Challenges of Contemporary Economics

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First Name: Elko J.
Second name: Kleinschmidt
Academic title: Professor

Place of employment: Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
Position: Strategic Market Leadership and Health Services Management Professor/Director, Engineering and Management Programs

Ph. D., International Marketing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Ph. D., International Marketing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
P. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Staatliche Ing. Schule, Hannover, Germany
Research interests:
  • New product development, portfolio management for new products, success factors for global new product development and the "furry" front end of NPD (Research).
  • International marketing/business, marketing planning/strategy, and new product development (Teaching).
  • Marketing planning, new product development, portfolio management for new products (Consulting).

Publications (most important/popular):

  • Joe Basu Teaching Award (MBA), 1985/86.
  • Honorable mention in the International Business Division, ASAC, 1985, for the article "Cross-sectional Export Performance Research: Problems and Possibilities".
  • Best Journal article award, R&D Management, 1988 with R. G. Cooper.
  • Certificate of Recognition, The Academy of Marketing Science, World Marketing Conference, 1983, with R.G. Cooper, for the article " A Topology of Export Strategies Applied to the Export Performance of Industrial Firms".
  • Best journal article award for "New product success factors: a comparison of kills versus successes and failures", R&D Management, Vol. 10, 1990 with R.G. Cooper.
  • "Innovator-in-Residence", University of Queensland, Sept to Dec, 2002.
  • IRC Best Paper Award 1995: "The Critical Success Factors: What distinguishes winning businesses in product development" (with R.G. Cooper).
  • Best journal article 1996 Epton Price for "New Product Winners and Losers: The Relative Importance of Success Factors - Perceptions & Reality," R & D Management, Vol.25 No.3, July 1995, pp 281-298 (with R.G. Cooper).
  • Thomas P. Hustad Best Paper Award for 1999 for "New product portfolio management: Practices and performance," JPIM, Vol. 16, No. 4, July 1999, pp. 333-351 (with R.G. Cooper and S.J. Edgett).
  • Listed in Canada's Who's Who.