School of Information Studies
324 Hinds Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY


Jason Dedrick is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Before taking the position at Syracuse, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include economic development, industrial policy, technology diffusion, the globalization of the computer industry, and who captures the value from innovation. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Dedrick's work has examined the international diffusion of computer production and use. He is particularly interested in the environmental and policy factors influencing the patterns of diffusion in individual countries and globally. He has done earlier work on the computer sector in Mexico and twelve Asia-Pacific countries. The book, Asia's Computer Challenge (Oxford), reports on that work.

Dr. Dedrick's current focus is who captures the value from innovation on products such as notebook computers, digital media players, smart phones, tablet computers and other IT industry products. He has recently started a study of who captures the jobs and wages in the wind energy industry.