Schroeder, R. G. (2010). Collaborative Product Development (CPD): Exploring the Role of Internal Coordination Capability (ICC) in Supplier Involvement. European Journal of Information Systems, (13)(2), pp. 244-266.
  • Mallick, D. N., & Schroeder, R. (2005). An integrated framework for measuring new product development performance in high-technology industry. Production and Operations Management, (14)(2), pp. 142-148
  • Mallick, D. N. (2004). An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology. (35)(4),
  • Mallick, D. N., Cardozo, R. N., Durfee, W. K., Ardichvili, A., Adams, C., & Erdman, A. G. (2002). Experiential education in new product design and business development. Journal of Product Innovation Management, (19)(1), pp. 4-17
  • Chaudhury, A. D., Mallick, D. N., & Rao, H. R. (2001). Web channels in e-commerce. (44)(1), pp. 99-104
  • Mallick, D. N., & Mukhopadhyay, K. (2001). Local design vs. global design: A strategic business choice. European Journal of Operational Research, (131)(2), pp. 389-399
  • Mallick, D. N. (2000). The design strategy framework. (11)(3), pp. 66-73
  • Mallick, D. N., & Chaudhury, A. (2000). Technology management education in MBA programs A comparative study of knowledge and skills requirements. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, (17)(2), pp. 153-173
  • Safizadeh, M. H., Ritzman, L. P., & Mallick, D. N. (2000). Revisiting alternative theoretical paradigms in manufacturing strategy. Production and Operations Management, (9)(2), pp. 111-127

  • Alpha Iota Delta, Decision Sciences Institute, 2003
  • Carlson School of Management, 2003
  • Carlson School of Management, 2004
  • Decision Sciences Institute Dissertation Award, 2008
  • Instructional Innovation Award, Decision Sciences Institute, 2003
  • McKnight - Business and Economic Research Grant, Carlson School of Management, 2004
  • Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award, Opus College of Business, 2014
  • University of Minnesota, 2005
  • University of St. Thomas, 2007

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Engineering Management Society
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science,
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Product Development and Management Association
  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • Aravali Institute of Management International Advisory Council
  • Aravali Institute of Management
  • Decision Sciences Institute, Reviewer
  • European Journal of Innovation Management, Editor
  • INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • International Journal of Applied Management Science
  • Journal of Product Innovation Management
  • PDMA - Product Development Management Association, Reviewer
  • POMS - Production and Operations Management Society
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Bengali Association of Minnesota, Board Member

  • Professor, University of St Thomas, (2016 - present)
  • Department Chair, Operations Supply Chain Management, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Minneapolis (2006 - 2015)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (2000 - 2006)
  • Assistant Professor, Boston College - Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, Boston (1993 - 2000)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business, Richmond (1992 - 1993)
  • Assistant Instructor, University of Texas - Austin - College of Business Administration, Austin (1990 - 1992)
  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Austin, Austin (1990 - 1990)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas - Austin - College of Business Administration, Austin (1987 - 1989)
  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Austin, Austin (1987 - 1988)
  • Software Consultant, Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin (1988 - 1988)
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Arkansas - School of Business Administration, Fayetteville (1986 - 1987)
  • Research Assistant, Mullins Library, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville (1987 - 1987)
  • Research Assistant, Johnson Associates, Fayetteville (1986 - 1986)
  • Research Assistant, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Fayetteville (1985 - 1986)
  • In-charge, Mechanical Services Division, Makers Development Services Pvt. Ltd. India, Baghdad (1981 - 1985)
  • Assistant Engineer, Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company, (1980 - 1981)
  • Summer Trainee Engineer, Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Hyderabad (1979 - 1979)
  • Summer Trainee Engineer, Alwyn Metal Works, Hyderabad (1978 - 1978)
  • Summer Trainee Engineer, Praga Tools Ltd., Hyderabad (1977 - 1977)

