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Noubar Afeyan

Noubar Afeyan

Department: Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Contact: (617) 868-1888, nafeyan@mit.edu

Expertise: International entrepreneurship

John Akula

John Akula

Department: Senior Lecturer, Law

Contact: (617) 452-3619, jakula@mit.edu

Expertise: Law

Deborah Ancona

Deborah Ancona

Seley Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-0568, ancona@mit.edu

Expertise: Leadership; Organizational change; Teams; Training programs

Sinan Aral

Sinan Aral

David Austin Professor of Management

Department: Associate Professor of Information Technology and Marketing

Contact: (617) 324-7535, sinan@mit.edu

Itai Ashlagi

Itai Ashlagi

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-6697, iashlagi@mit.edu

William Aulet

William Aulet

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 253-2473, aulet@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Alternative energy; Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Blogs; Breakthrough management; Business plans; Capital controls; Career development; Change management; Communication; Compensation; Competitive strategy; Computer; Computer-aided software; Corporate governance; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Eastern Europe; Elevator pitch; Emerging businesses; Employee motivation; Energy; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Global entrepreneurship; Incentives, corporate; Innovation; Intellectual property law; International entrepreneurship; Lead users; Leadership; Management effectiveness, measuring; Managerial communication; Managing change; Marketing strategy; Mergers and acquisitions; Middle East; New ventures; Oil; Organizational communication; Pakistan; Positioning; Pricing; Real estate; Recruitment; Sales and sales processes; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Software; Startups; Sustainability; Technological innovation; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Venture capital

Pierre Azoulay

Pierre Azoulay

Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 258-9766, pazoulay@mit.edu

Expertise: Alliances; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Clinical trials; Compensation; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Econometrics; Economics of organizations; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Human resource management; Incentives, corporate; Incentives, customer; Industrial economics; Innovation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Labor market policy; Management of technology; Non-market strategy; Patents; Pharmaceutical; Research and development; Social networks; Strategic management; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer

Lotte Bailyn

Lotte Bailyn

T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita

Contact: (617) 253-6674, lbailyn@mit.edu

Expertise: Career development; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Family issues; Gender issues, workplace; Integration of work and personal life; Public policy, employment relations

Kara Blackburn

Kara Blackburn

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

Contact: (617) 253-7479, kfb@mit.edu

Lori Breslow

Lori Breslow

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

Contact: (617) 253-3780, lrb@mit.edu

Expertise: Business education; Communication; Communication practices; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; International communication; Managerial communication; Writing and presentation skills

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor of Management Science

Department: Professor of Information Technology

Contact: (617) 253-4319, erikb@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Business intelligence; CEO compensation; Change management; Communication practices; Computers; Corporate strategy and policy; Digitization; Dot-com; Dot-com bubble bust; E-business; E-mail; Economics; Economics of organizations; Economy; Electronic publishing; Enterprise information systems; Extranets; File sharing; High technology companies; Incentives; Industrial economics; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology for management; Information technology, impact of; Information technology, social aspects; Internet; Knowledge management; Labor market policy; Macroeconomics; Management effectiveness, measuring; Managerial communication; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Online media; Online shopping; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Pricing; Service industry; Social networks; Technology; Telecommuting; Wikipedia

John Carrier

John Carrier

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , jfcarrie@mit.edu

John Carroll

John Carroll

Morris A. Adelman Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-2617, jcarroll@mit.edu

Expertise: Aerospace; Air safety; Change management; Chemical; Engineering management; Experimental design; Healthcare; Healthcare operations management; Information technology, social aspects; Leadership; Managing change; Nuclear power; Organization studies; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational learning; Organizational psychology; Teams

Emilio J Castilla

Emilio J Castilla

Department: Associate Professor of Management

Contact: (617) 253-0286, ecastilla@mit.edu

Expertise: Benefits; Career development; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Compensation; Employment relations; Future of work; Gender/race issues, workplace; Hiring; Human resource management; Industrial relations; Labor market policy; Managing diversity; Organizations; Recruitment; Social networks; Sociology; Turnover; Worker / Management relations; Workplace inequality and diversity

Christian Catalini

Christian Catalini

Department: Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-6727, catalini@mit.edu

Sharmila Chatterjee

Sharmila Chatterjee

Department: Academic Head, Enterprise Management Track Senior Lecturer, Marketing

Contact: (617) 253-8214, schatterjee@mit.edu

Expertise: Franchises; Marketing channels; Sales and sales processes; Trust-based marketing

Hui Chen

Hui Chen

Department: Associate Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 324-3896, huichen@mit.edu

