Robert Mason

Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

Dr. Robert M. Mason is a Cutter Fellow with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practice. In 2005, he joined the faculty of the Information School at the University of Washington. Dr. Mason's current research interests focus on the philosophy and ethics of technology management as well as the cultural aspects of knowledge management and how culture affects the concept of a global digital library. He recently completed a research project that examined how knowledge was created and shared during implementation of enterprise systems in a consortium of state universities. Dr. Mason previously served on the faculties of the College of Business at Florida State University and the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to devoting full time to academia, he started and operated two consulting companies and worked in industry. Dr. Mason served as a consultant to libraries on library automation and, in the early days of personal computing, he wrote a regular column for Library Journal ("Mason on Micros"). He is former President of the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT) and serves on the senior editorial board for Technovation. Dr. Mason has bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from MIT and a PhD in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech. He can be reached at