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prof. dr. Soumitra Dutta

prof. dr. Soumitra Dutta

Technology and Innovation strategy at both corporate and national levels
Language : English

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  • Innovation & Creativity
    • Creativity
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  • ICT & New Media
    • Web 2.0
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  • Technology strategy at both corporate and national levels
  • Technology Innovation at both corporate and national levels
  • Innovation in the ICT sector
  • Technology and National competiveness
  • Innovation on the internet
  • Opportunities of web 2.0
  • E-business
  • Effective Management of IT

Soumitra Dutta is the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, and Dean of External Relations at INSEAD. He is the faculty director of eLab@INSEAD, INSEAD's initiative in building a center of excellence in teaching and research in the digital economy in collaboration with leading international organizations such as Morgan Stanley, SAP, Cisco and Intel. Prior to joining the faculty of INSEAD in 1989, he was employed with Schlumberger in Japan and General Electric in

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Soumitra Dutta is the Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology, and Dean of External Relations at INSEAD. He is the faculty director of eLab@INSEAD, INSEAD's initiative in building a center of excellence in teaching and research in the digital economy in collaboration with leading international organizations such as Morgan Stanley, SAP, Cisco and Intel. Prior to joining the faculty of INSEAD in 1989, he was employed with Schlumberger in Japan and General Electric in the USA. Professor Dutta obtained his Ph.D. in computer science and his M.Sc. in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a visiting Professor at several international universities including the Haas School of Business (Berkeley) and the Solvay Business School (Brussels). His current research is on technology strategy and innovation at both corporate and national policy levels. His latest books are "The Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006: Leveraging ICT for Development" (Palgrave, March 2006) and "The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe" (Springer, Feb. 2006). He has authored seven other books including "The Bright Stuff" (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2002), "Embracing the Net" (Financial Times, 2001) and "Process Reengineering, Organizational Change and Performance Improvement" (Mc-Graw Hill, 1999). He has won several awards for research and pedagogy including awards for the European Case of the Year from the European Case Clearing House in 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2002. He is actively involved in policy development at national and European levels. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for ICT for the Government of Qatar and has advised other national governments on ICT policy issues. He is the Chairman of the European Commission's Europe Innova panel on Innovation in the ICT sector and a member of the Steering Committee of eBSN, the European Commission's eBusiness Network initiative for SMEs. His research has been showcased in the international media such as CNN, CNBC, BBC and international publications. He has taught in and consulted with international corporations across the world. He has directed top management programs for several companies and is a regular contributor to in-house management programs. He is a fellow of the World Economic Forum.

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Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom

Title: Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom
Author: Matthew Fraser and Soumitra Dutta
Publisher: Wiley
Paperback: 352 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0470-7401-49

Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom is the first comprehensive book written for a wide audience about the powerful trend that is reshaping your life: the Web 2.0 social networking revolution.

Social networking sites are a global phenomenon. Sites like MySpace and Facebook now boast hundreds of millions of members. Online social interaction has become an indispensible part of their daily lives. This book examines the powerful forces driving this social e-revolution. It also describes the equally powerful reactions to it, and makes predictions about its far-reaching consequences. As the book's subtitle states, Throwing Sheep in the Board is about how the Web 2.0 revolution is transforming your life, your work, and your world.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006

Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2005-2006 — Leveraging ICT for Development
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Irene Mia, Augusto Lopez-Claros
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Paperback: 352 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1403-9964-28

The use and application of ICT continues to be an important factor driving economic growth. The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with INSEAD, is pleased to announce the release of the fifth edition of the annual 'Global Information Technology Report' - a comprehensive tool for measuring the progress made in the adoption of the latest information and communication technologies and identifying the obstacles to ICT development in over 100 countries worldwide. The Networked Readiness Index included in the report provides the most comprehensive assessment of how prepared an economy is to capture the benefits of technology to promote economic growth and productivity.

This study explicitly considers the roles played by the major stakeholders, individuals, businesses and governments, in relation to three dimensions: the environment for the development and use of ICT, the readiness of stakeholders to leverage the potential of ICT, and the degree of usage of ICT. The selection of insightful essays, detailed country profiles for more than 100 economies and data tables on approximately 50 different ICT indicators presented in the report provide a useful guide for the design and formulation of policy measures aimed at capturing the benefits of ICT.

