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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

Stuart Madnick

Stuart Madnick

John Norris Maguire (1960) Professor of Information Technology

Department: Professor of Information Technology and Engineering Systems

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

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

Thomas Malone

Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Information Technology

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

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

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

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

How open-source software drives innovation — Lou Shipley

From the Chicago Tribune The solitary genius, closeted in a lab or garage, creating the next big thing is largely a myth. Important innovation almost always builds upon what came before it. The automobile would not exist if the horse-drawn carriage had not been invented first. We would not be using laser pointers now if early humans had not fashioned torches in experiments with fire. The most important example of innovation through knowledge sharing today is the open source software movement. Developers are posting code in online communities across the globe, learning from one another and building on each other’s advances. Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery. It’s also the best form of innovation. There are over one million open source projects under development now, and the numbers are increasing 30 to 50 percent a year. And when we talk about projects in this context, we are … Read More »The post How open-source software drives innovation — Lou Shipley appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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