Expertise: Bankruptcy; Bond pricing; Contagion; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Inflation; Investment risk

Court Chilton

Court Chilton

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 253-2212, cchilton@mit.edu

Zen Chu

Zen Chu

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 699-4036, zenven@mit.edu

Jake Cohen

Jake Cohen

Department: Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master's Programs|Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Law

Contact: (617) 324-8107, jcohen28@mit.edu

Randolph Cohen

Randolph Cohen

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , rbcohen@mit.edu

John Cox

John Cox

Nomura Professor of Finance

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-3414, jcox@mit.edu

Michael Cusumano

Michael Cusumano

Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-2574, cusumano@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Angel investing; Asia Pacific; Automotive; Business plans; Competitive strategy; Computer Industry; Computer-aided software; Consumer electronics; Corporate strategy and policy; Cultural differences; Electronic media; Electronic software; Engineering management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Google; High technology companies; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology for management; Information technology, history of; Information technology, impact of; Innovation; International management; Internet; Internet software; Internet software/applications; Internet strategy; Japan; Korea; Management of engineers and scientists; Management of information technology; Management of technology; Manufacturing management; Media; Microsoft; Mobile computing; Open source software; Operations management; Productivity; Project management; Quality; Research and development; Sales and sales processes; Semiconductors; Service industry; Software; South Korea; Startups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Telecommunications; Total quality management; World Wide Web

Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 715-4845, jpd2@mit.edu

Barbara Dyer

Barbara Dyer

Contact: (617) 715-7846, bdyer@mit.edu

Steven Eppinger

Steven Eppinger

General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-0468, eppinger@mit.edu

Expertise: Aircraft / Aviation; Automotive; Concurrent engineering; Global business processes; Product development and design; Project management

Roberto Fernandez

Roberto Fernandez

William F. Pounds Professor in Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-7256, robertof@mit.edu

Expertise: Change management; Changing work environments; Gender issues, workplace; Hiring; Human resource management; Labor market policy; Managing change; Managing diversity; Networking, personal, business, organizational; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational studies; Recruitment; Social networks; Sociology, occupational

Charles Fine

Charles Fine

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-3632, charley@mit.edu

Expertise: Offshoring; Outsourcing; Supply chain management

Jonathan Fleming

Jonathan Fleming

Department: Senior Lecturer, Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Contact: (617) 357-7474, jfleming@oxbio.com

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship Competition; Alliances; Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Business plans; Cancer, multi-drug therapy models; Capital budgeting; Capital market; CEO compensation; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Economic history; Economics; Economics of organizations; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Euro; Federal Reserve; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial reporting; Foreign investment; Genetics; Germany; Health management; Healthcare industry; Hedge funds; HIV, multi-drug therapy models; Industrial economics; Investment analysis; Knowledge management; Medical devices; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; Microeconomics; Middle East; New ventures; Patents; Political economy; Research and development; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Startups; Technological innovation; Venture capital

Jay Forrester

Jay Forrester

Professor Emeritus of Management

Department: System Dynamics

Contact: (617) 253-1571, jforestr@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Applied economics; Automotive; Branding; Business education; Business process modeling; Consumer packaged goods; Consumer products, marketing; Corporate strategy and policy; Customer relationships and CRM; Customer satisfaction; Deflation; Distance learning; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Game theory; Information technology, impact of; Internet; K-12 education; Macroeconomics; Management of technology; Managerial economics; Market research; Marketing; Marketing strategy; Nonlinear dynamics; Positioning; Statistics; Supply chain management; System dynamics; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing

David Gamarnik

David Gamarnik

Nanyang Technological University Professor of Operations Research

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-7779, gamarnik@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied math; Applied probability; Decision making, decision support; Disaster recovery; Healthcare operations management; Mathematical programming; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Probability, applied; Stochastic modeling

Xavier Giroud

Xavier Giroud

Ford International Career Development Professor of Finance

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 324-3901, xgiroud@mit.edu

Joao Granja

Joao Granja

Department: Assistant Professor of Accounting

Contact: (617) 324-7297, jgranja@mit.edu

John Grant

John Grant

Department: Senior Lecturer, International Action Learning Programs (G-Lab, China/India Lab, GO-Lab)

