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Matthew Amengual

Matthew Amengual

Maurice F. Strong Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor

Contact: (617) 253-9410, amengual@mit.edu

Expertise: Global standards; Labor standards; Latin America; Regulatory policy; Sustainability

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

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

Barbara Dyer

Barbara Dyer

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

Expertise: Branding; Business education; Business transformation; Career development; Changing workforce; Corporate social responsibility; Employee motivation; Entrepreneurial management; Future of work; Health management; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Incubators; Job creation; Labor market policy; Leadership; Manufacturing management; New ventures; Non-market strategy; Operations management; Organizations; Social entrepreneurship; Social influence; Social responsibility; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Strategy; Sustainability; Talent management; United States; Urban poverty; Workplace health

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)

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

Jack Homer

Jack Homer

Department: Research Affiliate

Contact: , jhomer@mit.edu

Expertise: Affordable Care Act (ACA); Energy; Healthcare; Healthcare delivery; Healthcare operations management; Hospital operations management; Medical decision making; Medicare; Obamacare; Predictive analytics; Simulation; Strategic planning; System dynamics

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; Korea; Political economy; Singapore; Southeast Asia; Taiwan; Thailand

Tod Hynes

Tod Hynes

Department: Senior 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

Henry Jacoby

Henry Jacoby

William F. Pounds Professor of Management Emeritus

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 253-6609, hjacoby@mit.edu

Expertise: Climate change; Climate policy; Energy; Energy economics; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Global climate change; Global warming

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

Christopher Knittel

Christopher Knittel

William Barton Rogers Professor of Energy

Department: Professor of Applied Economics

Contact: (617) 324-0015, knittel@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Bank regulation; Banking; Banking industry; Banking regulation; Carbon footprint; Clean coal; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Competitive strategy; Computational economics; Consumer behavior; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Data analytics; Drought; Econometrics; Econometrics; Economics; Economy; Electricity; Emissions trading; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy Economics; Energy efficiency; Energy finance; Environment; Environmental Economics; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Financial econometrics; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Industrial economics; Industrial Organization; Industrial organization; Managerial economics; Mergers and acquisitions; Microeconomics; Natural gas; Nonlinear optimization; Nuclear power; Oil; Oil industry; Optimization; Outsourcing; Outsourcing; Pharmaceuticals; Pricing; Product loyalty; Public utilities; Regulatory bodies; Solar power; Sports analytics; Subsidies; Sustainability; Tax reforms; Water; Wind power

Donald Lessard

Donald Lessard

Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus

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

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

Expertise: Alternative energy; Clean energy; Corporate strategy and policy; Gas; Globalization; International corporate strategy; International corporate strategy; International finance; International management; Oil; Project management; Risk management; Risk management

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 mathematics; Applied probability; Arbitrage pricing theory; Artificial intelligence; Asset management; Asset pricing; Banking; Banking management; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Bankruptcy; Bayesian networks; Bayesian statistics; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Biopharmaceutical; Biotechnology; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Business intelligence; Business plans; Cancer; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; CEO compensation; Clinical trials; Consumer behavior; Contagion; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Cyber security; Data acquisition; Data analysis; Data mining; Decision making; Deflation; Derivatives; Disaster recovery; Distance learning; Dividend policy; Dot-com; Drug models; eCommerce; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Education; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Government; Healthcare; Healthcare industry; Hedge funds; Hurdle rates; Inflation; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Interest rates; International finance; Internet privacy issues; Intertemporal choice; Investment analysis; Investment banking; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Knowledge sharing; Macroeconomics; Mathematical programming; MBA; Medical decision making; Medicine; Mergers and acquisitions; Mobile banking; MOOCs; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Neural networks; New venture development; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Online banking; Online education; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Patents; Pensions; Personal finance; Pharmaceuticals; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Private equity; Research and development; Retirement planning; Revenue management; Risk capital; Risk management; Sampling; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Security prices; Simulation; Software agents; Startups / Start-ups; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Subprime lending; Trading decisions; Treasuries; Venture capital; Wall Street; Web-based marketing

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; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Climate change; Climate policy; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Crowdsourcing; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; eBay; eBay; eBusiness; eCommerce; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic communication; Future of work; Gamification; Global climate change; Global warming; Google; Groupware; Industrial organization; Information systems; Information technology; Internet; Knowledge management; Leadership; MOOCs; MOOCs; Online education; Online education; Open source software; Organizational communications; Organizational design and performance; Organizational psychology; Organizations; Social networks; Social networks; Social psychology; Teams; Telecommuting; Virtual teams and organizations; Wikipedia; Wikipedia

