Steve Kafka focuses on the strategy and development of marketplaces and variable pricing mechanisms for online business-to-business trade for Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester.
His current research examines the emergence of variable pricing mechanisms as a driver of online trade growth and its impact on business models and business strategies. He also follows developments in public policy and technology, including Internet taxation and international trade.
Prior to joining Forrester, Kafka was a senior consultant at Strategic Decisions Group, where he led large strategy engagements with clients in the pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries. These engagements encompassed portfolio, business unit, and marketing strategies. He has worked extensively abroad, including significant time living in Tokyo.
Steve holds a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University, where he researched game theoretic modeling of political behavior. He holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Stanford University and attended Stockholm University as a Rotary International Graduate Scholar.