Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m Professor Michael Gordon at Michigan University’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. My expertise is at the intersection of business and innovation at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP). I help entrepreneurs – individuals, businesses, and institutions – understand the complexities and the tactics required to engage in this space.
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A.B., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1974
M.S., Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1981
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1984
University of Michigan
Associate Dean of Information Technology, 2002-2005
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Information Technology, 2000-present
Professor, Business Information Technology (formerly Computer and Information Systems), 1998-present
Department Chair, 1995-2002, 2005-2006
Associate Professor, Computer and Information Systems, 1991-1998
Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Systems, 1984-1991
Bell Communications Research (Bellcore)
Visiting Scientist (Sabbatical) 1993-1994
Computerworld Honors Laureate: “Information Technology Champions,” April 2005.
Computerworld/Smithsonian Laureate: “Interactive Simulation of Business Processes Using the Internet,” April 2000.
Computerworld/Smithsonian Laureate: “Research Laboratory for Electronic Commerce (e-Lab),” April 2000.
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Information Technology.
W.K.Kellogg Foundation, 2008. “Base of the Pyramid Protocol for Southern Africa.” (Stef Coetze, Michael Gordon, Stuart Hart). $300,000.
W.K.Kellogg Foundation, 2006. “A Base of the Pyramid Learning Lab for Southern Africa.” (Stef Coetze, Michael Gordon, Stuart Hart). $150,000.
National Science Foundation, 2002. “Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Commerce.” (Jeffrey Mackie-Mason, Michael Gordon, Michael Wellman). $2,700,000.
Intel Corporation, 2000. “A Joint-Degree in e-Business.” (Michael Gordon, Jeffrey Mackie-Mason, Michael Wellman). $200,000.
IBM Shared University Research Grant, 1999. “e-Lab and commKnowledge.” P.I. $65,000
AT&T/Lucent Research Grant, 1997. “Literature-based Discovery.” P.I. $20,000.
AT&T Faculty Research Grant, 1994. “Information Acts.” P.I. along with Scott Moore. $20,000.
Rackham Faculty Research Grant, University of Michigan, 1992-1993. $10,000.