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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

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

Jean-Noel Barrot

Jean-Noel Barrot

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 715-4820, jnbarrot@mit.edu

Ernst Berndt

Ernst Berndt

Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-2665, eberndt@mit.edu

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied mathematics; Database marketing; Drug and biological regulatory strategies; Econometrics; Economics; Emerging markets; Global economics; Globalization; Health management; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Management of technology; Medical decision making; Microeconomics; Price fixing; Probability; Research and development; Workplace health

Kara Blackburn

Kara Blackburn

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

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

Philip Budden

Philip Budden

Department: Senior Lecturer

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

Christian Catalini

Christian Catalini

Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship

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

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

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , eychen@mit.edu

Expertise: Entrepreneurship; Focusing on Disciplined Entrepreneurship, startup fundamentals, leadership and team development, lean startup, customer development, user and buyer persona development, primary market research, and hardware / software product development

Zen Chu

Zen Chu

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 699-4036, zenven@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

Paul English

Paul English

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , PME@mit.edu

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

Daena Giardella

Daena Giardella

Department: Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

Contact: (617) 715-4842, daenag@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

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

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

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

Tod Hynes

Tod Hynes

Department: Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Contact: (617) 253-8653, thynes@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Angel investing; Business plans; Elevator pitch; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Innovation; New ventures; Startups; Technological innovation

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Professor of Global Economics and Management

Contact: 617-290-9618, sjohnson@mit.edu

Expertise: Corporate governance; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Government; New stock markets; Political economy; Sustainability; Tax policy; Trade policy; Unemployment; United States; Venture capital

Aleksandra Kacperczyk

Aleksandra Kacperczyk

Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship

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

Contact: (617) 253-6618, olenka@mit.edu

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

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

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, andrew.lo@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

Shari Loessberg

Shari Loessberg

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

Contact: (617) 253-5070, loess@mit.edu

Expertise: Angel investing; Corporate governance; Cross-cultural awareness; Eastern Europe; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Financial services; Global entrepreneurship; International entrepreneurship; New stock markets; Non-profits; Russia; Social networks; Venture capital; Vietnam

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

Fiona Murray

Fiona Murray

William Porter 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

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

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science

Contact: , pentland@MIT.EDU

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

Robert Pindyck

Robert Pindyck

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd Professor in Finance and Economics

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-6641, rpindyck@mit.edu

Expertise: Airlines; Applied economics; Biopharmaceutical; Carbon footprint; Climate change; Competition; Credit card industry; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Energy; Environment; Futures; Gas; Industrial economics; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mergers and acquisitions; Microeconomics; Oil; Options; Options pricing, valuation; Pharmaceuticals; Price fixing; Pricing; Regulation and policy, competition; Sustainability

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

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

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

Antoinette Schoar

Antoinette Schoar

Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department: Professor of Finance

Contact: (617) 253-3763, aschoar@mit.edu

Expertise: Bankruptcy; Capital budgeting; Corporate finance; Diversification, corporate; Entrepreneurial finance; Europe; Financial services; Germany; India; Personal finance; Private equity

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

Lou Shipley

Lou Shipley

Department: Lecturer

Contact: , shipley@MIT.EDU

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

Lester Thurow

Lester Thurow

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics Emeritus

Department: Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Contact: (617) 253-2932, lthurow@mit.edu

Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Applied economics; Asia; China; Climate change; Defense, military; Deflation; E-commerce; Healthcare; High technology companies; Hong Kong; Human resource management; Industrial economics; Inflation; Interest rates; Japan; Korea; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Microsoft; Monetary policy; National security; Oil; Outsourcing; Pakistan; Russia; Semiconductors; Singapore; South Korea; Southeast Asia; Sustainability; Unemployment

Trond Undheim

Trond Undheim

Department: Senior Lecturer in Global Economics and Management

Contact: , 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

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

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

JoAnne Yates

JoAnne Yates

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Managerial Communication and Work and Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-7157, jyates@mit.edu

Expertise: BlackBerry; Blogs; Changing work environments; Communication practices; Diversity; E-mail; Electronic communication; Future of work; Gender issues, workplace; Groupware; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology, history of; Information technology, impact of; Information technology, social aspects; Innovation; Insurance; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Leadership; Legacy information; Management of information technology; Managerial communication; Managing change; MBA; Mobile computing; Organization studies; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Teams; Wireless communication; Work environments; Working virtually; Writing and presentation skills

Andrey Zarur

Andrey Zarur

Department: Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Contact: (781) 684-0239, azarur@mit.edu

Expertise: Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Business plans; Climate policy; Clinical trials; Drug and biological regulatory strategies; Drug models; Emerging businesses; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Environment; Global climate change; Global warming; Healthcare; Innovation; Medical devices; Mexico; New ventures; Pharmaceutical; Research and development; Startup; Venture capital

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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In a lively discussion with Simon Johnson, Lawrence Fish deconstructs the near collapse of the banking system and points out the multiple factors that have contributed to the financial crisis.

