Kenneth B. Kahn

Kenneth B. Kahn, Ph.D. is a Professor of Marketing and Executive Director of the da Vinci Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Holding degrees in industrial engineering and marketing, his teaching and research interests address product innovation, product management, and demand forecasting of current and new products. He has published over forty-five articles in such journals as the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Business Forecasting, Business Horizons, and R&D Management; authored the books Product Planning Essentials (Sage Publications, 2000; M.E. Sharpe, 2012) and New Product Forecasting: An Applied Approach (M.E. Sharpe, 2006); and served as editor of the PDMA Handbook on New Product Development, 2nd and 3rd editions (Wiley & Sons, 2004, 2013).  His industrial experience includes serving as an industrial engineer and project engineer for the Weyerhaeuser Company and a manufacturing engineer for Respironics, Inc. He has consulted and conducted training sessions with numerous companies, including Accenture, Acco Brands, Capital One, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Havi Global Solutions, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, John Deere, and the SAS Institute.  In March 2012, Dr. Kahn was recognized as one of the top ten innovation management scholars in the world by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.