Dr. Thomas Lechler is an Associate Professor at the Howe School, Stevens Institute of Technology. His research focuses on the early development stages of new ventures and the success factors of project management to understand the dynamics and interactions between decisions, structures, and behaviors on innovation success. He has built up an international research sample of 832 projects. He has published articles in leading international and German journals including Small Business Economics, Research Policy and others and authored two books in the fields of project management and entrepreneurship and reviews regularly for several technology and innovation management journals. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.