N. Venkat Venkatraman

David J. McGrath, Jr. Professor in Management (joint appointment with MIS Dept.), Information Systems

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Ph D, University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, Strategic Management, 1985.
MBA, Indian Institute of Management, 1979.
Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1976.

N Venkat Venkatraman is the David J McGrath Jr Professor of Management and the Chairman, IS Department at the Boston University School of Management. He was awarded the 2004 and 2006 IBM Faculty Fellowship for his work focusing on business challenges in the network era. His research and teaching lie at the interface between strategic… Read more

N Venkat Venkatraman is the David J McGrath Jr Professor of Management and the Chairman, IS Department at the Boston University School of Management. He was awarded the 2004 and 2006 IBM Faculty Fellowship for his work focusing on business challenges in the network era. His 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 network era.

He has been recently recognized by Thomson Financial/ISI as one of the most cited researchers in strategy and information technology. His 1989 paper in Management Science is considered as one of the highly cited papers over the 50 years of the history of the journal. His research has won awards from The Academy of Management (AT Kearney Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research) and Strategic Management Society (McKinsey Honorable Mention) and his doctoral students have been awarded prizes for their thesis work.

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

He has consulted and/or lectured for many corporations in the USA, Europe and South Africa including IBM, Microsoft, CSC, BP, Novartis, Ericsson, ABN-AMRO, Zurich Financial, McKinsey & Co, Federal Express and others.

Presently, he is engaged in a variety of projects to understand the challenges of winning in the network era given the confluence of computers and communication technology.

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    • Salesforce Tries On Wearable Tech for Size

      June 11, 2014

      E-Commerce Times N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Salesforce.com is moving aggressively to carve out its own place in a hot emerging technology niche: wearable computing. With its new initiative, Salesforce Wear, it appears to be following its usual MO of co-opting technology in the consumer world and repositioning it for the enterprise… Expert quote: […]

    • Jury gives Apple $120M, Samsung $158G in patent fight

      May 3, 2014

      Boston Herald N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management A California jury yesterday awarded Apple $120 million and Samsung $158,000 after finding both companies infringed each other’s smartphone patents… Expert quote: “This is a victory for Samsung, in my view, as it sought to downplay the patents’ real value. Clearly, the jury has sided with the […]

    • Google Clarifies Gmail Snooping in Updated ToS

      April 16, 2014

      E-Commerce Times N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Google this week updated its terms of service with new language that more clearly spells out how it scans and analyzes user content, such as emails, to match it with targeted ads… Expert quote: “We need better ways to educate and engage consumers about how and where […]

    • Black day for BlackBerry

      November 5, 2013

      Boston Herald N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Shares of BlackBerry plunged yesterday on news that its $4.7 million buyout was off and that its chief executive was out — leaving an opening for Microsoft to fill behind Google and Apple in the race for smartphone stardom… Expert quote: “I see this as the beginning […]

    • New iPhones Rake in Revenue

      September 24, 2013

      MacNewsWorld N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Just three days after its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models hit store shelves, Apple announced Monday that it had sold a record-breaking 9 million handsets… Expert quote: “The 5c is simply a lower price version of 5. I would be interested to see how many upgrade from […]

    • BlackBerry sells to investor for $4.7B

      September 24, 2013

      Boston Herald N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to sell itself for 
$4.7 billion after failing to turn around a business that floundered despite new phones and a new operating system — in a move by a BlackBerry investor to stabilize the company, experts said… Expert quote: “They are […]

    • Ailing BlackBerry agrees to $4.7 billion buyout

      September 23, 2013

      AFP N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Tech pioneer BlackBerry made a last roll of the dice Monday and agreed to a probable $4.7 billion buyout by a consortium planning to take the struggling smartphone maker private… View full article

    • Samsung tries to take bite out of Apple with smartwatch reveal

      September 5, 2013

      Boston Herald N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Samsung Electronics kicked off the busiest week in tech this year with a direct broadside at Apple, announcing a new tablet-style phone, a new 10-inch tablet and its first foray into wearable technology… Expert quote: “The overall launch with the focus on design is really taking aim […]

    • Wireless M&A mania

      September 4, 2013

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    • Microsoft Puts A Ring On Nokia, But Will It Last?

      September 3, 2013

      Forbes N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management Almost exactly a year ago, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop shared the stage with Microsoft CEO Ballmer to talk up their mobile ambitions at a much-hyped partnership event in New York… Expert quote: “Elop as a possible CEO to succeed Ballmer is risky as his experience is rather limited […]

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