Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization
Directory of Research and Programs in Technology Development and Management
The Institute supports leading programs in the Management of Technology and other technology-related activities. Please click on a link below to learn more about our major programs:
- Fisher Center for the Management and Technology
- Center for Telecommunications & Digital Convergence
- Center for Research in Telecommunications Policy
Please see the Institute’s Events and Student Support pages for more programs in Technology Development and Management. These programs are housed and supported in the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization as described in About the Institute.
The Fisher Center for Management and Technology, previously known as the Fisher Center for the Strategic Use of Information Technology, promotes interaction between corporate executives including CIO-level managers and U. C. Berkeley faculty and students through the many programs and services within U. C. Berkeley and the Haas School of Business. For example, the Fisher Center supports the annual student-led >play: the Berkeley Digital Media Conference. The Fisher Center serves professional and academic communities of interest in information technology by promoting dynamic interactions between corporate practice, research, and instruction, and by encouraging the professional development of participating information technology professionals, students, and faculty.
The Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence (CTDC), established in 1996, is a research and outreach program designed to help business and governmental organizations understand the sweeping developments taking place in telecommunications markets - including networked multimedia - and to use that understanding to attain competitive advantage and implement sound public policies. CTDC bridges the gap between university researchers and the business and regulatory communities. In addition, CTDC brings together members of the converging computer, telecommunications, and electronic media industries to discuss the complex and contentious issues that confront them in a neutral forum with the benefit of objective and impartial analyses.
CTDC also concentrates on critical issues in telecommunications convergence facing industry, government, and the international research community. The pressures of technological exchange and the massive regulatory reform started by the 1996 Telecommunications Act raise questions about important aspects of public policy, including the role of competition in ensuring socially desirable outcomes and the proper manner of regulating telecommunications networks as they become increasingly intertwined with computers.
The Center for Research on Telecommunications Policy (CRTP) is a multi-university research and outreach program designed to foster business and public policy research on communications issues of regional, national and international importance. Drawing from the fields of economics, business, and public policy, Center research is distinguished by exploring the interactions between business decisions of major telecommunications firms and regulatory, legislative and antitrust developments.
CCRTP provides support for a variety of programs:
- Research on telecommunications strategy and policy undertaken by faculty and graduate students at CRTP member universities,
- An annual telecommunications conference hosted by member universities on a rotating basis. These conferences draw high level representatives from federal and state governments, universities, and industry,
- A working paper series on telecommunications policy and strategy that is distributed to the academic, policy, and corporate communities directly and is also available for downloading at CRTP's web site,
- Annual publication of Consortium research in a special issue on telecommunications policy and strategy by the IMIO journal Industrial and Corporate Change (ICC), and
- Occasional guest speakers who make presentations to students and faculty at various seminars and classes.