Carlson School of Management

Roger Schroeder

Schroeder,Roger Glenn

Professor, Emeritus Professor in Operations Management
Carlson, Supply Chain & Operations
3-140 CarlSMgmt

Professor Schroeder has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, with high distinction, a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and he has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, he was on the faculty of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He has held positions in the Carlson School of Management as Director of the Ph.D. program and Chair of the Operations and Management Science Department.

Professor Schroeder has published over one hundred articles in major research journals and proceedings. The subject of these articles includes: the impact of quality management practices on performance and competitive advantage, fast new product innovation, and world class manufacturing.

Professor Schroeder has consulted with numerous business firms including: 3M Company, Honeywell, Motorola, Saint Paul School District, and Golden Valley Foods.

Professor Schoreder's academic honors and awards include being listed in the Outstanding Educators of America, he has been inducted as a Fellow in the Decision Sciences Institute, and is a Fellow in the Production and Operations Society. In 2009, he was recognized as the most cited author in Operations Managment. In 2010, Professor Schroeder was given the Lifetime Research Award at the Carlson School of Management.

Published Books and Book Chapters

Operations Management: Contemporary Concepts and Cases, 5th ed., R. Schroeder, Susan Meyer Goldstein and M. Johnny Rungtusanatham (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2011).

Handbook of Metrics for Research in Operations Management: Multi-Item Scales and Objective Items, R. Schroeder, A. Roth, X. Huang, and M. Kristal (Sage, 2008).

High Performance Manufacturing: Global Perspectives, by Roger G. Schroeder and Barbara B. Flynn, Wiley, 2001

Journal Articles

"The Moderating Role of Contextual Factors on Quality Management Practices", Journal of Operations Management, D. Zhang, K. Linderman and R.G. Schroeder, to appear.

"The cumulative capability "sand cone" model: a new perspective for manufacturing strategy", International Journal of Production Research, Schroeder, R.G., Shah R. and Peng D., 49(16), 4879-4901, 2011.

“Views of Executives on Preserving Quality Superiority”, Quality Progress, Liedtke, C., Schroeder, R.G., Linderman, K., Rickard, J. 43(7), 24-29, July 2010.

“The globalization of operations in Eastern and Western countries: Unpacking the relationship between national and organizational culture and its impact on manufacturing performance,” Michael Naor, Kevin Linderman, Roger Schroeder, Journal of Operations Management, 28 (2010), 194-205.

"The Impact of Organization Structure on Mass Customization Capability: A Contingency View, Production & Operations Management, with “Huang, X., Kristal, M. and Schroeder, R.G., vol 19 (5): 515-530, Sept 2010.

“Linking Learning and Effective Process Implementation to Mass Customization Capabilities,” Journal of Operations Management, with Xiaowen Huang and Murat Kristal, 26, (6): 714-729, 2008.

“Linking Routines to Operational Capabilities: A New Perspective,” Journal of Operations Management, with David Peng and Rachna Shah, 26(6): 730-748, 2008.

“Six Sigma Definitions and Theory,” Journal of Operations Management, with K. Linderman, A. Choo and C. Liedtke, 26(4): 536-554, 2008.

“Method and Context Perspectives on Learning and Knowledge Creation in Quality Management,” Journal of Operations Management, with A. Choo and K. Linderman, 25(4): 918-931, 2007.

“Method and Psychological Effects on Learning Behaviors and Knowledge Creation in Quality Improvement Projects,” Management Science, with A. Choo and K. Linderman, 53(3): 437-450, 2007.

This individual is not scheduled to teach in the last, current, or next term.

Scholarly and Professional Service

Editorial Advisory Board, Quality Management Journal, 1998-present

Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Operations Management, 1990-present

Editorial Board, Production and Operations Management Journal, 1990-present

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PhD, 1966
Operations Research
Northwestern University

MS, 1963
Industrial Engineering
University of Minnesota

BS, 1962
Industrial Engineering
University of Minnesota


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