Erin Sullivan is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Technology Strategies practice. Most recently, she was a Visiting PhD Fellow at Copenhagen Business School's Doctoral School on Knowledge and Management, where she joined Cutter Fellow and Harvard Businesss School Professor Rob Austin's research project on innovation. Ms. Sullivan focused on examples of complex innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. She co-authored two Harvard Business School cases on pharmaceutical innovation and an industry note on design.
Since September 2003, Ms. Sullivan has been pursuing a PhD in Business Studies at Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland). Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the impact of research and development on the pharmaceutical supply chain. This research is grounded in a supply chain perspective to understand the impact of upstream activities on downstream processes. It brings together supply chain strategy, supply chain design, innovation and capability issues. During the first two years of her doctoral studies, Ms. Sullivan was a research assistant for an Institute for International Integration Studies (Trinity College) project that focused on developing an understanding of the relationship between the evolving practice of International Supply Chain Management (ISCM) and globalization. She also designed and taught a 4th year undergraduate course, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, at The Institute for Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire (Co. Dublin).
Previously, Ms. Sullivan was a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, concentrating on an Internet evolution project with Professor Richard Nolan and Professor Robert Austin (both Cutter Fellows). Ms. Sullivan, who graduated with a BA in Art History and History from Wellesley College, is the author of Study Abroad for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2003).