George Eastman Kodak LFM Prof of Management
Rebecca Henderson is the Eastman Kodak Professor of management at the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She runs the strategy group at Sloan and teaches course in technology strategy and advanced strategy. She received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1981 and a doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1988.
Her research focuses on the difficulties large organizations encounter in attempting to respond to major shifts in their environment. She has experience working in a
wide variety of industries, including semiconductor capital equipment, aerospace, branded consumer goods, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, information technology and telecommunications, but her current research focuses on the energy sector and on the challenges firms encounter as the attempt to act in more sustainable ways.
Professor Henderson sits on the board of IDEXX and of the Ember Corporation, and she has worked with both members of the Fortune 100 and small, technology orientated startups. She was retained by the Department of Justice in connection with the remedies phase of the Microsoft trial, and in 2001 was named "Teacher of the Year" at the Sloan School.