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Edward Roberts

  • David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology
  • Founder and Chair, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
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Edward Roberts is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology, and the founder and chair of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is an expert in advanced technology management and entrepreneurship, a serial high-tech entrepreneur, and a leading angel investor.

Professor Roberts has literally written the book on high-tech business creation and growth. His Entrepreneurs in High-Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond (Oxford University Press, 1991) won the Association of American Publishers Award for Outstanding Book in Business and Management. He has authored over 160 articles and 11 books, the most recent being Innovation: Driving Product, Process, and Market Change (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2002).  His major 2009 report (updated in 2011), Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT, documents the history of entrepreneurship at MIT and demonstrates the enormous economic impact generated by companies founded by MIT alumni.

His own entrepreneurship is as prolific in academia as in industry. Under the direction of Professor Jay Forrester, Roberts was a founding member of the MIT System Dynamics Group in 1958. In 1990 he founded the MIT Entrepreneurship Center (now renamed the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship), which he has since chaired. He was a founder of MIT Sloan’s Management of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, which he chaired for more than 30 years. During the 1970s Professor Roberts co-founded multiple MIT programs in health care delivery, including an interdisciplinary PhD program in Health Policy and Management. During that time he co-directed MIT’s extensive collaboration in management and organizational development with the Association of American Medical Colleges. In 1980 Roberts co-founded and chaired for nearly 20 years, the mid-career MIT Management of Technology (MOT) Program, MIT’s first advanced degree program offered by two Schools. Most recently, in 2006 he co-created and still chairs the MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship & Innovation MBA Track.

During the past 50 years, Roberts has become internationally known for his research, teaching, and active involvement in many aspects of technology management, including technology strategy, corporate venturing, product innovation management, and technology-based entrepreneurship. He served as co-director of the MIT International Center for Research on the Management of Technology.

When not occupied with his MIT responsibilities, Roberts is actively involved as a co-founder, board member, and angel investor in many high-tech startups. He was the CEO and co-founder of Pugh-Roberts Associates, Inc. (1963), an international management consulting firm specializing in system dynamics, strategic planning, and technology management, sold in 1990 to PA Consulting Group. He is a director of Medical Information Technology, Inc. (Meditech)—a leading producer of healthcare information systems which he co-founded in 1969. He is also a co-founder and a director of  Sohu.com, Inc. (1995), a leading Chinese Internet firm that was among the earliest in China. In addition, he co-founded and served for 18 years as a general partner of the Zero Stage Capital and First Stage Capital Equity Funds, a group of venture capital funds investing in early-stage technology-based firms. Later Roberts became a co-founding (and then the longest serving) member of CommonAngels, Inc., the largest angel group in Greater Boston.

Over many years Dr. Roberts has been a director and co-founder of numerous emerging technology companies, including Advanced Magnetics (now AMAG Pharmaceuticals), Interactive SuperComputing (sold to Microsoft), InTouch Systems (sold to Comverse Technologies), Inverness Medical Technologies (now part of Johnson & Johnson), Pegasystems, and Tyco Laboratories (now Tyco International). In addition to Meditech and Sohu.com, Roberts’s current board memberships include Cooper Human Systems, Daktari Diagnostics, DynoMedia (Beijing), PR Restaurants, and Visible Measures.

Professor Roberts also served on advisory boards for many companies and government agencies, including the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (1967-1970) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Technical Advisory Board (1967-1972), as well as task forces of the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, the National Research Council, and the White House. He has been involved for many years in efforts to stimulate the high-tech entrepreneurship of Israel.

Roberts holds four degrees from MIT: an SB and SM in electrical engineering, an SM in management, and a PhD in economics.

Working Papers: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/c

  • "Contingent Effects of Top Management Teams on Venture Performance: Aligning Founding Team Composition with Innovation Strategy and Commercialization Environment." Eesley, Charles, David H. Hsu and Edward B. Roberts. Strategic Management Journal Vol. 35, No. 12 (2014): 1798-1817.
  • "Are You Experienced or Are You Talented?: When Does Innate Talent vs. Experience Explain Entrepreneurial Performance?" Eesley, Charles and Edward B. Roberts. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Vol. 6, No. 3 (2012): 207-219.
  • "Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT – An Updated Report." Eesley, Charles and Edward B. Roberts. Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship Research Vol. 7, No. 1-2 (2011): 1-149.
  • Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT – An Updated Report. Roberts, Edward B. and Charles Eesley. Boston, MA: NOW Publications, 2011.
  • "Entrepreneur Central: My View." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Technology Review, July 2009.
  • "Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT." Edward B. Roberts and Charles Eesley.
  • Entrepreneurial Impact: The Role of MIT. Roberts, Edward B. and Charles Eesley. Kansas City, MO: Kauffman Foundation, 2009.
  • "Corporate Venture Capital (CVC): Seeking Innovation and Strategic Growth." Ian MacMillan, Edward B. Roberts, Val Livada and Andrew Wang.
  • "Making System Dynamics Useful: A Personal Memoir." Roberts, Edward B. System Dynamics Review Vol. 23, No. 2-3 (2007): 119-136.
  • "Entrepreneurs from Technology-Based Universities: Evidence from MIT." Hsu, David H., Edward B. Roberts and Charles E. Eesley. Research Policy Vol. 36, No. 5 (2007): 768-788.
  • "Global R&D Activities of Japanese MNCs in the US: A Triangulation Approach." Kurokowa, Sam, Satoshi Iwata and Edward B. Roberts. Research Policy Vol. 36, No. 1 (2007): 3-36.
  • "What We Learned About Invention and Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. Research-Technology Management Vol. 50, No. 1 (2007): 35-54.
  • "Reflections on Corporate Venture Capital." Livada, V. and Edward B. Roberts. NVCA Today, May 2005.
  • "Technology Alliances and Networks: An External Link to Research Capability." Soh, Pek-Hooi and Edward B. Roberts. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. 52, No. 4 (2005): 419-428.
  • "Overcoming Weak Entrepreneurial Infrastructures for Academic Spin-Off Ventures." Degroof, Jean-Jacques and Edward B. Roberts. Journal of Technology Transfer Vol. 29, No. 3-4 (2004): 327-352.
  • "Success Factors in High Technology." Edward B. Roberts. In The MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel Tenth Anniversary Colloquium, Tel Aviv, Israel : June 2004.
  • "Linkage, Leverage and Leadership Drive Successful Technological Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. Research/Technology Management Vol. 47, No. 3 (2004): 9-11.
  • "E-Business Transformation via Alliance Clusters." Ghandour, Fares A., Paulina Swartz, Heidi M. Grenek and Edward B. Roberts. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management Vol. 16, No. 4 (2004): 436-455.
  • "Technology Transfer from Japanese Universities to Pharmaceutical Companies." Roberts, Edward B. and Michiru Fukuda. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation Vol. 3, No. 3 (2004): 243-262.
  • "A Perspective on 50 Years of the Engineering Management Field." Roberts, Edward B. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. 51, No. 4 (2004): 398-403.
  • "An Introduction and Celebration." Roberts, Edward B. International Journal of Technology and Innovation Management Education Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004): 1-2.
  • "Acquisitions and Alliances in the Aerospace Industry: An Unusual Triad." Antoine, Albert, Carl B. Frank, Hideaki Murata and Edward B. Roberts. International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 25, No. 8 (2003): 779-790.
  • "Managing R&D Alliances Within Government: The "Virtual Agency" Concept." Castro, Miguel, Roger S. Foster, Kevin Gunn and Edward B. Roberts. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. 50, No. 3 (2003): 297-306.
  • "Networks of Innovators: A Longitudinal Perspective." Soh, Pek-Hooi and Edward B. Roberts. Research Policy Vol. 32, No. 9 (2003): 1569-1588.
  • Innovation: Driving Product, Process and Market Change. Roberts, Edward B. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
  • "Managerial Determinants of Industrial R&D Performance: An Analysis of the Global Chemicals/Materials Industry." Roberts, Edward B. and Paulo Roberto Bellotti. Technological Forecasting & Social Change Vol. 69, No. 2 (2002): 129-152.
  • "First-Mover Advantages in Regimes of Weak Appropriability: The Case of Financial Services Innovations." Lopez, Luis E. and Edward B. Roberts. Journal of Business Research Vol. 55, No. 12 (2002): 997-1005.
  • "Privatization Processes and the Redefinition of Corporate R&D Boundaries." Munari, Federico, Edward B. Roberts and Maurizio Sobrero. Research Policy Vol. 31, No. 1 (2002): 31-53.
