• 1814 Citations
19962019

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Quote

“Working at TU/e to advance our theoretical and practical knowledge of product innovation and management.”

Research profile

Fred Langerak is Full Professor and chair of Product Development & Management in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group of the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He served as chairman of the ITEM group between 2010-2014 and 2016-2018.  Fred’s research, educational and valorization activities focus on means of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the process of conceiving, designing, developing and bringing new products to market, and managing the product post-launch. Topics of particular interest include fuzzy front end management, portfolio management, accelerated product development, lead user involvement, launch strategies and tactics, and capturing market rewards of new product development.

Academic background

Fred Langerak holds an MSc (1993) and a PhD (1997) from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam. Before joining TU/e in 2008 he worked first as Assistant and then as Associate Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation in the Erasmus School of Economics and the Rotterdam School of Management respectively.

Since 2004 Fred serves as editorial board member of the Journal of Product Innovation Management. In 2005 he co-founded the Dutch chapter of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA), acting as board member until 2012. He was ranked number 18 (out of 1718) in the 2012 list of the world’s most active innovation management scholars. He also served as co-chair for the 2014 PDMA's Annual Research Forum in Denver, which is the premier conference for discourse on new product development and innovation research worldwide. In 2015 he received the prestigious best reviewer award for his dedicated service to the Journal of Product Innovation Management and in 2017, as co-author, he received the renowned Christer Karlsson Best Paper Award at the International Product Development Management Conference held in Reykjavik. In 2018 he received a bronze listing in the Journal of Product Innovation Management’s Hall of Fame and one of his co-authored articles was finalist for the 2018 Thomas P. Hustad Best Paper Award. Fred is also member of the editorial board of the Dutch journals M&O, Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie and Holland Management Review.

Affiliated with

  • Product Development & Management Association-Netherlands.
  • Product Development & Management Association-USA.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Fred Langerak is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Open Access
File
  • 44 Downloads (Pure)

    The evolution, status and research agenda for the future of research in NPD cycle time

    Griffin, A., Langerak, F. & Eling, K., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Product Innovation Management. 36, 2, p. 263-280 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    Light the way for smart cities: lessons from Philips Lighting

    Brock, K., den Ouden, E., van der Klauw, K., Podoynitsyna, K. & Langerak, F., 1 May 2019, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 142, p. 194-209 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    71 Downloads (Pure)

    Rational versus intuitive gatekeeping: Escalation of commitment in the front end of NPD

    Eliëns, R., Eling, K., Gelper, S. & Langerak, F., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Product Innovation Management. 35, 6, p. 890-907 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    44 Downloads (Pure)

    Measuring the knowns to manage the unknown: How to choose the gate timing strategy in NPD projects

    van Oorschot, K. E., Eling, K. & Langerak, F., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Product Innovation Management. 35, 2, p. 164-183 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Bronze listing in the 2018 Journal of Product Innovation Management’s Hall of Fame.

    Fred Langerak (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Christer Karlsson Best Paper Award

    R.P.C. Eliëns (Recipient), K. Eling (Recipient), S.E.C. Gelper (Recipient) & F. Langerak (Recipient), 13 Jun 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best reviewer award

    F. Langerak (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Best Paper Award, Research Method track AMA Winter Marketing Educator's Conference 2010

    Fred Langerak (Recipient), 19 Feb 2010

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Certificate for being in top 10% most downloaded papers in Journal of Product Innovation Management 2019

    Jeroen J.L. Schepers (Recipient), J.J.A.P. (Jelle) de Vries (Recipient), Arjan J. van Weele (Recipient) & Fred Langerak (Recipient), 30 Apr 2020

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Activities

    • 4 Examination
    • 3 Editorial activity
    • 1 Membership of network

    External examiner of doctoral dissertation of V. Sihag

    Fred Langerak (Examiner)
    2019

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    External examiner of doctoral dissertation of E. Maira

    Fred Langerak (Examiner)
    2018

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    External examiner of doctoral dissertation of E. Karali

    Fred Langerak (Examiner)
    2018

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    External examiner of doctoral dissertation of F. Hu

    Fred Langerak (Examiner)
    2017

    Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

    Holland Management Review (Journal)

    F. Langerak (Editorial board member)
    2011 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Courses

    Press / Media

    Student theses

    Accelerating the learning curve at ASML: the effect of increased opportunities to learn

    Author: de Kadt, N., 31 Dec 2015

    Supervisor: Peeters, T. (Supervisor 1), Langerak, F. (Supervisor 2) & Alblas, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Accelerating the learning curve at ASML: an exploration of drivers

    Author: Polman, P., 31 Aug 2012

    Supervisor: Langerak, F. (Supervisor 1) & Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Agile innovation portfolio management: explanatory study in how innovation portfolio management including agile methods is performed

    Author: van Zuidam, S., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Gelper, S. (Supervisor 1), Langerak, F. (Supervisor 2) & Walrave, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Balancing exploration and exploitation at a large Dutch consulting/engineering company: a single case study

    Author: Singendonk, S., 31 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Langerak, F. (Supervisor 1) & Walrave, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    Blockchain as a tool for contract creation

    Author: Kuijpers, R., 31 Jul 2018

    Supervisor: Langerak, F. (Supervisor 1) & van Weele, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File