Repenning currently serves as the faculty director for the MIT Executive MBA program. He is also the faculty director for the BP-MIT Operations Academy. His work focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to the successful implementation, execution, and improvement of business processes.
Professor Repenning has received several awards for his work, including best paper recognition from both the California Management Review and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. In 2003 he received the International System Dynamics Society's Jay Wright Forrester award, which recognizes the best work in the field in the previous five years. His current interests include safety in high hazard production environments and the connection between efficient internal operations and effective strategic positions.
Repenning holds a BA in economics from Colorado College and a PhD in operations management and system dynamics from MIT
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