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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

Evan Apfelbaum

Evan Apfelbaum

W. Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management

Department: Assistant Professor of Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 252-1427, epa1@mit.edu

Expertise: Cultural differences; Discrimination; Diversity; Experimental design; Gender issues; Gender issues; Leadership; Managing diversity; Organizational behavior; Organizational psychology; Race relations; Social psychology

William Aulet

William Aulet

Department: Senior Lecturer

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

Expertise: Accelerators; Action learning; Alternative energy; Angel investing; Apple; Apple; Apps; B-school; Blogs; Business education; Business education; Business plans; Business process modeling; Business school; Business-to-business marketing; Canada; Change management; Clean energy; Compensation; Compensation; Competition; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Computers; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Consumer behavior; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate incentives; Corporate strategy and policy; Crisis management; Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing; Crowdsourcing; Cultural differences; Customer incentives; Customer satisfaction; Disclosure; Distributed leadership; Diversity; Economic development; Education; Electronic media; Elevator pitch; Emerging businesses; Employee motivation; Employee termination; Energy; Energy efficiency; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Ethanol; European Union (EU); Executive education; Experimental design; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Global warming; Google; Hiring; Hybrid organizations; Hydraulic fracturing; Incentives; Incubators; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; International entrepreneurship; International marketing; Investor relations; Job creation; Lead users; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; LinkedIn; Management control; Management education; Managerial communication; Managing adversity; Managing diversity; Market research; Marketing; Marketing strategy; MBA; Medical devices; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Middle East; MOOCs; MOOCs; Motivation; Motivation; Natural gas; New venture development; New ventures; New Zealand; Non-linear dynamics; Nonlinear dynamics; Nuclear power; Oil; Online education; Open innovation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational learning; Organizations; Patents; Positioning; Pricing; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Product loyalty; Product management; Product strategy; Public utilities; Recruitment; Research and development; Robotics; Sales; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Social entrepreneurship; Solar power; Startups / Start-ups; Stock options; Stock options; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Sustainability; System dynamics; System dynamics; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology transfer; Twitter; United Kingdom; United States; Valuation; Valuation; Venture capital; Water; Wind power

Pierre Azoulay

Pierre Azoulay

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

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

Expertise: Alliances; Applied microeconomics; Apps; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Clinical trials; Cloud computing; Cloud storage; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Employee motivation; Hi technology companies; Incentives; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property laws; Labor market policy; Mergers and acquisitions; MOOCs; MOOCs; Non-market strategy; Online education; Outsourcing; Patents; Pharmaceuticals; Product innovation; Research and development; Startups / Start-ups; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; Twitter; Yelp

Jean-Noel Barrot

Jean-Noel Barrot

Department: Assistant Professor of Finance

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

Expertise: Applied microeconomics; Corporate finance; Economics; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Europe; European Union (EU); Finance; France; Innovation; Patents; Startups / Start-ups; Supply chain contracts; Venture capital; Venture capital

Ernst Berndt

Ernst Berndt

Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

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

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Applied probability; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Cancer; Clinical trials; Data analytics; Drug models; Econometrics; Economics; Education; Game theory; Health management; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; HIV; Industrial organization; Industrial organization; Industrial partnerships; Institutional partnerships; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Market research; Medicaid; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Medicare; Medicine; Microeconomics; Outsourcing; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Regulation and policy; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling

Lori Breslow

Lori Breslow

Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

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

Expertise: Communication; Communication practices; Education; Education; International communication; Management education; Managerial communication; MOOCs; Online education; Online education

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; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Big data; Business intelligence; Business school; CEO compensation; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Crowdsourcing; Data assets; Data mining; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Dot-com; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; eCommerce; Economics; Economy; Electronic commerce; Electronic media; Electronic publishing; Enterprise information systems; Executive compensation; Future of work; Google; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Intellectual property; Internet; Job creation; Job creation; Labor market policy; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Minimum wage; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; Neural networks; Offshoring; Offshoring; Online feedback mechanisms; Online shopping; Open innovation; Political economy; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Pricing; Privacy issues; Robotics; Robots; Sales force automation; Sharing economy; Sociotechnical system; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Unemployment; Unemployment; World Wide Web

