Rebecca Henderson
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Eastman Kodak LFM Professor, MIT Sloan School

Rebecca Henderson specializes in technology strategy. Her current research focuses upon the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1981 and a doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1988. She spent 1981-1983 working for the London office of McKinsey and Company.

Her publications include “Underinvestment and Incompetence as Responses to Radical Innovation: Evidence from the Photolithographic Industry” in the Rand Journal of Economics, and “Architectural Innovation: The Reconfiguration of Existing Product Technologies and The Failure of Established Firms” with Kim Clark, in Administrative Science Quarterly.

Henderson sits on the Board of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and on the Board of the Linbeck Corporation. She was recently retained by the Department of Justice as an Expert Witness in connection with the Remedies phase of the Microsoft case, and in 2001 was voted “Teacher of the Year” at MIT Sloan School of Management.


Lectures:

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flag Getting Unstuck: How to Promote More Sustainable Practices in Our Organizations
as author at  MIT World Series: MIT Sloan 2008 Convocation,
3037 views
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flag Stuck: Why It’s So Hard to Do New Things in Old Organizations
as author at  MIT World Series: MIT Innovations in Management Conference: Strategies for Sustainable Business Practices,
3593 views
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flag Standards and Strategy: Competing in Increasingly Open Worlds
as author at  MIT World Series: Back to the Classroom 2005,
3423 views
  debate
flag From Lab to Market: Where Technology is Headed—The Research Director’s Point of View
as moderator at  MIT World Series: The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT (2004),
together with: Paul Horn, Uma Chowdhry, Robert Tepper,
2594 views
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flag Building Growth: Why Don’t We Use What We Know
as author at  MIT Industrial Liaison Program,
4108 views
  lecture
flag Personalized Medicine
as moderator at  MIT World Series - 2002 TR100 Symposium,
together with: Darlene Solomon, Jose B. Cibelli, Benjamin Cravatt, David Sabatini,
2538 views