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

Francis O'Sullivan

Francis O'Sullivan

Department: Senior Lecturer

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

John Parsons

John Parsons

Department: Senior Lecturer / MBA Program Finance Track Head

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

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

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: Big data; Electricity; Inventory; Logistics; Mathematical programming; Mathematical programming; Online shopping; Operations management; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Pricing; Pricing; Retail; Revenue management; Sampling; Service industry; Social networks; Social networks; Statistics; Subsidies; Supply chain management; Sustainability; United Kingdom; United States

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: Alternative energy; Antitrust; Applied economics; Applied microeconomics; Climate change; Climate policy; Derivatives; Energy; Energy economics; Energy efficiency; Energy finance; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Investment analysis; Investment policy; Managerial economics; Microeconomics; Natural gas; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Options pricing valuation; Sustainability

John Reilly

John Reilly

Department: Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Contact: (617) 253-8040, jreilly@mit.edu

Expertise: Alternative energy; Clean coal; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Coal; Drought; Electricity; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy economics; Energy efficiency; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Ethanol; Fracking; Gas; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Natural gas; Nuclear power; Oil; Water; Wind power

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

Cynthia Rudin

Cynthia Rudin

Department: Associate Professor of Statistics

Contact: (617) 715-4215, rudin@mit.edu

Expertise: Algorithms; Algorithms; Algorithms; Analytics; Applied math; Artificial intelligence; Artificial intelligence; Bayesian statistics; Big data; Business intelligence; Business intelligence; Data analysis; Data analytics; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Data mining; Decision making; Decision support; Electricity; Machine learning; Medical decision making; Predictive analytics; Predictive analytics; Probability; Sports analytics; Statistics; Statistics

Anjali Sastry

Anjali Sastry

Department: Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics

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

Expertise: Sustainability

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

Richard Schmalensee

Richard Schmalensee

Howard W. Johnson Professor of Management, Emeritus

Department: Professor of Economics, Emeritus

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

Expertise: Alternative energy; Antitrust; Applied economics; B-school; Business education; Business school; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; Credit card industry; Economics; Economy; Electricity; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy economics; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Global climate change; Global warming; Industrial economics; Industrial organization; Non-market strategy; Price fixing; Pricing; Privatization; Solar power; Strategy

Peter Senge

Peter Senge

Department: Senior Lecturer, Leadership and Sustainability

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

Expertise: Africa; China; Organization learning; Organizational change

Jeffrey Shames

Jeffrey Shames

Department: Senior Lecturer, Finance

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

Expertise: Sustainability

John Sterman

John Sterman

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management

Department: Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems

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

Expertise: Action learning; Alternative energy; Automotive industry; Business ethics; Business process modeling; Carbon footprint; Clean energy; Climate change; Climate policy; Corporate social responsibility; Emissions trading; Emissions trading; Energy; Energy efficiency; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Fishing industry; Fracking; Global climate change; Global warming; Hydraulic fracturing; Managerial change; Natural gas; Nonlinear dynamics; Oil; Project management; Simulation; Social responsibility; Solar power; Sustainability; Sustainable design; System dynamics; System dynamics; Total Quality Management (TQM); Wind power

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

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

Darcy Winslow

Darcy Winslow

Department: Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

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

Expertise: Change management; Climate change; Consumer behavior; Corporate social responsibility; Emissions trading; Environment; Executive education; Experimental design; Future of work; Global warming; Green industries; Leadership; Managing change; Marketing; Non-profits / Nonprofits; Organizational culture; Product development; Sustainability; United States

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

Karen Zheng

Karen Zheng

Sloan School Career Development Professor

Department: Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Contact: (617) 253-4512, yanchong@mit.edu

Expertise: China; Decision making; Operations management; Supply chain management; Sustainability

Maurizio Zollo

Maurizio Zollo

Contact: (617) 253-7474, zollo@mit.edu

Expertise: Alliances; Corporate diversification; Corporate diversification; Corporate social responsibility; Europe; European Union (EU); Hybrid organizations; Italy; Mergers and acquisitions; Organizational learning; Social responsibility; Strategy; Sustainability

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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."

For MIT, sustainability starts at home

MIT is working to solve many of the vexing challenges facing humanity. Amid increasing scientific evidence of global warming, MIT thought-leaders are focused squarely on climate change. On this challenge the Institute has work to do at home, according to a team of students working through MIT Sloan's Sustainability Lab. Team member Nick Hofmeister told correspondent Scott Rolph that even though MIT has an array of carbon-reduction opportunities, the famously decentralized Institute faces organizational hurdles. It's an illustration, says Hofmeister, that moving toward more a more sustainable enterprise is about more than identifying opportunities and calculating return on investment.