  • "Development tools, sustainability orientation, and NPD performance" Production and Operations Management Society, Houston, Texas, May 01, 2018
  • "Social media and new product development performance" Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS), Houston, Texas, October 01, 2017
  • "Industry and country effects on NPD practices and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Seattle, Washington, May 01, 2017
  • "Social media and new product development performance" Production and Operations Management Society, Seattle, Washington, May 01, 2017
  • "New product development (NPD): Country culture effects on practices and performance" POMS, Seattle, Washington, May 01, 2017
  • "New product development tools: Mediation effects of internal coordination capability (ICC) and external collaboration capability (ECC) on performance" PDMA Research Forum, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2016
  • "New product development (NPD): Impact of development tools on internal and external collaboration and performance" Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2016
  • "Leadership by design: innovation, collaboration, & design" Annual Meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2016
  • "An empirical study of the relationship between product architecture and product performance" Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, Seattle, Washington, November 01, 2015
  • "Innovation, collaboration, and learning: Opportunities and challenges in NPD (New Product Development) research" OCB Research Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2015
  • "New product development (NPD): Impact of NPD tools and techniques on performance" DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 19, 2014
  • "Impact of NPD practices and tools on internal and external collaboration and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Atlanta, Georgia, May 12, 2014
  • "An optimal control theory based model for learning in new product development (NPD)." OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2014
  • "New product development (NPD): Impact manufacturing interface" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 09, 2013
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in supplier and customer involvement" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Denver, Colorado, May 01, 2013
  • "Collaborative product development (CDP): Impact on internal coordination capability (ICC) on supplier and customer involvement" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2013
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Impact of internal integration on supplier and customer involvement" DSI - Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2012
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development" Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management - Indian Institute of Management, Powai, Mumbai, January 01, 2012
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in customer involvement" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 01, 2011
  • "New product development (NPD): Exploring industry and country effect on practices and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Reno, NV, May 01, 2011
  • "Information technology use in new product development: The effect of project contingencies" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA, November 01, 2010
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in supplier involvement" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, CA, November 01, 2010
  • "Exploring contingencies in supplier and customer involvement" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Vancouver, Canada, May 01, 2010
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring the effects of customer and supplier involvement on NPD performance" Decision Sciences Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 01, 2009
  • "Antecedents and consequences of popular new product development" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2009
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring contingencies in supplier and customer involvement" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, Florida, May 01, 2009
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development (NPD)" Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, November 01, 2008
  • "How information technology supports new product development: Examining IT infrastructure and product design tools" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, LaJolla, CA, May 01, 2008
  • "The role of internal coordination capability in collaborative product development (CPD): A resource base view perspective" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, La Jolla, California, May 01, 2008
  • "Industry collaboration: The key to enhancing student learning" Decision Sciences Institute, November 01, 2007
  • "Design strategy framework: Contingencies in new product development" Decision Sciences Institute, Phoenix, AZ, November 01, 2007
  • "An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology and innovation" Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, July 01, 2007
  • "New product development (NPD) tools: Contingencies and performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Dallas, TX, May 01, 2007
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring the moderating effects of functional integration capability on customer and supplier involvement'" Decision Sciences Institute, San Antonia, TX, November 01, 2006
  • "Inter-firm collaborative product development (CPD): An integrated theoretical framework" PDMA - Product Development Management Association, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2006
  • "An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology and innovation" Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpu, India, July 01, 2006
  • "An experiential approach to preparing students for leadership in managing technology and innovation" Olin School of Business, St. Louis, Mo, December 01, 2005
  • "Collaborative product development (CPD): Exploring the effects of customer and supplier involvement on new product development (NPD) Performance." Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, California, November 01, 2005
  • "A learning model for managing engineering changes" PDMA - Product Development Management Association, San Diego, California, October 01, 2005
  • "Effectively using in-class games and exercise" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Boston, MA, April 01, 2005
  • "A contingency approach to managing new product development" POMS -Production and Operations Management Society, Chicago, IL, April 01, 2005
  • "'New Product Design and Business Development: A University Industry Partnership for Preparing Students for Leadership in Managing Technology'" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 01, 2004
  • "'Quality vs. Speed: An Exploratory Study of the NPD Practices'" Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, MA, November 01, 2004
  • "'Preparing Students for Leadership in Technology Management at University of Minnesota" INFORMS, Denver, CO, August 01, 2004
  • "New Product Design & Business Development: - A University Industry Partnership for Leadership in Technology Management" TIE Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, MN, June 01, 2004
  • "Engineering Change Orders (ECOs): Impact on Competitive Capabilities and Firm Performance" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Cancun, Mexico, April 01, 2004
  • "An Experiential Approach to Preparing Students for Leadership in Managing Technology" Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, January 01, 2004
  • "A Learning Model for Managing New Product Development & Introduction" Decision Sciences Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, November 01, 2003
  • "A Learning Model for New Product Introduction" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2003
  • "The Role of Knowledge Redundancy in Collaborative Product Development (CPD): A Multiple-Case Study" INFORMS - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, October 01, 2003
  • "Learning by Doing" OMS Department Seminar on Teaching Excellence & Best Teaching Practices Round Table, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 01, 2003
  • "A Learning Model for Managing New Product Development & Introduction" POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Savannah, Georgia, January 01, 2003
  • "New Product Design & Business Development to the Dept of Biosystems & Agriculture at UofM" U of M, Minneapolis, MN, November 01, 2002
  • "An Integrated Framework for Measuring Product Development Performance" Decision Sciences Institute, San Diego, California, November 01, 2002
  • "New Product Development Teaching & Training" PDMA - Product Development Management Association, Orlando, Florida, October 01, 2002