Ph.D., University of Houston, 2005; MBA, University of Houston, 1979; B.S. ChE., West Virginia University, 1976.
Strategic management of Innovation:Â exploration/exploitation, absorptive capacity, minimal structures, improvisation, knowledge transfer, strategic leadership for organizational learning.
Nemanich, L. & Vera, D. "Microfoundations of R&D Teams' Improvisation Capability." Under review at Organization Science. 2012
Arizona State University: 2006-present.
Career and Recent Professional Awards;Teaching Awards
Best Empirical Research Paper Published in 2009, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education; Best Paper Award, Management Education Division of Academy of Management, 2007; Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper of Strategic Management Society Conference, 2007; University of Houston Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence, 2005;Â Inroads CEO Vision Award (Recognition of support for professional development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American college students), 2001; City of Pasadena TX, Key to the City (Recognition of support for professional development of young women), 2001.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
President, Equilon Lubricants Co. 1998 - 2001, Executive Staff, Texaco 1996 - 1997, General Manager UK Retail/Commercial Sales, Texaco Ltd. 1992-1996, Other management, strategic planning, and technical assignments at Texaco, Getty, Exxon 1975 - 1992. Board positions: Library Advisory Board member 2008 - 2015/Board Secretary 2008-2009, Vice President 2010, President 2011, Scottsdale Public Library System. Board member 1999-2002, Inroads,Â Board member 1998 - 2001, Equilon Research and Development, Board member 1993-1996, Star Service Stations, Ltd.
Nemanich, L., Vera, D. Keller, R.T., Chin, W. 2010. "Absorptive capacity in R&D project teams: A conceptualization and empirical test." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Nemanich, L. & Vera, D. 2009. "Transformational Leadership and Ambidexterity in the Context of an Acquisition." The Leadership Quarterly.
Nemanich, L., Vera, D., & Banks, M. 2009. "Enhancing Knowledge Transfer in Classroom vs. Online Settings: The Interplay among Instructor, Student, Content, & Context." Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
Nemanich, L., Keller, R.T., & Vera, D. 2007. "Managing the Exploration/Exploitation Paradox in New Product Development: How Top Executives Define their Firm's Innovation Trajectory." International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.
Berson, Y., Nemanich, L., Waldman, D., Galvin, B.M.,& Keller, R.T. 2006. "Leadership and Organizational Learning: A Multiple Levels Perspective." The Leadership Quarterly.