Alejandro G. Frank

Ale­jan­dro Ger­mán Frank is an Asso­ci­a­te Pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring of the Fede­ral Uni­ver­sity of Rio Gran­de do Sul (UFRGS) and a Rese­ar­ch Affi­li­a­te at the MIT Indus­tri­al Per­for­man­ce Cen­ter. At UFRGS, he is the Chair of Gra­du­a­te Stu­di­es — Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring Pro­gram, and the Direc­tor of the Orga­ni­za­ti­o­nal Engi­ne­e­ring Group. He recei­ved Ph.D. (2013) and M.Eng. (2009) degre­es in Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring from UFRGS, Bra­zil, and a B.Eng. degree in Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring (2007) from the Nati­o­nal Uni­ver­sity of Misi­o­nes (UNaM), Argen­ti­na. He has been a visi­ting scho­lar at the Mas­sa­chu­setts Ins­ti­tu­te of Tech­no­logy (USA), and at Poli­tec­ni­co di Mila­no (Italy). His rese­ar­ch is devo­ted to the inter­fa­ce betwe­en ope­ra­ti­ons and tech­no­logy mana­ge­ment, with empha­sis on digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on, Indus­try 4.0, and new busi­ness models in manu­fac­tu­ring firms. He also leads, in part­nership with MIT IPC, the field rese­ar­ch on the rela­ti­onship betwe­en digi­tal tech­no­lo­gi­es and work in Bra­zi­li­an manu­fac­tu­ring com­pa­ni­es, whi­ch is part of the MIT Work of the Futu­re Ini­ti­a­ti­ve.  

Main links: CV Lat­tes (com­ple­te CV in Por­tu­gue­se); Lin­ke­dIn pro­fi­le; Rese­ar­ch Gate pro­fi­le; ORCID pro­fi­le; Sco­pus pro­fi­le

E-mail: frank@producao.ufrgs.br

Pho­ne (Offi­ce): +55 51 3308 4794

Pro­fes­si­o­nal address: Uni­ver­si­da­de Fede­ral do Rio Gran­de do Sul, Av. Osval­do Ara­nha 99 — Sala LOPP 508 — 5º andar, Cen­tro, 90035190 — Por­to Ale­gre, RS — Bra­zil.

Lan­gua­ge skills: Spa­nish (nati­ve), Por­tu­gue­se (nati­ve), English (advan­ced), Ger­man (advan­ced), Ita­li­an (advan­ced).

Aca­de­mic metrics

Sco­pus: H-index 18, Total cita­ti­ons: 1183 (last upda­te: Decem­ber 2020)

Sci­Val: Field-Weigh­ted Cita­ti­on Impact: 9.30 (last upda­te: Decem­ber 2020)

Goo­gle Scho­lar: H-index 17, Total cita­ti­ons: 1,877 (last upda­te: Decem­ber 2020)

Top published papers: 19 papers in top cita­ti­on per­cen­ti­les (Sci­Val) and 17 papers in 3–4 stars (AJG/CABS)

Fields of spe­ci­a­li­za­ti­on

Mana­ge­ment of Engi­ne­e­ring; Ope­ra­ti­ons stra­tegy; Busi­ness of Manu­fac­tu­ring; Busi­ness Model Inno­va­ti­on; New Pro­duct Deve­lop­ment; Ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on (ser­vi­ce inno­va­ti­on in pro­duct firms); Pro­duct-Ser­vi­ce Sys­tems; Tech­no­logy Adop­ti­on; Digi­tal Trans­for­ma­ti­on; Indus­try 4.0.

Edu­ca­ti­on

- Ph.D. Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring / Ope­ra­ti­ons Mana­ge­ment (Uni­ver­si­da­de Fede­ral do Rio Gran­de do Sul, Feb. 2013), with doc­to­ral exchan­ge pro­gram at Poli­tec­ni­co di Mila­no (Italy)
— M.S. Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring / Pro­duct Deve­lop­ment (Uni­ver­si­da­de Fede­ral do Rio Gran­de do Sul, Feb. 2009)
— B.S. Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring (Uni­ver­si­dad Naci­o­nal de Misi­o­nes, Argen­ti­na, Mar. 2007)

