MIT Sloan Action Learning
GO-Lab
GO-Lab

GO-Lab Faculty

Donald Lessard

Donald Lessard

EPOCH Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus Professor of Global Economics and Management, Emeritus
Professor of Engineering Systems, Emeritus
Contact Information
Office: E62-460
Tel: (617) 253-6688
Fax: (617) 253-2660
E-mail: dlessard@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Sumaiya Rahman
Tel: (617) 253-6679
E-mail: sumaiyar@mit.edu

Group(s)

Global Economics and Management

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

General Expertise

Alternative energy; Clean energy; Corporate strategy and policy; Gas; Globalization; International corporate strategy; International corporate strategy; International finance; International management; Oil; Project management; Risk management; Risk management

Biography

Donald R. Lessard is the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research interests are in global strategic management and project management, focused on the energy sector, with an emphasis on managing in the face of uncertainty and risk.

He has published extensively on these topics in academic and professional journals, and is co-author of Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects: Shaping Institutions, Risks, and Governance (MIT Press 2001 with Roger Miller).

A member of the MIT faculty since 1973, Lessard has served as Deputy Dean of the Sloan School with responsibilities for research, international programs, and executive education; co-chair of the Energy Education Task Force that launched an Institute-wide undergraduate energy minor; and founding director of the MIT Executive MBA, the BP Projects and Engineering Academy, and the Li and Fung Executive Development Program. He also led the MIT-Merrill Lynch Partnership, MIT’s first large-scale collaboration with a financial services firm.

A leader in international management education, Lessard is a past President of the Academy of International Business and Dean of the Fellows of the Academy. He is a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Institute, a think tank based in Hong Kong. A senior advisor to the Brattle Group, he has led major consulting assignments with firms, banks, and government agencies throughout the world.

Lessard earned his BA in Latin American studies and his MBA and PhD in business administration from Stanford University.

Full curriculum vitae

Website

Publications

Strategic partnering in oil and gas: a capabilities perspective (2014)

The Evolution of EMNCS and EMNC Thinking: A Capabilities Perspective (2013)

Building Your Company’s Capabilities Through Global Expansion (2013)

Uncertainty and Risk in Global Supply Chains (2013)

Embracing risk as a core competence: The case of CEMEX (2009)

Mexican Multinationals: Insights from CEMEX (2008)

Real Asset Valuation: A Back-to-basics Approach. (2008)

“Frameworks for Global Strategic Analysis," Journal of Strategic Managment Education, 1(1). (2003)

“Risk and the Dynamics of Globalization,” in Birkinshaw, Markides, Stopford, and Yip, eds., The Future of the Multinational Company (Chichester, England: Wiley). (2003)

Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects: Shaping Institutions, Risks, and Governance (MIT Press, 2001)

Capital Flight: The Problem and Policy Responses. Washington, D.C.: Institute for International Economics, 1987.

International Financing for Developing Countries : The Unfulfilled Promise/Wp0783 (World Bank Staff Working Papers, No 783). Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1986.

Financial Intermediation Beyond the Debt Crisis (Policy Analyses in International Economics, No 12, September 1985). Washington, D.C.: Institute for International Economics, 1985

International Financial Management: Theory and Practice. New York, NY: Wiley, 1985.

Control of Indirect Financial Subsidies in Canada's Budget: Diagnosis and Recommendations (1982)

Currency Changes and Management Control: A Note on the Integration of the International Controller's and Treasurer's Functions (1974)

TBD

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics
Contact Information
Office: E62-433
Tel: (617) 253-0965
Fax: (617) 258-7579
E-mail: m.sastry@sloan.mit.edu
Group(s)

System Dynamics
Operations Management

Research Center(s)

MIT Leadership Center

General Expertise

Sustainability

Biography

Anjali Sastry is Senior Lecturer in System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sastry explores organizational and managerial effectiveness in practical domains where the challenges are complex and the needs are pressing. Her work connects systems thinking, management, and design thinking with global health and action learning. Sastry’s grounding in system dynamics informs her research on business models and their scale, quality, and sustainability in frontier markets along with her study of practical management approaches for improving healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings. Building on 70 on-the-ground improvement projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, she designs and carries out field studies and impact assessments, develops cases and other materials for teaching, and conducts qualitative and operational research in collaboration with domain experts and frontline practitioners.

