Christopher Tucci




Christopher L. Tucci is Dean of the College of Management (CDM) and Professor of Management of Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He received the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences (1982), Bachelor of Arts in Music (1983), and Master of Science in Computer Science (1984) from Stanford University. He also received the degree of Master of Science in Technology & Policy (1992) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, in 1997. Before going back for his PhD, his prior work experience was as an industrial computer scientist at Ford Aerospace, where he was involved in developing Internet protocols and applying artificial intelligence tools to industrial problems.

In 2003, Professor Tucci joined EPFL, where he teaches courses in Technology and Innovation Management, Design Thinking, Information Technology Strategy, and Research Methods. Prior to EPFL, he was on the faculty of New York University where he taught Technological Innovation & New Product Development, Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Business Policy & Strategy, and Competitive Advantage from Operations in the MBA Program. He has also taught strategic management at MIT and has taught a global strategy module for engineering managers in the Tufts University Gordon Institute.

Professor Tucci's primary areas of interest are business models, open innovation, crowdsourcing, and dynamic capabilities. For example, he has studied how disk drive manufacturers survived different technological transitions over a twenty-year period. He is also studying how the technological changes brought about by the popularization of the Internet affect firms in different industries.

He has published articles in, among others, Academy of Management Review (AMR), Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. His 2012 article “Crowdsourcing as solution to distant search” won the Best Paper of 2012 for AMR, which is ranked the #1 scholarly journal in the categories of Management and Business. He was the TIM Department Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and is on the Editorial Board of Organization Science. In 2004, he was elected to the five-year division leadership track of the Academy of Management’s (AOM) TIM Division. In 2010, he was elected to the leadership track of the SMS’ Strategy & Entrepreneurship Division. In 2013, he was elected to the AOM’s Board of Governors.

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