Terrence W. August
Rady School of Management
Economics of software
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Assistant Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations
August joined the innovation, technology and operations faculty and teaches in the Full-Time MBA and FlexMBA programs. He received a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER award. It will provide $530,000 in research funding and was granted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Trustworthy Computing program.
August's research broadly spans information systems and operations management with current interests in the economics of network software, production and service management, pricing and policy associated with network goods, and the interaction of digital piracy and security risk. Currently, he is investigating the control of information security risk using economic incentives.
August has co-founded two information technology start-up companies and worked in research and development and operations for the Clorox Company. He has consulted for Honeywell, GlaxoSmithKline, Herbalife and Time Warner Cable.
August received his Ph.D. in the field of operations, information & technology from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2007.
PublicationsThe Influence of Software Process Maturity and Customer Error Reporting on Software Release and Pricing (with Marius Florin Niculescu). Forthcoming in Management Science
Licensing and Competition for Services in Open Source Software (with Hyoduk Shin and Tunay Tunca). Forthcoming in Information Systems Research
Who Should be Responsible for Software Security? A Comparative Analysis of Liability Policies in Network Environments (with Tunay Tunca). Management Science, May, 2011, 57(5), 934--959. Appendix
Let the Pirates Patch? An Economic Analysis of Software Security Patch Restrictions (with Tunay Tunca). Information Systems Research, March, 2008, 19(1), 48--70. Appendix
Network Software Security and User Incentives (with Tunay Tunca). Management Science, November, 2006, 52(11), 1703--1720. Appendix
Working PapersOptimal Timing of Sequential Distribution: The Impact of Congestion Externalities and Day-and-Date Strategies (with Duy Dao and Hyoduk Shin)
Cloud Computing: Implications on Software Network Structure and Security Risks (with Marius Florin Niculescu and Hyoduk Shin)