These research interests translate into teaching innovations at MIT Sloan. Sastry has led dozens of teams of graduate students in GlobalHealth Lab, a popular elective class that partners every year with selected enterprises on the front lines of health care delivery. Built around the needs that partners identify, projects address management, operations, and strategy. Students work at MIT to design specific improvements that they then help implement on-site, working alongside enterprise staff. Now, Sastry is studying impact and refining a set of practical field-tested tools drawn from these projects. Press coverage includes features in the Financial Times, Forbes, and a widely-syndicated AP story, along with mentions by National Public Radio, the Times of India, and numerous other publications.

Sastry’s teaching experience includes undergraduates, MBAs, and PhD students; executive Sloan Fellows; both custom and open-enrollment executive education courses at Harvard, University of Michigan, and MIT; faculty development; and mentoring student entrepreneurs and researchers at MIT, Harvard, Tufts, Stanford, and Boston University. Her investment in teaching has led to a stream of ongoing research to explore how professional students learn from experience, practice, and action. She is currently at work on a book with Yasheng Huang on the disruptive educational and social impact of action learning.

Her professional experience includes management consulting at Bain and Company and research positions at Rocky Mountain Institute, where she worked in India, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. As an assistant professor at the University of Michigan and MIT Sloan, she used system dynamics computer simulation to research imprinting in organizations, institutional theory, organizational learning, and patterns of change in organizations. Sastry’s research has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Energy Policy, Corporate Reputation Review, and Technology Review.

Since 2011, Sastry has also been Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee of global nonprofit Management Sciences for Health. She advises WonderWork, the Ashoka Foundation, and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, among others, and is a frequent collaborator with colleagues from the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, MIT’s D-Lab, the MIT IDEAS competition, the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, and the Global Business School Network.

Sastry’s first book, Parenting Your Child with Autism: Practical Solutions, Strategies, and Advice for Helping Your Family, combines her personal experience, study of the research evidence, and management expertise in a practical guide for parents (2012, New Harbinger Publications; with Blaise Aguirre). In November 2014, Harvard Business Review Press publishes her new book on designing projects for learning and innovation, Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner (coauthored with Kara Penn).

Anjali Sastry holds an SB in physics, an SB in Russian Language, and a PhD in system dynamics, all from MIT.

Website

MIT Sloan Groundwork Initiative

Joseph Battat

Joseph Battat

Senior Lecturer
Contact Information
E-mail: jjbattat@gmail.com
Group(s)

Global Economics and Management

Biography

Joseph Battat is a Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is also currently a Senior Consultant, the World Bank Group. Battat joined the World Bank Group in 1989 where he held a number of positions, including the head of the Foreign Investment Advisory Services (FIAS). FIAS advises governments of developing and emerging economies on ways to improve their investment climate to stimulate domestic and foreign investment conducive to their economic and social development. Other positions Mr. Battat held in FIAS include program manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Central/East Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and China and Mongolia. In the course of this work, he had the opportunity to work or supervise work in over 95 countries.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Mr. Battat was a marketing systems engineer at IBM Canada, developing application systems in the fields of health care and education [1968-72]. He was also a member of the faculty, School of Business, Indiana University, teaching, conducting research, and consulting with Fortune 500 multinational companies on international business (1982-89).

Mr. Battat was the founding co-Dean of the first MBA program in China for the First Ministry of Machine Building (1978-86). He helped establish the International Management Center, Budapest (now the Business School), Central European University in 1987-88. He was the academic co-Dean of the China Executive Education Program of General Electric in the 1980s.

Mr. Battat has served on boards of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Since the 1990s and for six terms, he was a trustee or chair of the board of trustees of the Institute of Current World Affairs, a, fellowship-granting organization, located in the United States. He is currently a member of the advisory board for International Business, Indiana University. He also served on the board of directors of China Nature Flooring Inc.(China), as a director for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and member of the World Bank Group (2009-11).