Phil Budden

Phil Budden

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , pbudden@mit.edu

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

John Carrier

John Carrier

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , jfcarrie@mit.edu

Expertise: Action learning; Applied probability; Automotive industry; Bankruptcy; Business education; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Business transformation; Canada; Case studies; Change management; Competitive strategy; Crisis management; Data analytics; Education; Employee motivation; Energy; Europe; Executive education; Executive education; Experimental design; Family business; Fracking; Gas; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Healthcare operations management; Hospital operations management; Hostile work environment; Hydraulic fracturing; Industrial organization; Industrial relations; Industrial relations; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Inventory; Italy; Job creation; Leadership; Leadership; Logistics; Management education; Managerial change; Managerial vision; Managing change; Managing change; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Mexico; MOOCs; MOOCs; Natural gas; Non-linear dynamics; Nonlinear dynamics; Oil; Oil industry; Online education; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Open innovation; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Organizational behavior; Organizational culture; Predictive analytics; Private equity; Probability; Process control; Product innovation; Production; Productivity; Project management; Quality; Research and development; Russia; Sampling; Sociotechnical system; Startups / Start-ups; Statistics; Supply chain management; Sustainability; System dynamics; System dynamics; Teams; Total Quality Management (TQM); Training; Training programs; Turnaround; United Kingdom; United States; Virtual teams and organizations

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

Expertise: Accelerators; Angel investing; Angel investing; Apple; Apps; Apps; Big data; Bitcoin; Business plans; Changing work environments; Cloud computing; Competition; Computer industry; Consumer electronics; Crowdfunding; Crowdfunding; Crowdsourcing; Crowdsourcing; Digital economy; Digitization; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Innovation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet; Internet security; iPhone; Management of technology; New venture development; New ventures; Online education; Open innovation; Open source software; Patents; Robotics; Robots; Sharing economy; Sharing economy; Silicon Valley; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Telecommuting; Venture capital; Venture capital

Sharmila Chatterjee

Sharmila Chatterjee

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

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

Expertise: Brand management; Business intelligence; Business intelligence; Business plans; Channel management; Channels; Competition; Competitive strategy; Competitive strategy; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Customer relationships; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Education; Executive education; International marketing; Market research; Marketing; Marketing channels; Marketing communication; Marketing strategy; MBA; Positioning; Pricing; Product design; Product development; Product loyalty; Public relations; Retail; Sales; Sales and sales processes; Sales and sales processes; Sales force automation; Trust-based marketing

Elaine Chen

Elaine Chen

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , eychen@mit.edu

Expertise: Business plans; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Leadership; Leadership; Management of technology; Manufacturing management; Market research; New venture development; New ventures; Open innovation; Patents; Positioning; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Research and development; Robotics; Robots; Software engineering; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy

Zen Chu

Zen Chu

Department: Senior Lecturer

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

Expertise: Accelerators; Action learning; Affordable Care Act (ACA); Alibaba; Alibaba; Alliances; Angel investing; Apple; Apps; Asia; Asia Pacific; B-school; Big data; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Business education; Cancer; China; Clinical trials; Cloud computing; Cloud storage; Competitive strategy; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Consumer electronics; Convergence; Corporate social responsibility; Cross-cultural awareness; Crowdfunding; Cultural differences; Cyber security; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; Digital economy; Digitization; eBusiness; eCommerce; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic media; Emerging businesses; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Executive education; Genetics; Genome; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Hacking; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Hospital operations management; Incubators; India; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Insurance; Intellectual property; International corporate strategy; International entrepreneurship; Internet applications; Internet security; Internet software; Internet strategy; Internet telephony; iPhone; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Lead users; Lead users; Leadership; Leadership; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Medical devices; Medicare; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; MOOCs; Multi-drug models; Nanotechnology; New venture development; New ventures; Obamacare; Open innovation; Open source software; Patents; Pharmaceuticals; Predictive analytics; Private equity; Privatization; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Research and development; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Singapore; Smartphones; Social entrepreneurship; Social networks; Social responsibility; Software; Southeast Asia; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Taiwan; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; Telecommunications; Thailand; United States; Venture capital; Venture capital; Vietnam; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing; Wireless communication; X-teams

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: Accelerators; Angel investing; Apple; Apps; Apps; Big data; Blackberry; Business intelligence; Business plans; CEO compensation; China; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Computer privacy; Computers; Conflicts of interest; Consumer electronics; Corporate diversification; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cultural differences; Digital economy; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Executive compensation; Executive pay; Facebook; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Google; Incubators; India; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; International corporate strategy; International entrepreneurship; International management; Internet; Internet applications; Internet software; Japan; Korea; LinkedIn; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; New venture development; New ventures; Offshoring; Product innovation; Research and development; Sharing economy; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Smartphones; Software; Software engineering; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; Telecommunications; Twitter; Venture capital; World Wide Web

