The primary mission of the Center is to encourage and support research on digital
markets and businesses. Center activities include:
Sponsorship of Research Projects
The primary purpose of the Center is to encourage and sponsor research relating
to the impacts of digitization on markets and enterprises. To accomplish this objective,
the Center provides funding to faculty members who propose interesting, leading-edge
research relating to the business impacts of digitization. The Center funds individual
scholars as well as multidisciplinary teams of researchers who propose projects
to the Center, or who are interested in undertaking studies brought to the Center
by its sponsors.
Publication of An On-line Working Paper Series
To disseminate the results of research, the Center publishes an
paper series linked to the Smith School online working papers pages.
Sponsorship of Seminars
Conferences and symposia are important mechanisms for disseminating knowledge.
The Center hosts conferences like the CIO Forum that bring together academics and
practitioners to focus on a single topic like the impact of 2.0 technologies
Executive Education Short Courses on Digital Businesses and Markets and Enterprises
In partnership with the Executive Education Center DIGITS faculty offer short
courses related to the theme of the center. Course modules include:
Annual Center Research Conference
Each year the Center holds a research conference that is designed primarily for
its sponsors. The conference features reports of the year’s research projects, and
showcases information technology from around the University.