Faculty Research Spotlight

At MIT Sloan, the leading edge is a place, not a descriptor. It's where leaders come together to work out solutions to many of the world's most complex challenges. Faculty, students, and industry experts work side by side and with colleagues at universities and organizations around the world to invent the methodologies of tomorrow.

Information Technology
Jeanne RossJeanne Ross, recently appointed director of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research, discusses her research in information technology and which companies she thinks are on the forefront of enterprise architecture.
Digital Business
Erik BrynjolfssonIn today's knowledge-based economy, it pays to be an “information hub.” That’s one of the implications of groundbreaking research by MIT Sloan Professor Erik Brynjolfsson and colleagues affiliated with the MIT Center for Digital Business. They found that information workers whose strong e-mail networks allow them to receive new information sooner than their peers — or to receive more pieces of new information — are likely to be more productive than their less well-connected counterparts. Workers who are “information hubs” complete more projects in a given period of time and thus generate more revenue for their firm.
Life Sciences
Fiona MurrayAre economic incentives driving academic research in life sciences? How are life science businesses both turning a profit and forging new paths in science? These are among the questions driving MIT Sloan Professor Fiona Murray's research. She studies and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship in the life science sector. Her focus: the academic-industry nexus, with a broad research agenda that aims to uncover the relationships and influences that characterize the growing interchange between academic and industry scientists.
Ed RobertsEd Roberts came to MIT as a teenager — and never left. To say his time here has been productive would be an understatement. In addition to the four degrees he's earned and decades of teaching and research, this energetic innovator founded and chairs the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and co-founded the Management of Technology Program. His latest accomplishment is the introduction of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Fondly known as E&I, this phenomenally popular element of the MBA program leverages the entrepreneurial ecosystem at MIT and brings likeminded entrepreneurs together.

MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman and his students have developed management simulators that allow executives to test-drive policies that will improve the long-term performance of their organizations.