Jim Dougherty

Jim Dougherty

Department: Senior Lecturer

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

Joseph Doyle

Joseph Doyle

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 452-3761, jjdoyle@mit.edu

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Applied economics; Data analytics; Econometrics; Economics; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare industry; Medicaid; Medical decision making; Medicare; Medicine; Microeconomics; Obamacare

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: Aerospace; Automotive industry; Business process modeling; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Medical devices; New venture development; Oil industry; Open innovation; Product design; Product development; Product innovation; Project management; Research and development; Technological innovation

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: Automotive industry; Business process modeling; Entrepreneurial management; India; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Operations management; Process control; Production; Productivity; Social entrepreneurship; Supply chain management; Sustainability; Total Quality Management (TQM)

Jonathan Fleming

Jonathan Fleming

Department: Senior Lecturer, Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

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

Expertise: Alliances; Analyst forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Biopharmacuetical; Biotechnology; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital market; CEO compensation; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Economic history; Economics; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Euro; Federal Reserve; Finance; Financial reporting; Foreign investment; Genetics; Germany; Health management; Healthcare industry; Hedge funds; HIV; Industrial economics; Investment analysis; Knowledge management; Medical devices; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; Microeconomics; Middle East; Multi-drug models; New ventures; Patents; Political economy; Research and development; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Venture capital

Daena Giardella

Daena Giardella

Department: Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

Contact: (617) 715-4842, daenag@mit.edu

Expertise: Communication; Innovative thinking; Leadership

Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-0283, rgibbons@mit.edu

Expertise: Alliances; Contracting; Game theory; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Incentives; International corporate strategy; Management control; Mergers and acquisitions; Offshoring; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizations; Outsourcing; Outsourcing; Performance measurement systems; Productivity; Sales force management; Supply chain contracts

Joseph Hadzima

Joseph Hadzima

Department: Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

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

Expertise: Angel investing; Benefits; Business education; Business plans; CEO compensation; Compensation; Conflics of interest; Corporate governance; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Executive pay; High technology companies; Innovation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property strategy; Law; Management of technology; New ventures; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Patents; Private equity; Research and development; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Software; Startups / Start-ups; Stock options; Venture capital

Leigh Hafrey

Leigh Hafrey

Department: Senior Lecturer, Communication and Ethics

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

Expertise: B-school; B-school; Business education; Business education; Business ethics; Business school; Business school; Case studies; Change management; China; Communication; Communication practices; Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Corporate accountability; Corporate social responsibility; Crisis management; Cross-cultural awareness; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Cultural differences; Cultural differences; Distributed leadership; Diversity; Education; Education; Ethics; Ethics; Europe; Executive education; Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Gender issues; Gender issues; Germany; Government; Human rights; International communication; International communication; Italy; Leadership; Leadership; Management education; Managerial communication; Managerial vision; Managing change; MBA; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Social responsibility; Sustainability; Sustainable design; Tri-sector collaboration; United States; Work / Family issues; Work-life balance

Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: , bhalligan@alum.mit.edu

Expertise: Blogs; Business-to-business marketing; Changing workforce; Customer relationships; Database marketing; Employee motivation; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Leadership; Marketing; Marketing strategy; New venture development; New ventures; Sales; Sales force management; Social influence; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Venture capital; Venture capital; 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: Business school; Capital budgeting; Chile; Competitive strategy; Competitive strategy; Consulting; Corporate diversification; Corporate strategy and policy; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Executive education; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; International corporate strategy; International corporate strategy; Inventory; Logistics; Management of technology; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing management; Mathematical programming; Operations management; Operations research; Organizational design and performance; Organizations; Performance measurement systems; Product management; Product strategy; Production; Project management; Strategic finance; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy

Bengt Holmstrom

Bengt Holmstrom

Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics

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

Expertise: Alliances; Apple; Apple; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Bank capital; Banking; Business school; Capital market; Capital markets; Central banks; CEO compensation; CEO compensation; Compensation; Compensation; Competition; Competitive strategy; Contagion; Contracting; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate incentives; Debt; Debt ceiling; Debt contracts; Decision analysis; Deflation; Earnings manipulation; Economics; Economy; Education; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurship; Equities; Euro; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Executive compensation; Executive compensation; Executive pay; Family business; Federal Reserve; Finance; Financial markets; Financial regulation; Financial reporting; Future of work; Game theory; Global economics; Globalization; Great Recession; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Incentives; Incubators; Information technology; Innovation; Investment analysis; Leadership; Liquidity; Managerial economics; Managerial economics; Managerial vision; Microeconomics; Microeconomics; Monetary policy; Motivation; Motivation; Organizational design and performance; Organizational studies; Organizations; Outsourcing; Performance measurement systems; Scandinavia; Securitization; Signaling; Smartphones; Stock market; Stock options; Strategy; Technological innovation; United States; Venture capital; Venture capital; Wireless communication