Pro­fes­si­o­nal posi­ti­ons

2020– Inter­na­ti­o­nal Advi­sory Board, ASAP Ser­vi­ce Mana­ge­ment Forum, Italy
2019– Rese­ar­ch Affi­li­a­te, MIT Indus­tri­al Per­for­man­ce Cen­ter, USA
2019– Direc­tor of Gra­du­a­te Stu­di­es, Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring Pro­gram, UFRGS, Bra­zil
2018–19 Visi­ting Scho­lar, MIT Indus­tri­al Per­for­man­ce Cen­ter, USA
2018 Asso­ci­a­te Edi­tor (Stra­tegy and Orga­ni­za­ti­on), Pro­duc­ti­on Jour­nal
2017– Edi­to­ri­al Board, Euro­pe­an Jour­nal of Inno­va­ti­on Mana­ge­ment
2016– Asso­ci­a­te pro­fes­sor (with tenu­re), UFRGS, Bra­zil
2016– Rese­ar­ch Sci­en­tist — Nati­o­nal Coun­cil for Rese­ar­ch (CNPq), Bra­zil
2016–18 Direc­tor of Under­gra­du­a­te Stu­di­es, Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring Pro­gram, UFRGS, Bra­zil
2014– Direc­tor, Orga­ni­za­ti­o­nal Engi­ne­e­ring Group, UFRGS, Bra­zil
2014–16 Edi­tor-in-chi­ef, Pro­du­to & Pro­du­ção (in Por­tu­gue­se)
2013–16 Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, UFRGS, Bra­zil
2010-12 Lec­tu­rer, UFRGS, Bra­zil

Pro­fes­si­o­nal achi­e­ve­ments
— Chair of the best Gra­du­a­te Pro­gram in Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring in Bra­zil (2019–present), accor­ding to the Bra­zi­li­an Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on. Link: www.producao.ufrgs.br
— Chair of the best Under­gra­du­a­te Pro­gram in Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring in Bra­zil (2016–2018), accor­ding to the Bra­zi­li­an Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on. First posi­ti­on achi­e­ved during my admi­nis­tra­ti­on. Link: www.producao.ufrgs.br
— Foun­der and direc­tor of a rese­ar­ch group in Bra­zil. Super­vi­si­on of 15 rese­ar­chers (1 Post­doc, 6 PhD can­di­da­tes, 3 mas­ters, and 5 rese­ar­ch assis­tants). Link: www.ufrgs.br/neo
— Cre­a­ti­on and coor­di­na­ti­on of an exe­cu­ti­ve cour­se for manu­fac­tu­ring com­pa­ni­es: “Indus­try 4.0 and Digi­tal Trans­for­ma­ti­on”. Link: www.ufrgs.br/neo/esp40
— Reci­pi­ent of a grant for highly pro­duc­ti­ve sci­en­tists given by the Bra­zi­li­an Rese­ar­ch Coun­cil
— Super­vi­si­on of a PhD the­sis highly com­men­ded by 2017 Emerald/EFMD Outs­tan­ding Doc­to­ral Rese­ar­ch Awards / Ope­ra­ti­ons and Pro­duc­ti­on Mana­ge­ment cate­gory
— Direc­tor of six gran­ted rese­ar­ch pro­jects
— PhD the­sis win­ner of the rese­ar­ch awards given by the Latin Ame­ri­can Asso­ci­a­ti­on of Busi­ness Scho­ols (2012), and by the Bra­zi­li­an Asso­ci­a­ti­on of Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­ers (2013)

Gra­du­a­te tea­ching
— Rese­ar­ch methods for Tech­no­logy and Ope­ra­ti­ons Mana­ge­ment (3 cr./weeks, 60h for PhD)
— Ope­ra­ti­ons Stra­tegy (inten­si­ve, 45h, 2 weeks, for MBA)
— Indus­try 4.0 and digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on (inten­si­ve, 30h, 2 weeks, for MBA)
— Rese­ar­ch Methods in Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring (inten­si­ve, 15h, 1 week, for MBA)
— Sta­kehol­ders mana­ge­ment in engi­ne­e­ring pro­jects (inten­si­ve, 30h, 2 weeks, for MBA)
— Qua­lity Mana­ge­ment and Engi­ne­e­ring (inten­si­ve, 45h, 2 weeks, for MBA)
— Infor­ma­ti­on and Kno­wled­ge Mana­ge­ment (inten­si­ve, 45h, 2 weeks, for MBA)
Under­gra­du­a­te tea­ching
— Indus­tri­al Com­pe­ti­ti­on (4cr./week — 80h for B.S. Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring)
— Qua­lity mana­ge­ment and con­trol (4cr./week — 80h for B.S. in Engi­ne­e­ring)

Jour­nal revi­ew ser­vi­ces

Rese­ar­ch Policy; Int. J. of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics; Euro­pe­an J.of Inno­va­ti­on Manag.; Infor­ma­ti­on & Manag.; Inter­na­ti­o­nal Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Rese­ar­ch; Kno­wled­ge Mana­ge­ment Rese­ar­ch and Prac­ti­ce; R&D Manag.; Indus­tri­al Manag.+Data Sys­tems; J.of Eng. & Tech. Manag.; J.of Kno­wled­ge Manag.