  • "Strategic Management of Supplier-Manufacturer Relations in New Product Development." Sobrero, Maurizio and Edward B. Roberts. Research Policy Vol. 31, No. 1 (2002): 159-182.
  • "Benchmarking Global Strategic Management of Technology." Roberts, Edward B. Research/Technology Management Vol. 44, No. 2 (2001): 25-36.
  • "The Trade-off Between Efficiency and Learning in Interorganizational Relationships for Product Development." Sobrero, Maurizio and Edward B. Roberts. Management Science Vol. 47, No. 4 (2001): 493-511.
  • "Ally or Acquire? How Technology Leaders Decide." Roberts, Edward B. and Wenyun Kathy Liu. MIT Sloan Management Review, October 2001.
  • Managerial Applications of System Dynamics. Roberts, Edward B. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
  • "The Importance of Listening to the Voice of the Customer." Roberts, Edward B. Wirtschafts Politische Blaetter Vol. 43, No. 1-2 (1999): 44-48.
  • "Technology Strategy in Defence Industry Acquisitions: A Comparative Assessment of Two Giants." Advani, Rahul N., Michael Anderson, Stephen Bowling, Donna Doane and Edward B. Roberts. International Journal of Technology Management Vol. 15, No. 8 (1998): 781-804.
  • "Managing Technological Innovation for Global Advantage." Roberts, Edward B. In Generating Technological Innovation, edited by Edward B. Roberts , 17-51. Madrid, Spain: Fundacion COTEC, 1996.
  • "Globalizing the Emerging High-Technology Company." Roberts, Edward B. and Todd A. Senturia. Industrial Marketing Management Vol. 25, No. 6 (1996): 491-506.
  • "Policies and Structures for Spinning Off New Companies from Research and Development Organizations." Roberts, Edward B. and Denis E. Malone. R&D Management Vol. 26, No. 1 (1996): 17-48.
  • "Benchmarking the Strategic Management of Technology - II." Roberts, Edward B. Research/Technology Management Vol. 38, No. 2 (1995): 18-26.
  • "Alternative Futures for the Department of Energy National Laboratories." R. Galvin and Edward B. Roberts, et al.
  • "Large Company Efforts to Invest Successfully in Small Firms." Roberts, Edward B. and Ian C. Yates. Journal of Private Enterprise Vol. 10, No. 2 (1995): 47-80.
  • "Seeking Global Technological Advantage." Roberts, Edward B. IEEE Engineering Management Review Vol. 23, No. 3 (1995): 4-13.
  • "Benchmarking the Strategic Management of Technology - I." Roberts, Edward B. Research/Technology Management Vol. 38, No. 1 (1995): 44-56.
  • "The Success of High-Technology Firms: Early Technological and Marketing Influences." Roberts, Edward B. TIMS/ORSA Interfaces Vol. 22, No. 4 (1992): 3-12.
  • "Strategic Alternatives for Technology-Based Product and Business Development." Roberts, Edward B. In Transforming Organizations, 337-350. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • "Strategic Management of Technology: Global Benchmarks." Roberts, Edward B. In Strategic Management of Technology: Global Benchmarking, edited by Roberts Baer, 12-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Industrial Liaison Program, 1992.
  • "A Theory of Service Delivery and Its Application to the Drop-out Phenomenon." Levin, Gilbert and Edward B. Roberts. In Analysis of Dynamic Psychological Systems, Volume 2: Methods and Applications, 263-301. New York: Plenum Press, 1992.
  • "How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Listen to the Customer's Voice." Roberts, Edward B. Benchmark Vol. 9, No. 3 (1992): 16-18.
  • "An Environment for Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. In MIT: Shaping the Future, edited by Kenneth R. Manning , 139-162. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.
  • Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond. Roberts, Edward B. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • "The Technological Base of the New Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. Research Policy Vol. 20, No. 4 (1991): 283-298.
  • "Strategy for Corporate Alliance in the Biotechnology Industry." Mizouchi, R. and Edward B. Roberts. Business Review, March 1991.
  • "High Stakes for High-Tech Entrepreneurs: Understanding Venture Capital Decision-Making." Roberts, Edward B. Sloan Management Review, December 1991.
  • "Product Strategy and Corporate Success." Roberts, Edward B. and Marc H. Meyer. IEEE Engineering Management Review Vol. 19, No. 1 (1991): 4-18.