Tod Hynes

Tod Hynes

Department: Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

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

Expertise: Accelerators; Alternative energy; Angel investing; Business plans; Carbon footprint; Clean energy; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Elevator pitch; Emerging businesses; Energy; Energy efficiency; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Incubators; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; New venture development; New ventures; Product innovation; Sales; Simulation; Startups / Start-ups; Sustainability; Sustainable design; Technological innovation; Wind power

William Isaacs

William Isaacs

Department: Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

Contact: (617) 576-7986, bisaacs@mit.edu

Expertise: Business education; Business ethics; Business process modeling; Change management; Changing work environments; Cross-cultural awareness; Distributed leadership; Global business practices; Global business processes; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; Managerial vision; Managing change; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational learning; Organizational psychology; Organizational studies; Organizations; Purpose-driven company; Social entrepreneurship; Social networks; Social responsibility; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; System dynamics; System dynamics; Talent management; Technological innovation; Technological innovation

Jason Jay

Jason Jay

Department: Senior Lecturer, Sustainability

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

Expertise: Carbon footprint; Change management; Corporate social responsibility; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Distributed leadership; Education; Energy efficiency; Environment; Environmental leadership; Global climate change; Hybrid organizations; Non-market strategy; Organizational change; Organizations; Purpose-driven company; Social entrepreneurship; Social responsibility; Sustainability; System dynamics

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

Expertise: Career development; Competitive strategy; Corporate diversification; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate strategy and policy; Discrimination; Diversity; Employee termination; Employment relations; Entrepreneurship; Gender issues; Innovation; New venture development; New ventures; Organizations; Product innovation; Social networks; Social responsibility; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategy; Turnover; Work-life balance; Worker / management relations

Charles Kane

Charles Kane

Department: Senior Lecturer

Contact: (617) 258-6573, ckane@mit.edu

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

Ralph Katz

Ralph Katz

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

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

Expertise: Engineering management; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Knowledge management; Lead users; Lead users; Leadership; Leadership; Management of technology; Managing change; Motivation; Motivation; Networking; Open innovation; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational studies; Organizations; Product innovation; Teams; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; Virtual teams and organizations; Work environments

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; Facility location; Healthcare operations management; Infrastructures; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Mathematical programming; Medical decision making; Medicine; Middle East; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Price fixing; Probability; Process control; Production; Project management; Revenue management; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Supply chain management; Terrorism; Vehicle routing

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; Eastern Europe; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurial finance; Financial services; Global entrepreneurship; International entrepreneurship; New ventures; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Russia; Social networks; Venture capital; Vietnam

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: Business plans; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Innovation management; Labor market policy; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Startups / Start-ups; Turnover

Robert Merton

Robert Merton

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

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

Expertise: 401K; Arbitrage pricing theory; Asset management; Asset pricing; Contagion; Derivatives; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial institutions; Financial markets; Financial services; Functional finance; Governmental financial institutions; Options; Options pricing valuation; Pension funds; Pensions; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Portfolio theory; Retirement finance; Retirement planning; Risk management; Risk management

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: Accelerators; Business plans; Competition; Crowdfunding; Entrepreneurial management; Gender issues; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Government; Incubators; Innovation; Innovation management; Intellectual property; International entrepreneurship; New venture development; Open innovation; Patents; Research and development; Social entrepreneurship; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; United Kingdom

Robert Nachtrieb

Robert Nachtrieb

Department: Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics

Contact: , nacht@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Bayesian statistics; Business plans; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; China; Competitive strategy; Consulting; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Decision analysis; Decision making; Decision support; Energy Efficiency; Enterprise architecture; Executive education; Experimental design; Global standards; India; Management education; Medical decision making; Medical devices; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; New venture development; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Non-market strategy; Nonlinear dynamics; Nuclear power; Product innovation; Strategic management; System dynamics; System dynamics; United States

Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science

Contact: , pentland@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Algorithms; Applied microeconomics; Bitcoin; Computer privacy; Corporate governance; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data assets; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Developing countries; Digital economy; Economics; Elevator pitch; European Union (EU); India; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Optimal control; Optimization; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Organizations; Performance measurement systems; Predictive analytics; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Sociology; Sociology; Sociotechnical system; Sociotechnical system; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Teleconferencing; United States; Urban poverty

