Service to the Discipline


Editorial experience


Journal of Product Innovation Management

  • Special Issue editor: Responsible Innovation with Ian Sinapuelas, Phil Macnaghten, and Chenwei Li. May 31st 2024 submission date. See Special Issue Call for Papers here.
  • Associate Editor JPIM (2022-Present)
    • Decisions on 12-15 Manuscripts per year
    • Represented JPIM in a Meet The Editors session at the PICMET conference in Portland, Oregon in August 2022.
      • Session had editors of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Technology Forecasting and Organizational Change representing
      • 40+ attendees in the session
    • Manager Reviewer Development Program (RDP) (2022-Present): Engaged reviewers and good reviews form the lifeblood of a good peer-reviewed journal. I worked with the JPIM EiC’s to design, develop, deploy, and administer JPIM’s first RDP. See 2023-2024 Call for Participants here. Reviewing for well-known peer-reviewed journals provides several benefits including developing as a scholar (e.g., improving critical thinking, increasing domain knowledge, improving research execution capabilities, improving research explication capabilities, improving knowledge about responding to reviewers of your their research, improving knowledge about the journal’s editorial stance etc.), career benefits, personal fulfillment among others. The JPIM RDP is intended to help early-career reviewers learn about the full peer-review process and train them to provide high quality reviews.
      • Process: Mentees first attend one synchronous online training workshop about how to write good reviews and how to write better manuscripts
      • Over the period of year they are assigned two mentors (ERB member) and four manuscripts to review
      • Multiple workshops are held to provide mentees feedback on the reviews, see other reviews, see the reports from Associate Editors, and Editor’s decision letters. In this way mentees see behind the scenes of how journal decisions are made by JPIM editorial staff,
      • at the end of the program, the trainees receive a course completion certificate that can help in their job search, and
      • at the discretion of the editors and the program manager, they are added to the JPIM reviewer pool and a select few are provided a pathway to be added into the ERB.
      • Program outcome: in AY 2022-2023, 20 Assistant professors, Post Docs, and Ph.D. students underwent the one-year multi-faceted program where participants worked with six mentors.


Conference co-chairing and track chair



  • 2013-2014: Conference Co-Chair (with Barry Bayus of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) of the Product Development Management Association’s 2013 Academic Research Forum: responsibilities included, Editorial job of reviewing, finding and assigning reviewers and making acceptance and rejection decisions on almost 70 submitted manuscripts, setting the conference agenda and running the conference.
  • Track Co-chair (with Subin Im) for “New Product Development, Product Management and Entrepreneurship” track for the 2011 summer AMA conference: Editorial job of reviewing, finding and assigning reviewers and making acceptance and rejection decisions on over 40 submitted manuscripts,


Other Service to discipline


  • Scientific Committee Member Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (2023-)
  • The 30th International Product Development Management Conference 2023 (in Lecco, Italy) Jury member for best papers (Tom Hustad and Krister Karlsson Best paper Awards)
  • Organized annual Responsible Innovation Conference at SF State (With Chenwei Li and Ian Sinapuelas): lead the organization of the Inaugural RI&E Research Conference on April 21st and 22nd 2023
    • One of the originators of RI, Phil Macnaghten, was Keynote Speaker
    • Rippleworks CEO Doug Galen was featured in a fireside chat with Geoff Desa on the topic of responsible entrepreneurship and social innovation
    • Founder- directors of RI and practitioners of RI at Meta and Google in panel discussions
    • Invited Guest Speakers: 13, Number of registrants: 95, 90+ In-person attendances over the two days
  • Lead the organization of a JPIM Paper Development Workshop at SF State (With Chenwei Li and Ian Sinapuelas) on April 22, 2023
    • worked with the editors of Journal of Product Innovation Management and developed a CfP.
    • Secured facility and managed all logistical needs
    • Garnered nine high-quality scholarly papers from across the United States and internationally.
    • During the highly intensive full day in-person PDW participants were given intensive training to develop their paper into a JPIM submission. Three participants were from Lam Family College of Business and the others were from the following institutions: Aarhus University, Babson College, San Diego State University, University of North Dakota, Auckland University of Technology, and the University of Burgundy. It was a mixture of Professors (full, associates, and un tenured),
  • Reviewing conference papers and research proposals for Product Development Management Association (PDMA) (2011- present, two or three papers a year)
  • PDMA Academic Committee Member (2022-)
  • Academic Vice President Product Development Management Association (PDMA) 2019-2022 (Pro Bono Three year term):  As the VP of Academics, I was responsible for all the academic activities of PDMA (Chairing the Academic committee, PDMA’s annual conference and the JPIM Research ForumPDMA Doctoral ConsortiumPDMA Dissertation Proposal Competition, designing and implementing new academic initiatives such as the PDMA Research Competition). PDMA also publishes the Journal of Product Innovation Management.  This VP maintains a dotted line connection with the Co-Editors in Chief of JPIM. JPIM Research Forum along with the PDMA annual conference (over 300-person conference) brings together over 150 of the leading scholars in Innovation and Innovation Management with 150-200 practitioners of innovation, innovation management, and product development from the industry. The PDMA Doctoral consortium enhance the development of doctoral students who are conducting dissertation research in the domain of innovation and new product development. Students who are accepted into the Consortium will be honored as Doctoral Student Fellows and have a unique opportunity to network and meet and discuss ideas with leading innovation scholars and corporate executives in a collaborative, open, and sociable setting. The aim of the PDMA Dissertation Proposal Competition is to foster rigorous academic research on innovation and new product/service development and encourage close ties between the academic and corporate worlds.
  • PDMA doctoral consortium Faculty Fellow
    • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 2019
    • University of Tennessee Knoxville 2022
  • 2015-2022: Editorial Board member for Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM)
    • Reviewing articles for the journal (3/4 articles per year)
    • Attending editorial board meetings regularly
    • Reviewing articles and recommending winners for various journal awards (Tom Hustad award, Abbie Griffin award among others)
  • 2015- 2016 Social Media Manager for Journal of Product Innovation Management
    • JPIM provided $7500 to buy out a course to do this work. Based on this work JPIM has a large online following on multiple platforms (e.g., Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc.)
    • During this time, the Social media presence of the JPIM was second only to Journal of Academy of Marketing Science
  • Reviewing conference papers and research proposals for (2011-present, two or three papers a years)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journals: Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Ethics, European Journal of Marketing, among others.
  • Reviewing manuscripts for conferences: American Marketing Association Conference, JPIM Research Forum, Association for Consumer Research, International Product Development Management Conference, Academy of Marketing Science Conference, Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Conference, among others.