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

Simon Johnson warns in a new book that a "new financial oligarchy" threatens not only the nation's economy, but its political core. In 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, Johnson, says the book provides "the back story" for the 2008 financial crisis "and for all the issues being raised now around financial reform.

Challenges to the Global Economy

If economic analyses earned ratings like movies, this event would receive an X for extremely disturbing. Two of the field's most prominent voices spare any sugar coating in their unsettling accounts of the world's unfolding economic crisis.

Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for Business and Society

If "organizations are the way that ideas change the world," as MIT Sloan Dean Dave Schmittlein puts it, then look to institutions like MIT, which has wrapped its arms around the issues of energy and climate change, to help make sustainability real and attainable. The Dean describes some showcase work launched at MIT, including a long-lasting battery for electric cars, and MIT's own green campus efforts.

Opportunities in Building More Sustainable Supply Chains

When a global corporation implements sustainability standards, it pays to work closely with supply chains, as these panelists attest.

Building the Next Generation Company: Innovation, Talent, Excellence

While the ongoing world economic crisis has left many business leaders sweating (or worse), John Chambers is rolling up his sleeves in anticipation of an eventual recovery. After every economic challenge, he says, Cisco has come out with dramatic gains in market share. This time won't be different, if Chambers' bets pay off.

Seminar Series: Real Time Deep Dive into the Global Crisis as it Evolves 11/04/08

Nov. 4, 2008: In the second in a series of special seminars, Prof. Simon Johnson dives deep into the global economic crisis and answers questions from the MIT Sloan community.

Seminar Series: Real Time Deep Dive into the Global Crisis as it Evolves 11/18/08

Nov. 18, 2008: In the second in a series of special seminars, Prof. Simon Johnson dives deep into the global economic crisis and answers questions from the MIT Sloan community.

Student Stories: Matt Weiss, MBA '07

While in the process of applying to business school, he and a partner got a business up and running. Figuring that it was the perfect time to deepen his marketing and strategy skills, Matt Weiss left the business in the care of his partner and fully immersed himself in the entrepreneurial culture of MIT Sloan. While earning his MBA, Matt also kept time as the drummer for the student band, The Rolling Sloanes. And he timed his wedding to occur one week after graduation, giving the newlyweds plenty of time for a summer honeymoon in Australia. Prior to his graduation and his nuptials, Matt talked with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about bridging the gap between marketing and technology, his fondness for the marketing club, and the special camaraderie that exists between Sloanies.

G-Lab ’10: Intergrupo, Colombia

In Colombia, says Ramy Hakim, MBA ‘10, “everyone tries to be your friend. Everyone is very genuine.” This value on interpersonal relationships was a major takeaway for Hakim and his teammates when they spent time this spring working with Intergrupo, a software company based in Medellin, Colombia. The team was charged with creating a human resource strategy, but the camaraderie they found within the company may be the real success story. Says Hakim, “The friendships you develop in the business place really propel the work you do.” Listen to the podcast.

G-Lab ’10: Warmbath Hospital, South Africa

Witnessing multiple childbirths is not typically part of the business school curriculum. It was, however, an unexpectedly wonderful bonus for the G-Lab students working with South Africa’s Warmbath Hospital maternity ward. On site to collect information for the creation of an improved staffing model, the G-Lab team were also privileged to witness the efforts of the dedicated, if under-resourced staff, including the singing of a morning prayer for new mothers and their infants. Team members Kelsey McCarty and Jean-Nicolas Gagnon and talk about the nurses’ emotional approach to care as well as learning that the answers the team sought could be found only by learning to ask the right questions.

