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E. James Flynn

Contact Information

(317) 278-3681
ejflynn [at] iupui [dot] edu (E-mail)
Indianapolis, Room BS 4049

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  • Clinical Professor of Management


  • Indianapolis


  • PhD, Indiana University, 1985
  • MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975
  • BS, Indiana University, 1973

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Management, Wake Forest University, 1997
  • Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Iowa State University
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Louisiana State University
  • Associate Instructor, Indiana University
  • Project Manager, Indiana University

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Best Paper Award, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, 2002
  • Nominated for the Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Management Paper, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Best paper Award, Production/Operations Management Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 1995
  • Finalist for Best Paper, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, 1991
  • Best Paper Award, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August, 1987

Professional Interests

Creating and sustaining firm resource bases, Ethics, Leadership

Selected Publications

  • Morita, Michiya, E. J. Flynn, and Shigemi Ochiai (2011), "Strategic management cycle: The underlying process building aligned linkage among operations practices," International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 133, No. 2, pp. 530-540. 

  • Bozarth, C. C., D. Warsing, B. B. Flynn, and E. J. Flynn (2009), “The Impact of Supply Chain Complexity on Plant Performance,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 78-93.

  • Flynn, E. J., K. A. Bates, and B. B. Flynn (2009), “The Pressure to Perform:  Innovation, Cost and the Lean Revolution,” Business Horizons, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 215-221.

  • Flynn, B. B. and E. J. Flynn (2005), "Synergies Between Supply Chain Management and Quality Management: Emerging Implications," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 43, No. 16, pp. 3421-3426.

  • Flynn, B. B. and E. J. Flynn (2004), “An Exploratory Study of the Nature of Cumulative Capabilities,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 22, No. 5, pp. 439-458.