Selected Research (2010-present)

Blogs

Tom Davenport, The Next Big Thing Blog for Harvard Business School Publishing

Jay Rao, Innovation at Work

 

Recent Books

Davenport, Thomas H. and Kim, J., Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics, Harvard Business Review Press, 2013

Davenport, Thomas H. and Manville, B., Judgment Calls: Twelve Stories of Big Decisions and the Teams that Got them Right, Harvard Business School Press, 2013

McKone-Sweet, K, Greenberg, D. and H.J Wilson, The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Shape Social and Economic Opportunity, 2011

Stoddard, Donna and M. Godwyn, Minority Women Entrepreneurs. Greenleaf Publishing, 2011.

Davenport, Tom, J. Harris and R. Morison, Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results, Harvard Business Press, 2010.    

 

2013 Publications

Gaimon, Cheryl and Jennifer Bailey, "Knowledge Management for the Entrepreneurial Venture." Production and Operations Management

Davenport, Thomas H., "Analytics 3.0", Harvard Business Review, December 2013.

Davenport, Thomas H., "Keep Up with your Quants", Harvard Business Review, July-August, 2013.

Erzurumlu, S. Sinan and Yaman O. Erzulumlu. "Development and deployment drivers of clean technology innovations," Journal of High Technology Management Research 24 (2), 100-108.

Erzurumlu, S. Sinan, "The compatibility of durable goods with contingent generic consumables," Omegae: International Journal of Management Science 41 (3), 574-585.

Erzurumlu, S. Sinan and Keith Rollag, "Increasing student interest and engagement with business cases by turning them into consulting exercises," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education 11 (4), 359-381. *2013 DSJIE Best Teaching Brief

Bell, Janice and S. Sinan Erzurumlu and Holly Fowler, "Better Tomorrow at Sodexho North America," in Cases in Sustainanility: Applications in Suplpy Chain Management edited by Stephen Leon. Person: New Jersey

S. Sinan Erzurumlu, Nitin Joglekar, Moren Levesque and Fehmi Tanrisever, "Avoiding capability traps through contingent contracts: The role of cash and know how in startups," Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Vol 33.

S. Sinan Erzurumlu, "Will the real sustainability leader please stand up?" Triple Pundit, The MBA Series.

S. Sinan Erzurunlu, "Note on Innovation Management," Babson Entrepreneurial Leader Collection BAB129C

Glover, W., Farris, J., Van Aken, E., and Doolen, T. Kaizen, "Event Result Sustainability for Lean Enterprise Transformation," Journal of Enterprise Transformation. Special Issue: Lean Enterprise Transformation Volume 3, Number 3, pp. 136-160

Wang, J., Glover, W., Rhodes, A., and Nightingale, D., "A Conceptual Model of the Psychological Health System for U.S. Active-Duty Service Members: An Approach to Informa Leadership and Policy Decision Making," Military Medicine, 178 (6), pp. 596-606

Glover, W., Farris, J., and Van Aken, E., "Characterisitics of Effective Kaizen Event Programs: An Empirical Study," International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33 (9), pp. 1166-1201.

Silva, G., Gomes, P.J, and Lages, L.F., "The Role of TQM in Strategic Product Innovation: An Empirical Assessment," International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Gomes, P.J., "Framing Uncertainties During Product Development: A Knowledge-Involved System," International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 10 (6)

Gordon, S., Blake, R., and Shankaranarayan, G., "Case-Based Research in Information Systems: Gaps and Trends," Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. 14 (2), pp. 47-68

Gordon, S., Dotan, H. Parise, S., and Volpe, E., "Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement, and Organizationa Knowledge?" SSRN, March

McKone-Sweet, K., "GVV in Operations Management", in Gentile (ed), Educating for Values-Driven Leadership across the Curriculum: Giving Voices to Values, Business Exper Press.

McKone-Sweet, K., Greendberg, D. and Wilson, H. James, "Foucus on Entrpreneurial Leaders: Pursuing Opportunity in an Unknowable World," Leader to Leader Journal 2013 (67), pp. 56-62

Whelan, e., and Parise, S., "Three Ways to Tweet Ideas for Business Impact,"  Babson Insight

Parise, S. and Guinan, P.J., "Creating the Social Organization," in  Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business and Technology Together, Wiley Publishing.

