Wanda Orlikowski

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies


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.

Faculty Media

  • Five Steps to Conquering the Daily Email Deluge

    This article is by JoAnne Yates, the Sloan distinguished professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and coauthor, with Wanda Orlikowski and Melissa Mazmanian, of The Autonomy...

  • 4 Skills Every Leader Needs Now

    There is no shortage of advice on the topic of how to be a successful leader--from top 10 lists to actual formulas to entire books. But after four years of research, one MIT professor says what you...

  • Constructing New Narratives For New Strategic Directions

    “Work to construct strategic narratives is not easy, linear or straightforward,” writes Sarah Kaplan (Rotman School of Management) and Wanda Orlikowski (MIT Sloan School of Management). However,...


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Office: E62-418
Phone: 617-253-0443
Fax: 617-258-7579
Email: wanda@mit.edu
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