The Executive Leadership Center

Competing in a Global Economy

October 19-21, 2009


The Boston University School of Management's faculty includes business leaders and scholars from around the globe and who are known not only for the dynamism of their teaching but for the innovation of their research. The faculty regularly consults internationally, and plays a key role in the strategic management of Fortune 500 companies.

Kathleen Foley Curley, Research Professor, Information Systems Department, Boston University
Professor Curley is a business person, technologist and thought leader in the areas of collaborative software, knowledge management and technology strategies that contribute to business value. Prior to accepting her current position, Professor Curley held several senior management positions in industry including Senior Vice President at CommuniSpace and Chief Knowledge Management strategist for the IBM Software Group. Professor Curley holds an AB in Economics from Smith College, an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business, and a DBA in Management of Technology/Management Information Systems from Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Carl Dahlman, Associate Professor, International Relations and Information Technology Department, Georgetown University
Professor Dalhman research and teaching explores how the rapid advances in science, technology and information are affecting the growth prospects of nations and influencing trade, investment, innovation, education and economic relations in an increasingly globalizing world. Previously, he was a Senior Advisor to the World Bank Institute, where he managed an initiative providing training on the strategic use of knowledge for economic and social development to business leaders and policy makers in developing countries. Professor Dalhman holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

Nitin Joglekar, Associate Professor, Operations and Technology Management Department, Boston University
Professor Joglekar interests span distributed innovation and technology commercialization/ valuation challenges at established and entrepreneurial firms: assessment of business models and product market opportunities/ risks; project and portfolio/pipeline management; technology adoption and unintended consequences of opportunistic behaviors from a systems thinking perspective. Professor Joglekar holds a Masters of Engineering from MIT and Memorial University (Canada), and a Doctoral Degree in Management Science from MIT Sloan School.

Jeff Shuman, Director, Entrepreneurial Studies, Bentley University
Professor Shuman is a leader in building networked business models and presiding over global supply networks and strategic alliances. He also runs his own company, The Rhythm of Business, Inc., where he combines a deep understanding of the economic forces driving business model change with an entrepreneur's intuitive grasp of collaborative innovation.

N.Venkat Venkatraman, Professor, Information Systems Department, Boston University
Professor Venkatraman's research and teaching lie at the interface between strategic management and information technology, with a particular focus on how companies position to win in a networked era. He is one of the most cited researchers in his field. Prior to joining Boston University, he taught at MIT Sloan and the London School of Business. Professor Venkatraman holds a B.Tech degree from IIT, Kharagpur, and MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Chris Newell, Chief Collaboration Officer at Keane and Senior Research Fellow at Boston University School of Management
Chris Newell has extensive experience in talent management, virtual global collaboration, and workgroup technology and leadership development. While at Lotus Development Professor Newell founded an action research center that developed virtual teaming, distance learning, virtual community, and expertise location solutions. Also, Professor Newell co-founded and co-directed the IBM Institute for Knowledge Management, a customer-sponsored consortium that researched a wide array of social and technical knowledge management issues. He holds a doctorate in Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Professor Carlile, Associate Professor of Management, Information Systems Department, Boston University
Professor Carlile's interests are product development, information technology, knowledge management, organizational learning, the processes involved in sharing an assessing knowledge across specialized domains, and helping companies to develop the technical and social infrastructures to manage knowledge in their product development process. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Mary Young, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board
Mary Young is a noted researcher. Her work on strategic workforce planning (SWP), the mature workforce, public-sector human resources issues in the US, and an investigation on SWP in global organizations has been published and cited in many well known newspapers, books, and reports. Professor Young holds a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University's Graduate School of Management, a M.Ed. in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a B.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University.

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