Farshad Rafii is an associate professor of technology management at Babson College. He teaches MBA and Executive Education courses on business strategy, product development, technological innovation, operations management, and manufacturing strategy. Prior to joining Babson College, he was on the faculty at Boston University’s School of Management. Dr. Rafii is also the Founding Director of the Center for Technology and Enterprise at Babson College, an industry-funded center for conducting research on how business enterprises can best create and leverage technological innovation for competitive advantage.
Professor Rafii has been involved in several innovative curriculum-design projects, including a leading role in the creation of Babson’s well-regarded integrated MBA program and the creation of a hands-on product design and development laboratory course for MBA students. He also has considerable experience in the design and development of custom executive education programs for companies in high-tech and financial services industries. Professor Rafii has conducted research on several topics including new product development, concurrent engineering, internationalization of software, technological innovation, and manufacturing strategy.
He has authored numerous cases and articles, which have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Business Horizons, IEEE Software, Design Management Journal, and Journal of Operations Management.