Tucker J. Marion

The Sam and Nancy Altschuler Faculty Fellow and Bornstein Endowed Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Technological Entrepreneurship.

Research Area

Lean Innovation

Professor Marion’s research is centered on lean innovation and digital design. Specifically, he studies how firms, both new and established, can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their innovation process. Research topics include the use of digital design tools, rapid prototyping, IT for collaboration, product architecture, and globalization.

Recent Publications

  • Marion, T., Friar, J., and Dunlap, D., (2012). “Instilling the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your R&D Team: What Large Firms Can Learn from Successful Start-ups?” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59 (2), pg. 323 – 337 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5940218
  • Marion, T, Fixson, S., and Meyer, M.H., (2012). “The Problem with Digital Design,” Sloan Management Review, Summer, 53:4, pp. 63–68.http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/2012-summer/53403/the-problem-with-digital-design/

External activities

Professor Marion has held positions in engineering and manufacturing in the auto industry, and has also started or co-founded several companies. He has directed the development effort for over 100 projects, including electronics and consumer products. He routinely consults with companies — both new and established — on how to improve their innovation processes.