Fred Y. Phillips

  • Professor
  • Program Chair, SUNY Korea

Dr. FRED PHILLIPS joined the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2011 as Professor and Program Chair. Earlier he was Vice Provost for Research at Alliant International University, and before that Associate Dean at Maastricht School of Management, in the Netherlands, where he remains, for part of each year, Professor of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Research Methods. He is also a Senior Fellow at the IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin and Profesor Afiliado at CENTRUM, the business school of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Lima.

In New York, Texas, Oregon, and Holland, he has been a leader in developing graduate management curricula for employees of international and high-tech companies. His contributions in operations research include "Phillips' Law" of longitudinal sampling, and the first parallel computing experiments with Data Envelopment Analysis. He is co-recipient of grants totaling $5 million from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for the study of Japanese technology management practices. He brought many other grants to IC2, OGI, and MSM, and was recently coprincipal investigator on a $1 million NSF project, developing advanced information systems for the US Forest Service. He has won several awards for outstanding research.

Dr. Phillips is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s international journal Technological Forecasting & Social Change. He authored the textbook Market-Oriented Technology Management (Springer 2001), the popular title The Conscious Manager: Zen for Decision Makers (General Informatics 2003), and most recently a book on high-tech economic development, The Technopolis Columns (Palgrave 2006).

In addition to current appointments, he has held teaching, research, and management positions at the Universities of Aston and Birmingham in England, General Motors Research Laboratories, Market Research Corporation of America, the University of Texas at Austin, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology, SUNY Stony Brook, and Battelle-Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

Dr. Phillips has been a consultant to such organizations as Intel, Texas Instruments, and Frito-Lay Inc., and has consulted worldwide on technology based regional development. He is a founder of the Austin Technology Council, and was also a Board member for the Software Association of Oregon. He is a popular op-ed columnist and panel member in forums dealing with trends in management, technology, higher education, and economic development.

Dr. Phillips attended The University of Texas and Tokyo Institute of Technology, earning the Ph.D. at Texas (1978) in mathematics and management science. Married to Sue Phillips since 1979 and with two grown daughters, Fred enjoys his mission as an educator. His avocational passions are aikido, Argentine tango, travel and writing.

Recent Publications:

Mei-Chih Hu and F. Phillips, Technological evolution and interdependence in China’s emerging biofuel industry. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 78(7), September 2011, Pages 1130-1146.

F. Phillips, “Inter-institutional Relationships and Emergency Management.” International Journal of Society Systems Science, Vol. 3, No.1/2 2011 pp. 40 - 57.

F. Phillips, “Change in socio-technical systems: Researching the Multis, the Biggers, and the More Connecteds.” Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 75(5), June 2008, 721-734.

F. Phillips, “Technology and the Management Imagination.” Pragmatics & Cognition, 13:3, 533-565, 2005.

F. Phillips, “Toward an Intellectual and Theoretical Foundation for ‘Shared Prosperity.’” Systemic Practice and Action Research, 18:6, December, 2005, pp. 547-568.

P. Limprayoon and F. Phillips, “Corporate vs. Social Attitudes toward Environmental Externalities.” Int'l. Jour. Global Environmental Issues, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011, pages 109-138.

F. Phillips, Social Culture and High Tech Economic Development: The Technopolis Columns. Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2006.