Inter­na­ti­o­nal pro­fes­si­o­nal network

- Mas­sa­chu­setts Ins­ti­tu­te of Tech­no­logy (Uni­ted Sta­tes): Indus­tri­al Per­for­man­ce Cen­ter (1 gran­ted inter­na­ti­o­nal visi­ting scho­lar fel­low + 2 ongoing rese­ar­ch pro­jects).

- Uni­ver­sity of South Caro­li­na (Uni­ted Sta­tes): Prof. Giu­li­a­no Maro­din (2 published and 2 forth­co­ming papers)

- Southern Den­mark Uni­ver­sity (Den­mark): Prof. Wolf­gang Gers­tl­ber­ger (1 published and 2 forth­co­ming papers)

- Poli­tec­ni­co di Mila­no (Italy): Profs. Mari­a­no Cor­so and Luca Gas­tal­di (1 forth­co­ming paper), Prof. Anto­nio Ghez­zi (5 published and 1 forth­co­ming paper),

- Gre­no­ble INPG (Fran­ce): Profs. Marie-Anne Le Dain, Lilia Gza­ra & Vàlery Mer­mi­nod (2 published and 1 forth­co­ming papers + 1 gran­ted inter­na­ti­o­nal coo­pe­ra­ti­on pro­ject).

- Uni­ver­si­da­de da Bei­ra Inte­ri­or (Por­tu­gal): Prof. Fer­nan­do San­tos (1 dou­ble degree PhD can­di­da­te in co-tute­le).

- Uni­ver­sità Degli Stu­di di Ber­ga­mo (Italy): Profs. Giu­dit­ta Pez­zot­ta & Pao­lo Gai­ar­del­li (1 published and 1 wor­king paper).

 Awards, fel­lowships and exter­nal recog­ni­ti­on

2020 New­ton Fund – Con­fap grant for inter­na­ti­o­nal mobi­lity (with Prof. Char­bel Chi­a­pet­ta Jab­bour, Uni­ver­sity of Lin­coln, UK)
2020 Super­vi­si­on of a PhD the­sis win­ner of the POMS 2020 Emer­ging Eco­no­mi­es Doc­to­ral Stu­dent Award (Gui­lher­me B. Beni­tez), Pro­duc­ti­on & Ope­ra­ti­ons Mana­ge­ment Soci­ety.
2020 Best Track Paper Award at V EPPGEP-ANPEPRO con­fe­ren­ce (with Éri­co Mar­con)
2020 Best Track Paper Award at V EPPGEP-ANPEPRO con­fe­ren­ce (with Lau­ra Ler­man)
2019 Best Track Paper Award at IV EPPGEP-ANPEPRO con­fe­ren­ce
2019 Outs­tan­ding con­tri­bu­ti­on in Revi­ewing, Int. J. Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics (Else­vi­er)
2018 CAPES Visi­ting Scho­lar Fel­low. $25K for 9 months at MIT IPC, USA
2018 Super­vi­si­on of a PhD the­sis highly com­men­ded by 2017 Emerald/EFMD Outs­tan­ding Doc­to­ral Rese­ar­ch Awards (Ope­ra­ti­ons & Pro­duc­ti­on Mgmt. cate­gory)
2017 Best pro­fes­sor award — Scho­ol of Engi­ne­e­ring — UFRGS
2017 Best Track Paper Award at XVII Sepro­sul con­fe­ren­ce
2017 Best Track Paper Award at EPPGEP-ANPEPRO con­fe­ren­ce
2016 Best Track Paper Award at IX SIII-Red4
2014 Best Track Paper Award at 3th CIKI con­fe­ren­ce
2013 Best PhD the­sis award, Bra­zi­li­an Asso­ci­a­ti­on of Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring (ABEPRO)
2012 Emerald/CLADEA Mana­ge­ment Rese­ar­ch Fund Award
2013 CNPq Post-doc­to­ral rese­ar­ch fel­low
2012 CNPq Visi­ting PhD Fel­low. $15K for 7 months at Poli­tec­ni­co di Mila­no, Italy
2009-12 CNPq PhD Fel­low at UFRGS, Bra­zil
2007-09 CAPES Mas­ter Fel­low at UFRGS, Bra­zil