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The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe

Title: The Information Society in an Enlarged Europe
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Arnoud De Meyer, Amit Jain, Gérard Richter
Publisher: Springer
Hardcover: 290 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3540-2622-13

Europe enlarged its boundaries in 2004 with the accession of ten new member states to the European Union. The creation of an effective information society is seen as critical to the global competitiveness of Europe. Based upon detailed data collection and rigorous analysis, the book presents a benchmarking study of the 10 new member states and 3 candidate countries of the European Union as compared to the 15 incumbent countries with respect to the development of their information societies. Using a framework based on the Europe 2005 benchmarking framework, the 28 EU members and candidate countries are ranked according to their level of information society development, and then classified into 4 categories. The results presented in this book are of importance to all managers and companies doing business in the IT sector in the European Union.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005

Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin, Fiona Paua
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Paperback: 312 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1403-9480-07

The use and application of ICT continues to be an important factor driving economic growth. The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with INSEAD and CISCO, is pleased to announce the release of its fourth edition of the annual 'Global Information Technology Report' — a comprehensive tool for measuring the progress of and identifying the obstacles to ICT development in over 100 countries worldwide. The Networked Readiness Index of the Report provides the most comprehensive assessment of how prepared an economy is to capture the benefits of technology to promote economic growth and productivity. This study explicitly considers the roles played by the major stakeholders — individuals, businesses and governments, in relation to three dimensions: the environment for the development and use of ICT, the readiness of stakeholders to leverage the potential of ICT, and the degree of usage of ICT. The selection of essays, detailed country profiles for 104 economies and data tables on over 70 different ICT indicators presented in the Report provide a useful guide for the design and structure of policy measures for the key ICT stakeholders, individuals, businesses, and governments, in order to capture the benefits of ICT.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004

Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004 — Towards an Equitable Information Society
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin, Fiona Paua
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Paperback: 336 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0195-1736-11

The Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004 will be the third of a very well-received series assessing the state of networked readiness of various countries around the world. Recognizing the relevance of and the rapid changes in information technology, the Global Information Technology Report 2003-2004 will be an update to the previous Reports, capturing new insights and best practices and gleaning policy lessons from various country experiences. With the expansion in country coverage, the Report remains the most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the preparedness of countries to capture the benefits of participating in the Networked World. The Report consists of three main parts: the first includes analytical chapters related to networked readiness; the second contains country profiles, and the third part consists of the data tables which contains country rankings for every indicator. The 2003-2004 Report will be even more comprehensive than the previous Reports.

This edition will assess at least 100 countries, with the inclusion of several African economies. To ensure that the most comprehensive array of relevant variables pertaining to Networked Readiness are distilled and analyzed, the variable composition of the model has been refined. Like previous reports, this year's is the result of collaboration between the World Economic Forum and Somitra Dutta, the Dean of Technology at INSEAD and Bruno Lanvin, Manager of Information for Development at the World Bank. Written in a non-technical language and style, the Report appeals to a broad audience consisting of policy makers, business leaders and academics. In the tradition of the other reports of the Global Competitiveness Programme of the World Economic Forum, the Report brings together a range of leading experts in the field: academic experts, industry consultants, industry leaders and representatives of multilateral organizations. The findings of the Report will be presented at the World Summit for Information Society, which will gather the world's leading stakeholders of information technology in Geneva in December of 2003. The Report will also be used as a platform for discussion at the Annual Meeting in Davos, at regional events, country level meetings and other relevant activities of the World Economic Forum and Information for Development of the World Bank.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2002-2003

Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2002-2003 — Readiness for the Networked World
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Bruno Lanvin, Fiona Paua
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Paperback: 350 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0195-1616-94

That 'The Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002' received such a notable positive response from a broad range of stakeholders underscores the growing relevance of information technology (IT) in national economies and the continuing need for an assessment of the readiness of countries to participate in the Networked World. Recognizing the relevance of an the rapid changes in information technology, this report is an update to the 2001-2002 Report, which is the first and most comprehensive international assessment of the readiness of countries to capture the benefits of participating in the Networked World. With regional analyses and specific country case studies, essays on a variety of IT-related subjects, detailed country profiles, and country rankings comparing the global IT experience of different nations, this report remains the most authoritative documentation to date of how Its are being used around the world.

