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Two Questrom Faculty Receive ISS Awards

Pictured: Chris Dellarocas (left), Marshall Van Alstyne (right)   The Information Systems Society (ISS) has recently bestowed two high honors upon Questrom faculty members. Chris Dellarocas has received the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, the highest honor that an IS faculty can receive from the professional society. Marshall Van Alstyne received the ISS Practical Impacts Award, […]

Questrom Doubles Open Spots for New Online MBA

Demand for new Online MBA is soaring—and bucking national trends. By Andrew Thurston — The full-time MBA has been in trouble for some time. Applications were down at more than half of schools in the United States in 2019, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council. A growing number of lower-tier programs have even been […]

What’s the value of your data to advertisers — and to you?

In recent years, increasingly sophisticated technology has given advertisers the ability to track online behavior and offer ever-more targeted ads to consumers. The change hasn’t gone over well with the public: two-thirds of Americans say they oppose this type of advertising. Politicians such as California governor Gavin Newsom have gone so far as to suggest […]

When Data Creates Competitive Advantage…And When It Doesn’t

Co-authored by Questrom associate professor of information systems Andrei Hagiu and Julian Wright of the National University of Singapore, this Harvard Business Review cover story challenges the assumption that it’s possible to use customer data to gain an unbeatable competitive edge. In most instances, people grossly overestimate the advantage that data confers. While insights from […]

A Questrom Student’s Cancer Makes Him the First User of His Own Planning App

Sean Doherty says creating Hang helped him forget he was ill It began as an entrepreneurial exercise. On a jog along the beach at his Connecticut hometown with a friend last spring, Sean Doherty discussed the difficulties of arranging get-togethers with friends: text invitations can be missed or buried in unrelated group chats or liked […]

Questrom Professor in Management Marshall Van Alstyne Honored with Thinkers50 Award

Questrom Professor in Management and professor of information systems Marshall Van Alstyne was honored with the Thinkers50 Digital Thinking Award along with his research partner, Geoffrey Parker, a professor at Dartmouth. The Thinkers50 awards, dubbed the “Oscars of Management Thinking” by the Financial Times, is a biennial event held in London that recognizes business thought leaders […]