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Edward Fisk Watson III

Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems - Professor
Flores MBA Program - Professor
Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems - Department Chair
Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute - Interim Director
2200A Business Education Complex South
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2502
Fax: 225-578-2511
Email: ewatson@lsu.edu
Office Hours: by appointment



Education
Ph D Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
MS Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
BS Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Syracuse University
Courses Taught
BADM 7000 - Internship in Business Admininstration
BADM 7010 - Emerging Business Issues
BADM 7050 - Information Systems for MBA Students
BADM 7120 - Operations Management
BADM 7170 - Understanding International Management Challenges
BADM 7190 - Managing Sources of Competitive Advantage
BADM 7270 - Seminar in New Developments in Business Administration
BADM 7600 - Consulting Field Project
ISDS 3070 - Independent Reading and Research in Information Systems and Decision Sciences
ISDS 3075 - Internship in Information Systems and Decision Sciences
ISDS 3115 - Introduction to Operations Management
ISDS 3117 - Honors: Introduction to Operations Management
ISDS 4111 - Enterprise Systems
ISDS 7070 - Seminar in Advanced Business Problems
ISDS 7550 - Enterprise Systems
ISDS 7553 - Business and Systems Change
ISDS 7990 - Project
ISDS 8000 - Thesis Research
ISDS 9000 - Dissertation Research
Awards
Leadership and Commitment Recognition, Flores MBA Program, 2014
LSU Flores MBA, 2nd year MBA Teaching Award, Flores MBA Program, 2008
Interests
Teaching Interest: Global Operations and Supply Chain Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation, Enterprise Systems
Research Interest: Supply Chain Management, Performance Analysis, Enterprise Systems, Serious Games in Business
Selected Research Publications

“Flying High, Landing Soft”: An Innovative Entrepreneurial Curriculum for Chinese SMEs Going Abroad. Chen, Y., Watson, E., Cornacchione, E., and Azevedo, R. (2013). Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship.

Soft Landings Curriculum of U.S.-China Entrepreneurship. Chen, Y., Watson, E., and Azevedo, R. (2011). China Currents, 10(2).

Application Service Providers: Market and Adoption Decisions. Yao, C., Watson, E., and Kahn, B. (2010). Communications of the ACM.

Grants

Title: Supply Chain Case Competition

Amount: (3000USD)

Granting Organization: Target

Personnel: Watson, E. (duty: Principal Investigator)

Year: (2014)

Books

Business Process Automation. Watson, E., and Holmes, K. (2009). In Shimon Y. Nof (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Automation (pp. 16). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Springer.

Professional and Service Activities
Assurance of Learning Committee, Committee Member
Graduate Programs Committee, Committee Chair
MBA Admissions and Curriculum, Committee Chair
Baton Rouge Area Chamber - International Committee, Board Member
Assurance of Learning Committee, Committee Member
Globalization Committee, Committee Member
Graduate Programs Committee, Committee Chair
MBA Admissions and Curriculum, Committee Chair
Employed by LSU since:
August 22, 1994
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