Cross, R. Hargadon, A. and Parise, S., "Critical Connections: Driving Rapid Innovation with a Network Perspective", in Tackling Wicked Government Problems, A Practical Guise for Developing Enterprise Leaders, Nickerson, J.A. and Sanders, R.P. eds. Brookings Institute Press.

Rao, J., and Weintraub, J., "How Innovative in your Company's Culture?" MIT Sloan Management Review 54 (3).

Rao, J., and Weintraub, J., "Becoming a More Innovatice Culture: From Assessment to Action", The European Financial Review.

Rao, J., "Detegan el Sinsentido! Innovacion es una disciplina (Stop the Nonsense: Innovation is a Discipline)", Estrangia

Rao, J., "To Innovatte, Get the People Issues Right," Babson Insight.

Joglekar, N., Anderson, E., and Shankaranarayanan, G., "Accuracy of Aggregate Data in Distributed Project Settings: Model, Analysis and Implications,: ACM Journal on Data and Information 4 (3), Article 13.

Su, Y., Shankaranarayanan G. and Talburt, J., "A Process-Oriented Methodology for the Assessment of Medical Information Quality in Chinese Hospitals", International Journal on Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences 3(1), pp. 1-16

Seidel, V. P. and S.K. Fixson, "Adopting Design Thinking in Novice Multidisciplinary Teams: The Application and Limits of Design Methods and Reflexive Practices. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30 (S1), 19-33.

Erzurumlu, Sinan, Refereed Journal Article:  Erzurumlu, Sinan, Fehmi Tanrisever, and Nitin Joglekar. "Production, Process Investment and the Survival of Debt Financed Startup Firms," Production and Operations Management 21(4), 637-652, 2012.  2012 Publications
2012 Publications
Davenport, Thomas H. and Patil, D.J., "Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century," Harvard Business Review, Summer 2012
 
Davenport, Thomas H., Barth, P. and Bean, R., "How Big Data is Different", Sloan Management Review, January, 2012
 
Erzurumlu, Sinan, Refereed Journal Article:  Erzurumlu, Sinan, Fehmi Tanrisever, and Nitin Joglekar. "Production, Process Investment and the Survival of Debt Financed Startup Firms," Production and Operations Management 21(4), 637-652, 2012.   
 
Erzurumlu, Sinan, Refereed Journal Article: Erzurumlu, Sinan, Janice Bell and Holly Fowler, "Deploying Sustainability at Solea," IMA Educational Case Journal 5(2), 1-11, 2012.
 
Erzurumlu, Sinan, Refereed Book Chapter:  "Collaborative Product Development for Competing Suppliers" in Perspectives of Supplier Innovation: Theories, Concepts, Empirical Insights on Open Innovation and the Intergation of Suppliers edited by A. Brem and J. Tidd.  World Scientific Publishing Company, 2012.
 
Erzurumlu, Sinan, Refereed Conference Proceedings: Erzurumlu, Sinan,  Jane Davies and Nitin Joglekar, "Operations Design to Enhance ARPA-E Funding for Transformational Clean Technology Startups, "Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2012.
 
Erzurumlu, Sinan, Teaching Case:  Erzurumlu, Sinan,  Martin Anderson and Assheton Carter.  "Goldlake/Eurocantera Honduras," Babson Case Collection BAB205C, 2012.
  

Fixson, Sebastian & Marion, T.J.  Backloading: A Potential Side Effect of Employing Digital Design Tools in New Product Development.  Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29(S1), 140-156, 2012.

Fixson, S.K. and Read, J.M.  Creating Innovation Leaders:  Why We Need to Blend Business and Design Education.  Design Management Review, 23(4), 4-12, 2012.

Fixson, S. K., Dawson, B.A., and D.E. Whitney.  Orchestrating Complex Product Development:  Reducing Rework Hazards of Architechtural Mismatches. 2012.

  • Best Paper Proceedings, Adacemy of Management, Boston, MA. 2012
  • Paper selectred as finalist for TIM division Best Paper Award.