Contact: (617) 324-4373, jcgrant@mit.edu

Nathaniel Gregory

Nathaniel Gregory

Department: Senior Lecturer in Finance

Contact: (617) 324-7312, ngregory@mit.edu

Joseph Hadzima

Joseph Hadzima

Department: Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Contact: (617) 475-6009, jgh@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Angel investing; Benefits and compensation; Business education; Business plans; CEO compensation; Conflicts of interest; Corporate governance; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Executive pay; High technology companies; Innovation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property strategy; Law; Management of technology; New ventures; Non-profits; Patents; Private equity; Research and development; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Securities and Exchange Commission; Software; Startups; Stock options; Venture capital

Leigh Hafrey

Leigh Hafrey

Department: Senior Lecturer, Communication and Ethics

Contact: (617) 258-0266, lhafrey@mit.edu

Expertise: Business education; Business ethics; Career development; Change management; Changing workforce; China; Communication practices; Conflict management; Conflicts of interest; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Diversity; E-mail; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Ethics; Family business; Family issues; Gender issues, workplace; Human resource management; Human rights; International communication; Leadership; Managerial change; Managerial communication; Managing diversity; MBA; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Organizational communication; Values in the professions; Work / Family issues; Writing and presentation skills

Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , bhalligan@alum.mit.edu

Neal Hartman

Neal Hartman

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

Contact: (617) 253-8624, nhartman@mit.edu

Expertise: Asia; B-school; Business education; Business ethics; Change management; China; Communication practices; Conflict management; Corporate social responsibility; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Diversity; E-mail; Electronic communication; Ethics; Gender issues, workplace; Globalization; Hiring; International communication; International management; Korea; Leadership; Managerial communication; Managing change; Managing diversity; Motivation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Taiwan; Teams; United Kingdom; Writing and presentation skills

John Hauser

John Hauser

Kirin Professor of Marketing

Department: Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 253-2929, hauser@mit.edu

Expertise: Bayesian statistics; Branding; Consumer behavior; Consumer marketing; Consumer measurement; Consumer products, marketing; Customer satisfaction; Innovation; Market research; Marketing; Positioning; Probability, applied; Product development and design; Product loyalty; Sampling; Statistics; Trust-based marketing; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing

Arnoldo Hax

Arnoldo Hax

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management Emeritus

Department: Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-4930, ahax@mit.edu

Expertise: Corporate strategy and policy; International management; Latin America; Operations management

Bengt Holmstrom

Bengt Holmstrom

Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics

Contact: (617) 253-0506, bengt@mit.edu

Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang

International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business

Department: Professor of Global Economics and Management and Associate Dean for International Programs and Action Learning

Contact: (617) 253-9768, yshuang@mit.edu

Expertise: Asia; China; Developing countries; Emerging markets; Environmental policy; Foreign investment; Global economics; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Government; Hong Kong; India; International management; International trade; Investment, foreign; Korea; Political economy; Singapore; Southeast Asia; Taiwan; Thailand

Jason Jay

Jason Jay

Department: Senior Lecturer, Sustainability

Contact: (617) 253-0594, jjay@mit.edu

Expertise: Cross-sectoral collaboration; Hybrid organizations

Charles Kane

Charles Kane

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 253-3386, ckane@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting, domestic; Accounting, international; Africa; Alliances; Analyst forecasts; Argentina; Asia; Asia Pacific; Auditing/auditors; Banking; Banking management; Brazil; Business education; Business ethics; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; Chemical; China; Competitive strategy; Component software technologies; Computer aided software engineering; Computer industry; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data acquisition; Data storage; Database and information integration technologies; Derivatives; Developing countries; Disclosure; Distance learning; Downsizing; E-commerce; Earnings manipulations; eBay; Education; Elevator pitch; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive education; Financial engineering; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Global entrepreneurship; Global sales strategies; Globalization; Google; High technology companies; Interest rates; International corporate strategy; International finance; International management; International trade; Internet security; Internet software; Internet software/applications; Internet strategy; Investment banking; Investor relations; K-12 education; Knowledge sharing; Logistics; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Monetary policy; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Non-profits; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations management; Options; Options pricing, valuation; Price fixing; Private equity; Privatization; Process control; Project management; Research, academic; Revenue management; Risk management; Sales force automation; Sales support systems and databases; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Service industry; Software; Startups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Supply chain management; Tax policy; Taxation, corporate; Turkey; Venture capital

Ralph Katz

Ralph Katz

Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-5085, rkatz@mit.edu

Expertise: Innovation; Organizational behavior; Research and development

Scott Keating

Scott Keating

Department: Senior Lecturer, Accounting

Contact: (617) 258-8947, skeating@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting, Domestic; Accounting, international; Activity Based Management; Asia; Auditing/auditors; Canada; Competitive strategy; Economics of organizations; Emerging Markets; Financial reporting; Management Control; Managerial Accounting; Microeconomics; Optimal control; Performance Measurement Systems; Risk management; Taxation, corporate

