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Forman, Chris

Chris Forman

Brady Family Term Professor,
Alton M. Costley Chair of Sales and Management

Geography of IT Use
Electronic Commerce
Diffusion of IT Innovations
IT Strategy
Services Outsourcing and Offshoring
Geography of Innovation in Software Development
PhD, Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Chris Forman is the Brady Family Term Professor at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2002, and was previously on the faculty of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University until 2007.

His research focuses on innovation in enterprise IT, including both the business process innovation that accompanies enterprise IT investment within firms as well as the strategies of enterprise IT suppliers. This research has included the study of how geography shapes the benefits of IT investment within firms, the platform strategies of independent software vendors, and the implications of IT investment for firm organization and firm boundaries, among other topics.

He has published over 30 articles and book chapters.  He has served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He currently serves as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research  and has previously served as Associate Editor at Management Science, Information Systems Research, and Information Economics and Policy.

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