Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management
Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies
Wanda Orlikowski is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management and a Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Orlikowski actively investigates the dynamic relationship between information technologies and organizations, with particular emphasis on structures, cultures, work practices, and change. She has examined the use of groupware technologies in organizations, as well as the social and technological aspects of working virtually. Orlikowski recently led a multiyear National Science Foundation project on the social and economic implications of using Internet technologies within firms. She is currently studying the role and implications of social media technologies in distributed collaboration.
Orlikowski holds a BComm and an MComm in business information systems from the University of Witwatersrand and an MPhil and a PhD in information systems from New York University.
General Expertise: Communication practices; E-mail; Groupware; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Leadership; Mobile computing; Organizational change; Organizational communication
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