Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT Center for Digital Business; Chair, MIT Sloan Management Review; and Editor, the Information Systems Network


Ph.D., managerial economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; S.M., applied mathematics/decision science, and A.B., applied mathematics, Harvard University

Summary of Experience

Professor Brynjolfsson lectures and consults worldwide on topics related to Internet strategy, pricing models, and intangible assets. His research has focused on the ability of information technology to transform the structures of markets and firms; the impact of information technology investments on productivity and business value; and the effects of the Internet on commerce and information goods. His books include Intangible Assets, Understanding the Digital Economy, and Strategies for eBusiness Success. His research has earned him six "Best Paper" awards from fellow academics.

A director or advisor for several technology-intensive firms, Professor Brynjolfsson was profiled as one of the world's five eBusiness "visionaries" by BusinessWeek. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals, as well as on Time magazine's Board of Economists and the Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He is co-principal investigator on several grants by the National Science Foundation to study information technology, organizational transformation, and productivity. In 1996-98 he was a visiting Associate Professor at Stanford School of Business, and in 2004-05 he was the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School.

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