Jay Paap

President, Paap Associates


Jay Paap Jay Paap is President of Paap Associates, a management consulting firm assisting major corporations in a broad range of business and technology development efforts, teaches in executive programs sponsored by MIT, is a Fellow of the Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Professionals and a PDMA Certified New Product Development Professional. He also has held faculty positions at MIT Sloan School of Management and Indiana University.

Jay provides clients an integrated approach to creating the innovative environment in which to grow their businesses and position themselves for the future. He provides services in four areas: management of innovation (e.g., roadmaps, business development strategy, new product development, and organization of the technical and business development functions), open innovation and corporate venturing (including alliances and scouting), competitive intelligence, and executive education.

Dr. Paap has been active in the management of technology for over 45 years, and has consulted with industrial and governmental organizations for 40 years. His clients have included 3M, Abbott, Apple, AstraZeneca, AT&T, Baxter, BP, BHP, British Telecom, Chevron, Dow Corning, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Ford, Gillette, Hewlett-Packard, Infinitus, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Lockheed-Martin, IBM, Mars, Monsanto, Motorola, National Research Council (Canada), Novell, Procter & Gamble, Public Services Electric and Gas, Sandia Labs, SABIC, SC Johnson, Shell, Steelcase, Unilever, and Xerox.

Prior to founding Paap Associates, Jay was Partner at Data and Strategies Group, Principal at Ampersand Ventures, Director of Corporate Consulting at Venture Economics, and Associate Director and co-founder of the Technology Management Group at Pugh-Roberts Associates. Before entering consulting, Jay was an officer in the US Air Force, responsible for developing and deploying advanced electronics equipment.

In the 90s he helped start and run the Commercialization Roundtable in which senior business development managers from major companies met regularly for three years to share experiences on corporate venturing and develop best practices on how major corporations can effectively commercialize new technology based concepts and businesses. Among the members of the Roundtable were AT&T, Digital Equipment Corporation, Dow, DuPont, GTE, IBM, MCC, Motorola, and Xerox.

He has been a frequent speaker on corporate venturing, the management of innovation, and competitive intelligence, appearing in executive-level seminars throughout North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has participated in programs sponsored by MIT, Cal Tech, ANPEI, Business Week, The Management Roundtable, the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), Pure Insight, the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP), the AMA, and Nomura Research Institute, as well as internal seminars for over 250 government, professional, and industrial organizations.

Dr. Paap received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is a member of The Strategy and Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and the Product Development and Management Association; and served on the editorial advisory boards of Technology Management, The Journal of CI and Management and Competitive Intelligence Review where he served as the guest editor for a special edition on competitive technical intelligence. He co-authored “Anticipating Disruptive Innovation” which won the IRI’s Maurice Holland award for the best article published in Research Technology Management.

Faculty Media

  • Anticipating Disruptive Innovation

    Organizations in today’s hyper-competitive world face the paradoxical challenges of “dualism,” that is, functioning efficiently today while innovating effectively for tomorrow.


Contact Information

Phone: 1-617-332-4721
Email: jaypaap60@alum.mit.edu
Website: http://www.jaypaap.com
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