Motorola Research Scholars Shantaram Jonnalagadda '03
(left) and Andrew Bockelman '03 (right) with Rob
C. Wolcott, a research fellow in the Center for Research
in Technology and Innovation Photo
© Nathan Mandell
and supported research
conducted sponsored research programs for prominent organizations
including Microsoft, Cisco Systems, NCR Teradata and the U.S.
Navy. Topics ranged from CIO leading practices at Global 2000
companies to military and network technology management. A
small sample of these programs includes:
Tribune Professor of Technology Mohanbir
Sawhney and Research Fellow Rob
C. Wolcott pursued innovation and entrepreneurship through
research topics such as innovation characterization and
typology. Their findings reached managers across the globe
through the Financial Times and other publications.
Jeffery, clinical associate professor of technology,
successfully surveyed 179 Fortune 1000 firms on best practices,
IT strategic alignment, project portfolio management, and
return on investment (ROI), corresponding to $39 billion
in IT spending in the U.S. private sector. This research
provides the foundation for the Kellogg executive program
directed by Jeffery - Driving
Strategic Results through IT Portfolio Management -
which also prompted the Central Intelligence Agency to transform
its IT operations and management.
Conley, clinical professor of technology, in collaboration
with Visiting Professor Holger Ernst, successfully surveyed
over 200 firms in the U.S., Asia and Europe, examining the
correlation between IP management methods and corporate
success. Results were reported through the Strategic Management
Society and influenced corporate executives and the U.S.
Department of Commerce Leadership.
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faculty research initiatives
articles detailing IT portfolio management and global intellectual
property strategy have appeared in top academic and practitioner-focused
journals. A sample of our larger research initiatives includes:
innovation vision and practice: The “Innovation Radar”
(see appendix, “Innovation Radar Research Summary”)
options and IT portfolio management
pricing methods in technology markets
IP strategy analysis through TM disclosures
intellectual property strategy
and brands in the new media landscape
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Fellowships: Motorola Scholars & John Funk Dissertation
Scholars program, founded in 2000, provides two exceptional
Kellogg MBA students with the opportunity to conduct in-depth
research in technology areas. Working closely with Motorola
executives on current innovation programs, they receive ongoing
guidance from CRTI faculty. The $40,000 one-year award represents
the most generous of all such awards available through Kellogg.
Funk Dissertation Year Award is open to any current doctoral
student in any accredited academic business program worldwide.
The CRTI faculty selects one outstanding candidate for the
award and supports his or her research and writing. The first
recipient of the award, Ashish Sood, recently accepted a tenure-track
position at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.
Constance Porter, the second recipient, has accepted a role
at the Mendoza School of Business at The University of Notre
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