Digital Initiative

The Digital Initiative (D/I) seeks to explore and to impact the transformation of business in today’s digital, networked, and media-rich environment. We traverse disciplines, methods, and communities, drawing upon a faculty board from Marketing, Strategy, and TOM; collaborators from still other units; and a diverse group of schol​ars and practitioners beyond the school. We aspire to connect rigorous and collaborative research, innovative teaching, and meaningful engagement. Our aim is to achieve real impact among entrepreneurs and policy makers, innovators and researchers, technologists and technology users around the world.


Research & Ideas


Faculty News

A Scholarly Crowd Explores Crowdsourcing
Karim Lakhani, Feng Zhu & Rory McDonald  
HBS Working Knowledge, 31 Jul 2014

Were OkCupid’s and Facebook’s Experiments Unethical?
Michael Luca  
HBR Blogs, 30 Jul 2014

How Harvard Medical School Uses Open Innovation To Solve World-Class Scientific Problems
Karim Lakhani  
Forbes, 10 Jul 2014

Buzzfeed Is Officially A Case Study In Media Industry Disruption
Felix Oberholzer & Clayton Christensen  
Forbes, 07 Jul 2014

The Digital Opportunity Staring Credit Cards in the Face
Michael Luca  
HBR Blogs, 11 Jun 2014

Across Europe, Anti-Uber Protests Clog City Streets
Benjamin Edelman  
NPR, 11 Jun 2014

Seminars & Conferences