Katherine Kellogg

Katherine Kellogg

Department: Associate Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-2167, kkellogg@mit.edu

Expertise: Changing work environments; Work-life balance

Christine Kelly

Christine Kelly

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

Contact: (617) 452-3594, ckelly@mit.edu

Expertise: Business education; Business school; Communication; Communication practices; Conflict management; Distance learning; Diversity; Education; Executive education; International communication; Leadership; Managerial communication; Managerial vision; Managing diversity; MBA; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Teams; Writing and presentation skills

Janice Klein

Janice Klein

Department: Senior Lecturer, Organizational Change

Contact: (617) 253-8587, jklein@mit.edu

Expertise: Change management; Changing work environments; Employee motivation; Engineering management; Human resource management; Leadership; Management of engineers and scientists; Managing change; Operations management; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Teams; Virtual teams and organizations; Working virtually

Thomas Kochan

Thomas Kochan

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6689, tkochan@mit.edu

Expertise: 401K plans; Benefits; Career development; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Collective bargaining; Compensation; Disrupted work; Diversity; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Family issues; Firing; Flextime; Gender issues, workplace; Harassment; Hiring; Human resource management; Incentives, corporate; Industrial relations; Labor market policy; Labor relations; Labor unions; Management effectiveness, measuring; Managing diversity; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Pensions; Public policy, employment relations; Recruitment; Regulatory policy; Sexual harassment; Stock options; Telecommuting; Training programs; Tri-sector collaboration; Turnover; Unemployment; Work-life balance; Worker / Management relations; Working virtually; Workplace health

SP Kothari

SP Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Accounting

Contact: (617) 253-0994, kothari@mit.edu

Expertise: Capital Markets; Corporate Governance; Disclosure; Domestic; Executive compensation; Executive Compensation; Financial Reporting; India; International; Investment Analysis

Peter Kurzina

Peter Kurzina

Department: Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Contact: (617) 715-4850, kurzina@mit.edu

Expertise: Crisis; Interim management; Managing adversity; Turnaround; Work-out

Donald Lessard

Donald Lessard

Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Global Economics and Management, Emeritus; Professor of Engineering Systems, Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-6688, dlessard@mit.edu

Expertise: Capital budgeting; Corporate strategy and policy; Developing countries, economics; Energy; Executive Education; Foreign investment; Global business practices; Globalization; Green industries; Industrial partnerships; International finance; International management; Latin America; Management Education; Mergers and acquisitions; Mexico; Non-market strategy; Oil; Risk management; Strategic management; Sustainability; Taiwan

Retsef Levi

Retsef Levi

J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-4155, retsef@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied math; Applied probability; Business intelligence; Competition; Convergence; Decision making, decision support; Facility location; Healthcare operations management; Infrastructures; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Mathematical programming; Medical decision making with technological advances; Medicine; Middle East; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Price fixing; Probability, applied; Process control; Production; Project management; Revenue management optimization; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Supply chain management; Terrorism; Vehicle routing

Andrew Lo

Andrew Lo

Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-0920, alo@mit.edu

Expertise: Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Applied math; Applied probability; Arbitrage pricing theory; Artificial intelligence; Asset management and pricing; Banking; Banking management; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Bankruptcy; Bayesian networks; Bayesian statistics; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Business education; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; CEO compensation; Chat rooms, investment; Consumer behavior; Contagion; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Data acquisition; Data mining; Decision making, decision support; Deflation; Derivatives; Disaster recovery; Distance learning; Diversification, corporate; Dividend policy; Dot-com; E-commerce; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Education; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Executive education; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Government; Hedge funds; Hurdle rates; Inflation; Information technology; Information technology, artificial intelligence; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Interest rates; International finance; Intertemporal choice; Investment analysis; Investment banking; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Knowledge sharing; Law; Macroeconomics; Market, categorical structures in; Mathematical programming; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Neural networks; New stock markets; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Online banking; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Patents; Pensions; Personal finance; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Private equity; Probability, applied; Research and development; Research, academic; Retirement planning; Revenue management; Risk capital; Risk management; Sampling; Securities and Exchange Commission; Security prices; Simulation; Software agents; Startups; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Sub-prime lending; Technology; Trading decisions; Treasuries; Valuation; Venture capital; Wall Street; Web-based marketing

