Kent Bowen is a Professor at Harvard Business School. His current research and teaching is in the field of operations and technology management.

Professor Bowen joined HBS in 1992 after 22 years on the faculties of Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His current research focuses on managing technology-based enterprises: (1) managing science-based organizations; (2) a framework for the operations manager as leader, learner and teacher, and (3) principles for rapid learning in operations and technology management.

At MIT, Professor Bowen was Ford Professor of Engineering and a founder of Leaders for Manufacturing, a joint research and education program developed by MIT’s School of Engineering and the Sloan School of Management. Throughout his career at MIT, Bowen’s research focused on advanced materials, materials processing, technology management, and manufacturing. He has authored or co-authored over 190 articles, 45 case studies, and two books.

Bowen has served as President of the Washington Tacoma Mission and President of the Cambridge Massachusetts Stake.