Fixson, S.K.,  Teaching innovation through Interdisciplinary Courses and Programs in Product Design and Development: An Analysis at 16 US Schools.  IEEE Engineering Management Review, 40(2): 48-58. 2012.

Fixson, S.K., New Ventures:  The Project-level Dimensions of Intermittent Non Continuous Resource Involvememt.  Proceedings of the 19th International Product Development Management Conference "Transformative Research in Product and Service Innovation", Manchester, U.K. 2012.

Fixson, S.K., Marion, T.J., and M.H. Meyer.  The Problem with Digital Design. MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(4). 2012

Fixson, S.K. and W.H. Lee.  Shifting grounds: How industry emergence changes the effectiveness of knowledge creation strategies - The case of the U.S. automative airbag industry.  Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 24(1): 1-19. 2012. 

Gordon, Steven, Blake, R., and Shankaranarayan, G., "The Role of Case-Based Research in Information Technology and Systems," in Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies, Pedro Isaias and Miguel Baptista Nunes, eds., IGI Global Publishing, 2012.

Gordon, Steven, Dotan, H., Parise, S. and Volpe, E. "Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement and Organizational Kowledge?", CIST 2012: Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Phoenix, AZ,  2012.

Rao, JayInnovation 2.0.  A book in Spanish. 2012.

Rao, Jay.  Speaking the Lingua Franca of Innovation, IESE Insight, 3rd Quarter, Issue 14,2012.

Rao, Jay, Case Studies: 

2011 Publications

Davenport, Tom with John Lucker and Leandro DalleMule. "Know What Your Customers Want Before They Do",  Harvard Business Review. 

Davenport, Tom, and Snabe J. "How Fast and Flexible Do You Want Your Information, Really," MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2011.

Davenport, Tom. "Helping Organizations Create Better Judgment," HBR Agenda, Harvard Business Review, January 2011.

Davenport, Tom. "Rethinking Knowledge Work: A Strategic Approach," McKinsey Quarterly, Issue 1, 2011.  Reprinted in McKinsey on Business Technology. 

Gordon, Steven and Tarafdar, M.  "How to Foster Greater Collaboration between Innovators and the IT Department, Innovation Management.  2011.  

Guinan, P.J., with Wilson, H.J., Parise, S. & Weinberg, B. "What's Your Social Media Strategy?", Harvard Business Review, 23-25. (editor). July 2011.  

Guinan, P. J., with Wilson, H.J., Parise, S.,  Weinberg, B., & Crosina, E.  "Better Project Staffing with Social Technology", Harvard Business Review blog article. (editor). November 2011. 

Iyer, Bala, with Parise, S., Rajagopalan, S., & Davenport, T., "Putting Social Media to Work at Cognizant," Ivey Business Journal, Vol. July/August, 2011.

Iyer, Bala, with Parise, S., and Gray P. "Innovation Impacts of Social Tagging Systems", MIS Quarterly,  vol. 35, pp. 528-642.  2011.

Iyer, Bala, with Parise, S., Cuomo Donna & Donaldson, B.  "MITRE Corporation: Using social technologies to get connected."  Ivey Business Journal, vol January/February 2011.

McKone-Sweet, Kate,  with Greenberg D. and Wilson H.J., "A Giving Voice to Values Approach to Educating Entrepreneurial Leaders", Journal of Business Ethics Education, Vol. 8, 2011.

McKone-Sweet, Kate.  "How Entreprenurers Find Opportunity", HBR Blog Network, 2011.

Mulligan, Paul. "Drager Medical Systems, Inc.: Technology for Life" " IMA Educational Journal, Case and full teaching note; Vol 4, No. 1, March 2011.

Parise, Salvatore with Gray, P., Iyer, B. "Innovation Impacts of Using Social Bookmarking Systems", MIS Quarterly, 36(3), 629-643.

Parise, Salvarore with Wilson, H. J., Guinan, P.J., Weinberg, B., & Crosina, E.  "Better Project Staffing with Social Technology".  Harvard Business Review blog article.

Parise, Salvatore with Wilson, H.J., Guinan, P.J. & Weinberg, B. "What's Your Social Media Strategy?", Harvard Business Review. July 2011.
 