  • "Strategic Transformation and the Success of High-Technology Companies." Roberts, Edward B. In On the Increasing Role of Technology in Corporate Policy, edited by B. Gold, 59-80. Geneva, Switzerland : Inderscience Enterprises, 1991.
  • "Technological Entrepreneurship: Birth, Growth, and Success." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Sloan Management Review, December 1991.
  • "Audiotape: Managing Technology in a Recession." Roberts, Edward B. British Airways Business World Series, January 1991.
  • "Initial Capital for the New Technological Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. 37, No. 2 (1990): 81-94.
  • "Evolving Toward Product and Market-Orientation: The Early Years of Technology-Based Firms." Roberts, Edward B. Journal of Product Innovation Management Vol. 7, No. 4 (1990): 274-287.
  • "Resolving 'The Innovation Dilemma:' Corporate Development of New Technology-Based Product Lines and Businesses." Roberts, Edward B. In First International Forum on Technology Management, edited by M. A. Dorgham , 145-169. London, England : Inderscience, 1990.
  • "The Personality and Motivations of Technological Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management Vol. 6, No. 1 (1989): 5-23.
  • "Managing Technological Innovation in the Medical Devices Industry." Roberts, Edward B. Research Technology Management Vol. 32, No. 4 (1989): 34-41.
  • "Inter-Firm Technological Collaboration: The Case of Japanese Biotechnology." Mizouchi, Ryosuke and Edward B. Roberts. International Journal of technology Management Vol. 4, No. 1 (1989): 43-61.
  • New Strategies for New Challenges: Corporate Innovation in the United States and Japan. Branscomb, L. and Edward B. Roberts, et al. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989.
  • "Focusing Product Technology for Corporate Growth." Meyer, Marc H. and Edward B. Roberts. Sloan Management Review, July 1988.
  • "Technology and Industrial Innovation in Sweden: A Study of Technology-Based Firms Formed Between 1965 and 1980." Utterback, James M., Marc Meyer, Edward B. Roberts and Goren Reitberger. Research Policy Vol. 17, No. 1 (1988): 15-26.
  • "Managing Invention and Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. Research Technology Management Vol. 31, No. 1 (1988): 11-29.
  • "Technological Innovation and Medical Devices." Roberts, Edward B. In New Medical Devices: Invention, Development, and Use, edited by K. B. Ekelman, 35-47. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1988.
  • "FDA Regulation of Product Risk and Its Impact Upon Young Biomedical Firms." Hauptman, Oscar and Edward B. Roberts. Journal of Product Innovation Management Vol. 4, No. 2 (1987): 138-148.
  • "The Financing Threshold Effect on Success and Failure of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Start-Ups." Roberts, Edward B. and Oscar Hauptman. Management Science Vol. 33, No. 3 (1987): 381-394.
  • Generating Technological Innovation. Roberts, Edward B. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • "Management of Technology: The Hidden Competitive Advantage." Edward B. Roberts, et al.
  • "Managing Technological Innovation: A Search for Generalizations." Roberts, Edward B. In Generating Technological Innovation, edited by Edward B. Roberts , 3-21. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  • "New Product Strategy in Small Technology-Based Firms: A Pilot Study." Meyer, Marc H. and Edward B. Roberts. Management Science Vol. 32, No. 7 (1986): 806-821.
  • "The Process of Technology Transfer to the New Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Firm." Roberts, Edward B. and Oscar Hauptman. Research Policy Vol. 15, No. 3 (1986): 107-119.
  • "Audiotape: People Make it Happen." Roberts, Edward B. Corning Glass Works, December 1986.
  • "Strategic Alliances: Setting the Stage." Roberts, Edward B. In Strategic Alliances: New Competitive Muscle, edited by Walter B. Schaffir , 1-29. New York, NY: Business Week, 1986.
  • "Health Information Systems." Roberts, Edward B. Medical Care Vol. 23, No. 5 (1985): 672-676.
  • "Strategic Alliances Between Large and Small Firms." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Enterprise Forum Reporter, May 1985.
  • "Entering New Businesses: Selecting Strategies for Success." Roberts, Edward B. and C.A. Berry. Sloan Management Review, January 1985.
  • "Lessons from 10 Case Studies in Innovation." Smith, J.J., J.E. McKeon, K.L. Hoy, R.L. Boysen, L. Shechter and Edward B. Roberts. Research Management Vol. 27, No. 5 (1984): 23-27.
