James I. Cash, Jr.

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James E. Robison Professor, Harvard Business School.

"Dr. Cash received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Texas Christian University; a Master of Science in computer science from Purdue University's Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management. He joined the Harvard Business School Faculty in 1976, and has taught in all the major HBS programs MBA, Program for Management Development (PMD), Program for Global Leadership (PGL), and Advanced Management Program (AMP). Among his administrative assignments he has served as chairman of the MBA Program from 1992 to 1995, during the school’s project to redesign the MBA Program MBA: Leadership and Learning; and as Senior Associate Dean and Chairman of HBS Publishing from 1998 to 2003.

"Dr. Cash's nonacademic activities include serving as a trustee or overseer for nonprofit organizations and on the board of directors for several public companies The Chubb Corporation, General Electric Company, Phase Forward Incorporated, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He has worked with many companies and governments around the world in both consulting and teaching assignments. Before his graduate education and joining the Harvard Faculty, he worked as Director of Data Processing for several years, which followed jobs as a systems analyst, systems programmer and application programmer. His research focused on the strategic use of information technology in the service sector.

"Dr. Cash is currently running an invitation-only program for chief information officers of leading companies – designed to promote peer-to-peer exchange and learning, and exposure to leading thinkers from business, government and academia – titled The Concours Executive Forum. He also designed and implemented a leadership development program for The Concours Group which targets senior managers in large information technology organizations.

"Dr. Cash joined the Microsoft Board in June 2001." [1]

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  1. James I. Cash, Jr., Microsoft, accessed December 9, 2007.
  2. Faculty Advisory Board, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, accessed August 7, 2009.