Battat received an MS in electronics physics from Université de Grenoble (France) in 1968, a diploma in political philosophy from Beijing University in 1978, and a PhD in international business and economics from MIT in 1984.

David Birnbach

David Birnbach

Lecturer
Contact Information
Office: E62-415
E-mail: birnbach@mit.edu
Group(s)

Global Economics and Management

General Expertise

data analytics; enterprise software; innovation; management of technology; mobile applications; mobile development; mobile platforms; mobile platforns; new venture development; sales management; social entrepreneurship; startups; technological innovation; technology strategy

Biography

David Birnbach is a Lecturer in Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His focus is in the domains of entrepreneurship, technology innovation, and strategy.

David is a member of the teaching team and a mentor in the Global Entrepreneurship Action Learning Lab. He helps students put classroom theory into practice, as students work side-by-side with companies to apply classroom lessons to high-impact business challenges.

His teaching interests emanate from 25 years’ experience launching software companies, building markets, and managing diverse engineering teams. David has playing leadership roles with global firms and startups, and has held the positions of ceo, svp sales and marketing, head of business development, and lead engineer.

David is a principal in a consulting firm that helps CIOs apply entrepreneurship principles to accelerator innovation and create mobile centers of excellence to advance mobile solutions across the enterprise.

He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of Arizona and an MS in management of technology from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Phil Budden

Phil Budden

Senior Lecturer
Contact Information
Office: E62-455
E-mail: pbudden@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Stephanie Taverna
Tel: (617) 253-2676
E-mail: staverna@mit.edu

Group(s)

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

General Expertise

Banking; Banking industry; Consulting; Economic development; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship; Europe; European Union (EU); Foreign investment; Global business practices; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Government; Innovation; International communication; International entrepreneurship; Internationalization; Leadership; National security; United Kingdom; United States

Biography

Phil Budden is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, affiliated with the TIES Group.

He co-teaches a course on entrepreneurial ecosystems known as the 'Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Lab' (REAL) with Fiona Murray. REAL combines academic and real-world perspectives on how different stakeholders (including policymakers) can contribute to building successful ecosystems. Phil is currently on leave from the British government, working in Boston's private sector for the Royal Bank of Scotland's US subsidiary, RBS Citizens, focusing on financing transatlantic (especially British-American) trade and investment.

In the fall of 2012, while a Visiting Scholar at MIT, Phil undertook a project on entrepreneurship for the British Prime Minister's office at No 10 (and UK Trade and Investment) to inform the UK's Entrepreneurs Campaign. From 2007 until 2012, he had served as the British consul general to New England. As consul general, Phil had responsibility for transatlantic business affairs including trade and investment, politics and policy issues, as well as science and innovation, leading him to an abiding interest in entrepreneurship. He moved the British Consulate to One Broadway (aka E70) to be closer to MIT Sloan and the Cambridge Innovation Center.

Phil had joined the British Foreign Office in 1993. His first ten years as a diplomat focused on Britain's membership of the European Union and its key economic and technology policies. His second decade was spent in the US: first at the British Embassy in Washington (focused on transatlantic economic and business issues including technology security, international science and innovation links, and trade policy), and later based in Boston as Her Britannic Majesty's consul general to New England.

Phil holds a BA and MA in History from Lincoln College, the University of Oxford; an MA in history and government from Cornell University; and a PhD (DPhil) in international political economy from the University of Oxford.

John Grant

John Grant

Senior Lecturer, International Action Learning Programs
(G-Lab, China/India Lab, GO-Lab)
Contact Information
Office: E62-421
Tel: (617) 324-4373
E-mail: jcgrant@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Sumaiya Rahman
Tel: (617) 253-6679
E-mail: sumaiyar@mit.edu

Group(s)

Global Economics and Management

General Expertise

Action learning; Asia; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; China; Competitive strategy; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate finance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Forecasting; France; Germany; Global business practices; Global business processes; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Healthcare; India; International corporate strategy; International corporate strategy; International finance; International management; Japan; Medical devices; Medical devices; Mergers and acquisitions; New venture development; Performance measurement systems; Pharmaceuticals; Southeast Asia; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Taiwan; United Kingdom; United States; Valuation; Valuation; Vietnam

Biography

John Grant is a Senior Lecturer in Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His focus is in the domains of global strategy, corporate finance and valuation, entrepreneurship, and strategic management.

