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. (Awarded Best Information Systems Publications in 2014 by Association of Information Systems)

"In Praise of the Incomplete Leader." Ancona, Deborah, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge (February 2007). Harvard Business Review, Vol. 85, No. 2.

"The PowerPoint Presentation and its Corollaries: How Genres Shape Communicative Action in Organizations." Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda J. Orlikowski. In Zachry, Mark, 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, Katherine, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and JoAnne Yates (2006). 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)

“It's About Time: Temporal Structuring in Organizations.” Orlikowski, Wanda J., and JoAnne Yates (December 2002). Organization Science. 13(6): 684-700. 

“Genre Systems: Structuring Interaction through Communicative Norms.” Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda J. Orlikowski (January 2002). Journal of Business Communication, 39(1): 13-35.

“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. In Hinds, Pamela J., and Sara Kiesler (eds.), Distributed Work. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002: 27-54.

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

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

"Sloan 2001: A Virtual Odyssey.” Yates, JoAnne, Wanda Orlikowski, and Nils Fonstad. In Zigurs, Ilze, and Laku Chidambaram (eds.), Our Virtual World: The Transformation of Work, Play, and Life Via Technology. 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: The Structuring of Communicative Practices in Organizations.” Orlikowski, Wanda J., and JoAnne Yates (1994). Administrative Science Quarterly, 39(4): 541-574. (1994)

“Genres of Organizational Communication: A Structurational Approach to Studying Communication and Media.” Yates, JoAnne, and Wanda J. Orlikowski (April 1992). Academy of Management Review, 17(2): 299-326.

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


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