Prof. Thomas J Allen

Professor of Management, Emeritus

Primary DLC

MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Room: E62-360

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Management of Technical Professionals, Engineers and Scientists in Organizations
Pharmaceutical Industry
Technological Innovation
Behavioral and Policy Sciences (BPS)
Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE)

Research Summary

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.

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 industry.

Recent Work