Mr. Grant is a member of the teaching team for the MBA course 15.225 - Economy and Business in Modern China and India, where he is the Associate Course Lead. He is responsible for overseeing the 30+ student consulting projects each year that are a component of the course.

In addition, Mr. Grant is a mentor in several of MIT Sloan’s International Action Learning Programs: Global Entrepreneurship Lab, China Lab, India Lab, Enterprise Management Lab, and Global Organization Lab. He has mentored teams supporting companies in East & Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America, in addition to the U.S. Company issues have involved business strategy development, operations management, new market entry, global organization, and integrated strategic management.

Mr. Grant’s management interests are the result of over 30 years’ experience as a global strategic management consultant. He has worked on six continents with organizations ranging from startups to the world’s largest and most complex multinational companies.

Mr. Grant has been a principal in three leading strategy consulting firms, managing consulting practices in Europe, Asia, and North America. He has also been involved in the startup of new ventures in healthcare, energy services, and biotechnology, and has held the positions of chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Mr. Grant holds a BS in applied mathematics from the University of Washington and an SM in management (finance concentration) from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Charles Kane

Charles Kane

Senior Lecturer
Contact Information
Office: E62-415
Tel: 617) 921-2541
Fax: (617) 452-3172
E-mail: ckane@mit.edu
Group(s)

Global Economics and Management
Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

General Expertise

Accounting; Africa; Alliances; Analyst forecasts; Argentina; Asia; Auditing; Banking; Banking marketing; Brazil; Business education; Business ethics; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; China; Competitive strategy; Component software technologies; Computer industry; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data acquisition; Data storage; Derivatives; Developing countries ; Disclosure; Distance learning; Downsizing; Earnings manipulations; eBay; eCommerce; Education; Elevator pitch; Emerging markets; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive education; Financial engineering; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Google; High technology companies; Interest rates; International coroparte strategy; International finance; International management; International trade; Internet security; Internet software; Internet strategy; Investment banking; Investor relations; Knowledge sharing; Logistics; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Monetary policy; Negotiation and conflict resolution; New ventures; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations management; Options; Options pricing valuation; Price fixing; Private equity; Process control; Project management; Revenue management; Risk management; Sales force automation; Service industry; Software; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic planning; Supply chain management; Tax policy; Taxation; Turkey; Venture capital

Biography

Charles Kane is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Goup and also in the Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Kane is currently chairman of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation and was formerly the president of OLPC, a nonprofit organization that provides technology to enhance education in less developed countries. Prior to OLPC, Kane was a founding investor and CFO of Global BPO Services Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. that acquired Stream Global Services.

Prior to Global BPO, Kane was the CFO of RSA Security (acquired by EMC); CFO of Aspen Technology; president and CEO of Corechange, Inc. (acquired by Open Text Corp.); and CFO of Informix Software (acquired by IBM). He has also served in financial executive positions at Stratus Computer, Prime Computer, and Deloitte.

Throughout his career, Kane has been involved in developing and executing sophisticated financial strategies in globalizing corporations and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent speaker and writer on these topics, as well as other international financial topics and social entrepreneurial ventures. Kane is the audit chairman on the boards of Progress Software (PRGS); Carbonite (CARB); Demandware (DWRE); RealPage (RP); and Photobox LTD.

He also served on the Boards of Applix (acquired by IBM); Borland Software (acquired by Micro Focus LTD; and Netezza Corp (acquired by IBM). Kane is also on the Board and a founding member of the Hult Global Challenge which is now part of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a certified public accountant and has taught international finance at the business schools of Boston College and Babson College. Kane is the coauthor of the book Learning to Change the World—the Social Impact of One Laptop per Child.

Kane holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in international finance from Babson College.