Stuart Madnick

Stuart Madnick

John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology

Department: Professor of Information Technology and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6671, smadnick@mit.edu

Expertise: Artificial intelligence; Bar code (electronic); Blogs; Component software technologies; Customer relationships and CRM; Data acquisition; Data mining; Data storage; Database and information integration technologies; Database marketing; Defense, military; Digital preservation; Digitization; E-commerce; E-mail; Enterprise information systems; Extranets; Financial information technology; Financial services; Globalization; Healthcare; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology for management; Information technology, artificial intelligence; Information technology, history of; Information technology, impact of; Internet security; Internet software; Internet strategy; Knowledge management; Legacy information; Management of information technology; Microsoft; National security; Online banking; Online shopping; Open source software; Regulation and policy, telecommunications; Security of technology; Software; System dynamics; Technology; Terrorism; World Wide Web

Thomas Malone

Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Information Technology

Contact: (617) 253-6843, malone@mit.edu

Expertise: Artificial intelligence; Blogs; Business intelligence; Business process modeling; Change management; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Climate change; Climate policy; Computer industry; Digitization; Dot-com; E-commerce; E-mail; Education; Employee motivation; Enterprise information systems; Future of work; Global warming; Groupware; High technology companies; Information systems; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology for management; Information technology, artificial intelligence; Information technology, impact of; Information technology, social aspects; Innovation; Internet; Internet governance; Internet privacy issues; Internet security; Internet software/applications; Internet strategy; Intranet; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Leadership; Management of information technology; Managerial communication; Managing change; Medical decision making; Motivation; Networking; Open source software; Organization studies; Organizational communication; Organizational design and performance; Organizational psychology; Social networks; Software; Software agents; Sustainability; Telecommuting; Wikipedia; Working virtually; World Wide Web

Matthew Marx

Matthew Marx

Mitsui Career Development Professor

Department: Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-5539, mmarx@mit.edu

Expertise: Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Patents; Silicon Valley; Software; Technology strategy

Robert McKersie

Robert McKersie

Professor Emeritus of Management

Department: Institute for Work and Employment Research

Contact: (617) 253-2671, rmckersi@mit.edu

Expertise: Industrial relations; Interest based negotiations; Organizational change

Robert Merton

Robert Merton

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 715-4866, rmerton@mit.edu

Expertise: Corporate finance; Derivatives; Financial engineering; Financial planning; Functional finance; Insurance; Retirement finance; Retirement planning; Risk management; Strategic finance

Fiona Murray

Fiona Murray

Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Associate Dean for Innovation & Co-Director MIT Innovation Initiative

Contact: (617) 253-3681, fmurray@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; China; Clinical trials; Drug models; Emerging businesses; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Gender issues; Genetics; Healthcare operations management; Human resource management; India; Innovation; Institutional partnerships; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Knowledge management; Law; Lead users; Management of engineers and scientists; Management of technology; Medical decision making; New ventures; Patents; Pharmaceutical; Research and development; Social networks; Startups; Technological innovation

Stewart Myers

Stewart Myers

Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Financial Economics

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-6696, scmyers@mit.edu

Expertise: Banking; Corporate finance; Finance; Insurance; Pharmaceutical

Christopher Noe

Christopher Noe

Department: Senior Lecturer, Accounting

Contact: (617) 253-4903, chrisnoe@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting, international; Accounting, US; Bankruptcy; Corporate disclosure practices; Earnings quality; Financial reporting; Financial statement analysis; Forecasting; Valuation

Sinead O'Flanagan

Sinead O'Flanagan

Department: Senior Lecturer, Leadership

Contact: (617) 253-5703, sof@mit.edu

Expertise: Action based learning; Business education; Change management; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Design of leadership development; Education; Employee motivation; Europe; High technology companies; International management; Ireland; Leadership; Management effectiveness, measuring; Management of engineers and scientists; Managerial communication; Managerial vision; Managing change; Motivation; Optimization; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational learning; Silicon Valley; Socially responsible business; Sustainability

James Orlin

James Orlin

E. Pennell Brooks (1917) Professor in Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-6606, jorlin@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Data mining; Decision making, decision support; Logistics; Mathematical programming; Operations research; Optimization; Transportation

Rory O'Shea

Rory O'Shea

Department: Visiting Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Contact: (617) 715-4852, roshea@mit.edu

Expertise: Economic Development; Entrepreneurship; Innovation Management; Innovative Thinking; New Venture Development; Open Innovation; Product Innovation; Start-ups; Technology Transfer; Venture Capital

