Contact Information:
342 Sage Hall
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, 14850
Phone: (607) 255-6443
Fax: (607) 254-4590


PhD in Economics, Stanford University, 1960
MBA, Stanford University, 1958
BA, Yale University, 1952

Professor McAdams is a professor in Managerial Economics with interests and publications in global strategies for knowledge management, environmental management, and management consulting. He has served as a senior staff economist with the President' Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economic consultant and expert witness for the government in United States v. IBM. He has been a consultant to industry, government, the Ford Foundation, and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) especially on matters of science and technology policy. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and founder of the fledgling Insitute for Advanced Fiber Networks (AFN).

Research Interests: Models for end-user owned Advanced Fiber Network infrastructures; the economics of technological change; the strategic intent process.

Representative Publications: (1) ”Report from the Workshop: This Decade’s (R)evolutionary Telecommunications Paradigm”, IEEE-USA, March 2003. (2) “The Case for End-User-Ownership of Advanced Fiber Networks (AFNs)”, Rural Telecon 2003, Washington D.C., Sept 28-Oct 1, 2003. (3) "The World in 2010, The All Fiber Scenario", IEEE-USA , 2000.

Teaching Interests: Graduate courses in (1) Strategies for Global Competitiveness, (2) Management Consulting, (3) Electronic Business, (4) Project Management.

Professional Affiliations: American Economic Association, IEEE (Senior Member), IEEE-USA Committee on Communications and Information Policy (immediate Past Chair), IEEE Computer Society.

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