Spon­so­red rese­ar­ch pro­jects

2019–20 The rela­ti­onship betwe­en digi­tal tech­no­lo­gi­es and work in Por­tu­gal, Bra­zil and the US. Fun­ding sour­ce: MIT Por­tu­gal seed fun­ding. $90K. Role: Team mem­ber
2018–21 Digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on towards the imple­men­ta­ti­on of the Indus­try 4.0 con­cepts. Fun­ding sour­ce: CNPq (Bra­zi­li­an Coun­cil for Rese­ar­ch, Bra­zi­li­an Fede­ral Govern­ment). $10K. Role: Pro­ject direc­tor
2018–20 Sta­kehol­der mana­ge­ment for the deve­lop­ment of Indus­try 4.0 in regi­o­nal ecosys­tems. Fun­ding sour­ce: FAPERGS (RS Sta­te Rese­ar­ch Coun­cil). $10K. Role: Pro­ject direc­tor
2016–18 Kno­wled­ge trans­fer betwe­en sta­kehol­ders for busi­ness model inno­va­ti­on aiming for ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on of manu­fac­tu­ring firms. Fun­ding sour­ce: CNPq (Bra­zi­li­an Coun­cil for Rese­ar­ch). $10K. Role: Pro­ject direc­tor
2015–18 Digi­tal col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve con­cep­ti­on for customer–supplier inte­gra­ti­on. Fun­ding sour­ce: FAPERGS (RS Sta­te Rese­ar­ch Coun­cil) / INRIA-CNRS (Fran­ce). $30K (Bra­zi­li­an team) and $40K (Fren­ch team). Role: Bra­zi­li­an pro­ject direc­tor
2013–16 Kno­wled­ge trans­fer models adap­ted to dif­fe­rent orga­ni­za­ti­o­nal struc­tu­res. Fun­ding sour­ce: CNPq (Bra­zi­li­an Coun­cil for Rese­ar­ch). Fun­ding sour­ce: CNPq (Bra­zi­li­an Coun­cil for Rese­ar­ch). $15K. Role: Pro­ject mana­ger and team mem­ber

The­ses Super­vi­si­ons
Ongoing PhD super­vi­si­ons
— Carol­li­ne Pas­laus­ki. PhD the­sis, UFRGS. Rese­ar­ch the­me: Indus­try con­di­ti­ons influ­en­cing ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on deci­si­ons
— Daisy Val­le Enri­que. PhD the­sis, dou­ble degree UFRGS and Uni­ver­si­da­de da Bei­ra Inte­ri­or (Por­tu­gal). Rese­ar­ch the­me: Manu­fac­tu­ring fle­xi­bi­lity in the Indus­try 4.0 con­text
— Éri­co Mar­con. PhD the­sis, dou­ble degree UFRGS and Gre­no­ble INP (Fran­ce). Rese­ar­ch the­me: Soci­o­te­ch­ni­cal sys­tems appro­a­ch for a bet­ter imple­men­ta­ti­on of Indus­try 4.0
— Lucas Dale­no­ga­re. PhD the­sis, dou­ble degree UFRGS and Gre­no­ble INO (Fran­ce). Rese­ar­ch the­me: Ser­vi­ce tri­ads and ser­vi­ce networks for digi­tal PSS
— Verô­ni­ca Tabim. PhD the­sis, indus­tri­al PhD betwe­en UFRGS and Ran­don S.A. Rese­ar­ch the­me: A fra­mework for the selec­ti­on of Indus­try 4.0 tech­no­lo­gi­es

Con­clu­ded PhD super­vi­si­ons
— Gui­lher­me Brit­tes Beni­tez. PhD the­sis, UFRGS. Rese­ar­ch the­me: Inno­va­ti­on ecosys­tem for Indus­try 4.0 solu­ti­on deve­lop­ment
— Nés­tor Aya­la. PhD the­sis (2017), UFRGS. Rese­ar­ch the­me: Ser­vi­ce sup­pli­er invol­ve­ment in ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on
— Adri­a­na Reis. PhD the­sis (2016), UFRGS. Rese­ar­ch the­me: Mul­ti­cri­te­ria fra­mework for tech­no­logy selec­ti­on in water tre­at­ment sys­tems

Other super­vi­si­ons
Ongoing M.S. super­vi­si­on: 2
Con­clu­ded M.S. super­vi­si­on: 14
Con­clu­ded B.S. final pro­ject: 41

Publi­ca­ti­ons

BENITEZ, G.B.; FERREIRA LIMA, M.J., AYALA, N.F., FRANK, A.G. (2021). Indus­try 4.0 tech­no­logy pro­vi­si­on: the mode­ra­ting role of sup­ply chain part­ners to sup­port tech­no­logy pro­vi­ders. Sup­ply Chain Mana­ge­ment: an Inter­na­ti­o­nal Jour­nal. In press.

