School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

A Design Perspective on Management

Jean-Baptiste Litrico

Thursday, March 10, 2016,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

** Light lunch starts at 11:30 AM             All are Welcome


Jean-Baptiste Litrico | March 10, 2016

 

Jean-Baptiste Litrico

Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Strategy at the Smith School of Business
Queen's University

 

Abstract:
The term “design thinking” is attracting a lot of attention among managers today. Underlying this trend is the realization that the tools and methods developed by designers to create objects, can also be fruitfully utilized to design or improve organizations. The objective of this presentation is to provide a brief introduction to what a “design approach” can mean for managers, and how it may complement the more traditional decision-making approach that has long been taught in business schools

Biography
Jean-Baptiste Litrico is Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Strategy at the Smith School of Business.  He received his PhD in Management from McGill University. He also holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, and an MSc in Human Science and Technology, both from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France. Prior to entering Academia, Jean-Baptiste worked eight years in the global automotive industry. His experiences included directing the engineering department of a plant in Mexico, leading a product design office in Canada, starting up a commercial office in Germany, and managing product development projects in France. Jean-Baptiste's research focuses on the diffusion of management models and practices across organizational and cultural borders, and has been published in Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, and Small Group Research. He is an editorial board member of the journal Strategic Organization.