Erik Brynjolfsson is the George and Sandi Schussel Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Director of the Center for eBusiness at MIT. His research analyzes how businesses can effectively use the Internet and other information technologies. This work has received six "Best Paper" awards from fellow academics and is frequently cited in the business press.
Erik is the Co-Editor of the Ecommerce Research Forum and 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 serves as an Associate Member of the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science and the MIT Center for Coordination Science. He is on the academic advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and is a member of Time Magazine’s Board of Economists. Erik is the author of Wired For Innovation:How Inoformation Technology Is Reshaping the Economy (MIT Press, 2009), and coeditor of two books,Understanding the Digital Economy (MIT Press, 2000), and Strategies for eBusiness Success (Jossey-Bass, 2001), and coauthored Fostering Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology on behalf of the National Research Council.
His Ph.D. is in Managerial Economics from MIT. Before joining MIT, 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.