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Nelson Repenning

  • School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies
  • E62-432
  • (617) 258-6889
  • (617) 258-7579

Nelson P. Repenning is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Repenning currently serves as the faculty director for the MIT Executive MBA program.  His work focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to the successful implementation, execution, and improvement of business processes. 

Repenning has received several awards for his work, including best paper recognition from both the California Management Review and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.  In 2003 he received the International System Dynamics Society’s Jay Wright Forrester award, which recognizes the best work in the field in the previous five years.  In 2011 he received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. His current interests include safety in high hazard production environments and the connection between efficient internal operations and effective strategic positions.

Repenning holds a BA in economics from Colorado College and a PhD in operations management and system dynamics from MIT.