School of Information Studies
324 Hinds Hall
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
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.