Valerie Karplus

Valerie Karplus

Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management
Contact Information
Office: E62-482
Tel: (617) 452-3582
E-mail: vkarplus@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Sumaiya Rahman
Tel: (617) 253-6679
E-mail: sumaiyar@mit.edu

Group(s)

Global Economics and Management

General Expertise

Alternative energy; Asia; Carbon footprint; China; Clean coal; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Economic development; Electricity; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy efficiency; Environment; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Gas; Germany; Global business practices; Global business processes; Global climate change; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Global standards; Global warming; Globalization; Innovation; Innovation management; Intellectual property; International communication; International corporate strategy; International corporate strategy; International entrepreneurship; International management; International trade; Internationalization; National security; Natural gas; Nuclear power; Offshoring; Oil; Outsourcing; Privatization; Product innovation; Public utilities; Regulation and policy; Research and development; Social responsibility; Solar power; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Sustainability; Sustainable design; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Water; Wind power

Biography

Valerie J. Karplus is an Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Director of the Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project (CECP) in the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

Her research focuses on resource and environmental management in firms operating in diverse national and industry contexts, with an emphasis on emerging markets and the role of policy. Karplus is an expert on China’s energy system, including technology trends, energy system governance, and the sustainability impact of business decisions. She is currently leading the China Energy and Climate Project at MIT, a collaborative team of researchers from the U.S. and China focused on China's role in global energy markets and climate change mitigation. She currently teaches the spring-term course Global Strategy and Organization targeted at MBAs and other MIT graduate students.

Karplus has previously worked in the development policy section of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, and in the biotechnology industry in Beijing, China, as a Luce Scholar.

She holds a BS in biochemistry and political science from Yale University and a PhD in engineering systems from MIT.

Research interests: Asia; biotechnology; China; climate change; economic modeling; economic development; emerging markets; energy; environmental economics; globalization; international management; political economy; resource management; strategy; sustainability; water

Website

View a complete list of publications (PDF)

Janice Klein

Janice Klein

Senior Lecturer, Organizational Change
Contact Information
Office: E40-393
Tel: (617) 253-8587
Fax: (617) 253-1462
E-mail: jklein@mit.edu
Group(s)

Operations Management

General Expertise

Change management; Changing work environment; Employee motivation; Engineering management; Human resources; Leadership; Managing change; Operations management; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Teams; Virtual teams and organizations

Biography

Janice Klein is a Senior Lecturer in Organizational Change at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Klein currently teaches leadership in the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) and System and Design Management (SDM) programs. Her recent research, summarized in True Change: How Outsiders on the Inside Get Things Done in Organizations (Jossey-Bass, 2004), explores knowledge transfer and the application of new ideas and concepts at the workplace. In addition, she leads a multidisciplinary research team investigating virtual collaboration and the development and maintenance of high-performance globally dispersed teams. Klein’s earlier research has focused on aligning operations and human resource strategies in the areas of job design, team leadership, employee empowerment, and organizational change.

She is a graduate of General Electric Company’s Manufacturing Management Program. During her years at GE (1972–1981), she held various manufacturing and human resource management positions. In addition, she coordinated several organizational change efforts aimed at increasing employee involvement. Klein has consulted on teams and organizational change with United Technologies, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, and Goodyear. Her publications include, “Why Supervisors Resist Employee Involvement” (Harvard Business Review, August/September 1984), “The Human Costs of Manufacturing Reform” (Harvard Business Review, March/April, 1989), and “Job Design” (The Handbook of Technology Management, 1998). Her textbook, Revitalizing Manufacturing: Text and Cases (Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin, Inc., 1990), focuses on the implementation of new manufacturing systems and technologies.

Klein holds a BS in industrial engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from Boston University, and a PhD in industrial relations from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Publications

True Change: How Outsiders on the Inside Get Things Done in Organizations. Jossey-Bass, 2004.

The American Edge : Leveraging Manufacturing's Hidden Assets. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993.

Revitalizing Manufacturing : Text and Cases. Homewood, IL.: Irwin, 1990.

