Steven Eppinger

General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management
Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems
Co-Director, System Design and Management Program

Biography | Selected Publications

"Technology Readiness Levels at 40: a study of state-of-the-art use, challenges, and opportunities." Olechowski, Alison, Steven D. Eppinger, and Nitin Joglekar. MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5127-15.  (2015)

Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications. Eppinger, Steven D., with Tyson R. Browning. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2012. 

Product Design and Development. Ulrich, Karl T., and Steven D. Eppinger. New York: McGraw-Hill, Fifth Edition. 2011.

“A System Architecture Approach to Global Product Development.” Tripathy, Anshuman, and Steven D. Eppinger. MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Number 4645, March 2007. 

"Factors that influence Technical Communication in Distributed Product Development: An Empirical Study in the Telecommunications Industry." Eppinger, Steven D., David G. McKendrick, Michael Pich, Manuel E. Sosa, and Suzanne K. Stout (2002). Working Paper.  (2002)

"Information Hiding in Product Development: The Design Churn Effect." Yassine, Ali, Nitin Joglekar, Dan Braha, Steven D. Eppinger, and Daniel E. Whitney (2002). Working Paper.  (2002)

"Performance of Coupled Product Development Activities with a Deadline." Eppinger, Steven D., Nitindra R. Joglekar, Daniel E. Whitney, and Ali A. Yassine (2001).  (2001)

"Understanding the Effects of Product Architecture on Technical Communication in Product Development Organizations." Sosa, Manuel E., Steven D. Eppinger, and Craig M. Rowles (2000). Working Paper.  (2000)

"A Model for Development Project Cost and Schedule Planning." Browning, Tyson R., and Steven D. Eppinger (1998). Working Paper.  (1998)

"Sourcing By Design: Product Architecture and the Supply Chain." Novak, Shannon, and Steven D. Eppinger (1998). Working Paper.  (1998)

"The Coupling of Product Architecture and Organizational Structure Decisions." Gulati, Rosaline K., and Steven D. Eppinger (May 1996). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Number 3906.

"A Predictive Model of Sequential Iteration in Engineering Design." Smith, Robert P., and Steven D. Eppinger (1996). Working Paper.  (1996)

"Generalized Models of Design Iteration Using Signal Flow Graphs." Eppinger, Steven D., Murthy V. Nukala, and Daniel E. Whitney (1996). Working Paper. (1996)

"Predicting Technical Communication in Product Development Organizations." Morelli, Mark D., Steven D. Eppinger, and Rosaline K. Gulati (February 1995). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper #120-95. 

"Deciding Between Sequential and Parallel Tasks in Engineering Design." Smith, Robert P., and Steven D. Eppinger (1995). Working Paper.  (1995)

"Identifying Controlling Features of Engineering Design Iteration." Smith, Robert P., and Steven D. Eppinger (1995). Working Paper.  (1995)

"Integration Analysis of Product Decompositions." Pimmler, Thomas U., and Steven D. Eppinger (1995). Working Paper.  (1995)

"A Model-Based Method for Organization Tasks in Product Development." Eppinger, Steven D., Daniel E. Whitney, Robert P. Smith, and David A. Gebala (1993). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Number 3569-93-MS. (1993)

"Managing the Integration Problem in Concurrent Engineering." McCord, Kent R., and Steven D. Eppinger (August 1993). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Number 3594.

"Systematic versus Intuitive Problem Solving on the Shop Floor: Does it Matter." Tyre, Marcie J., Steven D. Eppinger, and Eva M.H. Csinzinszky (1993). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper.  (1993)

"Overlapping Product Development Activities by Analyis of Information Transfer Practice." Viswanathan, Krishnan, Steven D. Eppinger, and Daniel E. Whitney (1992). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Series Number 3478-92. (1992)

"Testing and Engineering Design Iteration Model in an Experimental Setting." Smith, Robert P., Steven D. Eppinger, and Amarnath Gopal (1992). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Number 3386-92-MS.  (1992)

"Modeling the Impact of Organizational Structure on Design Lead Time and Product Quality." Gebala, David A., and Steven D. Eppinger (May 1991). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper no. 3301.

"Development of Tools to Represent Design Procedures." Gebala, David A., Steven D. Eppinger, and Daniel E. Whitney (1991). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper.  (1991)

"Methods for Analysing Design Procedures." Gebala, David A., and Steven D. Eppinger (1991). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper.  (1991)

"Towards a Cooperative Design Methodology: Analysis of Sequential Decision Strategies." Viswanathan, Krishnan, Steven D. Eppinger, and Daniel E. Whitney (1991). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper.  (1991)

"Interdisciplinary Product Design Education." Eppinger, Steven D., Charles H. Fine, and Karl T. UIrich (1989). Working Paper.  (1989)

"Organizing the Tasks in Complex Design Projects." Eppinger, Steven D., and Daniel E. Whitney (1989). MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Number 3083-89-MS.  (1989)

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Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Aerospace; Automotive industry; Business process modeling; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Medical devices; New venture development; Oil industry; Open innovation; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Project management; Research and development; Technological innovation