Roger Bohn


Roger Bohn is a professor of management and has been on faculty at the School since 1992. His research began looking at technological knowledge — what it is, what is does and how to develop it — and has extended into looking how aviation, and by extension all other important technologies, have shifted from the realm of art to the realm of science over 80 years.

Bohn is an expert in high-tech and international manufacturing, the electronics industry and the data storage industry. He often serves as a consultant to industry in the areas of manufacturing ramp-up, process improvement, product development and organizational management. He posts to the “Art and Science in Technology” blog, looking at how technologies evolve and why it matters.

With focused sabbaticals at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere, Bohn spent many years researching process improvement in the semiconductor industry, and coauthored a book on the evolution of firearms manufacturing over 200 years.

Bohn has published articles in a variety of management and academic journals, including Harvard Business Review, IEEE Transactions and Management Science. He also co-authored two groundbreaking books, “From Filing and Fitting to Flexible Manufacturing” (2005) and “Spot Pricing of Electricity” (1988) and his book in progress is titled “From Art to Science in Manufacturing.” 

Education and CV

Ph.D., Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 1982
B.A., Applied Mathematics, Harvard College, 1976

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Roger Bohn