LERMAN, L.V., GERSTLBERGER, W. FERREIRA LIMA, M. FRANK, A.G. (2021). How govern­ments, uni­ver­si­ti­es, and com­pa­ni­es con­tri­bu­te to renewa­ble energy deve­lop­ment? A muni­ci­pal inno­va­ti­on policy pers­pec­ti­ve of the tri­ple helix. Energy Rese­ar­ch & Soci­al Sci­en­ce, 71, 101854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101854

AYALA, N.F.; VALLE, D. E.; GZARA, L.; LE DAIN, M.A.; FRANK, A.G. (2020). IT-ena­bled NPD acti­vi­ti­es to sup­port buyer-sup­pli­er col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons: an NDP sta­ge-based appro­a­ch for dif­fe­rent col­la­bo­ra­ti­on con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons. Jour­nal of Stra­te­gic Infor­ma­ti­on Sys­tems, 29 (3), 101633. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsis.2020.101633

BENITEZ, G. B. ; AYALA, N. F. ; FRANK, A. G. (2020). Indus­try 4.0 inno­va­ti­on ecosys­tems: an evo­lu­ti­o­nary pers­pec­ti­ve on value cocre­a­ti­on. Inter­na­ti­o­nal Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics, v. 228, p. 107735, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2020.107735

KAHLE, J.H.; MARCON, É.; GHEZZI, A.; FRANK, A.G. (2020). Smart Pro­ducts value cre­a­ti­on in SMEs inno­va­ti­on ecosys­tems. Tech­no­lo­gi­cal Fore­cas­ting and Soci­al Chan­ge, 156, p. 12–24, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120024

BUENO, A. F., GODINHO FILHO, M., & FRANK, A. G. (2020). Smart Pro­duc­ti­on Plan­ning and Con­trol in the Indus­try 4.0 con­text: A sys­te­ma­tic lite­ra­tu­re revi­ew. Com­pu­ters & Indus­tri­al Engi­ne­e­ring, 106774. DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2020.106774

FRANK, A. G.; DALENOGARE, L. S.; AYALA, N. F. (2019). Indus­try 4.0 tech­no­lo­gi­es: imple­men­ta­ti­on pat­terns in manu­fac­tu­ring com­pa­ni­es. Int. Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics, 210, 15–26. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2019.01.004

FRANK, A. G.; MENDES, G.; AYALA, N. F.; GHEZZI, A. (2019). Ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on and Indus­try 4.0 con­ver­gen­ce in the digi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on of pro­duct firms: A busi­ness model inno­va­ti­on pers­pec­ti­ve. Tech­no­lo­gi­cal Fore­cas­ting and Soci­al Chan­ge, v.141, p. 341–351. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2019.01.014

AYALA, N. F.; GERSTLBERGER, W.; FRANK, A. G. (2019). Mana­ging ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on in pro­duct com­pa­ni­es: the mode­ra­ting role of ser­vi­ce sup­pli­ers. Int. Jour­nal of Ope­ra­ti­ons & Pro­duc­ti­on Mana­ge­ment, v.39, p. 43–74. DOI: 10.1108/IJOPM-08–2017–0484

MARCON, E.; MARCON, A.; DAIN, M. L.; AYALA, N. F.; FRANK, A. G. (2019). Bar­ri­ers for the digi­ta­li­za­ti­on of ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on. Pro­ce­dia CIRP, v. 83, p. 254–259. DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.129

DALENOGARE, L. S.; BASEGGIO, M. M.; AYALA, N. F.; Le DAIN, M.; FRANK, A. G. (2019). The con­tri­bu­ti­on of Smart Glas­ses for PSS. Pro­ce­dia CIRP, v. 83, p. 318–323. DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2019.03.307

DALENOGARE, L. S.; BENITEZ, G. B.; AYALA, N. F.; FRANK, A. G. (2018). The expec­ted con­tri­bu­ti­on of Indus­try 4.0 tech­no­lo­gi­es for indus­tri­al per­for­man­ce. Int. Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics, 204, p. 383–394. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.08.019