Paul Osterman

Paul Osterman

Nanyang Technological University Professor

Department: Professor of Human Resources and Management

Contact: (617) 253-2667, osterman@mit.edu

Expertise: Career development; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Collective bargaining; Compensation; Competition; Diversity; Downsizing; Economy, current conditions; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Firing; Future of work; Hiring; Human resource management; Industrial relations; Labor market policy; Labor unions; Managing diversity; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Non-profits; Public policy, employment relations; Recruitment; Spain; Unemployment; Urban poverty

Jonathan Parker

Jonathan Parker

International Programs Professor in Management

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-7218, JAPARKER@MIT.EDU

John Parsons

John Parsons

Department: Senior Lecturer / MBA Program Finance Track Head

Contact: (617) 324-3745, jparsons@mit.edu

Expertise: Capital budgeting; Climate policy; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate strategy and policy; Derivatives; Dividend policy; Emissions trading; Energy; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial markets; Gas; Hurdle rates; Nuclear power; Oil; Public utilities; Risk management; Securities and Exchange Commission

Georgia Perakis

Georgia Perakis

William F. Pounds Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-8277, georgiap@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Competition; Europe; Mathematical programming; Operations research; Optimization; Transportation

Roberta Pittore

Roberta Pittore

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communications

Contact: (617) 258-7253, rpittore@mit.edu

Expertise: Business ethics; Communication; Communication practices; Conflict management; International communication; Leadership; Managerial communication; Managing change; Motivation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Teams; Values in the professions; Women in business; Writing and presentation skills

William Pounds

William Pounds

Professor Emeritus of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (781) 538-5798, wpounds@comcast.net

Expertise: Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Family business; Operations management

Robert Pozen

Robert Pozen

Department: Visiting Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 715-4813, bobpozen@mit.edu

Drazen Prelec

Drazen Prelec

Digital Equipment Corp. Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Management Science and Economics

Contact: (617) 253-2833, dprelec@mit.edu

Expertise: Consumer behavior; Consumer psychology; Credit cards; Transportation

Douglas Ready

Douglas Ready

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , dready@mit.edu

Nelson Repenning

Nelson Repenning

School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 258-6889, nelson@mit.edu

Expertise: Business process modeling; Sustainability; System dynamics

Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 258-8374, rigobon@mit.edu

Expertise: Africa; Applied economics; Argentina; Asia; Banking regulation; Bond markets; Brazil; Capital market; Contagion; Currency; Deflation; Developing countries, economics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Emerging markets; Equities; Euro; Europe; European Union; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Financial markets; Financial services; Foreign investment; France; Germany; Global trade standards; Globalization; Government; Healthcare; Hong Kong; Import quotas; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International trade; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Oil; Political economy; Russia; Savings rates; Securities and Exchange Commission; Singapore; Southeast Asia; Spain; Stock exchange; Stock market; Sustainability; Taiwan; Thailand; Trade policy; Treasuries; United States; Valuation

Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts

David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology

Contact: (617) 253-4934, eroberts@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Alliances; Angel investing; Business plans; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Global entrepreneurship; High technology companies; Management of technology; Startups; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer

Donald Rosenfield

Donald Rosenfield

Department: Senior Lecturer, Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-1064, donrose@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied probability; Automotive; B-school; Business education; Computers; Consumer electronics; Facility location; Globalization; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; MBA; Microeconomics; Operations management; Operations research; Production; Supply chain management; Transportation

Jeanne Ross

Jeanne Ross

Director and Principal Research Scientist

Department: Center for Information Systems Research

Contact: (617) 253-9461, jross@mit.edu

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Franco Modigliani Professor of Financial Economics

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 258-8371, sross@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Arbitrage pricing theory; Asia; Asset management and pricing; Banking; Bond pricing; Capital market; CEO compensation; Contagion; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Derivatives; Economics; Equities; Europe; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial services; Futures; Hedge funds; Investment analysis; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Options; Options pricing, valuation; Personal finance; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Retirement planning; Risk capital; Security prices; Stock exchange; Stock market; Stock trading; Treasuries; Valuation; Wall Street

Jose Santos

Jose Santos

Department: Senior Lecturer, Global Economics and Management

Contact: (617) 324-8388, santos@mit.edu

Anjali Sastry

Anjali Sastry

Department: Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics

Contact: (617) 253-0965, sastry@mit.edu

Expertise: Sustainability

Imran Sayeed

Imran Sayeed

Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 281-5197, isayeed@mit.edu

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer

Department: Senior Lecturer, Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-0486, scharmer@mit.edu

