Raul Katz

Adjunct Senior Research Scholar

Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

Adjunct Professor

Finance and Economics

MS, Communications Technology and Policy, MIT, 1981; PhD, Management and Political Science, MIT, 1985

Joined CBS in 2006

Raul Katz

Office
1-A Uris

Phone
845-868-1653

E-mail
rk2377@columbia.edu

Fax
845-868-1426

Teaching and research interest

Professor Katz teaches a seminar in High Technology Strategy in the international arena and is Director of Business Strategy Research at the CBS Institute for Tele-Information (CITI). He is currently President of Telecom Advisory Services (www.teleadvs.com), a boutique international consulting firm specialized in providing high-level advisory services in business, policy, and financial strategies to telecom and tech companies, governments, and international organizations. He was previously CEO of Adventis, a global telecom consulting company. Before Adventis, Dr. Katz was a Lead Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a member of the firm's Leadership Team and Head of the US and Latin America telecommunication practices.

As an international telecom consulting executive, Dr. Katz has provided business strategy, marketing, and management direction to CEOs and top management of major telecom and technology companies. He has also worked with governments and international organizations to develop regulatory frameworks and policies, broadband plans, and national technology strategies.

He managed projects in the areas of demand forecasting, scenario planning, competitive analysis, market entry strategy, churn management, and new product development in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. In addition, Dr. Katz worked extensively in organization design, management processes, and telecommunications enterprise best practices.

Dr. Katz has published more than 30 articles. His book The Information Society: an International Perspective (1988) focuses on the deregulation trends in the worldwide telecommunications industry. Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy (2000) addresses recent discontinuities in the telecommunications industry and was translated into Japanese. He also published The Role of ICT in Development (2010). Dr. Katz is interested in developing forward-looking perspectives of the structure of the converged telecommunications and media sectors and in studying "institutional irrational exuberance" in high technology investment.

Licence in History, University of Paris-Sorbonne, 1979; Licence in Communications Sciences, University of Paris II; Maitrise in Political Science, University of Paris-Sorbonne, 1980; Maitrise in Communications Sciences, University of Paris II; MS in Communications Technology and Policy, MIT, 1981; PhD in Management and Political Science, MIT, 1985

Chapters

El proceso de privatizacion y la liberalizacion de los mercados de telecommunicaciones en America Latina In DigiWorld America Latina 2007 (2007)
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La Puissance Publique Au Service Du Haut Debit In The Information Society: An International Perspective (1988)
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Journal articles

Using a digitization index to measure the economic and social impact of digital agendas In info (2014)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Pantelis Koutroumpis, Fernando Callorda

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Technology and Adolescents: Perspectives on the Things to Come In Education and Information Technologies (2013)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Max Felix, Madlen Gubernick

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Investment, infrastructure and competition in European telecom In Intermedia (2013)
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Measuring Digitization: A growth and welfare multiplier In Technovation (2013)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Pantelis Koutroumpis

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The Economic Impact of Telecommunications in Senegal In Communications & Strategies: Dossier on Development of ICT in Africa (2012)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Pantelis Koutroumpis

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The Economic and Social Impact of Telecommunications Output: A Theoretical Framework and Empirical Evidence for Spain In Intereconomics (2009)
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The World Economic Crisis: The Return of Keynesian Economics to the New Communications Networks In Telos (2009)
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Ultrabroadband Investment Models In Communications & Strategies (2008)
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Telecom marriages rarely made in heaven In America's Network (2004)
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Can Mergers Mend Industry Woes? In America's Network (2003)
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Decentralizing Telecommunications in Latin America In Strategy + Business (1997)
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Books

La contribución de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones al desarrollo económico: Propuestas de America Latina a los Retos Económicos Actuales (2009)
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Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy (2001)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Lee McKnight, Paul Vaaler

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The Information Society: An International Perspective (1988)
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Working Papers

The Latin American path towards digitization Info: The Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media (2013)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Pantelis Koutroumpis, Fernando Callorda

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The Impact of Broadband on Jobs and the German Economy Review of European Economic Policy (2010)
Author(s): Raul Katz, Stephan Vaterlaus, Patrick Zenhausern, Stephan Suter

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