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Wanda Orlikowski is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies at MIT's Sloan School of Management. She received her Ph.D. from New York University. Her research examines technologies in the workplace, with a particular focus on how digital reconfigurations generate significant shifts in organizing, coordination, and accountability.  She is currently exploring sociomaterial practices in digital work.

 Orlikowski has published widely in journals such as the ACM Transactions on Information Systems, Administrative Science Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, and the journals of the Academy of Management. She has served as an editor for Organization Science and MIS Quarterly, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Information and Organization, Organization Science, and the Annals of the Academy of Management.

Orlikowski’s work has received numerous honors including Best Paper awards as well as the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management, and the Lasting Impact Award from the ACM’s Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Community. In 2019, Orlikowski was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management, and in 2021, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

 

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Fellowship of the British Academy honors Orlikowski

AOM elects Orlikowski as a fellow

Wanda Orlikowski receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Wanda Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates win Best Information Systems Publications Award

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"Liminal Innovation in Practice: Understanding the Reconfiguration of Digital Work in Crisis."

Orlikowski, Wanda, and Susan V. Scott. Information and Organization Vol. 31, No. 1 (2021): 100336.

"Scale Matters: Doing Practice-Based Studies of Contemporary Digital Phenomena."

Barrett, Michael, and Wanda Orlikowski. MIS Quarterly Vol. 45, No. 1 (2021): 467-472.

"Trajectory Dynamics in Innovation: Developing and Transforming a Mobile Money Service across Time and Place."

Oborn, Eivor, Michael Barrett, Wanda Orlikowski, and Anna Kim. Organization Science Vol. 30, No. 5 (2019): 1097-1123.

"Performing Apparatus: Infrastructures of Valuation in Hospitality."

Orlikowski, Wanda and Susan V. Scott. Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 62, (2019): 169-179.

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MIT Sloan course combines art and leadership to translate capabilities into practice

In "Leadership in Practice: Making and Learning," MIT Sloan students integrate the MIT Leadership Capabilities model with arts processes and experiential sessions.

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