Michael Cusumano

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

Biography | Selected Publications

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

Strategy Rules:  Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs. David B. Yoffie and Michael Cusumano. New York: HarperCollins (2015)

"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)

“Defining Software Ecosystems: A Survey of Software Platforms and Business Network Governance" Software Ecosystems (2013)

"New Businesses and New Business Models” The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (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)

"Platforms versus Products: Observations from the Literature and History” Advances in Strategic Management (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”)

Cloud Computing and SaaS as New Computing Platforms (2010)

Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense (2010)

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.

“Nihon no kyosoryoku ni taisuru obei roncho no henkan” (The change in Western commentary on Japan's competitiveness) Meido in japan wa owaru no ka? (The end of ‘Made in Japan'?) (2010)

Platforms and Services: Understanding the Resurgence of Apple (2010)

Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on the Software Business (2010)

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]

The Evolution of Platform Thinking (2010)

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)

"The Role of Services in Platform Markets” Platforms, Markets and Innovation (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)

“Foreword” Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software (2005)

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.

Software Development Worldwide: The State of the Practice (2003)

Trade-offs between Productivity and Quality in Selecting Software Development Practices (2003)

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

The Elements of Platform Leadership (2002)

“The Software Business: Lessons from Bill Gates and Microsoft” Entrepreneurship and Organization (2002)

“Focusing Creativity: Microsoft's ‘Sych-and-Stabilize' Approach to Software Product Development” Knowledge Emergence: Social, Technical, and Evolutionary Dimensions of Knowledge Creation (2001)

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

Three Strategies for Managing Fast Growth (2001)

“Making Large Teams Work Like Small Teams: Product Development at Microsoft” New Product Development and Production Networks (2000)

Building a Company on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape (1999)

Judo Strategy: The Competitive Dynamics of Internet Time (1999)

Software Development on Internet Time (1999)

What Netscape Learned from Cross-Platform Software Development (1999)

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.

“Beyond the Waterfall: Software Development at Microsoft” Competing in the Age of Digital Convergence (1997)

How Microsoft Builds Software (1997)

How Microsoft Makes Large Teams Work Like Small Teams (1997)

Lessons from Microsoft: How to Build Mass-Market PC Software (1997)

Microsoft's Weaknesses in Software Development (1997)

Multi-Project Strategy and Sales Growth: The Benefits of Rapid Design Transfer in New Product Development (1997)

An Empirical Study of Manufacturing Flexibility in Printed-Circuit Board Assembly (1996)

How Microsoft Competes (1996)

An Empirical Study of Flexibility in Manufacturing (1995)

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.

Multi-Project Strategy, Design Transfer, and Project Performance: A Survey of Automobile Development Projects in the U.S. and Japan (1995)

Linking International Technology Transfer with Strategy and Management: A Literature Commentary (1994)

The Limits of Lean (1994)

"Nihon no sofutouea fakutori o koete: seihin gijutsu-seisan gijutsu no kozo-ka, segumento, inobeshon" (Japan's Software Factories and Beyond: Structuring, Segmenting, and Innovating in Product and Process Technology) (1993)

"Objectives and Context of Software Measurement, Analysis, and Control" Experimental Software Engineering Issues: Critical Assessment and Future Directions, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (1993)

"The Software Factory" Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (1993)

"A Comparative Analysis of Suppliers to Japanese and U.S. Auto Plants" Research in International Business and International Relations (1992)

Shifting Economies: From Craft Production to Flexible Systems and Software Factories (1992)

Strategic Maneuvering and Mass-Market Dynamics: The Triumph of VHS Over Beta (1992)

Strategy, Structure, and Performance in Product Development: Observations from the Auto Industry (1992)

Complementary Resources and Cooperative Research: A Model of Joint Ventures Among Competitors (1991)

Factory Concepts and Practices in Software Development (1991)

Japanese Investment and Influence in Thai Development (1991)

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

Supplier Relations and Management: A Survey of Japanese, Japanese-Transplant, and U.S. Auto Plants (1991)

A Quantitative Analysis of U.S. and Japanese Practice and Performance in Software Development (1990)

"'Scientific Industry': Strategy, Technology, and Entrepreneurship in Prewar Japan" Managing Industrial Enterprise: Cases from Japan's Prewar Experience (1989)

"The Decline of U.S. Consumer Electronics Manufacturing: History, Hypotheses, and Remedies" The Working Papers of the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity (1989)

The Software Factory: A Historical Interpretation (1989)

Manufacturing Innovation: Lessons from the Japanese Auto Industry (1988)

"Small-Lot Production: Key to High Productivity and Inventory Turnover in Japanese Auto Manufacturing" Japanese Management at Home and Abroad (1987)

Technological Pioneering and Competitive Advantage: The Birth of the VCR Industry (1987)

"Diversity and Innovation in Japanese Technology Management" Research on Technological Innovation, Management, and Policy (1986)

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.

An Enlightenment Dialogue with Fukuzawa Yukichi: Ogawa Tameji's Kaika mondo, 1874-75 (1982)

"Software Development: Management and Business Concepts” Computer Science Handbook


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