  • "Managing Biomedical Innovation: Linkages Between Large and Small Companies." Edward B. Roberts. In Proceedings of the Proprietary Association Research and Scientific Development Conference, Washington, DC: December 1984.
  • "Improving Research Productivity." Roberts, Edward B. TAPPI Journal Vol. 67, No. 11 (1984): 44-47.
  • "Skills Requirements for the Strategic Management of Technology." Roberts, Edward B. In Taking Technology to the Marketplace, 13-31. Winnipeg, Canada: Canadian Research Management Association, 1984.
  • "Strategic Management of Technology." Edward B. Roberts. In Global Technological Change: Symposium Proceedings, Cambridge, MA: June 1983.
  • "Business Planning in the Start-Up High-Technology Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 1983, edited by J.A. Hornaday , 107-117. Wellesley, MA: Babson College, 1983.
  • "Comparison of New Technology-Based Firm Formation in Sweden and Massachusetts." Utterback, James M. and Edward B. Roberts et al. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 1983, 519-528. Wellesley, MA: Babson College, 1983.
  • "R&D in the Context of the Whole Organization." Roberts, Edward B. In Research and Development: Key Issues for Management, 42-46. New York, NY: The Conference Board, 1983.
  • "Representing Decision Processes." Roberts, Edward B., et al. In Introduction to Computer Simulation: The System Dynamics Approach, edited by Nancy Roberts, 373-393. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1982.
  • "Why Do Occupational Physicians Need to be Better Managers?" Stearns, Norman and Edward B. Roberts. Journal of Occupational Medicine Vol. 24, No. 3 (1982): 219-224.
  • "Factors Affecting Research and Development Performance." Roberts, Edward B. In Cooperative Research, 145-156. Washington, DC: National Science Foundation, 1982.
  • "Technology and Industrial Innovation in Sweden." Martin, A., Edward B. Roberts et al. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 1982, edited by K. H. Vesper , Wellesley, MA: Babson College, 1982.
  • "The Development of Biomedical Technologies." Roberts, Edward B. In Critical Issues in Medical Technology, 3-22. Boston, MA: Auburn House, 1982.
  • "A Systems View of the Smoking Problem." Roberts, Edward B., Jack Homer, Armen Kasabian and Michael Varrell. International Journal of Bio-Medical Computing Vol. 13, No. 1 (1982): 69-86.
  • "Licensing: An Effective Alternative?" Roberts, Edward B. Les Nouvelles Vol. 16, No. 3 (1981): 226-230.
  • "Commercial Innovation from University Faculty." Roberts, Edward B., and Donald Peters. Research Policy Vol. 10, No. 2 (1981): 108-126.
  • "Staffing the Innovative Technology-Based Organization." Roberts, Edward B. and Alan R. Fusfeld. Sloan Management Review, April 1981.
  • "A System Dynamics View of Substance Abuse." Hirsch, Gary, Edward B. Roberts and Gilbert Levin. In Substance Abuse in the United States, 109-125. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1981.
  • "Federal Research on the Biological and Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation." Edward B. Roberts, et al.
  • Biomedical Innovation. Roberts, Edward B., Robert I. Levy, Stan N. Finkelstein, Jay Moskowitz and Edward J. Sondik . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1981.
  • "Biomedical Innovation: The Challenge and the Process." Moskowitz, J., Robert B. Edwards et al. In Biomedical Innovation, edited by Edward J. Sondik, Robert I. Levy, Stan N. Finkelstein, 1-17. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1981.
  • "Influences on Innovation: Extrapolations to Biomedical Technology." Roberts, Edward B. In Biomedical Innovation, edited by Edward J. Sondik, Robert I. Levy , Stan N. Finkelstein, 50-74. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1981.
  • "Critical Functions: Needed Roles in the Innovation Process." Roberts, Edward B. and Alan Fusfeld. In Career Issues in Human Resource Management, edited by R. Katz , 182-207. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1981.
  • "New Venture for Corporate Growth." Roberts, Edward B. Harvard Business Review, July 1980.
  • "Small Can Be Beautiful: Getting New Ventures Off the Ground." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Sloan Management Review, June 1980.
  • "Bibliography on Research and Development System Dynamics." Roberts, Edward B. Newsletter of the TIMS College on Simulation and Gaming, April 1980.
  • "Venturing for Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. In Opportunities in Innovation, 44-53. New York, NY: Sperry Corporation, 1980.
