Executive Education Faculty
Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management
Professor of Information Technology
Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Tom Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He was also the founder and director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century"... Read More»
Tom Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He was also the founder and director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and one of the two founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative on "Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century". Professor Malone teaches classes on organizational design and leadership, and his research focuses on how new organizations can be designed to take advantage of the possibilities provided by information technology.
For example, Professor Malone predicted, in an article published in 1987, many of the major developments in electronic business over the last decade: electronic buying and selling, electronic markets for many kinds of products, "outsourcing" of non-core functions in a firm, and the use of intelligent agents for commerce. The past two decades of Professor Malone’s groundbreaking research are summarized in his critically acclaimed book, The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style, and Your Life (Harvard Business School Press, 2004). This book has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian.
Professor Malone has also published over 75 articles, research papers, and book chapters; he is an inventor with 11 patents; and he is the co-editor of three books: Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology (Erlbaum, 2001), Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2003), and Organizing Business Knowledge: The MIT Process Handbook (MIT Press, 2003).
Tom Malone has been a cofounder of three software companies and has consulted and served as a board member for a number of other organizations. He speaks frequently for business audiences around the world and has been quoted in numerous publications such as Fortune, New York Times, and Wired. Before joining the MIT faculty in 1983, Malone was a research scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where his research involved designing educational software and office information systems. His background includes a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees from Stanford University, a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Rice University, and degrees in applied mathematics, engineering-economic systems, and psychology. Close«
Information Technology; Organization Studies
Center for Information Systems Research; MIT Center for Collective Intelligence; SeeIT; MIT Center for Digital Business
High technology companies; Future of work; Organizational communication; Changing workforce; Employee motivation; Telecommuting; Artificial intelligence; Digitization; E-commerce; Enterprise information systems; Groupware; Information technology; Internet governance; Internet privacy issues; Internet security; Internet software/applications; Internet strategy; Open source software; Business intelligence; Change management; Leadership; Organization studies; Organizational design and performance; Organizational psychology; Social networks; Climate change; Global warming; Sustainability; Business process modeling; Information systems; Innovation;
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Name: Richard A. Hill
Programs Taught By This Faculty
June 26-27, 2014
October 21-22, 2014
Management and Leadership
June 02-06, 2014
Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management
June 26-27, 2014 | November 18-19, 2014
Strategy and Innovation
July 15-16, 2014 | October 16-17, 2014