Nelson Repenning

Nelson Repenning

School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies

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

Expertise: Action learning; Automotive industry; B-school; Business education; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Business school; Change management; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Competitive strategy; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Crisis management; Distributed leadership; Employee motivation; Engineering management; Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Genome; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Innovation management; Knowledge management; Leadership; Leadership; Managerial change; Managerial vision; Managing change; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; Motivation; Motivation; Oil industry; Operations management; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Organizational learning; Organizational psychology; Organizational studies; Organizations; Process control; Product innovation; Production; Production; Productivity; Project management; Purpose-driven company; Quality; Research and development; Sales and sales processes; Sociotechnical system; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; System dynamics; Total Quality Management (TQM); Training; Training programs

Roberto Rigobon

Roberto Rigobon

Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

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

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Argentina; Asia Pacific; Austerity; Bank capital; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Big data; Bitcoin; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Corporate governance; Currency; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Debt ceiling; Deflation; Depression; Developing countries; Developing countries, economics; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy; eGovernment; Emerging markets; Euro; Europe; European Union (EU); Eurozone; Exchange rates; Exports; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Fiscal austerity; Fiscal cliff; Fiscal policies; France; Germany; Global economics; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Great Recession; Hong Kong; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International finance; International management; International trade; Internationalization; Intertemporal choice; Investment policy; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Job creation; Korea; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Offshoring; Oil; Online feedback mechanisms; Optimal control; Outsourcing; Political economy; Pricing; Recession; Singapore; Social business; Social media; Social networks; Social Security; South Korea; Southeast Asia; Spain; Statistics; Stimulus; Stochastic modeling; Subsidies; Sustainability; Taiwan; Tax reforms; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Thailand; Trade policy; Unemployment; United Kingdom; United States

Edward Roberts

Edward Roberts

David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology

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

Expertise: Angel investing; Angel investing; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Global entrepreneurship; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Innovation; Innovation management; Management of technology; New venture development; New ventures; Research and development; Social entrepreneurship; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology transfer; Venture capital; Venture capital

Jeanne Ross

Jeanne Ross

Director and Principal Research Scientist

Department: Center for Information Systems Research

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

Expertise: Business intelligence; Business intelligence; Business transformation; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Digitalization; Digitization; Enterprise information systems; Information systems; Management of information technology; Managerial change; Outsourcing; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Technological innovation; Technology strategy

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

Expertise: Angel investing; Apps; Apps; Business plans; Competition; Crowdfunding; Distance learning; Employee motivation; Entrepreneurship; Facebook; Gamification; Global entrepreneurship; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; International entrepreneurship; Intranet; Leadership; Middle East; Mobile banking; Mobile computing; MOOCs; MOOCs; Offshoring; Online banking; Online education; Online education; Organizational learning; Outsourcing; Pakistan; Sharing economy; Smartphones; Social entrepreneurship; Startups / Start-ups; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology security; Training; United Arab Emirates

Otto Scharmer

Otto Scharmer

Department: Senior Lecturer, Organization Studies

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

Expertise: Action learning; Africa; Asia; Asia Pacific; B-school; Banking; Brazil; Change management; China; Developing countries; Digitization; Distance learning; Distributed leadership; Economic crisis; Economic history; Economics; Economy; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurship; Environmental leadership; Ethics; Ethics; Europe; European Union (EU); Executive education; Future of work; Future of work; Germany; Global economics; Globalization; Government; Healthcare; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Japan; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; Managing change; Managing change; MOOCs; MOOCs; Organization development; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Organizational learning; Organizations; Political economy; Scandinavia; Sharing economy; Social entrepreneurship; Social responsibility; Southeast Asia; Strategic management; Strategy; Tri-sector collaboration

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; Competitive strategy; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Information systems; Information technology; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; United Kingdom; United States