Expertise: Africa; Business ethics; Change management; Environment; Ethics; Europe; Executive education; Globalization; Innovation; Leadership; Organizational change; Organizational learning; Southeast Asia; Tri-sector collaboration

Richard Schmalensee

Richard Schmalensee

Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Economics, Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-2957, rschmal@mit.edu

Expertise: Antitrust; Applied economics; Business ethics; Climate change; Climate policy; Competition; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit cards; Economics; Economy; Electronic publishing; Energy; Environment; Global climate change; Global warming; Government; High technology companies; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Microsoft; Non-market strategy; Options; Political economy; Price fixing; Pricing; Public utilities; Publishing; Software; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Tax policy; United States

David Schmittlein

David Schmittlein

John C Head III Dean

Department: Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 253-2804, dschmitt@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Applied mathematics; Applied probability; B-school; Bayesian statistics; Brand management; Branding; Business education; Consumer behavior; Customer relationships and CRM; Database marketing; Education; International marketing; Market research; Marketing; Marketing channels; Marketing strategy; Marketing, international; MBA; Online shopping; Pricing; Product development and design; Product loyalty; Retail; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Web-based marketing

Andreas Schulz

Andreas Schulz

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 258-7340, schulz@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied mathematics; Decision making, decision support; Game theory; Mathematical programming

Michael Scott Morton

Michael Scott Morton

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management (Emeritus)

Department: Professor Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-7175, mssm@mit.edu

Expertise: Angel investing; Artificial intelligence; Business education; Changing workforce; Competitive strategy; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology, impact of; Management of information technology; Research, academic; Strategic planning; United Kingdom; United States

Peter Senge

Peter Senge

Department: Senior Lecturer, Leadership and Sustainability

Contact: (617) 253-1575, psenge@mit.edu

Expertise: Africa; China; Organizational change; Organizational learning

Jeffrey Shames

Jeffrey Shames

Department: Senior Lecturer, Finance

Contact: (617) 253-6033, jshames@mit.edu

Expertise: Sustainability

Lou Shipley

Lou Shipley

Department: Lecturer

Contact: , shipley@MIT.EDU

Nemit Shroff

Nemit Shroff

Department: Assistant Professor of Accounting

Contact: (617) 324-0805, shroff@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting-Domestic; Disclosure; Domestic; Financial Reporting; International; Investment Policy; Reporting

Eric So

Eric So

Sarofim Family Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Accounting

Contact: (617) 253-6470, eso@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting-Domestic; Accounting-International; Analyst forecasts; Asset Pricing; Domestic; Financial Reporting; Financial Statement Analysis; International; Market Microstructure; Statement Analysis

Steven Spear

Steven Spear

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 281-7620, sspear@mit.edu

Roger Stein

Roger Stein

Department: Senior Lecturer and Research Affiliate

Contact: , steinr@mit.edu

John Sterman

John Sterman

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management

Department: Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-1951, jsterman@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; B-school; Business education; Business process modeling; Carbon footprint; Change management; Climate policy; Energy; Environment; Environmental leadership; Managing change; Nonlinear dynamics; Organizational behavior; Organizational learning; Strategic planning; Strategy; Supply chain management; Sustainability; System dynamics

Scott Stern

Scott Stern

David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology

Contact: (617) 253-3053, sstern@mit.edu

Donald Sull

Donald Sull

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 324-4075, dsull@mit.edu

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

Department: Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-7998, NEIL_T@MIT.EDU

Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton

Department: Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 715-4838, zton@mit.edu

Catherine Turco

Catherine Turco

Theodore T. Miller Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 715-4856, cturco@MIT.EDU

Trond Undheim

Trond Undheim

Department: Senior Lecturer in Global Economics and Management

Contact: (617) 324-6780, tundheim@mit.edu

Expertise: EU, Scandinavia; impact, e-government; Knowledge work, networks; Leadership from below; New Ventures; Strategic management, Public policy

Glen Urban

Glen Urban

David Austin Professor in Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Marketing, Emeritus

Contact: (617) 253-6615, glurban@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Automotive; B-school; Bayesian statistics; Brand management; Branding; Consumer marketing; Consumer products, marketing; Customer relationships and CRM; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Database marketing; Dot-com; E-commerce; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Information technology for management; Internet; Internet privacy issues; Internet strategy; Knowledge management; Lead users; Market research; Marketing; Marketing strategy; Marketing, international; New ventures; Online feedback mechanisms; Online media; Online shopping; Positioning; Product loyalty; Publishing; Statistics; Telecommunications; Trust-based marketing; Web-based marketing; World Wide Web

