Stephanie Woerner

Research Scientist
MIT Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR)


Stephanie Woerner

Stephanie studies how companies manage organizational change caused by the digitization of the economy. Her research centers on enterprise digitization and the associated governance and strategy implications. She is currently studying the pattern of digital investments in enterprises and the coordination needed to manage those investments, how digitization is influencing the next-generation enterprise, the practices of digital leaders, and the impact of the Internet of Things on company business models and the competitive landscape.

Faculty Media

  • Driving Growth in Digital Ecosystems

    Developing the right capabilities for digital partnering is key to getting value from your ecosystem strategy.

  • Partnering to Grow in the Digital Era

    One of the big opportunities for a company to achieve growth is to digitally partner with other companies to seamlessly find new customers or to offer more products and services to existing customers.

  • Which Traits Set 'Digitally Savvy' Companies Apart From Competitors

    Stephanie Woerner discusses how preparing for digital disruption is becoming easier for companies that value the innovation technology affords.

  • The One Thing Missing From Your Board of Directors — And Why It Matters

    It’s a rare organization that can’t find a digital opportunity to harness. In this article, Stephanie Woerner explains why a tech-forward board of directors can help you find yours.

  • DerStandard Interview with Stephanie Woerner

    DerStandard interviews Stephanie Woerner on digitization ahead of her appearance of the 2019 MIT Europe Conference.

  • Companies With Tech Expertise on the Board See Higher Revenue Growth, MIT Study Finds

    Enterprise technology executives have skills that could positively influence the financial health of a company—especially if they snag spots on company boards.

  • Four Pathways To ‘Future Ready’ That Pay Off

    Transformation is not easy but the companies who have reached “Future Ready” have significantly higher financial performance. Know about the different pathways companies take in their attempt to...

  • It Pays to Have a Digitally Savvy Board

    In this article, Stephanie Woerner and Peter Weill discuss why having board members with experience in digital business is the new financial performance differentiator.

  • Technology and the CEO Résumé: Instilling the Right Perspective on Tech

    Not every CEO has technology experience—nor should they.

  • Is Your Organization Ready to Become an Ecosystem Driver?

    Amazon is a good example of the importance of learning how to thrive in a digital ecosystem.


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The Next Generation Enterprise: Four Business Models for Thriving in the Digital Era

Drawing from her study of 144 breakthrough initiatives in large organizations—as well as fascinating survey results from over 300 firms—Dr. Woerner familiarized participants with the significant changes, risks, and opportunities enabled by digitization.