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Wanda Orlikowski

  • 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 investigates technologies in the workplace, with particular emphasis on structures, cultures, work practices, and organizational change. She has examined the use of groupware technologies across organizations, as well as the social and technological aspects of working virtually. Orlikowski 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 the Witwatersrand and an MPhil and a PhD in information systems from New York University.