Technology, and in recent decades especially the Internet has been and will be changing our lives. Recently founded businesses are the agents of change. The course will describe and analyze the challenges facing these new businesses and ways to address them. It will integrate themes from strategy, marketing and finance to better understand the main issues facing the technology entrepreneur.
The course will consist of lectures by the instructor and by guest speakers as well as case study discussions. About half the course will focus on financial technology (Fin Tech). About half the class meetings will consist of case discussions. These will require thorough preparation and the submission of written reports. At the end of the course the students will write and present a business plan for a tech venture. The grade will be based on the final project, class participation and the reports on the cases.
Robert G. Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance
Gur Huberman is the Robert G. Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance at Columbia Business School where he has taught since 1989. Prior to that, he taught at Tel Aviv University and at the University of Chicago. Between 1993 and 1995 he was Vice President at JP Morgan Investment Management responsible for research on quantitative equity trading. In that capacity, he also helped develop tax aware strategies for...