Gary D. Scudder

Gary D. Scudder

James A. Speyer Professor of Production Management
Faculty Director, International Programs

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

New Product Development, Strategic Planning

Subject Areas

Operations Management & Quantitative Methods, Strategy and Business Economics



An expert in new product development and strategic planning, Gary Scudder has helped corporations and generations of students build new products and technologies more quickly and strategically.

Awards & Accomplishments

At Owen, Professor Scudder has won the Dean’s Teaching Award and the James E. Webb Teaching Award. His research has earned him the Wick Skinner Award for Best Paper at POMS, as well as the Stan Hardy Award for Best Published Paper in POM.


Through the course of his career, Professor Scudder has consulted with a number of large corporations including United Airlines, 3M, IDS, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Philips Corporation, Motorola, Novartis, RR Donnelly, Air Products, the Methodist General Board of Discipleship, and Bridgestone/Firestone, primarily in the areas of managing new product development and strategic planning.


Professor Scudder's research has been widely published, appearing in journals such as Management Science, International Journal of Production Research, and Journal of Operations Management, and he makes frequent presentations to professional organizations.


Professor Scudder is currently teaching core MBA business strategy, operations strategy and management of technology.

Research Interests

Professor Scudder’s research interests include business strategy and operations management. He also has emerging research interests in healthcare operations.