Results from the Stanford Computer Industry Project
Since 1994, Barr and Tessler have been co-directing a
study of the worldwide
software industry at Stanford University's Computer Industry Project, (SCIP) on a
grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This four year project has
systematically identified and analyzed the issues that will shape the
commercial use of software, including piracy, patents, antitrust, project
management, the Internet, globalization, litigation, software quality and
project failures. Since the fall of 1996, their study has focused on the
ramifications of the shortage of talented software people throughout the world.
Avron Barr and Shirley Tessler are consultants to the software industry. Ms.
Tessler has degrees from Wharton and Stanford in Finance and Computer Science.
Much of her career has been in commercial banking and corporate finance. Mr.
Barr studied Computer Science at Stanford, edited the four-volume Handbook of
Artificial Intelligence, and co-founded a Silicon Valley software start-up in
1981. They are now principals of Aldo Ventures, Inc., a strategy consulting firm.
c/o Aldo Ventures, Inc.
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