TORTORELLA, G.; FRANK, A.G.; FETTERMANN, D.C. MARODIN, G.A. (2018). Lean manu­fac­tu­ring imple­men­ta­ti­on: lea­dership sty­les and con­tex­tu­al vari­a­bles. Int. Jour­nal of Ope­ra­ti­ons and Pro­duc­ti­on Mana­ge­ment. DOI: 10.1108/ijopm-08–2016–0453

MARODIN, G.; FRANK, A.G.; TORTORELLA, G.L.; NETLAND, T. (2018). Lean pro­duct deve­lop­ment and lean manu­fac­tu­ring: Tes­ting mode­ra­ti­on effects. Int. Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics, v. 203, p. 301–310. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2018.07.009

FRANK, A. G.; GERSTLBERGER, W.; PASLAUSKI, C. A.; LERMAN, L. V.; AYALA, N. F. (2018). The con­tri­bu­ti­on of inno­va­ti­on policy cri­te­ria to the deve­lop­ment of local renewa­ble energy sys­tems. Energy Policy, v. 115, p. 353–365. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.01.036

MARODIN, G.; FRANK, A.G.; GODINHO FILHO, M.; TORTORELLA, G.L. (2017). The mode­ra­ting effect of Lean Sup­ply Chain Mana­ge­ment on the impact of Lean Shop Flo­or Prac­ti­ces on Qua­lity and Inven­tory Tur­no­ver. Sup­ply Chain Mana­ge­ment, p. 1–13. DOI: 10.1108/scm-10–2016–0350

AYALA, N.F.; PASLAUSKI, C. A.; GHEZZI, A.; FRANK, A.G. (2017). Kno­wled­ge sha­ring dyna­mics in ser­vi­ce sup­pli­ers’ invol­ve­ment for ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on of manu­fac­tu­ring com­pa­ni­es. Int. Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics, v.193, p.538–553. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2017.08.019

MARODIN, G. A.; FRANK, A. G.; TORTORELLA, G. L.; FETTERMAN, D.C. (2017). Lean pro­duc­ti­on and ope­ra­ti­o­nal per­for­man­ce in the Bra­zi­li­an auto­mo­ti­ve sup­ply chain. Total Qua­lity Mana­ge­ment & Busi­ness Excel­len­ce, v. 31-mar, p. 1–16. DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2017.1308221

FRANK, A. G.; CORTIMIGLIA, M. N.; RIBEIRO, J. L. D.; OLIVEIRA, L. S. (2016). The effect of inno­va­ti­on acti­vi­ti­es on inno­va­ti­on out­puts in the Bra­zi­li­an indus­try: Mar­ket-ori­en­ta­ti­on vs. tech­no­logy-acqui­si­ti­on stra­te­gi­es. Rese­ar­ch Policy, v. 45, p. 577–592. DOI: j.respol.2015.11.011

MARODIN, G. A.; FRANK, A. G.; TORTORELLA, G. L.; SAURIN, T. A. (2016). Con­tex­tu­al fac­tors and lean pro­duc­ti­on imple­men­ta­ti­on in the Bra­zi­li­an auto­mo­ti­ve sup­ply chain. Sup­ply Chain Mana­ge­ment, v. 21, p. 417–432. DOI: scm-05–2015–0170

FRANK, A. G.; DALLE MOLLE, N.; GERSTLBERGER, W.; BERNARDI, J. A. B.; PEDRINI, D.C. (2016). An inte­gra­ti­ve envi­ron­men­tal per­for­man­ce index for ben­ch­mar­king in oil and gas indus­try. Jour­nal of Cle­a­ner Pro­duc­ti­on, v. 133, p. 1190–1203. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.064

CORTIMIGLIA, M. N.; GHEZZI, A.; FRANK, A. G. (2015). Busi­ness model inno­va­ti­on and stra­tegy making nexus: evi­den­ces from a cross-indus­try mixed methods study. R&D Mana­ge­ment, v. 46, p. 414–432. DOI: radm.12113

GHEZZI, A.; CORTIMIGLIA, M.; FRANK, A.G. (2014). Stra­tegy and busi­ness model design in dyna­mic tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons indus­tri­es: A study on Ita­li­an mobi­le network ope­ra­tors. Tech­no­lo­gi­cal Fore­cas­ting & Soci­al Chan­ge, v. 90, p. 346–354. DOI: j.techfore.2014.09.006

FRANK, A.G.; RIBEIRO, J.L.D.; ECHEVESTE, M.E. (2014). Fac­tors influ­en­cing kno­wled­ge trans­fer betwe­en NPD teams: a taxo­no­mic analy­sis based on a soci­o­te­ch­ni­cal appro­a­ch. R&D Mana­ge­ment, v. 45, 2014. DOI: radm.12046