James Utterback

James Utterback

David J. McGrath Jr. (1959) Professor of Management and Innovation

Department: Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-2661, jmu@mit.edu

Expertise: Emerging businesses; Energy; Engineering management; Europe; High technology companies; Innovation; Management of technology; Manufacturing systems; Oil; Product development and design; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer

John Van Maanen

John Van Maanen

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-3610, jvm@mit.edu

Expertise: Career development; Change management; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Disney theme parks; Dispute resolution; Employee motivation; Fishing industry; Leadership; Managing change; Networking, personal, business, organizational; Organization culture; Organization studies; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational design and performance; Service industry; Sociology, occupational; Team; Training; Values in the professions

Eric von Hippel

Eric von Hippel

T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Management

Department: Professor of Management of Innovation and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-7155, evhippel@mit.edu

Expertise: Change management; High technology companies; Innovation; Lead users; Management of technology; Managing change; Medical devices; Open source software; Patents; Research and development; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer

Henry Weil

Henry Weil

Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 258-6101, hbweil@mit.edu

Expertise: Aircraft / Aviation; Airlines; Alliances; Asia; Banking; Banking management; Bermuda; Business process modeling; Capital budgeting; China; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Consumer behavior; Convergence; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit cards; Customer relationships and CRM; Customer service; Data acquisition; Digitization; Dot-com bubble bust; E-commerce; Electronic media; Emerging businesses; Emerging markets; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Ethanol; Europe; European Union; 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; Pharmaceutical; Pricing; Research and development; Retirement planning; Singapore; Startup; Startups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; System dynamics; Taiwan; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Trust-based marketing; Wi-Fi; Wireless communication

Peter Weill

Peter Weill

Department: Senior Research Scientist; Chairman, Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)

Contact: (617) 253-2930, pweill@mit.edu

Expertise: Business transformation; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; E-business; E-commerce; Enterprise information systems; Information systems; Information technology; Management of information technology; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technology

Roy Welsch

Roy Welsch

Eastman Kodak Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Statistics and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6601, rwelsch@mit.edu

Expertise: Bayesian statistics; Corporate strategy and policy; Data acquisition; Data mining; Econometrics; Experimental design; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial markets; Information technology; Managerial economics; Process control; Statistics

Michael Whinston

Michael Whinston

Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Economics and Management MIT Sloan Applied Economics Group and MIT Department of Economics

Contact: (617) 258-8408, whinston@mit.edu

Janet Wilkinson

Janet Wilkinson

Department: Senior Lecturer Director of the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation

Contact: (617) 253-7418, jwilkin@mit.edu

Expertise: Healthcare delivery, Organizational Learning, System Dynamics

Darcy Winslow

Darcy Winslow

Department: Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

Contact: (503) 227-8820, dwinslow@mit.edu

Expertise: Breakthrough management; Change management; Climate change; Consumer behavior; Consumer products, marketing; Culture; Emissions trading; Environment; Executive education; Experimental design; Future of work; Global warming; Green industries; Leadership; Leadership consulting; Managing change; Non-profits; Product development and design; Socially responsible business; Sustainability; Sustainability; United States

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Department: Visiting Lecturer, Information Technology

Contact: (203) 856-4915, irving@irvingwb.com

Expertise: Blogs; Computer industry; Convergence; Digitalization; E-commerce; High technology companies; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology for management; Information technology, history of; Information technology, impact of; Information technology, social aspects; Innovation; Internet; Internet strategy; Knowledge sharing; Management of technology; Managerial communication; Mobile computing; Open source software; Organizational communication; Research and development; Technological innovation; Technology; World Wide Web

Andy Yap

Andy Yap

Department: Lecturer

Contact: (617) 324-7291, andyyap@mit.edu

Tauhid Zaman

Tauhid Zaman

KDD Career Development Professor in Communications and Technology

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-7353, zlisto@mit.edu

Juanjuan Zhang

Juanjuan Zhang

Department: Associate Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 452-2790, jjzhang@mit.edu

Expertise: Channel Management; Competitive strategy; Customer Relationship Management; Information and Incentives; Marketing; Marketing Strategy; Product Development; Social influence; Social Networks

Haoxiang Zhu

Haoxiang Zhu

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-2478, zhuh@mit.edu

Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

Nanyang Technological University Professor

Department: Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Contact: (617) 253-1918, ewzucker@mit.edu

Expertise: Diversity; Entertainment, business of; Market, categorical structures in; Organizational learning; Social networks; Teams

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