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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

Steven Eppinger

Steven Eppinger

General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems

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

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

Charles Fine

Charles Fine

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems

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

Expertise: Offshoring; Outsourcing; Supply chain management

Stephen Graves

Stephen Graves

Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management

Department: Professor of Operations Management, Leaders for Global Operations and Engineering Systems

Contact: (617) 253-6602, sgraves@mit.edu

Expertise: Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing systems; Optimization; Supply chain management

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

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

Thomas Magnanti

Thomas Magnanti

Institute Professor

Department: Professor of Operations Research

Contact: (617) 253-6604, magnanti@mit.edu

Expertise: Operations research; Optimization

Francis O'Sullivan

Francis O'Sullivan

Department: Lecturer

Contact: (617) 715-5433, frankie@mit.edu

Nelson Repenning

Nelson Repenning

School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies

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

Expertise: Business process modeling; Sustainability; System dynamics

Donald Rosenfield

Donald Rosenfield

Department: Senior Lecturer, Operations Management

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

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

Steven Spear

Steven Spear

Department: Senior Lecturer

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

Scott Stern

Scott Stern

David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology

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

Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton

Department: Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations Management

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

Darcy Winslow

Darcy Winslow

Department: Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

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

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

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Will sustainability sell?

Merida Meridian sells all-natural rugs. That's a noble distinction amid a market dominated by petroleum-based rugs. But company owner Hiram Samel, an MIT Sloan Fellows alum, has his sights set higher. He is eyeing the possibility of selling rugs that are "fully sustainable," a distinction that would incorporate an array of values associated with the production and distribution of the rugs. With that in mind, Samel asked a team of students in MT Sloan's Sustainability Lab to determine if a market exists for a sustainable rug. While the team found such a product is not yet viable, team member Basmaa Ali tells correspondent Scott Rolph that Merida and other companies would be well served by preparing for an era when "sustainable" is as valuable on the market as "ergonomic" and "organic."

Student Stories: Megan Ford

Megan Ford's road to business school took some less-than-traditional turns. A member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Megan has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes on several movies and tv shows (see Mona Lisa Smile, Law and Order, Dawson's Creek). Through her strong connections in the New York film and political communities, she became involved in the non-profit Asia Society, traveling throughout India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Korea. The more time she spent off set, the more Megan began to think about her long-term goals. She took the first step toward a new career by coming to MIT Sloan. Her current focus is the strategy and marketing side of media and entertainment; it's certainly different from acting, but Megan will be on familiar ground. Before beginning her internship with Disney, Megan talked with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about the benefits of the alumni network, the joys of production, and the difference between the talent side and the studio side.

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