FRANK, A. G.; RIBEIRO, J. L. D. (2014). Influ­en­ce fac­tors and pro­cess sta­ges of kno­wled­ge trans­fer betwe­en NPD teams: A model for gui­ding prac­ti­cal impro­ve­ments. Int. Jour­nal of Qua­lity and Reli­a­bi­lity Mana­ge­ment, v. 31, p. 222–237. DOI: 10.1108/IJQRM-04–2012-0046

FRANK, A. G.; SOUZA, D. V.; ECHEVESTE, M.E.S.; RIBEIRO, J. L. D. (2013). A fra­mework for deci­si­on-making in invest­ment alter­na­ti­ves selec­ti­on. Int. Jour­nal of Pro­duc­ti­on Rese­ar­ch, v. 28jun, p. 1–18. DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.802393

FRANK, A.; ECHEVESTE, M. (2012). Kno­wled­ge trans­fer betwe­en NPD pro­ject teams: A method for the iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of impro­ve­ment oppor­tu­ni­ti­es. Int. Jour­nal of Qua­lity and Reli­a­bi­lity Mana­ge­ment, v. 29, p. 242–264. DOI: 10.1108/02656711211216126

FRANK, A.G.; RIBEIRO, J.L.D. (2012). An inte­gra­ti­ve model for kno­wled­ge trans­fer betwe­en new pro­duct deve­lop­ment pro­ject teams. Kno­wled­ge Mana­ge­ment Rese­ar­ch and Prac­ti­ce (Print), v. 12, p. 215–225, 2012. DOI: 10.1057/kmrp.2012.57

Papers under revi­ew pro­cess

MEINDL, B.; MENDONÇA, J. AYALA, N.F., FRANK, A.G..The four smarts of Indus­try 4.0: evo­lu­ti­on of ten years of rese­ar­ch and futu­re pers­pec­ti­ves. Under revi­ew at Tech­no­lo­gi­cal Fore­cas­ting and Soci­al Chan­ge.

BENITEZ, G.B.; GHEZZI, A.; FRANK, A.G. Indus­try 4.0 plat­forms: a typo­logy using a boun­dary-span­ning pers­pec­ti­ve. Under revi­ew at Expert Sys­tems with Appli­ca­ti­ons.

ENRIQUE, D.V., MARODIN, G., BIGARES CHARRUA, F., FRANK, A.G. Imple­men­ting Indus­try 4.0 for fle­xi­bi­lity, qua­lity and pro­duc­ti­vity impro­ve­ment: tech­no­logy arran­ge­ments for dif­fe­rent pur­po­ses. Under revi­ew at Int. J. of Pro­duc­ti­on Rese­ar­ch.

ALMEIDA, R.; AYALA, N.F., BENITEZ, G.B., KLIEMANN NETO, F. FRANK, A.G. How to assess invest­ments in Indus­try 4.0 tech­no­lo­gi­es? A mul­ti­cri­te­ria fra­mework for eco­no­mic, finan­ci­al, and soci­o­te­ch­ni­cal fac­tors. Under revi­ew at Pro­duc­ti­on Plan­ning and Con­trol.

DALENOGARE, L., LE DAIN, M.A., AYALA, N.F., PEZZOTTA, G., FRANK, A.G. Inter-firm col­la­bo­ra­ti­on for smart pro­duct-ser­vi­ce sys­tems: a soci­al exchan­ge the­ory pers­pe­cit­ve. Under revi­ew at Int. J. of Ope­ra­ti­ons and Pro­duc­ti­on Mana­ge­ment.

FRANK, A.G.; AYALA, N.F.; MENDES, G.H. Ser­vi­ce cus­to­mi­za­ti­on and ser­vi­ce busi­ness model of pro­duct firms in tur­bu­lent envi­ron­ments: a capa­bi­lity-based swit­ching cost pers­pec­ti­ve. Under revi­ew at Indus­tri­al Mar­ke­ting Mana­ge­ment (major revi­ew reques­ted in Janu­ary 2020).

MERMINOD, V.; LE DAIN, M.A.; FRANK, A.G. Con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons of knowing in prac­ti­ce to mana­ge glit­ches in col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve pro­duct deve­lop­ment with sup­pli­ers. Under revi­ew at Sup­ply Chain Mana­ge­ment (minor revi­ew reques­ted in Decem­ber 2020).

