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“Passionate about advancing our theoretical and managerial knowledge of product innovation and management.”

Research profile

Fred Langerak is Full Professor 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 and a PhD from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam. Before joining TU/e 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. Fred is also member of the editorial board of the Dutch journals M&O, Tijdschrift voor Management en Organisatie and Holland Management Review, and member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Marketing Institute.

Affiliated with

  • Product Development & Management Association-Netherlands.
  • Product Development & Management Association-USA.
  • Scientific advisory board of the Dutch Marketing Institute.

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Research Output 1996 2019

Open Access
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Personnel
Managers
Expert knowledge
Formalization
Knowledge sharing

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Research agenda
Cycle time
Agenda
Authorship
Methodology
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Lighting
Light
Industry
Ecosystem
Smart city
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

Eliëns, R., Eling, K., Gelper, S. & Langerak, F., 4 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Product Innovation Management. 35, 6, p. 890-907

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Product development
Front-end
Escalation of commitment
Gatekeeper
New product development
4 Citations (Scopus)

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., Feb 2018, In : Journal of Product Innovation Management. 35, 2, p. 164-183

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Product development
Managers
Profitability
Computer simulation
New product development

Prizes

Christer Karlsson Best Paper Award

R.P.C. Eliëns (Recipient), Katrin Eling (Recipient), Sarah Gelper (Recipient) & Fred Langerak (Recipient), 13 Jun 2017

Recognition: 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

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

Best reviewer award

Fred Langerak (Recipient), 2015

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

Product innovation management

Activities 2004 2011

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of network

Holland Management Review (Journal)

F. Langerak (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

M&O (Journal)

Fred Langerak (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) (External organisation)

F. Langerak (Member)
2004 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of networkScientific

Journal of Product Innovation Management (Journal)

Fred Langerak (Editorial board member)
2004 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Courses

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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