Microfinancing aimed at financial, social sustainability

How do you balance social and financial sustainability? That rather sticky question was just one of many facing the S-Lab team working in Guatemala for the Grameen Project. Grameen, a microfinance organization funded by the Whole Planet Foundation, provides short-term loans to poor women in an effort to empower them to finance their own businesses. The businesses may be small -- based mostly in handcrafts and agriculture -- but the results for the women involved can make a big impact. S-Lab team members Faaiza Rashid and Juan Martin spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about being on at the ground level in Guatemala and helping Grameen figure out ways to match their financial goals with formidable social challenges.

Implementing Sustainability Strategies

Companies sometimes regard sustainability as "metaphoric low-hanging fruit," says moderator Peter Senge, and reach for a few easy targets to achieve cosmetic improvements. His three panelists describe how their corporations are attempting to embrace sustainability as more than just another high-profile, low-impact initiative that "goes right into an overloaded bucket."

Student stories: Jason Jay

MIT Sloan PhD student Jason Jay recently joined the ranks of Switzer Fellows, a prestigious group focused on environmental research and leadership. Long dedicated to environmental scholarship, Jay specializes in the organizational dimensions of sustainability (i.e., how companies manage their environmental performance and why companies undertake sustainability issues). Here, Jay talks about what it means to be a Switzer Fellow, the trends in sustainability that have him most hopeful, and what he wants to achieve with his doctorate.

Strategy and Sustainability

As part of the Strategies for Sustainable Business Practice conference, Rebecca Henderson talks about Mobilizing an Organization: Strategy and Sustainability.

Strategy and Sustainability: Panel Discussion

As part of the Strategies for Sustainable Business Practice conference, Peter Senge moderates this dialogue among representatives of IBM, Staples, and BT Global Services.

Coming Attractions: April 2007

Welcome to MIT Sloan Coming Attractions for April 2007. A look ahead at what's happening, on campus and online. Featured stories this month: Student Stories Podcast Series; MIT Sloan Latin American Conference; and Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility.

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.

Sparks fly for education in India

Sparks fly when entrepreneurial minds collide at MIT, and the repercussions can be felt across the globe. So it is with Spark, an idea incubator run by a number of MIT Sloan alumni and students. The Massachusetts-based organization is working to provide financial support to private schools in India, in the face of the Indian government's unwillingness to invest in its woeful public education system. As part of MIT Sloan's Sustainability Lab this spring, a team of current MIT students developed a model to help Spark determine which private schools to invest in. Correspondent Scott Rolph spoke with team member Ali Wyne on the model the team developed and the growing sense of social responsibility among MIT Sloan students.

Opportunities in Infrastructure and Built Environments

Half the world's population currently lives in cities, and that number is spiraling upward, as urban settlements gobble up most of the world's natural resources and emit the most pollutants.

Agents of Change: Model Partnerships with Academia

This panel offers some evidence that sustained alliances between academia and other organizations may help us more effectively address climate change issues.

S-Lab '09: Jakarta

It's been predicted that within 16 years, Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta could sink up to 15 feet, leading to catastrophic flooding of the area. This devastating possibility is a direct result of the lack of clean drinking water available from the city's many rivers, which has caused area residents to pump excessive amounts of ground water, leading to massive drops in the land levels. In an effort to mitigate damage and prevent disaster, work is being done to clean up Jakarta's water supply and restore the habitat. A Sustainability Lab team from MIT Sloan was among those who traveled to Jakarta to provide insights on watershed management and insuring clean water. Team member Ian Lavery, MBA '10, talks about the challenge of merging environmental management and economic priorities, and the value of system dynamics.

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.

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.

Leading an Environmentally Sustainable Enterprise

Climate change poses perhaps the premiere threat to coming generations, but to avoid its worst impacts, we must confront the issue now. To that end, Millipore's Madaus exhorts business leaders to focus immediately on building environmental sustainability into their operations.

Getting Unstuck: How to Promote More Sustainable Practices in Our Organizations

All that's required to achieve sustainability, says Rebecca Henderson, is to clean up your current operations and/or rethink the business. "That's easy," she says -- with a smile. Henderson has spent much of her career trying to help firms embrace and survive such transformations.

Making a difference with your investments

Once a laudable goal, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) is now a growing force across global markets. At last count, there were $4 trillion in such investments worldwide. One in eight investment dollars in the U.S. is connected to environmental, social, and governmental factors. The time is ripe for analysts to help their clients make a profit while making a difference, says Graham Sinclair of KLD Research and Analytics in Boston. Sinclair made this case during a morning-long presentation to MIT Sloan students in March 2007 as part of the Sustainability at Sloan Speaker Series. Here is an excerpt.

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.

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