AYALA, N.F.; LE-DAIN, M.; PEZZOTTA, G.; GAIARDELLI, P.; FRANK, A.G. The con­tri­bu­ti­on of whi­te, grey and black box col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with ser­vi­ce sup­pli­ers for ser­vi­ti­za­ti­on of pro­duct firms. Under revi­ew at Int. J. of Pro­duc­ti­on Eco­no­mics (sub­mit­ted in April 2020).

FERREIRA-LIMA, M.J.; UHR, D.; FRANK, A.G. Explo­ring the role of tech­no­lo­gi­cal chan­ge in the rela­ti­onship betwe­en Stra­te­gic Inno­va­ti­on and Busi­ness Model Inno­va­ti­on. Under revi­ew at Jour­nal of Engi­ne­e­ring and Tech­no­logy Mana­ge­ment (sub­mit­ted in Mar­ch 2020).

FRANK, A.G.; BERNARDI, J.A.; FERREIRA-LIMA, M. The mode­ra­ting role of indus­tri­al coo­pe­ra­ti­on in the inno­va­ti­on input–output rela­ti­onship. Under revi­ew at Euro­pe­an Jour­nal of Inno­va­ti­on Mana­ge­ment (minor revi­ew reques­ted in April 2020).

Wor­king papers

The influ­en­ce of inno­va­ti­on bar­ri­ers on indus­tri­al coo­pe­ra­ti­on: evi­den­ces from a lar­ge-sca­le inno­va­ti­on sur­vey” with Mateus Fer­rei­ra Lima for sub­mis­si­on to Rese­ar­ch Policy.

Com­ple­te list of published papers (jour­nals & con­fe­ren­ces): check out here.

Key­no­te addres­ses and named lec­tu­res
2020 Key­no­te, Auto­ma­ti­on and Con­trol indus­try asso­ci­a­ti­on, webi­nar, June 2020.
2020 Key­no­te, VDI indus­tri­al webi­nar, webi­nar, June 2020.
2019 Lec­tu­re, Uni­ver­si­da­de Esta­du­al do Rio Gran­de do Sul, Por­to Ale­gre, Novem­ber
2019 Key­no­te, IX Int. Kno­wled­ge & Infor­ma­ti­on Con­fe­ren­ce, Por­to Ale­gre, Novem­ber
2019 Key­no­te, IVECO Inno­va­ti­on con­fe­ren­ce, Minas Gerais, Octo­ber
2018 Key­no­te, MIT-SENAI Annu­al Mee­ting, Bos­ton, Sep­tem­ber
2018 Key­no­te, SENAI Con­fe­ren­ce, Por­to Ale­gre, June
2018 Lec­tu­re, Uni­ver­si­da­de de San­ta Cruz do Sul, San­ta Cruz do Sul, Mar­ch
2017 Key­no­te, Gene­ral Motors’ Kai­zen Week, Gra­va­tí, Octo­ber
2017 Lec­tu­re, Uni­ver­si­dad Naci­o­nal de Misi­o­nes, Obe­rá — Argen­ti­na, Sep­tem­ber
2017 Key­no­te, Asso­ci­a­ti­on of Machi­nery Buil­ders, Por­to Ale­gre, Sep­tem­ber
2017 Lec­tu­re, Uni­ver­si­dad Naci­o­nal del Lito­ral, San­ta Fé, April
2016 Key­no­te, Asso­ci­a­ti­on of ICT com­pa­ni­es, Por­to Ale­gre, Novem­ber
2016 Key­no­te, Asso­ci­a­ti­on of Auto­ma­ti­on Enter­pri­ses, Por­to Ale­gre, August
2016 Lec­tu­re, Hes­tia Incu­ba­tor Workshop, Por­to Ale­gre, June
2015 Key­no­te, Ibe­ro­a­me­ri­can Pro­ject Mana­ge­ment Con­fe­ren­ce, Men­do­za, Sep­tem­ber
2015 Key­no­te, Health­ca­re Busi­ness Annu­al Mee­ting, HCPA, Por­to Ale­gre, Sep­tem­ber
2015 Key­no­te, Petro­bras Con­fe­ren­ce on Com­mu­ni­ti­es of Prac­ti­ce, Rio de Janei­ro, August
2014 Lec­tu­re, G-SCOPE rese­ar­ch mee­ting, Gre­no­ble INP, Fran­ce, Octo­ber
2013 Key­no­te, Petro­bras Con­fe­ren­ce on Com­mu­ni­ti­es of Prac­ti­ce, Rio de Janei­ro, August