Chris Forman

Chris Forman

Chris Forman

Professor

Scheller College of Business

Chris Forman
Brady Family Term Professor
Scheller College of Business
Areas of Expertise: 
geography of IT use, electronic commerce, diffusion of IT innovations, IT strategy, services outsourcing and offshoring, geography of innovation in software development

Chris Forman is the Brady Family Term Professor at the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2002, and was previously on the faculty of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University until 2007.

His research focuses on innovation in enterprise IT from various perspectives. From the perspective of enterprise IT users, he has explored both the business process innovation that accompanies enterprise IT investment within firms as well as the implications of enterprise IT investment for organizational structure. From the perspective of producers of enterprise IT, he studies the business models and commercialization strategies of software firms. Two recent examples of his interest in this area include the decision of small software start-ups to join a software platform and the diffusion of IT platforms such as Internet Protocol version 6.

He has published over 30 articles and book chapters.  He is currently a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and was as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He currently serves as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research  and has previously served as Associate Editor at Management Science, Information Systems Research, and Information Economics and Policy.