Edward Anderson is Professor of Information, Risk, & Operations Management at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and is the Director of the McCombs Healthcare Initiative, which is a research center specializing in innovation in healthcare delivery. He is an acknowledged expert in the dynamics of complex systems in organizational contexts.
Dr. Anderson is the author or co-author of: The Innovation Butterfly: Managing Emergent Opportunities and Disruptions Under Distributed Innovation, which describes leadership metrics, planning, and organization in the complex adaptive system that is innovation management; Operations Management for Dummies, a primer on operations management for BBA and MBA students as well as business professionals; 30+ research articles.
His primary research interests include:
- Management of distributed innovation, including outsourcing and offshoring, across the supply chain;
- Knowledge management and the dynamics of process improvement;
- Healthcare delivery;
- Platform industries, such as smartphones and videogame consoles;
- Computer simulation, including system dynamics and agent-based model computer simulation.