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I am the Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Assistant Professor of Management at Wharton, where I study innovation and entrepreneurship. One of my areas of study is the game industry, and I have been involved in the design of a number of "serious games."  With David Edery, I co-authored a book on the intersection between video games and business that was named one of the American Library Association’s top ten business books of 2009.


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Posted by Ethan Mollick on Wed, 06 Jul 2011 08:50:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production
My study of over 850 games over a twelve year period found that the individuals in the producer role had a much greater effect on the critical and financial success of the game than the designers, or even the developer as a whole.

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Thanks for your comment - we went through the credits for each game as listed in Moby Games and then, where there were multiple types of producers, we identified the highest-level production title for each game, often, that was simply producer but it might also be executive producer, lead producer, ...