Cheryl Gaimon is a Regents' Professor who specializes in the area of operations management. She initiated establishment of the Operations Management (OM) Program and served as the OM Area Coordinator for seven years. She was a core participant in the development of the interdisciplinary Management of Technology (MOT) Certificate Program and currently serves as that program's director. She has taught courses at the undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels as well as in executive programs. She has developed and taught courses including the core course in Operations Management and courses on Service Operations and Management of Technology.
Professor Gaimon's research and teaching interests focus on strategic aspects of the evolution of a firm's resource capabilities for long-term competitive advantage. Particular attention is given to managing resource capabilities in environments characterized by changes in underlying technologies (manufacturing as well as information technologies), markets, and the nature of global competition. Specific interests include knowledge management, new product development, process improvement, R&D Alliances, implementation of new technology, and sustainable operations. She has received grants from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of new technology on a firm's competitive position. Her research articles have appeared in journals including Management Science, Operations Research, Organization Science, and Production and Operations Management.
Professor Gaimon is a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). She served as the President of POMS in 2008-2009. She was the founding co-President of the POMS College on Product Innovation and Technology Management and is a Fellow of that college. Professor Gaimon received the Distinguished Service Award for the Technology Management Section (TMS) of INFORMS in 2009. Professor Gaimon was the 2007 Distinguished Speaker for the TMS of INFORMS. She is the recipient of "The 1999 Georgia Tech Research Award" for doctoral student development.
Professor Gaimon is the Management of Technology Department Editor for Production and Operations Management. Formerly she was Associate Editor for Management Science, Senior Editor of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Department Editor of IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers) Transactions, Department Editor of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Associate Editor for Decision Sciences.
Areas of Specialization
Management of Technology
Knowledge Creation, Transfer, Deployment
Alliances and New Product Development
Knowledge Management & New Product Development
Implementation and Integration of New Technology and Workforce
Manufacturing Management and Sustainability
PhD Operations Research, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
MS Industrial Administration: Operations Management, Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University
BS Mathematics and Economics (Magna Cum Laude), Brooklyn College, City University of New York