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Eric K. Clemons

Eric K. Clemons ( is Professor of Operations and
Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania. His education includes an S.B. in Physics from MIT, and an M.S.
and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. He has been a
pioneer in the systematic study of the transformational effects of information on
the strategy and practice of business. His research and teaching interests include
strategic uses of information systems, the changes that IT enables in the
competitive balance between new entrants and established industry participants,
transformation of distribution channels, the structure and governance of the IT
functional area, and the impact of IT on the risks and benefits of outsourcing and
strategic alliances. Industries of focus include international securities markets
and financial services firms, consumer packaged goods retailing, and travel. He
specializes in assessing the competitive implications of IT, and in managing the
risks of large-scale implementation efforts. More recently, he has begun
studying blogging and social media, cloud computing and cloud computing
standards, and the challenges to applying current antitrust law to online business

Dr. Clemons is the founder and project director for the Wharton School's
Sponsored Research Project on Information: Strategy and Economics Within the
Program for Global Strategy and Knowledge Intensive Organizations. He
participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in February
2009. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of
Management Information Systems, The International Journal of Electronic
Commerce, and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. Dr. Clemons
has 36 years' experience on the faculties of Wharton, Cornell, Harvard, the
Indian School of Business, and Singapore Management University, and
consulting experience in the private and public sectors both domestically and
abroad. He is currently studying the processes needed to create innovative
consumer products in China and to create consumer trust and brand loyalty.

Dr. Clemons has an S.B. in Physics from MIT and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell
University in Operations Research.