William Mass

William Mass, Economic & Social Development of Regions, Center for Industrial Competitiveness, Institute for Visualization & Perception Research, Global Studies

William Mass, Economic & Social Development of Regions, Center for Industrial Competitiveness, Institute for Visualization & Perception Research, Global Studies

Associate Professor, Co-director
Phone:
978-934-4245
Fax:
978-934-4028
Office:
O'Leary Library 500C

Research Interest

Research and teaching interests include technological and organizational change,  comparative industrial development, local and regional development policies.

Educational Background

M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health; Ph.D., Boston College

Biosketch

William Mass is Co-Director of the Center for Industrial Competitiveness and Associate Professor in the Regional Economic and Social Development Department. His research concentrates on technology transfer, development and diffusion within and across the U.S., Europe and Asia; and local and regional development policies in New England.

William Mass received the Newcomen Essay Prize for his work on pre-automobile enterprises and the development of the Toyota enterprises. He is the co-editor of Organizational Capability and Competitive Advantage, and he has won a Newcomen Special article prize for his published work on the history of industrial research in the United States. He is a Trustee of the Business History Conference and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Industrial History.  
 
 
William Mass was Chair of the Regional Steering Committee and Principal Investigator for the subcontract from the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology that established the Merrimack Valley Manufacturing Partnership (MVMP), one of the five regional industrial modernization programs within Massachusetts. William Mass served on the MVMP Board of Directors from 1994-1999. Dr. Mass is a member of the Executive Committee and a Director of MassExcellence (MAX), a non-profit and state supported organization. MAX  administers the state quality award program and provides examiner training in the use of the Baldrige criterion for performance excellence.

Dr. Mass served as Interim Dean of Graduate Programs, College of Management, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1994-95. He was the 1992-93 Newcomen Fellow at the Harvard Business School, and National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Fellow in 1984-85 at the Harvard School of Public Health. His recent research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the UMass Lowell Committee for Industrial Theory and Assessment. He has previously taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Connecticut at Hartford, Tufts University, and the Harvard School of Public Health.