Christopher Noe

Christopher Noe

Senior Lecturer, Accounting
Contact Information
Office: E62-681
Tel: (617) 253-4903
Fax: (617) 253-0603
E-mail: chrisnoe@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Cassie Reddick
Tel: (617) 715-4178
E-mail: creddick@mit.edu

Name: Jackie Donnelly
Tel: (617) 324-1198
E-mail: jdonn@mit.edu

Name: Nancy Leonelli
Tel: (617) 253-6130
E-mail: leonelli@mit.edu

Group(s)

Accounting

General Expertise

Accounting; Accounting fraud; Accounting standards; Bankruptcy; Corporate disclosure practices; Earnings manipulation; Financial reporting; Forecasting; Valuation

Biography

Christopher Noe is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the Sloan School of Management.

Noe specializes in the fields of financial accounting and corporate finance. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at MIT Sloan, Noe was a vice president at Charles River Associates, an economics consulting firm. His work at CRA included valuation of business enterprises, financial securities, and specific assets/liabilities; financial statement analysis; examination of accounting restatements; solvency assessment; and damages estimation. Noe has published on topics such as voluntary disclosures and insider transactions, analyst specialization and stock breakups, and stock return volatility.

Noe holds a BA in economics from Emory University, an MS in applied economics and a PhD in business administration from the University of Rochester.

Full curriculum vitae

Working Papers

Publications

The Sale of the Washington Redskins: Discounted Cash Flow Valuation of S-Corporations, Treatment of Personal Taxes, and Implications for Litigation (2005)

Analyst Specialization and Conglomerate Stock Breakups (2001)

Disclosure Quality, Institutional Investors, and Stock Return Volatility (2000)

Voluntary Disclosures and Insider Transactions (1999)

Henry Weil

Henry Weil

Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Contact Information
Office: E62-423
Tel: (617) 258-6101
Fax: (617) 253-2660
E-mail: hbweil@mit.edu
Support Staff

Name: Sumaiya Rahman
Tel: (617) 253-6679
E-mail: sumaiyar@mit.edu

Group(s)

Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

General Expertise

Airlines; Alliances; Asia; Aviation; Banking; Bermuda; Business process modeling; Capital budgeting; China; Competition; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Consumer behavior; Convergence; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Customer relationships; Customer service; Data acquisition; Digitalization; Dot-com; eCommerce; Electronic media; Emerging businesses; Emerging markets; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Ethanol; Europe; European Union (EU); Financial services; France; Globalization; Hong Kong; Industrial economics; Information technology; Innovation; International corporate strategy; International management; Internet telephony; Lead users; Management of technology; Marketing strategy; Media; Microeconomics; Mobile computing; New ventures; Nonlinear dynamics; Oil; Online banking; Online media; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Research and development; Retirement planning; Singapore; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; System dynamics; Taiwan; Technological innovation; Technological strategy; Technological transfer; Trust-based marketing; Wi-Fi; Wireless communication

Biography

Henry Weil is a Senior Lecturer of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Weil served as president and chief executive officer of Cambridge-based management consulting firm Pugh-Roberts Associates before bringing his considerable knowledge of corporate strategy in technology industries to MIT Sloan. He is particularly expert in telecommunications, financial services, transportation, energy, and the media. His research delves into the effects of management policies, technological developments, industry structure, and regulation on corporate competitiveness and market behavior. Weil is currently looking at the commoditization of air transportation, telecommunications services, and refined petroleum products. He uses computer simulation modeling to analyze the dynamics of market development, competition, and long-term profitability.

Weil holds an SB and an SM in management from MIT.

Publications

“Application of System Dynamics to Corporate Strategy: An Evolution of Issues and Frameworks,” System Dynamics Review, Vol. 23, Issue 2-3, pp. 137-156, October 2007.

“Dynamics of Social Factors in Technological Substitution,” (with B. Dattée), Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Vol. 74, June 2007, pp. 579-607.

“The Dynamics of Innovative Industries,” (with J. M. Utterback), proceedings of the 23rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Boston, July 2005.

“The Road from Dependency to Empowerment: The Destination is Worth the Journey” (with E. E. Weil), Sloan School of Management Working Paper #4102, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, August 1999; also in eBusiness Research@MIT, Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2001.

Contact Us

One Amherst Street
Building E40-196
Cambridge, MA

617-324-9615
actionlearning@mit.edu