Wanda J. Orlikowski
MIT Sloan School
Wanda J. Orlikowski is the Eaton-Peabody Professor of Communication Sciences at MIT, and Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Her research focuses primarily on the sociological aspects of technology and work. She is particularly interested in the dynamic relations between information technologies and organizations over time, with emphases on organizing structures, cultural norms, communication genres, and work practices. She recently led a multi-year project (funded by the National Science Foundation) on the social and economic implications of Internet technologies in organizations. She is currently examining the sociomaterial entailments of distributed collaboration.
Dr. Orlikowski has served as a senior editor for Organization Science, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Information and Organization, Information Technology & People, and Organization Science. She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Institute of Management Science, the Society of Information Management, and the Society for Organizational Learning. She received her doctorate degree from New York University.
"Sociomaterial Practices: Exploring Technology at Work," Organization Studies , 28, 2007: 1435-1448.
"Life in the Trading Zone: Structuring Coordination across Boundaries in Post-Bureaucratic Organizations," [with Katherine Kellogg and JoAnne Yates], Organization Science , 17, 1, 2006: 22-44.
"A Practice Perspective on Technology-Mediated Network Relations: The Use of Internet-based Self-Serve Technologies," [with Ulrike Schultze], Information Systems Research, 15, 1, 2004: 87-106.
"Knowing in Practice: Enacting a Collective Capability in Distributed Organizing," Organization Science, 13, 4, 2002: 249-273.
"Using Technology and Constituting Structures: A Practice Lens for Studying Technology in Organizations," Organization Science, 11, 4, 2000: 404-428.
"Improvising Organizational Transformation over Time: A Situated Change Perspective," Information Systems Research, 7, 1, 1996: 63-92.
"Genre Repertoire: The Structuring of Communicative Practices in Organizations," [with JoAnne Yates], Administrative Science Quarterly, 39, 4, 1994: 541-574.
"Technological Frames: Making Sense of Information Technology in Organizations," [with Debra C. Gash], ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 2, 2, 1994: 174-207.
"The Duality of Technology: Rethinking the Concept of Technology in Organizations," Organization Science, 3, 3, 1992: 398-427.
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