Michael Cusumano

Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management
Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management and Engineering Systems

Biography | Selected Publications

Masters of Strategy: Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs for the Next Generation of CEOs and Entrepreneurs. Michael A. Cusumano and Steven Kahl (Forthcoming)

"Services, Industry Evolution, and the Competitive Strategies of Product Firms." Michael A. Cusumano, Steven Kahl, and Fernando F. Suarez. Strategic Management Journal (Forthcoming)

"Industry Platforms and Ecosystem Innovation." Annabelle Gawer and Michael A. Cusumano. Journal of Product Innovation Management. 31(3), 417-433. (2014)

"Evaluating a Startup Venture." Michael A. Cusumano. Communications of the ACM, 56(10): 26-29 (2013)

Software Ecosystems: Analyzing and Managing Business Networks in the Software Industry. Edited by Slinger Jansen, Sjaak Brinkemper, and Michael A. Cusumano. Cheltanham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2013.

Are the Costs of 'Free' Too High in Online Education? Considering the economic implications as educational institutions expand online learning initiatives. (2013)

"Services and the Business Models of Product Firms: An Empirical Analysis of the Software Industry." Fernando F. Suarez, Michael A. Cusumano, and Steven Kahl. Management Science 59(2), 420 - 435. (2013)

"What Sinofsky's Departure Suggests about the Current State, and Likely Future, of Microsoft." Michael A. Cusumano. MIT Technology Review 22 (2012)

"Staying Power: Managing Innovation in an Uncertain World." Michael A. Cusumano. The World Financial Review (September, 2012)

"Lean Software Development: A Tutorial." Mary Poppendieck and Michael A. Cusumano. IEEE Software, 2012: 26-32 (2012)

"Staying Power: Lessons for Japan,” Michael A. Cusumano. IHJ (International House of Japan) Bulletin, 32(1), 2012: 35-49. (In Japanese “Kunrin-suru kigyo no ‘mutsu no hosoku' – Nihon no resson”)

Meido in japan wa owaru no ka? [The end of 'Made in Japan?] Edited by Michael Cusumano, Yaichi Aoshima and Akira Takeishi. Tokyo: Toyo Keizai Shimposha, 2010, in Japanese.

Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Unpredictable World. Michael A. Cusumano. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies, 2010. [Named one of the best business books of the year by Strategy & Business magazine]

Critical Decisions in Software Development: Updating the State of the Practice." Michael A. Cusumano, A. MacCormack, C. Kemerer, and W. Crandall. IEEE Software, 84-87 (2009)

"How Companies Become Platform Leaders." Annabelle Gawer and Michael A. Cusumano. MIT Sloan Management Review 49(2): 28-35 (2008)

"The Changing Software Business: Moving from Products to Services." Michael A. Cusumano. IEEE Computer, 41(1): 20-27. (2008)

The Business of Software: What Every Manager, Programmer, and Entrepreneur Must Know to Thrive and Survive in Good Times and Bad. Michael A. Cusumano. New York, NY: Free Press, 2004.

Platform Leadership: How Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco Drive Industry Innovation. Annabelle Gawer and Michael A. Cusumano. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review Press, 2002.

Strategic Thinking for the Next Economy. Edited by Michael A. Cusumano and Constantinos C. Markides. New York, N.Y.: Josey-Bass, 2001.

Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and Its Battle With Microsoft. Michael A. Cusumano and David B. Yoffie. New York, N.Y.: Free Press, 1998

Thinking Beyond Lean: How Multi-Project Management is Transforming Product Development at Toyota and Other Companies. Michael A. Cusumano and Kentaro Nobeoka. New York, NY: Free Press, 1998.

Microsoft Secrets: How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People. Michael A. Cusumano. New York: Free Press, 1995.

Japan's Software Factories: A Challenge to U.S. Management. Michael A. Cusumano. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

The Japanese Automobile Industry: Technology and Management at Nissan and Toyota (Harvard East Asian Monographs, No 122). Michael A. Cusumano. Cambrige, MA.: Harvard University Asia Center, 1986.


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Research Center(s)

General 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