  • "Stimulating Technological Innovation: Organizational Approaches." Roberts, Edward B. Research Management Vol. 22, No. 6 (1979): 26-30.
  • "A Systems Intervention for Improving Medical School-Hospital Interrelationships." Stearns, N., T.A. Bergan, Edward B. Roberts and L. Cavazos. Journal of Medical Education Vol. 53, (1978): 464-472.
  • "Critical Functions: The Key to Managing Teamwork in the Innovation Process." Edward B. Roberts and A. Fusfeld. In Proceedings of the 16th International Electronics Convention, Barton, Australia : May 1978.
  • "Improving the Role of Technology Forecasting and Planning: How to Put Technology into Corporate Planning." Edward B. Roberts and A. Fusfeld. In Proceedings of the 16th International Electronics Convention, Barton, Australia : May 1978.
  • "Strategies for Improving Research Utilization." Roberts, Edward B. and A. Frohman. MIT Technology Review, March 1978.
  • "Some Insights into Implementation." Roberts, Edward B. In Managerial Applications of System Dynamics, edited by Edward B. Roberts , 155-161. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1978.
  • "Systems Analysis of Workload Fluctuations: A Case Study of the Precision Company." Roberts, Edward B. In Managerial Applications of System Dynamics, edited by Edward B. Roberts , 163-184. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1978.
  • "Videotape Series: Designing Medical Organizations: To Matrix or Not, Tape 2." Roberts, Edward B. National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, December 1978.
  • "Videotape Series: Designing Medical Organizations: Underlying Concepts, Tape 1." Roberts, Edward B. National Medical Audio-Visual Center, December 1978.
  • "Managing New Technical Ventures." Roberts, Edward B. In Technology, Innovation and Corporate Strategy: Seminar Proceedings, Cambridge, MA: November 1978.
  • "What Do We Really Know About Managing R&D?" Roberts, Edward B. Research Management Vol. 21, No. 6 (1978): 6-11.
  • "A Correlation of R&D Laboratory Performance with Critical Functions Analysis." Rhoades, Richard G., Edward B. Roberts and Alan R. Fusfeld. R&D Management Vol. 9, No. 1 (1978): 13-17.
  • "A Medical Education Program Strategy for Community Hospitals." Stearns, Norman, Edward B. Roberts and T. Bergan. The Hospital Medical Staff Vol. 7, No. 1 (1978): 20-25.
  • "Technological Change and the Traditional Firm: Implications for Government Policy." M. Sirbu and Edward B. Roberts, et al.
  • "Systems Analysis of Apparel Company Problems." Roberts, Edward B. Dynamica Vol. 3, No. 3 (1977): 105-131.
  • "Strategies for Effective Implementation of Complex Corporate Models." Roberts, Edward B. TIMS-ORSA Interfaces Vol. 8, No. 1 (1977): 26-33.
  • "Generating Effective Corporate Innovation." Roberts, Edward B. October 1977.
  • "Systems Intervention: New Help for Hospitals." Stearns, Norman S., Thomas A. Bergan, Edward B. Roberts and John L. Quigley. Health Care Management Reveiw Vol. 1, No. 4 (1976): 9-18.
  • "Nuclear Medicine Research: An Evaluation of the ERDA Program." E. Potchen and Edward B. Roberts, et al.
  • The Formation of a Technology Oriented Complex: Lessons from North American and European Experience. Sirbu, ​Marvin A., R. Treitel, W. Yorsz, and Edward B. Roberts. Cambridge, MA: MIT Center for Policy Alternative, 1976.
  • "Creating More Effective R&D Plans for the Future." Roberts, Edward B. In Business Challenges: An M.I.T. Perspective, 3-37. Cambridge, MA: MIT Industrial Liaison Program, 1976.
  • "Strategic Modelling for Health Care Managers." Roberts, Edward B. and Gary B. Hirsch. Health Care Management Review Vol. 1, No. 1 (1976): 69-77.
  • The Dynamics of Human Service Delivery. Levin, Gilbert and Edward B. Roberts, et al. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing, 1976.
  • "Videotape Series: Implementing Strategic Planning, Tape 3." Roberts, Edward B. National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, December 1976.
  • "Videotape Series: Organizing for Strategic Planning, Tape 2." Roberts, Edward B. National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, December 1976.
  • "Videotape Series: Strategic Planning: A Framework for Management Decision-Making, Tape 1." Roberts, Edward B. National Medical Audio-Visual Center, National Library of Medicine, December 1976.
