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Lally Visiting Scholars 2017-2018


Jacob Brix
Jacob Brix is an associate professor of innovation and organizational development at Aalborg University’s (Denmark) department of learning and philosophy, where he is member of the Research Group for Evaluation and Capacity Building. He earned a double degree Ph.D. in innovation and learning from the Danish Technological Institute and Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences. Since 2012, Jacob has been a visiting scholar at the Rensselaer Lally School of Management where he is part of the Research Group for Radical Innovation. Jacob's work has been featured in publications including the Scandinavian Journal of Management, the Journal of Organization Design, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, and the International Journal of Innovation and Learning


Tania Bucic
Tania Bucic's research is managerially-oriented and focuses on structural and behavioral innovation. She is a regular visitor to Lally, and is working on the Ethics in Management of Emerging Technologies initiative. Her research appears in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Australian Journal of Management, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of Marketing Education, and International Journal of Innovation Management, among others. Tania is an award-winning educator, and has also published introductory marketing textbooks with McGraw Hill publishers. She is currently deputy head of the School of Marketing at UNSW Sydney, and is an elected member of the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC), the foremost marketing academy in the Asia Pacific region, where she has served as vice president, secretary, and awards chair.  


Chaoping Li
Chaoping Li is a professor from the School of Public Administration and Policy at Renmin University of China. His research interests include human resource management of both private and public sectors, leadership, and workplace stress. He will be working at Lally from September 2017 to August 2018. Together with Hao Zhao, associate professor at Lally, he will study the human resource management practices of American universities.


Manabu Miyao
Manabu Miyao is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Kobe University in Japan. He studies project manager's persuasive activities to achieve a breakthrough innovation. He has worked for a consumer goods company for a decade, and uses the experience for his research and teaching. Manabu has published several articles in Japanese and English. His book, "Product Development and Market Creation: Studies by the Social Shaping of Technology Approach (in Japanese)," won the Award of Japan Academy of Business Administration.