Haim Mendelson

Professor, Operations, Information & Technology
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Haim Mendelson

The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management

Additional Administrative Titles

Co-Director, Value Chain Innovation Initiative

Research Statement

Professor Mendelson leads the School’s efforts in studying electronic business and its interaction with organizations, markets and value chains, and incorporating their implications into the School’s curriculum and research. His research interests include electronic business, electronic platforms, supply chain management, and market microstructure. He has introduced the "Organizational IQ" concept which quantifies an organization’s ability to use information to make quick and effective decisions. He has been elected Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Society in recognition of outstanding intellectual contributions to the Information Systems discipline. He has published more than a hundred papers in leading journals in the areas of information systems, management science, finance, economics and statistics.

Bio

Haim Mendelson is the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been full professor at Stanford since 1989, following ten years of service at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rochester. He has been elected Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Society in recognition of outstanding intellectual contributions to the Information Systems discipline. He has published more than a hundred research papers and more than forty company case studies. His work was published in leading journals in the areas of information systems, management science, finance, economics and statistics. He coauthored the book Survival of the Smartest that introduced the concept of Organizational IQ to quantify the ability of a company or organization to use information to make quick and effective decisions.

At the University of Rochester, he received a University Mentor award in recognition of outstanding service to the University, managed a large-scale research center studying the management of information systems, and was the Computer and Information Systems Area Coordinator. At Stanford he serves or served as codirector of the Value Chain Innovation Initiative; codirector of the Global Supply Chain Management Forum; codirector of the Center for Electronic Business and Commerce; the Operations, Information and Technology Area Coordinator; director of the executive programs on Building Innovative Leaders, Electronic Commerce, and Information Strategy for Competitive Advantage; codirector of the executive programs on Strategic Uses of Information Technology and Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Information Technology Industry; member of the Editorial Board of the Stanford University Press; and Chair of the University’s faculty committee overseeing distributed computing and administrative information systems. He teaches electronic business and commerce and leads the School’s efforts in incorporating their implications into its curriculum and research. He is or has been Associate Editor or member of the Editorial Board of Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Information Systems Research.

Professor Mendelson has been a consultant to leading high-technology companies, stock exchanges, financial services companies, management consulting companies, and industrial companies. Prior to joining academia, he served as Chief Systems Analyst of the Logistics Information Systems Center of the Israel Defense Forces. He teaches in a number of executive education programs in the areas of electronic commerce, innovation, business models, information technology strategy, organizational change, entrepreneurship, financial modeling, and general management.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Tel Aviv University, 1979
  • MSc, Tel Aviv University, 1977
  • BSc, Hebrew University, 1972

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1989
  • Codirector of the Value Chain Innovation Initiative, 2015
  • Stanford GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2006–2007
  • Codirector, Center for Electronic Business and Commerce, 1999–2005
  • Stanford GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 1996–1997
  • Stanford GSB Faculty Fellow, 1991–1992
  • Assistant Professor – Professor, Simon School, University of Rochester, 1979–1989

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Fellow in Recognition of Outstanding Intellectual Contributions to the Information Systems Discipline, The INFORMS Information Systems Society, 2009
  • Best Paper in Information Systems Economics prior to 1999, Workshop on Information System and Economics, 1999
  • All Star Paper: Asset Pricing and the Bid-Ask Spread, Journal of Financial Economics, 2001
  • All Star Paper: Dealership Market: Market-Making with Inventory, Journal of Financial Economics, 2001
  • University Mentor, University of Rochester, 1986

Publications

Journal Articles

Ken Moon, Kostas Bimpikis, Haim Mendelson
Management Science
March 2018 Vol. 64 Issue 3 Pages 1271-1290
Robert Bray, Haim Mendelson
Management Science
March 9, 2012 Vol. 58 Pages 860-875
Haim Mendelson, Roy Jones
Management Science
2011 Vol. 57 Pages 164-176
Haim Mendelson, Maxim Afanasyev
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
2010 Vol. 12 Pages 213-235
Krishnan S. Anand, Haim Mendelson
Management Science
December 1997 Vol. 43 Issue 12 Pages 1609-1627

Books

Yakov Amihud, Haim Mendelson, Lasse Heje Pedersen
Cambridge University Press
2012

Academic Publications

Hau L. Lee, Haim Mendelson, Barchi Gillai
Value Chain Innovation Initiative
June 2021
Hau L. Lee, Haim Mendelson, Barchi Gillai
Value Chain Innovation Initiative
November 2020
Hau L. Lee, Haim Mendelson, Barchi Gillai
Value Chain Innovation Initiative
May 2019

Teaching

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Stanford Case Studies

Haim Mendelson, Erica Plambeck, Stefanos Zenios, Dominic Mirabile
2022
Haim Mendelson, Erica Plambeck, Stefanos Zenios, Dominic Mirabile, Jose Ignacio Garcia Suarez
2022
Haim Mendelson
2014
Arar Han, Haim Mendelson
2012
Lyn Denend, Haim Mendelson, Stefanos Zenios
2010
Victoria Chang, Haim Mendelson
2010
Tristen Langley, Haim Mendelson
2006
Haim Mendelson, Philip Meza
2001
EC28
Geoffrey Adamson, Haim Mendelson
2001
EC18
Sanjeev Dewan, Haim Mendelson
2001
Haim Mendelson, David Hoyt
2001
EC13
Haim Mendelson, Daricha Techopitayakul, Philip Meza
2000
Haim Mendelson
2000
Haim Mendelson, Philip Meza
2000
Haim Mendelson, Sengjin Whang, Sunil Kuman, Hau Lee
1999
Haim Mendelson, P. Afeche
1996
Haim Mendelson
1995

Stanford GSB Affiliations

Service to the Profession

Associate Editor

  • Management Science
  • MIS Quarterly
  • Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery

Editorial Board

  • Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
  • Information Systems Research

Member

  • American Economic Association
  • Econometric Society
  • American Finance Association
  • Institute of Management Science

Insights by Stanford Business

May 08, 2018
These seven technologies are making farms smarter.
August 09, 2017
As technology accelerates the flow of information, businesses have a new role model: computer networks.
July 06, 2017
How the spread of computerized gizmos is shifting business models big and small.
September 01, 2008
Research suggests commercial firms can beat free products with timing, better product features, and skillfully using network effects.
August 01, 2007
A study helps show how supply chain managers make better decisions.
October 22, 2002
Mixing online and offline shopping is essential to the multichannel habits of today's consumers.

School News

February 27, 2018
“Effective leaders in the digital age will need to be mindful of the social consequences of technology.”
March 27, 2013
Course is part of online Stanford Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Free April 2 webinar with Stanford GSB professor Haim Mendelson.
September 01, 2010
A five-day MBA course on putting together a business plan took place in an online environment as part of a distance-learning experiment.