William Flannery holds a Ph.D. in management, a M.S. in physics and a B.S. in physics from the University of Houston. Prior to joining the faculty at UTSA, he worked at a small R&D firm, progressing from technician to research scientist to project manager and ultimately vice president. He completed his studies for the Ph.D. in management in 1974, with his research focused on the management of NASA’s lunar science efforts at the Johnson Space Center during the Apollo program. He joined the faculty at UTSA in 1975 and collaborated with colleagues at UTSA to start the Management of Technology Program in 1993 and served as director until January 2012. He was named chair of the newly formed Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management in January 2012.
- Strategic management of technology
- Technology transfer from lab to market
- Management of professional personnel
“The Impact of Lean Enterprise Transformation on Production Learning Curves Used by Technology Managers in Aerospace Companies: A Decomposition-Based Model of Unit Derived Learning Curve Data,” with Cory Hallam, Proceedings of Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, OR, August 2011.
“Comparative Analysis of Work Force Management Techniques Between Lean and Traditional Manufacturing Companies: A Quantitative Decision Tool for Choosing Between Layoffs and Continual Improvements,” with Cory Hallam and Susan Hammond, Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Phuket, Thailand, July 2010.
“Analysis of the Toyota Production System and the Genesis of Six Sigma Programs: An Imperative for Understanding Failures in Technology Management Culture Transformation in Traditional Manufacturing Companies,” with Cory R. A. Hallam and Justin Muesel, Proceedings of the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Phuket, Thailand, July 2010.
“Improve Technology Transfer with this Alliance Scorecard,” with J. Michael Munson, Woodie Spivey and Fu-Sen Tsai, in Research-Technology Management, Vol. 52, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2009, pp. 10-18.