Jianxi Luo

Jianxi Luo

Department of Technology Management and Innovation

Journal Articles

Katja Hölttä-Otto, Kevin Otto, Jianxi Luo. 2013. Innovation Differences between New Venture Startups and Incumbent Firms. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13).

Victor Tang, Jianxi Luo. 2013. Idea Matrix and Creativity Operators. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13).

Jianxi Luo, Alison L. Olechowski, Christopher L. Magee. 2012. Technology-Based Design and Sustainable Economic Growth. Technovation. doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2012.06.005. [Read]

Jianxi Luo. 2013. Which Industries to Bail Out First in Economic Recession? Ranking U.S. Industrial Sectors by the Power-of-Pull. Economic Systems Research. 25(2), 157-169.[Read]

Jianxi Luo, Carliss Y. Baldwin, Daniel E. Whitney, Christopher L. Magee. 2012. The Architecture of Transaction Networks: A Comparative Analysis of Hierarchy in Two Sectors. Industrial and Corporate Changedoi: 10.1093/icc/dts007[Read]

Jianxi Luo and Christopher L. Magee. 2011. Detecting Evolving Patterns of Self-Organizing Networks by Flow Hierarchy Measurement. Complexity, 16(6), 53-61. [Read]

Christopher L. Magee, Pey Kin Leong, Jin Chen, Jianxi Luo, Daniel D. Frey. 2012. Beyond R&D: What Design Adds to a Modern Research University. International Journal of Engineering Education, 28(2): 1-10. [Read]

Matthias Holweg, Jianxi Luo, and Nick Oliver. 2009. The Past, Present and Future of China's Automotive Industry: A Value Chain Perspective. International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2(1/2), 76-118. [Read]

James Winebrake, Sandra Rothenberg, Jianxi Luo, Erin Green. 2008. Automotive Transportation in China: Technology, Policy, Market Dynamics, and Sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2(4), 213-233. [Read]

Other Publications


"Hierarchy in Industry Architecture: Transaction Strategy Under Technological Constraints" [Read]
Doctoral Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
Committee: Christopher Magee (Chair), Daniel Whitney, Carliss Baldwin, Daniel Roos

"The Impact of Government Policies on Industrial Evolution: The Case of China's Automotive Industry" [Read]
Master's Thesis, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, 2006
Advisor: Daniel Roos



Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D., M.S.,

Tsinghua University

M.S., B.S.,

Awards + Distinctions

  • "Reviewers' Favourite" Paper Award, International Conference on Engineering Design, 2013
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant, 2013
  • Singapore-MIT International Design Center Research Grant, 2012
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) Course and Program Grant, 2012
  • Best Dissertation Award (Runner-Up), Technology Management Section of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2011
  • Best Paper Award (2nd Place), Annual Conference of Chinese Association in Management Science and Engineering (CSAMSE), 2010
  • IMVP Research Grants, 2006; 2007
  • Alfred A.H. Keil Fellowship for Wiser Uses of Science and Technology, 2004
  • CIMC (China Int'l Marine Containers Ltd) Fellowship, 2003
  • Mercedes-Benz Fellowship, 2002
  • Special Award for Creativity, Mechanical Innovation Competition, Tsinghua University, 2001

Research Interests

I'm based at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and accepting postdocs, doctoral students, as well as visiting scholars. If interested, please email your c.v. and key publications. More information here.

Research: Technology Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Design, Creativity, Complex Network Analysis

Teaching: Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Introduction to Design, System Modeling