Geoffrey Parker

Director, Master of Engineering Management Program
Professor of Engineering

Thayer School of Engineering

Dartmouth College

14 Engineering Drive
Hanover, NH 03755

(504) 865-5472

Website: Dartmouth faculty profile

Twitter: @g2parker

Personal Website: : Geoffrey Parker

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth and Interoperability

About Geoffrey Parker

Geoffrey Parker is Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College where he also serves as Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program. He is also a Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow at MIT’s Initiative for the Digital Economy. Professor Parker has made significant contributions to the field of network economics and strategy as co-developer of the theory of “two-sided” markets. His current research includes studies of distributed innovation, business platform strategy, and technical/economic systems to integrate renewable energy.


Professor Parker’s research has been published in many industry publications including Production and Operations Management, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Energy Economics, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He is also the co-author of two books, Platform Revolution and Operations Management For Dummies. He is serving or has served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, a senior editor for the journal Production and Operations Management, associate editor for the journal Management Science, ad-hoc associate editor for MIS Quarterly, and special issue editor of Information Systems Research. Professor Parker is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and industry events and advises senior leaders on their organization’s platform strategies.


Prior to joining the faculty at Dartmouth College, Professor Parker was a professor of management science at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. In addition to his work at Dartmouth, he serves on the General Electric (GE) Africa technical workforce advisory board.


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
B.S., Princeton University, 1986

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