Lou Shipley

Lou Shipley

Department: Lecturer

Contact: , shipley@MIT.EDU

Expertise: Angel investing; Asia; Asia Pacific; B-school; Bank regulation; Banking industry; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Big data; Blogs; Blogs; Business education; Business intelligence; Business plans; Business school; Business-to-business marketing; Career development; CEO compensation; Change management; China; Cloud computing; Cloud storage; Compensation; Competition; Competitive strategy; Competitive strategy; Component software technologies; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Customer incentives; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Customer relationships; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Cyber security; Data analysis; Data assets; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Database marketing; Economic history; Email; Emerging markets; Employee motivation; Enterprise information systems; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship; Europe; European Union (EU); Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Global business practices; Global entrepreneurship; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Hiring; Incentives; Information systems; Information technology; Initial Public Offerings (IPOs); Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property strategy; International communication; International corporate strategy; International entrepreneurship; International management; Internet security; Internet software; Inventory; Investment policy; Investor relations; Japan; Job creation; Job creation; Knowledge management; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Leadership; Leadership; Leadership; Legacy information systems; LinkedIn; Logistics; Macroeconomics; Management control; Management of information technology; Management of technology; Managerial economics; Managerial vision; Marketing; Marketing communication; Marketing strategy; Mergers and acquisitions; Mobile banking; Mobile computing; Motivation; Networking; Online banking; Open innovation; Open source software; Optimization; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational communications; Organizational culture; Product innovation; Product loyalty; Product management; Product strategy; Productivity; Recruitment; Regulation; Regulation and policy; Reporting; Risk management; Risk management; Sales; Sales and sales processes; Sales force automation; Sales force management; Sharing economy; Sharing economy; Silicon Valley; Silicon Valley; Social business; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Social networks; Social networks; Social networks; Software; Software engineering; South Korea; Startups / Start-ups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Supply chain management; Talent management; Teams; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology security; Technology strategy; United Kingdom; United States; Venture capital; Venture capital; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing; Web-based marketing; World Wide Web

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

Expertise: Applied probability; Applied probability; Bankruptcy; Big data; Business intelligence; Data analytics; Data management; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Decision making; Decision support; Econometrics; Econometrics; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Knowledge management; Knowledge management; Leadership; Machine learning; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Product development; Product innovation; Product management; Product strategy; Risk capital; Risk management; Risk management; Social entrepreneurship; Social responsibility; Strategic planning; Strategy; Talent management; Technology transfer

Scott Stern

Scott Stern

David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology

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

Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

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

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

Expertise: Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Artificial intelligence; Cloud computing; Competitive strategy; Computers; Corporate strategy and policy; Data analytics; Data mining; Developing countries, economics; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Economics; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Internet; Management of technology; Open innovation; Patents; Research and development; Robotics; Robots; Software; Statistics; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology transfer

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: Applied economics; Deflation; Depression; Economic crisis; Economics; Global economics; Globalization; Innovation; Innovative thinking; Intellectual property; International economics; Macroeconomics

Catherine Tucker

Catherine Tucker

Department: Professor of Marketing

Contact: (617) 252-1499, cetucker@mit.edu

Expertise: Advertising; Amazon.com; Apple; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Big data; Computer privacy; Consumer marketing; Convergence; Customer incentives; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; Dot-com; eBay; eBay; eBusiness; eBusiness; eCommerce; eCommerce; Econometrics; Economics; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic communication; Electronic media; Electronic publishing; Facebook; Financial information technology; Flickr; Foursquare; Genetics; Genome; Google; Google; Healthcare exchanges; Hi technology companies; Hi-technology / Hi-tech; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Industrial organization; Information technology; Instagram; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property law; Intellectual property strategy; Internet; Internet applications; Internet governance; Internet privacy issues; Internet security; Internet strategy; iPad; iPhone; LinkedIn; Marketing; Marketing communication; Marketing strategy; Microsoft; Mobile banking; MOOCs; MOOCs; Online banking; Online education; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Online media; Online shopping; Pinterest; Price fixing; Price fixing; Pricing; Pricing; Privacy issues; Regulation and policy; Skype; Social influence; Social media; Social networks; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology security; Technology strategy; Teleconferencing; Tumblr; Twitter; United Kingdom; United States; Web-based marketing; Web-based marketing; World Wide Web; Yelp

Trond Undheim

Trond Undheim

Department: Senior Lecturer in Global Economics and Management

Contact: , tundheim@mit.edu

Expertise: European Union (EU); Knowledge management; Leadership; New Ventures; Scandinavia; Strategic management

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; High technology companies; Innovation; Management of technology; Manufacturing systems; Product development; 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; Management of technology; Managing change; Medical devices; Open source software; Patents; Research and development; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer

Joseph Weber

Joseph Weber

George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Accounting

Contact: (617) 253-4310, jpweber@mit.edu

Expertise: Accounting; Auditing; Corporate governance; Disclosure; Earnings management; Earnings manipulation; International tax; Tax policy

Henry Weil

Henry Weil

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

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

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

Peter Weill

Peter Weill

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

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

Expertise: Asia Pacific; Brazil; Business process modeling; Competitive strategy; Corporate governance; Corporate governance; Digital economy; Digitalization; eBusiness; eCommerce; Electronic commerce; Enterprise architecture; Europe; Global business processes; India; Information systems; Information technology; International corporate strategy; Management of information technology; Manufacturing systems; Mobile banking; New Zealand; Online banking; Online shopping; Outsourcing; Singapore; Strategy; Technological innovation; United States

