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Thomas J. Allen

Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus
Professor of Engineering Systems, Emeritus

Dr. Allen specializes in organizational psychology and management. He explores the relationship between organizational structure and behavior, the role of technological gatekeepers in technology transfer, and the influence of architectural layout on communication. He is a former co-director of the Leaders for Global Operations and System Design and Management programs.

Dr. Allen also examines international technology transfer, reward systems for technical professionals, and the impact of organizational structure on project performance. His long-term research targets the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, addressing principally the issue of project management.

Dr. Allen’s general expertise is in Ireland, management of engineers and scientists, and the pharmaceutical.

Books Published:

Books Published by Thomas J. Allen

Professor Tom Allen co-authors new book – March 14, 2007

LAI Book Receives IAA Award – November 7, 2003

Selected Publications:

Papers presented at the 2004 Engineering Systems Symposium:
> Co-Author of Monograph Chapter "Engineering Systems: An Enterprise Perspective"
> Co-Author of Submitted Paper "Engineering Systems: An Aircraft Perspective"

Related News:

Research of Thomas Allen mentioned in article on engineering workplaces to maximize innovation “Engineering Serendipity
The New York Times – April 7, 2013

Thomas Allen talks about his research into how information circulates around technology firms: “The Office Next Door” – Technology Review – November/December 2011

Tom Allen and the Allen Curve “Creating the right space to foster a spirit of innovation” Irish Times, Ireland, by Frank Dillon – December 8, 2008

Keeping Pace with Tom Allen – March 1, 2006

Paper Series on Academic Entrepreneurship, by Prof. Tom Allen and Dr. Rory P. – August 30, 2005

New leadership at LFM-SDM – June 12, 2003

Professor Thomas J. Allen to be honored by Barcelona – September 2002

Thomas J. Allen

Contact info:

Thomas J. Allen
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building NE25-758
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Phone: 617.253.6651
Email: tallen "at"


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