Parise, Salvatore with Iyer, B., Rajagopal, S., & Davenport, T.  "Putting Social Media to Work at Cognizant".  Ivey Business Journal, July/August 2011.
 

Parise, Salvatore with Iyer B., Cuomo D. and Donaldson, B. "MITRE Corporation: Using Social Technologies to get Connected." Ivey Business Journal, January/February 2011.  

2010 Publications

Davenport, Tom with Harris J. and Shapiro J. "Competing on Talent Analytics," Harvard Business Review, October 2010.

Davenport, Tom. "Business Intelligence and Organizational Decisions," International Journal of Business Intelligence Research, January 2010.

Erzurumlu, Sinan, Gilbert, S. and Ramachandran, K. "To Share or To Compete: Managing Revenue Streams for Innovations in Markets with Network Effects" Technology, Operations and Management 2(1), June/July 2010.

Erzurumlu, Sinan S.,  "Collaborative Product Development with Competitors to Stimulate Downstream Investment". International Journal of Innovation Management 14(4) 1-30, 2010.

Gordon, Steve and Tarafdar, M. "The IT audit that boosts Innovation."   MIT Sloan Management Review, Vol. 51, No.4, 39-47.  2010.

Guinan, P.J., Parise, S., Iyer, B., Cuomo, D., & Donaldson, B.  Harnessing Unstructured Knowledge: The Business Value of Social Bookmarking at MITRE.  IEEE Engineering Management Review, 38 (3), 53-56, 2010.

Guinan, P. J., Wilson, J., "Why One Entrepreneur Threw His iPad Into a Blender," HBR on-line. 2010.

Iyer, Bala, Parise. S. and Guinan, P.J. "Harnessing Unstructured Knowledge: The Business Value of Social Bookmarking at MITRE", IEEE Engineering Management Review, Volume 38, #3, 2010.

Iyer, Bala, Lee C., Tanriverdi H., and Venkatraman, N. "Complementarity-based Hypercompetition in the Software Industry: Theory and Empirical Test, 1990-2002. Strategic Management Journal, Vol 31, Issue 13, pp 1431-1456, Dec., 2010.

Iyer, Bala and Henderson J. "Preparing for the Future: Understanding the Seven Capabilities of Cloud Computing, MIS Quarterly Executive, Vol.9 No.2, 2010.

Parise, Salvatore and Rollag, K. "Emergent Network Structure and Initial Group Performance: The Moderating Role of Pre-Existing Relationships", Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(6), 877-897, 2010.

Parise, Salvatore, Noyes, E., &  Allen, I.E.  "Artistic Influences and Innovation in the Popular Music Industry", Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Babson College, 30(15), art. 3

Parise, Salvatore, Guinan P.J., Iyer, B., Cuomo, D., & Donaldson, B. "Harnessing Unstructured Knowledge: The Business Value of Social Bookmarking at MITRE.  IEEE Engineering Management Review, 38(3), 53-56. 2010

Shankaranarayanan, Ganesan with Even, A., and Berger, P. "Evaluating a Model for the Optimal Design of Large Datasets using a Real-World CRM Setting", Decision Support Systems, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2010.

Shankaranarayanan, Ganesan, Even A., and Berger, P.D., "Managing the Quuality of Marketing Data: Cost/Benefit Tradeoff and Optimal Configuration", Journal of Interactive Marketing, Vol. 24, No. 3, 2010.

Shankaranarayanan, Ganesan,  Even A., and Berger, P.D. "Inequality in Utility of Customer Data: Implications for Data Management and Usage", Journal of Database Marketing and Customer Strategy Management, 2010.

Shankaranarayanan, Ganesan and Blake, R. "Research in Data Quality-Guture Research Directions", Journal of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information for Cooperation, Nov. 2010.

 

 Areas of Expertise

 

Technology Operations Management

Supply Chain Management
Service Operations
Sustainability

Technology and Innovation Strategy

Product and Service Innovation Strategy
Product Design and Development
Information Technology Strategy
E-Strategy

Creating Value from Data

Data Quality & Management
IT Architecture
Business Analytics
Systems Design and implementation