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Principal Investigator

Wanda Orlikowski, MIT
Wanda Orlikowski is the Professor of Information Technologies and Organizational Studies at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and the Eaton-Peabody Chair of Communication Sciences at MIT, and Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research interests focus on the dynamic interaction of organizations and information technology, with particular emphasis on changes in work, communication, and temporal practices.

Co-Principal Investigators

Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School and Co-Director of the Center for eBusiness at MIT, a major research and educational initiative. His research and teaching focus on how businesses can effectively use information technology (IT) in general and the Internet in particular.

Thomas Malone, MIT
Thomas Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. His research focuses on how new organizations can be designed to take advantage of the possibilities provided by information technology.

Peter Weill, MIT
Peter Weill is the Director of CISR, and a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research centers on the role, value, and governance of information technology (IT) in enterprises. He has developed and taught executive education and MBA programs on the business value of IT and has published widely including award winning books, journal articles and case studies and is working on a book on IT governance.

JoAnne Yates, MIT
JoAnne Yates is Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her interdisciplinary program of research is aimed at understanding how the use of communication and information within firms shapes and is shaped over time by its changing organizational, managerial, and technological contexts. This work includes both historical and contemporary studies.

Project Manager

Stephanie Woerner, MIT
Stephanie Woerner is project manager and research scientist for the SeeIT project. Her research focuses on the internal communication practices in distributed workgroups. She has previously worked on research examining the relationship between a start-up's organizational structure and the founders' mental models, and has written several nonprofit governance cases and numerous teaching notes.


George Herman, managing editor of the MIT Process Handbook, is the primary author and editor of all entries in the Handbook, which number about 5,000 as of April 2000.

John Quimby is a Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT. For the past few years, he has led the software development of the Process Handbook and been a contributing author to an IEEE journal article about the handbook.


Victoria T. D'Urso (Research and Development Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN) is interested in the economic impacts of technological innovations and the Internet on firms, markets and consumers, as well as the acceptability of new technologies and attributes of products by consumers and how firms incorporate these new technologies and information networks into their business strategy.

Lorin Hitt (Alberto Vitale Term Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA) examines the relationships among information technology, organizational structure, and performance measures such as productivity and stock market value. This work uses existing datasets on information technology spending as well as newly collected survey data on information technology and organizational practices at large firms.

Dr. Howard A. Rubin is a Gartner Senior Advisor and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York, a former Board member and Executive Vice President of META Group, Inc., and a former Nolan Norton Research Fellow. In addition, because of his extensive work in worldwide technology data collection and benchmarking, Dr. Rubin was a member of the Global Information Economy (GIE) Working Group of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). 

Ulrike Schultze (Associate Professor of Information Technology and Operations Management, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX) conducts field studies on the impact of Internet technologies on organizing practices and shares theoretical and methodical strategies as well as preliminary insights with the organizing practicessub-project.

Maureen Scully (Assistant Professor in Management, College of Management, University of Massachusetts, Boston and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons School of Management in Boston) studies issues of gender, race, and diversity in the workplace and addresses how the ideal of meritocracy can make inequality in organizations appear to be a legitimate outcome of a fair advancement contest.

Graduate Researchers

Tom Apel, MIT
Tom Apel is a Fellow in the Advanced Study Program. He works on the Business Models sub-project.

Sinan Aral, MIT
Sinan Aral is a doctoral student in the IT Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a researcher at the Center for Information Systems Research.

Hyun-Gyung Im, MIT
Hyun-Gyung Im is a doctoral student in the MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society

Richard K. Lai, Harvard Business School
Richard Lai is a doctoral student ar HBS.

Steve Kahl, MIT 
Steve Kahl is a graduate student at the MIT Sloan School of Management.


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