Leonard Lynn - , 

Faculty – Leonard Lynn

Peter B. Lewis Building 227

Ph.D. from University of Michigan. Previously taught at Carnegie-Mellon. Fulbright Fellow at University of Tokyo. Ministry of Education Professor at Hitotsubashi University. Excellence in Research Award from International Association for Management of Technology. Department Chair 1995-2006. Former President, Association of Japanese Business Studies. Editorial boards of four journals. Research grants from NSF, US Department of Commerce, Kaufmann Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Mellon Foundation.

PhD, University of Michigan, 1980
MA, University of Michigan , 1976
MA, University of Oregon, 1967
BA, University of Oregon, 1966

Initially Appointed: 1987

Interests and Courses


The emergence of global technology development systems. Comparative technology management.


International environment. Comparative management systems. Institutional environment of business.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Lynn, L. H. (2009).
    Technology development in Asia   Hampshire: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (2009).
    The 'new' globalization of engineering: how the offshoring of advanced engineering affects competitiveness and development   (vol. 4, issue 1, pp. pp. 11-46). New York City, New York: Economics, Management, and Financial Markets.
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (2008). In Fred H. Maidment (Ed.),
    Journal article republished in book   (vol. 15th edition, 2008, ). New York, NY: Dushkin "International Business".
  • Lynn, L. H. (2008).
    Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan, by D.H. Whittacker and R.E. Cole   (vol. June 2008, pp. 543-548). Seattle, Washington: The Journal of Japanese Studies.
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (2008).
    Multinationals and the Globalization of Technology Development: Stress Points, Misconceptions and Collaborative Competencies   (vol. XI, issue 3, pp. 74-85). Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh: Effective Executive.
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (2007). In Martin Kenney (Ed.),
    'Innovation Shift' to the Emerging Economies: Cases from It and Heavy Industry   (vol. WP-2007, ). Cambridge, MA: Sloan Industry Studies Working Papers.
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (2007).
    The Real Global Technology Challenge   (pp. 8-13). Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.
  • Lynn, L. H. (2006).
    Editorial   (vol. 5, issue 1, ). Hamptshire: Special Issue: Japanese Management through the Lens of Mainstream Theory.
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (2005).
    The Globalization of Innovation: Changes in Multinational Enterprise Structures   (pp. 25). Berlin: European Groups for Study of Organizations.
  • Lynn, L. H. (1987).
    America ni Shinshutsu suru Noppon Tekkogyo, (The Japanese Steel Industry Moves into the United States)   (vol. 34, pp. 31-43). Business Review.
  • Lynn, L. H. In H. Hasegara and C. Noronha (Ed.),
    Technology Development in Asia   (pp. 20 pages). New York, NY: Asian Business and Management: Theory, Practice and Perspectives (forthcoming).
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. In D. Simon (Ed.),
    Collaborative Advantage and China's Evolving Position in the Global Technology System   Routledge.


  • Zummersch, M. (Presenter & Author), Singh, J. (Author Only), Lynn, L. H. (Author Only), , .  Academy of Management 2009 Annual Meetings, "Fits like a glove and on time: Why some innovation teams are more effective", Academy of Manaagement, (2009).
  • Lynn, L. H. (Author Only), Lowell, L. (Author Only), Salzman, H. (Presenter & Author)  Society of Government Economists, "Third Generation Globalizational: the Transformation of Science and Engineering, and International Migration"", Society of Government Economists, Washington, D.C.. (2008).
  • Lynn, L. H., Salzman, H. (Author Only)  Industry Studies 2008, "Multinationals, techno-entrepreneurs, and the globalization fo technology value chains", Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Boston, MA. (2008).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Committee Member, International Advisory Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Committee Member, CWRU Internationalization Task Force, 2008 - Present
  • University Senate, Faculty Senate, 2008 - Present