Edward Watson

Edward Fisk Watson III

Department Chair, Professor, Undergraduate, Minor, and Internship Advisor, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems
Professor, Flores MBA Program
Professor, Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
2200A Business Education Complex South
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2502
Fax: 225-578-2511
Office Hours: by appointment

Education

  • PhD Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1994
  • BS Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1984
  • MS Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Leadership and Commitment Recognition, Flores MBA Program, 2014
  • LSU Flores MBA, 2nd year MBA Teaching Award, Flores MBA Program, 2008

Interests

  • Teaching Interests: Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation, Enterprise Systems
  • Research Interests: Supply Chain Management, Performance Analysis, Enterprise Systems, Serious Games in Business

Selected Research Publications

  • Chen, Y. S., Watson, E., Cornacchione, E., and Azevedo, R. (2013). Flying High, Landing Soft : An Innovative Entrepreneurial Curriculum for Chinese SMEs Going Abroad. Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship.
  • Chen, Y. S., Watson, E., and Azevedo, R. Ferreira Leitao (2011). Soft Landings Curriculum of U.S.-China Entrepreneurship. China Currents, 10(2).
  • Yao, C., Watson, E., and Kahn, B. K. (2010). Application Service Providers: Market and Adoption Decisions. Communications of the ACM.
  • Applegate, L., Watson, E., and Collins, E.Shaw Group: Building Innovative Capability.
  • Applegate, L., Watson, E., and Vatz, M. (2007). Royal DSM N.V.: Information Technology Enabling Business Transformation.

Presentations

  • Watson, E. (2018, June). Resources for Supporting Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Panel Discussion. Presented at Enhancing Innovative and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Economic Development sponsored by Southern University A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Chen, Y. S., Watson, E., Cornacchione, E., and Azevedo, R. (2012, July). Flying High, Landing Soft : An Innovative Entrepreneurial Curriculum for Chinese SMEs Going Abroad. Presented at Inaugural International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice Relevant to China sponsored by , Wuhan University, China.
  • Chun, Y. H. and Watson, E. (2011, April). Beta-Geometric Model for Estimating the Product Quality in the Repetitive Inspection Procedure. Presented at Northeast Decision Science Institute (nDSI) Annual Meeting sponsored by Northeast Decision Science Institute, Montreal, Canada.

Conference Proceeding

  • Chen, Y. S., Watson, E., Cornachione, E., and Azevedo, R. Ferreira Leitao (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). "Flying High, Landing Soft": An Innovative Entrepreneurial Curriculum for Chinese SMEs Going Abroad. Wuhan, China: International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in China: theory, practice and policy.
  • Chun, Y. H. and Watson, E. (2011, March). Beta-Geometric Model for Estimating the Product Quality in the Repetitive Inspection Procedure. (pp. 1301-1314). Montreal, Canada: Northeast Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting.
  • Pawlowski, S., Watson, E., Kaganer, E., and Davis, J. (2008). Impacts of GSS on Moral Discourse: An Argumentation Analysis. International Conference on Information Systems.

Grants

  • Personnel: Watson, Edward (role: Principal)
    Title: Supply Chain Case Competition
    Sponsoring Organization: Target
    Year: 2015
  • Personnel: Watson, Edward (role: Principal)
    Title: Louisiana State Board of Nursing Process Mapping Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Louisiana State Board of Nursing
    Year: 2014
  • Personnel: Watson, Edward (role: Principal)
    Title: Supply Chain Case Competition
    Sponsoring Organization: Target
    Year: 2012

Books

  • Watson, E. and Holmes, K. (2009). Business Process Automation In Shimon Y. Nof (Ed.), Springer Handbook of Automation (pp. 16). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Springer.

Professional and Service Activities

  • Assurance of Learning Committee, Committee Member (August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014)
  • MBA Admissions and Curriculum, Committee Chair (August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014)
  • Graduate Programs Committee, Committee Chair (August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014)
  • MBA Admissions and Curriculum, Committee Chair (August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013)
  • Graduate Programs Committee, Committee Chair (August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013)
  • Assurance of Learning Committee, Committee Member (August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013)
  • Globalization Committee, Committee Member (August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013)
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber - International Committee, Board Member (July 1, 2013)

Media Contributions

Employed by LSU since

August 22, 1994