Janet Wilkinson

Janet Wilkinson

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

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

Expertise: Action learning; Entrepreneurship; Government; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Startups / Start-ups; System dynamics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Department: Visiting Lecturer, Information Technology

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

Expertise: Cloud computing; Competition; Competitive strategy; Computer industry; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; eBusiness; Electronic commerce; Emerging businesses; Information systems; Information technology; Innovation; Innovation management; Innovative thinking; Internet; Internet strategy; Leadership; Management of technology; Open innovation; Open source software; Product innovation; Research and development; Sociotechnical system; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technological innovation; Technological innovation; Technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Technology transfer; World Wide Web

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; Emerging businesses; Energy; Entrepreneurial management; Environment; Global climate change; Global warming; Healthcare; Innovation; Medical devices; Mexico; Multi-drug models; New ventures; Pharmaceuticals; Research and development; Startups / Start-ups; Venture capital

Juanjuan Zhang

Juanjuan Zhang

Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management

Department: Professor of Marketing

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

Expertise: Applied economics; Asia; Channel Management; Competitive strategy; Crowdfunding; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Emerging markets; Innovation management; Marketing Strategy; Product management; Sales force management; Social influence; Social media; Web-based marketing

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The Power of Competition: How to Focus the World's Brains on your Innovation Challenges

Cooperation may be making us "a little bit too nice" when it comes to innovation, suggests Fiona Murray. She believes there's nothing like competition for injecting energy into the process of solving key innovation problems, whether in business or society.

Student Stories: Alex Slawsby

Alex Slawsby came to MIT Sloan already in possession of a key business principle: There may be money in a good idea, but good communication is priceless. Now this idea man is putting that principle into action as he begins a job with Innosight, an innovation consulting company. As co-president of the Innovation Club and co-author of a thesis on collective innovation, Alex has idea generation and analysis down cold. With his liberal arts undergraduate experience, he's confident in his ability to speak and write about those ideas. And with his passion for challenge and problem solving, it's probably a good idea to bet on his success. On the eve of his graduation, the eloquent Alex sat down with correspondent Scott Rolph to discuss his fond memories of MIT Sloan and his ideas on the shifting nature of innovation.

Design through human-centered innovation

Design used to be a priesthood, says IDEO CEO Tim Brown. Art school was the path to the pulpit, and designs were unveiled with the ceremony of a Sunday sermon. But designers today have left the church for a human-centered mode of innovation. At companies like IDEO, design is about getting out into society and understanding how people think and feel about the world. It's about inspiration, ideation, and implementation. Brown described this process in a March 2006 Dean's Innovative Leader Series appearance, presented here. He is introduced by MIT Sloan Professor James Utterback.

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: Roberts' rules of entrepreneurship

Ed Roberts came to MIT as a teenager -- and never left. To say his time here has been productive would be an understatement. In addition to the four degrees he's earned and decades of teaching and research, this energetic innovator founded and chairs the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and co-founded the Management of Technology Program. His latest accomplishment is the introduction of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Fondly known as E&I, this phenomenally popular element of the MBA program leverages the entrepreneurial ecosystem at MIT and brings likeminded entrepreneurs together. Recently Ed spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about his latest curricular innovation, his long journey down the entrepreneurship path, and what he firmly believes makes a great entrepreneur.

New Offerings on MSTIR: Simulations

MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) marks its first anniversary with the debut of several new educational offerings, including the Salt Seller management flight simulator. These engaging simulations are specifically designed to give students an opportunity to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-world management scenarios. In this new podcast, Professor John Sterman, creator of the Salt Seller and other simulations, and MSTIR program manager Cate Reavis, discuss the appeal of management simulations and give a preview of other MSTIR teaching materials.

Nurturing a Vibrant Culture to Drive Innovation

Terri Kelly provides insights into the W.L. Gore Company, and explains its unique culture that encourages experimentation, risk taking and taking the long view.

Rusnano: Fostering Nanotechnology Innovation in Russia

In both lecture format and conversation with Sloan Senior Lecturer Noubar Afeyan, Rusnano CEO Anatoly Chubais presents an ambitious plan to create Russia's Nanotechnology Center--a $10 billion, entrepreneurial ecosystem that incorporates education, research and business incubation.

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.

Software Innovation--Do You Think the Last 20 Years Were Exciting? The Next 20 Years Will Blow Your Mind

Feld discusses the next generation of software in context of changes in the last twenty years, and considers software that provides an immersive experience, the prospect of decoupling mouse and keyboard and the implications of cloud computing.

Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities

There are ample opportunities for new energy entrepreneurs, these panelists agree, but motivation and certain kinds of know-how play key roles in bringing new ventures to fruition.

A year to grow as a leader

The fast-moving global fashion industry leaves little time for reflection, according to Ruth Sommers, executive vice president of Victoria's Secret Direct and a 2001 graduate of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership. In fashion, instinct can trump analysis, and cross-disciplinary teams demand leaders. For Sommers, a year as an MIT Sloan Fellow was a rare opportunity to pause and focus on growing as a leader and a person. Learn more about the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership at http://mitsloan.mit.edu/fellows.

Student Stories: Susan Rogol

If you're looking for some great snacks to fuel a marathon study session, Susan Rogol is the classmate for you. This trained chef and Martha Stewart Living OmniMedia alum is known to make some mean steak quesadillas and phenomenal brownies. When she's not chopping and sauteing, Susan is exploring options in New Media, consuming M and Ms as part her homework for the Innovation Challenge, and attending Wednesday night Project Runway-watching gatherings with "the girls." Correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate spoke with Susan about her summer internship plans, her experience creating a new launch magazine, and what it was really like working for the controversial Martha.

Running a small business while at MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan alum Hiram Samel runs Merida Meridian, a Boston-based manufacturer of distinctive textiles. It's a small company, but a global company, with operations in 20 countries. A 2006 graduate of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, Samel chose the program's two-year flexible schedule option. It was a great option for a small business owner, he says -- not only because he could accommodate both school and a dynamic business but also because the learning didn't stop when he was back tending to the company.

Lunch with a Laureate: Robert Merton

As an MIT Museum audience peppers him with queries ranging from the barter system to development, and the role of intuition in economics, Nobel Prize-winner Robert Merton pushes back against any assumptions that he might be a "renaissance man." He carefully steers listeners to his areas of expertise -- financial engineering and innovation, and risk management.

Constructing innovation supply chains for the pharmaceutical industry — Noubar B. Afeyan

From Xconomy Competition via innovation has been recognized as essential for mid- to long-term success and even survival of science-based corporations such as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. As such, understanding how best to innovate, and how to do it more often and efficiently, is top of mind for executives at many large corporations. Traditionally, the approach for pharma companies has been to dedicate a large portion of spending on R&D, in the hopes of generating a steady internal stream of innovation to fill pipelines with new, differentiated, and competitive products. However, as is now widely known, these costly efforts have been disappointing at best, resulting in major reductions in R&D expenditures at many of the leading pharma companies. AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sanofi, to name a few, have made headlines recently for their reductions in R&D. Though many acknowledge that the majority of R&D cuts have been completed, this trend still exemplifies the … Read More »The post Constructing innovation supply chains for the pharmaceutical industry — Noubar B. Afeyan appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

Greater Boston’s one thing — Aurélie Thiele

From Xconomy It is a truism in career development that you should only do one thing and do it well. You don’t want to pursue multiple business endeavors—that would scatter your energy. Offer a consistent image to the world. Focus. When I moved back to Cambridge for my sabbatical at MIT, where I earned a doctorate in engineering a decade ago, I thought I knew what to expect. The revitalization of Kendall Square, the Innovation District in South Boston, the new MBTA stop in Somerville, pharmaceutical companies building their new headquarters within walking distance of the Charles River, Google opening an office nearby: I was aware of all these. They were aligned with Greater Boston’s brand as an innovation hub in science and engineering. Left-brain innovation, I call it. For me, that was Greater Boston’s One Thing. But I was most struck, after I came back, by the amount of … Read More »The post Greater Boston’s one thing — Aurélie Thiele appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

Indonesia: The power of inspired social fields — Otto Scharmer

From Huffington Post I’ve just returned from a weeklong deep dive into the frontline of societal renewal in Indonesia. In an earlier blog I shared some of my experiences with a group of Indonesian leaders from government, business, and civil society who came for a weeklong module at MIT in September. They were participants in the MIT IDEAS program that I chair, which takes leaders from society’s three sectors (business, government, civil society) on a 12-month journey of personal, professional, and institutional innovation and renewal. This time we came together again for a weeklong retreat on Wakatobi, a group of remote islands in the Banda Sea, which is in the Coral Triangle region that is part of the earth’s second most important biodiversity region (second only to the Amazon). In 2009 (May 15 2009) six countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands) signed the Coral Triangle Initiative … Read More »The post Indonesia: The power of inspired social fields — Otto Scharmer appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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