Wanda Orlikowski

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management
Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies

Biography | Selected Publications

“The Autonomy Paradox: The Implications of Mobile Email Devices for Knowledge Professionals,” Mazmanian, Melissa, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and JoAnne Yates, Organization Science 23:5 (September-October 2013), pp. 1337-1357

In Praise of the Incomplete Leader. Harvard Business Review, February 2007, Vol. 85, No. 2.

"The PowerPoint Presentation and its Corollaries: How Genres Shape Communicative Action in Organizations," Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda Orlikowski, in Mark Zachry and Charlotte Thralls (eds.) Communicative Practices in Workplaces and the Professions: Cultural Perspectives on the Regulation of Discourse and Organizations(Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing, 2007: 67-91.

“Life in the trading zone: Structuring coordination across boundaries in post-bureaucratic organizations.” Kellogg, K., W. J. Orlikowski, and J. Yates. Organization Science, 17 (1), 22-44. (2006)

“Temporal Coordination through Genres and Genre Systems,” Im, Hyun, JoAnne Yates, Wanda J. Orlikowski. Information, Technology and People, 18: 2 (2005): 89 – 119. [Recipient of 2006 Highly Commended Award from Emerald LiteratiNetwork.] (2005)

“Distributed Work over the Centuries: Trust and Control in the Hudson's Bay Company, 1670-1826,” O'Leary, Michael, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and JoAnne Yates, chapter in Distributed Work, Pamela J. Hinds and Sara Kiesler, eds. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002): 27-54.

“Genre Systems: Chronos and Kairos in Communicative Interaction,” Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda Orlikowski, in The Rhetoric and Ideology of Genre: Strategies for Stability and Change. Richard Coe, Lorelei Lingard, and Tatiana Teslenko, eds. (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2002), pp. 103-121.

“Genre Systems: Structuring Interaction through Communicative Norms,” ?Yate, JoAnne, and Wanda J. Orlikowski. Special Issue on Qualitative Research, Journal of Business Communication 39:1 (2002), pp. 13-35. (2002)

"It's About Time: An Enacted View of Time in Organizations," Orlikowski, Wanda J., and JoAnne Yates. Organization Science, 13: 6 (November-December 2002), pp. 684-700.

"Genre Taxonomy: A Knowledge Repository of Communicative Actions,” Yoshioka, ?Takeshi, George Herman, JoAnne Yates, and Wanda J. Orlikowski. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 19: 4 (2001): 431 - 456. (2001)

"Sloan 2001: A Virtual Odyssey,” Yates, JoAnne, Wanda Orlikowski, and Nils Fonstad, in Our Virtual World: The Transformation of Work, Play, and Life Via Technology, edited by Ilze Zigurs and Laku Chidambaram, (Idea Group Publishing, 2001), 191-218.

“Shaping Electronic Communication: The Metastructuring of Technology in the Context of Use,” ?Orlikowski, Wanda J., JoAnne Yates, Kazuo Okamura, and Masayo Fujimoto. Organization Science, 6 (1995), 423-444. [Reprinted in Shaping Organizational Form: Communication, Connection, and Community, Sage Publications, 1999] (1995)

“Genre Repertoire: Examining the Structuring of Communicative Practices in Organizations,” ?Orlikowski, Wanda J. and JoAnne Yates. Administrative Science Quarterly, 39 (1994), 541-574. [Recipient of 1995 Alpha Kappa Psi Award of the Association for Business Communications.] (1994)

“Genres of Organizational Communication: A Structurational Approach to Studying Communication and Media,” ? Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda J. Orlikowski, Academy of Management Review, 17 (April 1992), 299-326. [Recipient of award for best publication in organizational communication for 1992 in an Academy of Management publication.]

The Duality of Technology. Rethinking the Concept of Technology in Organizations (1989)


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