Research Expertise: Mechanical Systems
Karl's research and teaching are focused on product development and innovation. He is particularly interested in how to manage the innovation process in order to identify, create, and develop exceptional opportunities. Karl conducts research on innovation in a variety of technological domains, including engineered goods, web-based services, and energy and environmental technologies. He has also developed innovative personal transportation devices, including human and electric powered vehicles.
ScD Mechanical Engineering 1988 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Innovation and new product development: Reflections and insights from the research published in the first 20 years of manufacturing & service operations management, Kavadias, S. | Ulrich, K.T., Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2020
- Idea Generation and the Role of Feedback: Evidence from Field Experiments with Innovation Tournaments, Wooten, J.O. | Ulrich, K.T., Production and Operations Management, 2017
- The importance of the raw idea in innovation: Testing the Sow's ear hypothesis, Kornish, L.J. | Ulrich, K.T., Journal of Marketing Research, 2014
- Design is everything?, Ulrich, K.T., Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2011
- Opportunity spaces in innovation: Empirical analysis of large samples of ideas, Kornish, L.J. | Ulrich, K.T., Management Science, 2011