Geoff Parker is Professor of management science at Tulane University in the A. B. Freeman School of Business and is a Faculty Fellow at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business. He also serves as Director of the Tulane Energy Institute. Parker received a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, M.S. in electrical engineering (Technology and Policy Program) from MIT, and Ph.D. in management science from MIT. Parker has made significant contributions to the field of network economics and strategy as co-developer of the theory of “two-sided” markets. Parker’s work appears in journals such as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Energy Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Strategic Management Journal, and System Dynamics Review.
Parker has worked on projects with multiple firms, including AT&T, Cellular South, Chrysler, ExxonMobil, GE, Hewlett Packard, IBM, International Postal Corporation, Microsoft, SAP, and Thomson Reuters. Current research includes studies of distributed innovation, business platform strategy, and the design and performance of energy markets. Parker’s research is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and multiple corporations. He serves or has served as a National Science Foundation panelist, associate editor at multiple journals, and on the Industry Studies Association board of directors. Parker grew up in Oxford Ohio. Before attending MIT, he held multiple positions in engineering and finance at General Electric in North Carolina and Wisconsin.