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Sonali Shah
Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Management of Technological Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
B.S., Engineering and Economics, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 2003.

Recent Publications

Shah, S. K. Attracting and retaining volunteer software developers. Management Science, forthcoming.

Shah, S. K. 2005. Open beyond software. Open Sources 2. C. Dibona, D. Cooper, & M. Stone (Eds.). Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media.

Franke, N., & Shah, S. K. 2003. How communities support innovative activities: An exploration of assistance and sharing among end-users. Research Policy, 32: 157-178.

Sommers, F., & Shah, S. K. 2003. Effort of the edge, Part 1: Does the JCP adequately balance innovation with the maintenance of Java's standards?" JavaWorld, January.

Shah, S. K., & Sommers, F. 2002. Effort of the edge, Part 2: A fact-Based analysis of the JCP's effectiveness. JavaWorld, November.

Honors and Awards

William H. Newman Award Finalist, Academy of Management, 2004; Entrepreneurship Division Dissertation Award Finalist, Academy of Management 2004

Contact Information:
408 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-1728

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