- Erik Brynjolfsson
is the Schussel Family Professor of Management at the
MIT Sloan School of Management, the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Brynjolfsson's research and teaching focuses on three questions:
His work has been recognized with nine "Best Paper" awards from fellow academics and five U.S. Patents. He is frequently cited in the business press, and was named one of five “E-Business Visionaries” by BusinessWeek and one of the two most influential academics by Optimize magazine.
Professor Brynjolfsson is the Chair of MIT Sloan Management Review and editor of the Information System Network. He has served on the Editorial Boards of
the Communications of the ACM, Information Systems
Research, Information Technology and People, Journal
of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, the
International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and Management
Science. Erik was also the past co-chairman of the Workshop
on Information Systems and Economics (WISE).
Professor Brynjolfsson is on the academic advisory
board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Time Magazine's
Board of Economists. He is co-principal investigator on several
grants by the National Science Foundation to study Information
Technology, Organizational Transformation and Productivity.
Erik is the coeditor of two books, Understanding
the Digital Economy and Strategies
for eBusiness Success, and coauthored
Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology
on behalf of the National Research Council.
At MIT, Prof. Brynjolfsson teaches courses on the Economics of Information and on Information Technology and Organizations. He also lectures and consults worldwide for public and private organizations.
A graduate of Harvard
University, (Magna cum Laude with A.B. and S.M.
degrees in Applied Mathematics and Decision Science), his Ph.D. is in Managerial Economics from MIT. Before joining
the MIT faculty, he co-founded and directed a software development
and consulting firm and taught two of the first courses on Artificial
Intelligence and Knowledge-based Systems at Harvard University.
From 1996-1998, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the
Stanford Graduate School
of Business and from 2004-5, he was Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. He currently serves as a director or
advisor for several firms and non-profit organizations.
Last updated June 30, 2014