Professor Michael R. Wade

British and Canadian
Innovation and Strategy
Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation

michael.wade@imd.org

Vita

BACKGROUND
Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation. He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco Initiative. His areas of expertise relate to strategy, innovation, and digital transformation. Previously, he was the Academic Director of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program in Canada. Michael has been nominated for teaching awards in the MBA, International MBA, and Executive MBA programs. He obtained Honours BA, MBA and PhD degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

RESEARCH AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Michael has published works on a variety of topics, including digital business transformation, innovation, strategy, and digital leadership. He’s published eight books, more than thirty case studies, and appears frequently in the mainstream media. His Latest book is Digital Vortex: How Today’s Market Leaders Can Beat Disruptive Competitors At Their Own Game. He has more than 50 articles and presentations to his credit in leading academic journals. One of his articles was among the top 20 cited articles in business, management and accounting worldwide for five years, according to Scopus (the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature).

Michael has been named one of the top ten digital thought leaders in Switzerland by Bilanz, Le Temps, and Handelszeitung for two years running in 2016 and 2017.

CLIENTS & INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
At IMD, Michael teaches in several open programs and has directed custom programs related to strategy and digital business transformation with Vodafone, AXA, Tetra Pak, Honda, Zurich Financial Services, Credit Suisse, KONE, and Cartier, among others. He directs IMD’s Leading Digital Business Transformation, and Digital Disruption programs. Michael provides consulting services, executive education, and expert evaluations to several public and private sector organizations on strategy and digital transformation. He has lived and worked in Britain, Canada, Japan, Norway, Costa Rica, and Switzerland.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Brant Furneaux, Michael Wade (2017) “Impediments to information systems replacement: A calculus of discontinuance,” Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 902-932.

“Agile Leadership in an Age of Digital Disruption,” Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, June 2017.

Digital Vortex: How Today’s Market Leaders Can Beat Disruptive Competitors At Their Own Game, 2016. Winner of 2 Axiom business book awards in 2017.

John Hulland, Michael R Wade, Kersi D Antia (2014) “The impact of capabilities and prior investments on online channel commitment and performance,” Journal of Management Information Systems. 23(4), 109-142.

Brant Furneaux, Michael Wade (2011) “An exploration of organizational level information systems discontinuance intentions,” MIS Quarterly. Vol.35, no. 3, September (2011), p. 573-598.

Saggi Nevo, Michael R Wade (2010) “The formation and value of IT-enabled resources: antecedents and consequences of synergistic relationships,” MIS Quarterly. p. 163-183

Yulin Fang, Michael Wade, Andrew Delios, Paul W Beamish (2007) “International diversification, subsidiary performance, and the mobility of knowledge resources,” Strategic Management Journal. 28(10), 1053-1064

Michael Wade, John Hulland (2004) “The resource-based view and information systems research: Review. extension, and suggestions for future research,” MIS Quarterly. Vol 28, no. 1, March (2004), p.107-142. This article was among the top 20 cited articles in Business, Management and Accounting worldwide from 2004 – 2008, according to Scopus.

Michael R Wade, Michael Parent (Winter 2001-2002) “Relationships between job skills and performance: A study of webmasters,” Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol 18(3), p. 71-96.

BOOK:

Jeff Loucks/James Macaulay/Andy Noronha/Michael R. Wade (2016), “Digital vortex: How today's market leaders can beat disruptive competitors at their own game”, International Institute for Management Development

 

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Michael Wade is Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD business school. He heads the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and teaches in open programs, online courses and custom programs.