J.D. Power III’s Impact on the Auto Industry

How J.D. Power III Transformed the Auto Industry Through the collection of consumer feedback on cars, J.D. “Dave” Power III revolutionized the automobile industry in 1968. In this Knowledge@Wharton interview conducted by PVMI director John Paul MacDuffie, Power discusses the founding and early years of his firm, J.D. Power andRead More

Reflections on the 2013 PVMI Researchers Meeting and Fall Conference

In addition to hosting the 2013 Fall Conference with the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), the Mack Institute also held a PVMI Researchers Meeting on November 21, 2013. Both events focused on the theme of disruptive technologies and value migration. In this guest blog post, PVMI veteran Dan Whitney ofRead More

A Glimpse into the Future through Integration and Innovation

The Mack Institute hosted its annual Fall Conference on November 22, 2013 with the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) on the topic of “When Disruptive Technologies Meet Integrated Systems: Who Captures the Value?” This guest post by three PVMI researchers summarizes key takeaways from the conference, including theRead More

When Disruptive Technologies Meet Integrated Systems

John Paul MacDuffie addresses Mack Institute Fall Conference attendees

Knowing when to hold and when to fold isn’t just for poker players. When applied to new technology, that insight into knowing when to embrace the next new thing and when to let it pass has been known to make or break careers and entire companies. Think Kodak, an iconicRead More

Mack Institute Announces Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation

The Mack Institute is pleased to announce it is expanding its research network through the addition of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI). PVMI is the largest and oldest international research consortium aimed at understanding the challenges facing the global automotive industry. PVMI’s network includes more than 50Read More

How to Drive Value Your Way: John Paul MacDuffie in Harvard Business Review


John Paul MacDuffie, Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI) at the Mack Institute, recently co-authored a Harvard Business Review article titled “How to Drive Value Your Way” with London Business School faculty member Michael G. Jacobides. In this blog post, the authors share a preview ofRead More