Ann Majchrzak, PhD, joins the IIK as visiting professor

Ann Majchrzak

We are extremely pleased to announce that Ann has joined the IIK at the ESADE Business School as visiting professor.

Ann Majchrzak is Professor of Information Systems, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology from UCLA, and is Fellow of the Association for Information Systems 2012. Her general research interests are in understanding how IS affordances can support worker agility and ingenuity within collaborative settings, with a special interest in how IS can give voice to the disenchanted and disenfranchised. This has led to research on the role of IS in innovative problem-solving in distributed teams; knowledge-sharing and creation in high-risk, volatile, and emergent contexts; enterprise knowledge co-creation among dispersed strangers; online collaborative innovation, and, most recently, innovative collaborative co-creation in open innovation and crowdsourcing.

Ann has published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, CACM, Management Science, Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions, JMIS, among others. She has served on three National Academy of Sciences committees, and has received research grants from NSF, SIM-APC, Russell Sage Foundation, CIGREF, among others as well as partnered with numerous companies in joint action research such as: Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, General Motors, Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Northrop, and IBM. She has also written several books, including a recent collaboration with M Lynne Markus (Methods for Policy Research, 2nd Ed) in which she advocates an evidence-based approach to managerial decision making.

Welcome, Ann!

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