Knowledge Complementarity and the Effects on Supply Chain Innovation

Fred Ahrens

University of Toledo

Fred Ahrens is a faculty member at the University of Toledo where he teaches courses in ERP and operations/supply chain management. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.  He also holds MS in Quantitative Analysis.  Prior to his current academic career, he was a mechanical engineer employed at GE aircraft Engines and later as a Business Analyst (SAP MM/PP module) at two major multinational firms.  His other industry roles include data analytics and Six Sigma process improvement projects. His research interests include knowledge exchange, knowledge management and incentive structures for inter-firm collaboration.     

Abigail Richard

University of Cincinnati

Abigail Richard a Mathematical Sciences PhD candidate doing research in geometric analysis at the University of Cincinnati.


As firms outsource non-core competencies, an increasing share of supply chain innovation must make use of intellectual property (IP) acquired through collaboration. When two or more IP bases can be combined for value greater... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Fred Ahrens (University of Toledo)
  2. Lakshmi PalaparambilDinesh (Indiana/Purdue Fort Wayne)
  3. Abigail Richard (University of Cincinnati)

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SCM-2 » Supply Chain Management-2 (10:45 - Friday, 13th April, Grand Central C)



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