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.


Wanda Orlikowski receives Distinguished Scholar Award

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"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.

"​Creating Value in Online Communities: The Sociomaterial Configuring of Strategy, Platform, and Stakeholder Engagement."

Barrett, Michael, Eivor Oborn, and Wanda Orlikowski. Information Systems Research Vol. 27, No. 4 (2016): 704-723.

"Digital Work: A Research Agenda."

Orlikowski, Wanda, and Susan V. Scott. In A Research Agenda for Management and Organization Studies, edited by Barbara Czarniawska, 88-95. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2016.

"What Difference does a Robot Make? The Material Enactment of Distributed Coordination."

Beane, Matt and Wanda J. Orlikowski. Organization Science Vol. 26, No. 6 (2015): 1553-1573.

"Performing Business Models in Online Health Communities."

Wanda Orlikowski, Michael Barrett, and Eivor Oborn. In Proceedings of the 31st European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Athens, Greece: July 2015.

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