  • "On Modelling." Roberts, Edward B. Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol. 9, No. 1-2 (1976): 231-238.
  • "Technology Strategy for the European Firm." Roberts, Edward B. Industrial Marketing Management Vol. 4, No. 4 (1975): 193-198.
  • The Persistent Poppy: A Computer-Aided Search for Heroin Policy. Levin, Gary B., Edward B. Roberts and Gilbert Hirsh. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing, 1975.
  • "Videotape: Technical Venture Strategies." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Center for Advanced Engineering Studies, December 1975.
  • "Diagnostic Report of the A.I.D. Organizational Change Modelling Project." W. Killingsworth and Edward B. Roberts, et al.
  • "Foreward." Roberts, Edward B. In How to Start Your Own Business, edited by William D. Putt , ix-xiv. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1974.
  • "Insights into Innovation." Edward B. Roberts. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh National Conference on the Administration of Research, Denver, CO: December 1974.
  • "A Simple Model of R&D Project Dynamics." Roberts, Edward B. R&D Management Vol. 5, No. 1 (1974): 1-15.
  • "The Dynamics of R&D Strategy." H. Weil, Edward B. Roberts and T. Bergan. In Proceedings of the 1973 Summer Simulation Conference, Montreal, Canada: July 1973.
  • "Correlatie Tussen Innovaties en Investeringen in R&D Ontbreekt." Roberts, Edward B. Financieel-Economisch Magazine, August 1972.
  • "Narcotics and the Community: A System Simulation." Levin, Gilbert, Gary Hirsch and Edward B. Roberts. American Journal of Public Heatlh Vol. 62, No. 6 (1972): 861-873.
  • "Influences upon Performance of New Technical Enterprises." Edward B. Roberts. In Technical Entrepreneurship: A Symposium, Milwaukee, WI: December 1972.
  • "Internal Entrepreneurship: Strategy for Growth." Roberts, Edward B. and Alan L. Frohman. The Business Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 1 (1972): 71-78.
  • "Some Characteristics of Technical Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. and H. Wainer. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-18, No. 3 (1971): 100-108.
  • "System Simulation of Program-Patient Interaction." Edward B. Roberts and D. Kliger . In Proceedings of the 1971 Summer Simulation Conference, Boston, MA: July 1971.
  • "Le Controle de l'Advancement des Travaux de Recherche et Developpement." Roberts, Edward B. Synopsis Vol. 3, No. 131 (1971): 19-32.
  • "Implementing New Educational Technology for the Military." Roberts, Edward B. and Henry B. Weil. Naval War College Review Vol. 23, No. 8 (1971): 22-28.
  • "System Simulation in Watershed Planning." Edward B. Roberts. In Proceedings of a Symposium on Lake Cochituate and its Watershed, Boston, MA: December 1971.
  • The Care and Feeding of Entrepreneurs: A Technology Management Seminar. Roberts, Edward B. Nw York, NY: Technology Communications, Inc., 1971.
  • "Videotape: Making Entrepreneurs a Corporate Asset." Roberts, Edward B. The Innovation Group, December 1971.
  • "Financing New Technological Enterprise: Report of the Panel on Venture Capital." Edward B. Roberts.
  • "How to Succeed in a New Technology Enterprise." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Technology Review, December 1970.
  • "Analyse Fonctionelle des Problemes' une Entreprise de Confections." Roberts, Edward B. Direction and Gestion (1970): 1-2.
  • "The Management of Department of Defense Laser Research Contracts." Davis, Jr., William A. and Edward B. Roberts. Journal of Business Vol. 43, No. 1 (1970): 44-55.
  • "Exploratory and Normative Technological Forecasting: A Critical Appraisal." Roberts, Edward B. Technological Forecasting Vol. 1, No. 2 (1969): 113-127.
  • "Unutilized Ideas in University Laboratories." Peters, Donald H. and Edward B. Roberts. Academy of Management Journal Vol. 12, No. 2 (1969): 179-191.
  • "Foreward." Roberts, Edward B. In Technical Resource Management: Quantitative Methods, edited by Marvin Cetron, v-vii. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1969.
  • "Recognizing and Keeping Entrepreneurs." Roberts, Edward B. Innovation No. 7 (1969): 46-53.
