Thomas Malone

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management
Professor of Information Technology
Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Biography | Selected Publications

Why Women Make Teams Smarter (2014)

The Climate CoLab: Crowdsourcing solutions to climate change. (2013)

Why interpersonal skills are more important than you think. (2013)

Humans, Machines, and the New Collective Intelligence (2013)

The Future of Work with MIT's Thomas W. Malone (2013)

Exploring the power of collective learning. (2013)

Construction by Replacement: A New Approach to Simulation Modeling (2009)

Harnessing Crowds: Mapping the Genome of Collective Intelligence (2009)

"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.

Internal Markets for Supply Chain Capacity Allocation (2005)

Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003.

Organizing Business Knowledge:The MIT Process Handbook (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2003)

Does Information Technology Lead to Smaller Firms? (1993)

“The Logic of Electronic Markets,” ?Malone, Thomas W., JoAnne Yates, and Robert I Benjamin. Harvard Business Review, May-June 1989, 166-170. [Reprinted in Revolution in Real Time: Managing Information Technology in the 1990s, Harvard Business School Press, 1991]

“Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies: Effects of New Information Technologies on Market Structures and Corporate Strategies,” Malone, Thomas W., JoAnne Yates, and Robert I Benjamin. The Communications of the ACM, 30 (June 1987), 484-497. [Reprinted in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: A Book of Readings, ed. by Irene Grief (NY: Morgan Kaufman Publishers, Inc., 1988), 581-607; and in Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s: Research Studies, ed. by Thomas J. Allen and Michael S. Scott Morton (NY: Oxford University Press, 1994), 61-83.]


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Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Artificial intelligence; Business process modeling; Business process modeling; Changing work environments; Changing work environments; Changing workforce; Climate change; Climate policy; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Crowdsourcing; Digital economy; Digitalization; Digitization; eBay; eBay; eBusiness; eCommerce; eGovernment; Electronic commerce; Electronic communication; Future of work; Gamification; Global climate change; Global warming; Google; Groupware; Industrial organization; Information systems; Information technology; Internet; Knowledge management; Leadership; MOOCs; MOOCs; Online education; Online education; Open source software; Organizational communications; Organizational design and performance; Organizational psychology; Organizations; Social networks; Social networks; Social psychology; Teams; Telecommuting; Virtual teams and organizations; Wikipedia; Wikipedia