Kambil, Ajit

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PERSONAL: Male; U.S. citizen. Ethnicity: "South Asian." Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., 1985, S.M., 1989, Ph.D., 1993.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Deloitte & Touche, 200 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116. E-mail—akambil@yahoo. com.

CAREER: New York University, New York, NY, assistant professor of information systems at Stern School of Business, 1992-99; Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, Cambridge, MA, senior research fellow and associate partner, 1998-2003; Deloitte & Touche, Boston, MA, global director of technology and innovation for Deloitte Research, 2003—.


(With Eric van Heck) Making Markets: How to Profit from Online Auctions and Exchange, Harvard Business School Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Management Science, Journal of the American Society of Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, and IEEE Computer. Associate editor, International Journal of Electronic Commerce and International Journal of Electronic Markets.

SIDELIGHTS: Ajit Kambil told CA: "At the Accenture Institute for Strategic Change, I led research on electronic commerce, supply chains, venturing, and innovation. At New York University I introduced eCommerce into the master's of business administration curriculum and led the EDGAR Project, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, to make corporate disclosures widely available to the public.

"Making Markets: How to Profit from Online Auctions and Exchange was written to be widely accessible to professionals and students. As long-time observers of varied markets, my coauthor and I felt there was no practical book in the marketplace that motivates and educates managers to design and use markets creatively and effectively."