  • "Successful Technical Entrepreneurship." Roberts, Edward B. In New Business: Innovative Technology, Management and Capitals, edited by Charles L. Vaughn, 43-52. Boston: Boston College Press, 1969.
  • "A Systems Study of Policy Formulation in a Vertically Integrated Firm." Roberts, Edward B., Dan I. Abrams and Henry B. Weil. Management Science Vol. 14, No. 12 (1968): B674-B694.
  • "Myths of Research Management." Roberts, Edward B. Science & Technology No. 80 (1968): 40-46.
  • "Entrepreneurship and Technology: A Basic Study of Innovators." Roberts, Edward B. Research Management Vol. 11, No. 4 (1968): 249-266.
  • "Follow-on Contracts in Government-Sponsored Research and Development: Their Predictability and Impact." Dyer, William and Edward B. Roberts. Industrial Management Review Vol. 9, No. 2 (1968): 41-55.
  • "New Enterprises on Route l28." Roberts, Edward B. and H. Wainer. Science Journal Vol. 4, No. 12 (1968): 78-83.
  • Systems Simulation for Regional Analysis: An Application to River Basin Planning. Hamilton, H., S. E. Goldstone, J. W. Milliman, A. L. Pugh III, Edward B. Roberts and A. Zellner. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1968.
  • "A Systems Analysis of Multi-Laboratory Management." Edward B. Roberts and S. Pathak.
  • "Facts and Folklore in Research and Development Management." Roberts, Edward B. Industrial Management Review Vol. 8, No. 2 (1967): 5-18.
  • "Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Success." Edward B. Roberts and H. Wainer. In Proceedings of the 20th National Conference on the Administration of Research, Denver, CO: December 1967.
  • "The Problem of Aging Organizations: A Study of R&D Units." Roberts, Edward B. Business Horizons Vol. 10, No. 4 (1967): 51-58.
  • "Effects of Incentive Contracts on Research and Development: A Preliminary Research Report." Roberts, Edward B. and J. Sloat. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-13, No. 4 (1966): 181-187.
  • "Questioning the Cost/Effectiveness of the R&D Procurement Process." Roberts, Edward B. In Research Program Effectiveness, 93-113. New York, NY: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers Inc., 1966.
  • "Systems Concept in Corporate Management Education." Edward B. Roberts. In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Training Directors' Conference, Flint, MI: December 1966.
  • "The Measurement and Improvement of R&D Marketing Effectiveness." Roberts, Edward B. In Changing Boundaries of the Defense Industries, edited by Charles L. Vaughn, 14-20. Boston, MA: Boston College Press, 1966.
  • "Improving R&D Procurement." Roberts, Edward B. September 1965.
  • "Marketing and Engineering Strategies for Winning R&D Contracts." Roberts, Edward B. In Adaptability for Survival in the Defense Industries, edited by Charles L. Vaughn, 93-113. Boston, MA: Boston College Press, 1965.
  • "The Dynamics of Research and Development." Edward B. Roberts. In Proceedings of R&D Symposium: Motivation and Support of R&D to Achieve National Goals, Washington, DC: December 1965.
  • "How the U.S. Buys Research." Roberts, Edward B. International Science and Technology Vol. 33, (1964): 70-77.
  • "Research on the Management of Technology-Based Enterprises." Roberts, Edward B. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Vol. EM-11, No. 3 (1964): 99-102.
  • "Research and Development Policy-Making." Roberts, Edward B. MIT Technology Review, June 1964.
  • "New Directions in Industrial Dynamics." Roberts, Edward B. Industrial Management Review Vol. 6, No. 1 (1964): 5-14.
  • Strategies for Survival in the Aerospace Industry. Roberts, Edward B. Cambridge, MA: Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1964.
  • The Dynamics of Research and Development. Roberts, Edward B. New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964.
  • "Industrial Dynamics and the Design of Management Control Systems." Roberts, Edward B. Management Technology Vol. 3, No. 2 (1963): 100-118.
  • "Toward a New Theory for Research and Development." Roberts, Edward B. Industrial Management Review Vol. 4, No. 1 (1962): 29-40.
  • "Model of a Research and Development Organization." Edward B. Roberts. In MIT Industrial Dynamics Research Memorandum D-511, Cambridge, MA: October 1962.
  • "Simulation Techniques for Understanding R&D Management." Edward B. Roberts. In 1959 IRE National Convention Record, Part 10, New York, NY: December 1959.