Wanda Orlikowski


Wanda Orlikowski


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 in distributed collaboration, 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 examining the conditions and consequences of digital work.  

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.


AOM elects Orlikowski as a fellow

Wanda Orlikowski receives Distinguished Scholar Award

Wanda Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates win Best Information Systems Publications Award


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

Orlikowski, Wanda, and Susan V. Scott. Information and Organization. Forthcoming.

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

Barrett, Michael, and Wanda Orlikowski. MIS Quarterly. Forthcoming.

"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.

"A Genealogical Account of Metadata-in-practice: Magic Numbers and Misfires in Book Publishing."

Susan V. Scott, and Wanda Orlikowski. In Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, edited by John Humphreys. Atlanta, GA: August 2017.

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