K. Scott Swan is Professor of International Business and Marketing at The College of William & Mary. He has lectured internationally at Corvinus University in Budapest, MCI in Innsbruck, Tsinghua University in Beijing, Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, WHU in Koblenz, Germany, and the Vienna Business School in Austria. His research interests have lead to publications in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, and The Journal of Product Innovation Management. His primary interests are in innovation and product design along with slowing moving into examining their implications for social entrepreneurship. Professor Swan has conducted economic impact studies for the Virginia Port Authority and Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, along with working in project management for Flour-Daniel, marketing management for Foremost Corporation of America, as well as founding several small businesses related to design.
Areas of Interest/Expertise
- Product Development & Design
- Global Marketing & Strategy
- Export Management
- Global Sourcing Strategy
- Innovation & Technology Transfer
- Cooperative Strategies
Journal of Product Innovation Management special issue on design (see the link below for free downloads):
- “Product Design Research and Practice: Past, Present and Future,” Journal of Product Innovation Management, May 2011 (with Michael Luchs).
- “The Emergence of Product Design as a Field of Marketing Inquiry,” Journal of Product Innovation Management, May 2011 (with Michael Luchs).
- "Does ‘The China Option’ Influence Subsidiary Technology Sourcing Strategy?" (with Brent Allred), Journal of International Management, Issue 15(2) 2009.
- "Personality-and-Culture: The Case of National Extraversion and Word-Of-Mouth," Journal of Business Research, 59(6) 2006, pp. 778-785 . (with Todd Mooradian)
- "Exploring Robust Design Capabilities, Their Role in Creating Global Products, and Their Relationship To Firm Performance," Journal of Product Innovation Management, 22 (2) 2005, pp. 144-64 (with Masaaki Kotabe & Brent Allred).
- "The Mediating Role of Innovation Strategy on the Influence of Industry Structure and National Context on Firm Performance," Journal of International Management, 11 (2) 2005, pp.229-52 (with Brent Allred).
- "Contextual Influences on International Subsidiaries' Product Technology Strategy," Journal of International Management, 10 (2) 2004, pp. 259-86 (with Brent Allred).
- "Global Versus Multidomestic: Culture's Consequences on Innovation," in Management International Review, Volume 44(Special Issue) 2004, pp. 81-105. (with Brent Allred).
- "A Product and Process Model of the Technology Sourcing Decision" Journal of Product Innovation Management, Volume 20(6) 2003, pp. 485-96 (with Brent Allred).
- "Interconnections between Product Development and Supply Chain Management," Journal of Product Innovation Management, Volume 20(5) 2003, pp. (with Tomas Hult).
- "Technology Acquisition Strategy in an Internationally Competitive Environment," The Journal of International Management, 2000 (6), 1-30 (with Aldor Lanctot).