Jeremy J. Kovach

Doctoral Candidate

Operations Management


Scheller College of Business

Georgia Institute of Technology

800 West Peachtree Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30308-0520

Email: Jeremy.Kovach(at)


Ph.D. in Operations Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, expected May 2014.

MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999.

BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1998.



Research Interests

Operations Strategy, New Product Development, Closed Loop Supply Chains, Incentive Structures, Management of Technology, Cross-Functional Project Management




Kovach, J., and S. Kavadias, "Implementing Strategy Through Projects: The Interplay of Organizational Structure and Strategic Scope"

Kovach, J., A. Atasu, and S. Banarjee, "Sales Force Compensation for Remanufactured Products"

Hora, M., J. Kovach, and P. Patel, "Firm Performance in Dynamic Environments: The Role of Operational Slack and Operational Flexibility"

Kovach, J., "Marketing and Engineering: Strategic Substitutes or Complements for Innovation?"

Kovach, J., and S. Kavadias, "Should Marketing Exaggerate Product Potential to Engineering?"




Pedagogical Material Development (Case Studies)

"Innovation at Cooper Lighting 2.0: Continuous Improvement of the Innovation Process," Georgia Institute of Technology teaching case developed jointly S. Kavadias




Teaching Experience

Instructor, Operations Management (MGT 3501), Spring 2012, 49 Students, 4.8/5.0 (evaluations).

Teaching Assistant, Managing the Resources of the Technological Firm (MGT 6772), Fall 2012.

Teaching Assistant, Service Operations Management (MGT 6357), Fall 2011.

Teaching Assistant, Operations Management (MGT 3501), Spring 2011.

Teaching Assistant, Collaborative Product Development (MGT 6326), Spring 2011.

Teaching Assistant, Operations Resource Planning (MGT 4352), Fall 2010.