The Digital Matrix Book


N. VENKAT VENKATRAMAN is the David J. McGrath Jr. Professor of Management at Boston University Questrom School of Business.  

My primary appointment is in the Information Systems Department and has a joint appointment in the Strategy and Innovation department.  Over the last three decades, my research and teaching have focused on how companies win in the post-industrial, digital age—where products, processes and services are shaped and supported by information and communication technology. 

Besides Boston University, I have taught at MIT Sloan School of Management (1984-1993) and London Business School (1999-2001).  I have been awarded the 2004 and 2006 IBM Faculty Fellowship for my work focusing on business challenges in the network era.  I have been  recognized by as one of the most cited researchers in strategy and management by Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Thomson Financial/ISI and Google Scholar.  My research has won awards from The Academy of Management (AT Kearney Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research) and Strategic Management Society (McKinsey Honorable Mention) and I have been fortunate to guide doctoral students, who have been awarded prizes for their thesis work. 

I write papers for managerial audience and academic publications.  My papers for managers have been published in the Sloan Management Review and California Management Review, Harvard Business Review online and Financial Times over the last decades.  I have also published in IBM Systems Journal (1993 Special Issue on Strategic Alignment; the Turning Points issue in 2000) and Business Strategy Review (London Business School). My academic research has been published in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Information Systems Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and others. 

I have consulted and/or lectured for many corporations in the USA, Europe and South Africa including IBM, Microsoft, BP, Ericsson, ABN-AMRO, Zurich Financial, McKinsey & Co., Federal Express-Europe, Canal +, France and others. I have served on the Technical Advisory Committee of Canal + France focused on disruption and innovation in the digital media sector.  I hold a B.Tech degree from IIT, Kharagpur (1976), an M.B.A. from IIM Calcutta (1979); and Ph.D. from Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh (1985).   In 2015, I was selected by IIM Calcutta as a Distinguished Alumnus.  


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