G-Lab ’10: Nam Mee Books, Thailand

Bangkok-based Nam Mee Books has made a name for itself as Thailand’s leading publisher of comics and children’s books, including Harry Potter, but it now faces the challenge of expanding into a broader market. The company’s openness to new ideas and willingness to follow whatever path the G-Lab team they worked with recommended meant more pressure on the team, but also a greater sense of ownership over the company’s future for the team members. Lia Cavalcante and Jeremy Bratt talk about the kind of research was required for such an undertaking and the willingness of their hosts to listen.

Forging Fellowship: Pascal Marmier, SF 2008

As Sr. Advisor of Swissnex Boston, Pascal Marmier, focuses on the high-tech collaboration among Swiss and U.S. scientists, entrepreneurs, and innovators in hopes of achieving climate change. In his time with the MIT Sloan Fellows program, Marmier, SF 2008, advanced his knowledge of sustainability through access to faculty leaders and in his role as co-founder of the MIT Sloan Fellows Social Impact Group. The group -- representing more than 25 countries -- believes that giving back to society is not about self-sacrifice, it's about commitment.

G-Lab ’10: Kampala Family Clinic, Uganda

For Irina Kogan, Emmy Linder, and Anne Reilly, all MBA ’10, flexibility was key when selecting a G-Lab project to work on, and Uganda’s Kampala Family Clinic provided plenty of it. The tradeoff, however, was some extra work to better define both the scope and the deliverables for the project. The for-profit clinic wanted to expand, but was unsure which way to go. One very important lesson that the team imparted to its client: It is important to understand why the organization has been successful in the past before deciding which direction to grow for the future. Listen to the podcast.

Student Stories: Sierra Towers, MBA '09

Set clear expectations on the home front and with your classmates -- and keep an open mind. Those are Sierra Towers' rules for successfully combining motherhood and her management education. She was initially drawn to MIT Sloan by the energy and collaboration she found here, but was also reassured by the insights of other student moms and the resources available for families. Sierra takes time out of her very busy schedule to talk to us about owning a restaurant, her extensive knowledge of beer, and doing her homework with her kids.

G-Lab ’10: Mercy Corps, Jakarta

In Jakarta, Indonesia, street carts are a major source of food for children. In their efforts to combat childhood malnutrition, the Mercy Corps organization is trying to insure that such street carts offer healthy options for their young customers. With a well-run pilot program in place, Mercy Corps brought an MIT Sloan G-Lab team to the table to learn how to maximize their efforts and expand their business. The team spent several weeks in Jakarta, gaining valuable insights about the culture of the city and the conditions of the neighborhoods in which the food carts were operating. In the end, the team was able to provide Mercy Corp with the tools necessary to grow their business and advance their mission.

2010 $100K Competition Winners: C-Crete Technology

MIT Engineering PhD candidate Rouzbeh Shahsavari and MIT Sloan's own Natanel Barookhian, MBA '10, were recently awarded first prize in the 20th annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Their startup, C-Crete Technology, has created a nanoengineered concrete that reduces CO2 emissions and is stronger than any other cement currently on the market. Shahsavari and Barookhian talk about the genesis of their idea, as well as where they go from here.

G-Lab '09: Ras Resort, India

The first in a series of podcast exploring MIT Sloan's renowned Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab) focuses on a marketing challenge in Mumbai, India. A Mumbai-based entrepreneur hopes to capitalize on his belief that tourism in India will be growing--particularly among business travelers--by expanding his hotel business into other cities across the country. It's the job of the MIT Sloan G-Lab team to sift through his ever-shifting ideas and goals and steer him and his business in the right direction. Team members Gerardo Guzman and Karen Bruck (both MBA class of 2009) talk about zeroing in on the project's scope to build their client a solid business plan and the welcome assistance of MIT alumni contacts in India.

Student Stories: Oliseyi Boroffice

Growing up in Nigeria, Seyi witnessed the effects of poverty firsthand. Consequently, the steps he's taken as an adult have been moving toward one goal: alleviating that poverty. As a recent graduate of the MIT Sloan/JFK School of Government dual-degree program, Seyi learned key lessons in how to make business work in the complex, and often insufficient, infrastructure of a developing country. A firm believer that entrepreneurship is essential to creating jobs and eradicating poverty, Seyi is headed back to his native land to put his education and his passion to work. On the eve of his graduation, correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate spoke with Seyi about resisting the lure of big business in the U.S. and his hopes for the future of Nigeria.