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The Bright Stuff

Title: The Bright Stuff — How Innovative People Can Make the Old Economy New
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Arnoud. De Meyer, Sandeep Srivastava
Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Paperback: 224 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0273-6564-87

The Internet hype is over! But there is no going back to business as usual. The real winners in the Internet age will be the old economy firms that seize the opportunities offered by the Internet and integrate its possibilities into their existing business. But how do you make a mammoth run like a gazelle? 'The Bright Stuff' shares with you the secrets of successful innovation so that you can learn the skills and attitudes of the digital economy innovators. From now on, innovation is going to be imperative not just for growth, but for survival. This book will show you how to integrate your hard-headed, established business capabilities with the of nimble-footed start-ups. This may seem like a tall order, but examples in this book such as GM, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch prove that it can be done. This is the 'bright stuff' - the potential of the Internet waiting to be explored and exploited by you! Companies need to think fast and think fresh. They need 'The Bright Stuff'.

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Embracing the Net

Title: Embracing the Net — Get.Competitive
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Sandeep Srivastava
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Paperback: 185 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0273-6529-22

Much has been written about the "front end" of electronic commerce — what happens on the web site. Yet little attention has been directed to the "back end" — the organizational redesign that is so critical for success on the Internet.

New models of strategic thinking have to permeate the organization. New processes have to be created to fit the new business models. Organizational hierarchies need to learn flexibility and to open up departmental boundaries in an effort to speed up information flow and decisionmaking. A culture to encourage experimentation and learning has to be created.

Adapt or die. Transform to thrive. It's a new world so you need a new way of running your business. A cool looking web site is useless if you haven't got your head around the organizational redesign that is critical for Internet success.

The real winners of the dot-com world will be the old economy businesses that manage to embrace the net and integrate the potential of the web in their existing business.

But how? Going online is easy; succeeding online is much harder. The 'front-end' of e-business is simple. This book looks at the hard stuff. By looking at companies that have done it, it shows how you can profit by getting the 'back-end' right. To do so you must embrace the net.

This book is based on the innovative research undertaken at INSEAD over the past few years in cooperation with several leading companies who have well established and successful Internet-based business processes.

Find out what the secrets are and get.competitive!

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Process Reengineering, Organizational Change and Performance Improvement

Title: Process Reengineering, Organizational Change and Performance Improvement
Author: Soumitra Dutta, J. F. Manzoni
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Hardcover: 480pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0077-0943-62

The book features the authors' unique approach to achieving and sustaining outstanding performance by focusing simultaneously on people, processes and structures and systems. It provides concepts to help launch performance improvement programmes and practical tips which aid successful implementation.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008

Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008 — Fostering Innovation through Networked Readiness
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Irene Mia
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Paperback: 376 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1403-9993-20

With total coverage of 127 economies worldwide and published for the seventh consecutive year, The Global Information Technology Report has grown into the world's most eminent assessment of the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the development and competitiveness of nations. It is a powerful tool for business leaders and policy makers in understanding the enabling factors of ICT advancements.

The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008 features the latest computation and rankings of the Networked Readiness Index as well as a number of essays covering different issues of networked readiness and showcasing best policies and practicing in leveraging ICT for growth and development. As in previous years, the Report is the result of collaboration between the World Economic Forum and INSEAD.

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The Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007

Title: The Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007 — Connecting to the Networked Economy
Author: Soumitra Dutta, Irene Mia
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Paperback: 320 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1403-9993-13

With total coverage of over 100 economies worldwide and published for the sixth consecutive year, The Global Information Technology Report has grown into the world's most eminent assessment of the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on the development and competitiveness of nations, and into a powerful tool for business leaders and policy makers in understanding the enabling factors of ICT advancements. The Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007 features the latest computation and rankings of the Networked Readiness Index as well as a number of essays covering different issues of networked readiness and showcasing best policies and practicing in leveraging ICT for growth and development. As in previous years, the Report is the result of collaboration between the World Economic Forum and INSEAD, France.

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