Monday, January 09, 2006

Today's Person: Michael Rappa - Professor E-Business

Michael Rappa is the Alan T. Dickson Distinguished University Professor of Technology Management and director of the Open Courseware Laboratory in the College of Management at North Carolina State University. He is the founder and co-director of the NC State E-Commerce educational initiative, and an associate faculty member in Computer Science and the Institute for Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
Dr. Rappa has been recognized on numerous occasions for his contributions to research, teaching and service to the academic community. He is a recipient of the North Carolina State University awards for Outstanding Extension Service, Graduate Teaching Excellence, and the Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology; the Award for Innovative Excellence and a nominee for the Ernest L. Boyer International AwardMERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning from the Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching; and a three-time winner of the IBM Faculty Award for his contributions to the study of e-business and the concept of open courseware.
His article on business models on the Web has very extensive and helpful introduction for this topic.

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