In Action: Assured Labor

Assured Labor is the latest start-up to rise out of the notorious entrepreneurial ecosystem of MIT Sloan. The company -- which matches dependable workers with honest employers via mobile phone text messaging -- first came to life when three of its founders met in the School's Developmental Entrepreneurship class. Now, after graduation, the team is pushing full steam ahead to assure the future of Assured Labor. Co-founders Matt Albrecht, Joseph Bamber, and David Reich, talk about what it takes to turn a good idea into a successful business.

Intellectual Capital: John Sterman discusses the new MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR)

John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester, Professor of Management and the Director of MIT System Dynamics Group, discusses the School's new portal for online case study -- MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR). Offering free educational resources to all those interested in current management issues, MSTIR provides specific advantages over other program's case studies. Listen as Sterman discusses MIT Sloan's unique approach to the study of industry evolution, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

Intellectual Capital: Professors Tom Kochan and Paul Osterman on IWER

The Institute for Work and Employment Research (IWER) at MIT Sloan studies issues that are of importance to a great many people—particularly these days. For over 70 years, IWER has explored work and employment issues in both the public and private sectors, and from the perspective of individuals and governments. Professors Tom Kochan and Paul Osterman sat down to explain the myriad areas of IWER’s expertise—from teaching HR management, negotiations, entrepreneurship, and leadership to their long tradition of focusing on labor and employment policy. Through its research and teaching, IWER hopes to help individuals, businesses, and policy makers adapt to the changing nature of work.

Not all entrepreneurs are young — Jim Dougherty

From Xconomy Most of the famous entrepreneurs we hear about are fairly young. We tend to read in the popular press about the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world and assume that all successful entrepreneurs launch businesses in their 20s. However, this couldn’t be further from reality. Recent studies show that older entrepreneurs are increasing while the number of younger entrepreneurs is decreasing. According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the share of entrepreneurs in the 55-64 age group jumped from 14.3 percent in 1996 to 23.4 percent in 2012. In contrast, the share of entrepreneurs in the youngest age group of 20-34-year-olds decreased from 34.8 percent in 1996 to 26.2 percent in 2012. An article by the well-known scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa in the Washington Post discusses a similar study in which Wadhwa found that the average and median age of successful founders from 1995-2005 was 39. He stated that twice … Read More »The post Not all entrepreneurs are young — Jim Dougherty appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

Partnering with Amazon? Think twice fashion retailers — Sharmila C. Chatterjee

From Fortune When I read that Amazon was in talks to partner with big fashion retailers like J. Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch and Neiman Marcus, it got my attention. Despite Amazon’s leadership position in online retail, you typically don’t associate these higher-end clothing retailers with a mainstream site that targets essentially everyone. If we were talking about a partnership between Amazon and Wal-Mart  WMT -0.94%  or even Costco, that would be far less surprising because of their parallels in broad customer bases and emphasis on low prices. But rather than partnering, Wal-Mart is making its own investments to level the playing field with Amazon. So why are fancier retailers like Neiman Marcus considering such a partnership? What are the risks? And do these risks outweigh the possible benefits? I think they do. For starters, look at the recent Amazon-Hachette dispute that followed failed contract negotiations. According to recent reports, Amazon  AMZN -0.53%  raised prices for Hachette books and … Read More »The post Partnering with Amazon? Think twice fashion retailers — Sharmila C. Chatterjee appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

‘Cultivating a holistic, integrative approach’: MIT Sloan School reflects on new Enterprise Management Track — Sharmila Chatterjee

From The Huffington Post A few years ago, we here at MIT Sloan School of Management looked in to launching an MBA track to complement the existing tracks in Finance and Entrepreneurship. We contacted alumni and business professionals to determine what types of skills companies most desired in our MBA graduates. We wanted to find out what the companies’ needs were and where they saw gaps. What we found is perhaps the paradox of today’s global business world: even as markets have become increasingly interconnected and technology enables employees spread all over the globe to easily share knowledge and resources, it’s still hard for large organizations to achieve true interconnectedness that get things done. The reason is simple. Employees have a natural tendency to be self-contained within their particular business units. Marketing folks mostly talk to other marketing folks; operations people consult other operations people; and the finance team pretty … Read More »The post ‘Cultivating a holistic, integrative approach’: MIT Sloan School reflects on new Enterprise Management Track — Sharmila Chatterjee appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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