Samer Faraj (McGill University, Canada)
Samer Faraj holds the Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management & Healthcare at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is head of the research group on Complex Collaboration (xcollaboration.org) and serves as director of the Faculty’s PhD program. He studies how complex collaboration is sustained and innovation emerges in a variety of settings such as: trauma care, hospital care, urgent care clinics, open source, and online communities. He is broadly interested in how innovation is transforming organizations and allowing new forms of organizing to emerge. He has published over 110 journal articles, refereed proceedings, and book chapters in outlets such as: Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Business Horizon, OMICS, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has recently completed terms as Senior Editor at Organization Science (2006-2012) and at Information Systems Research (2012-2014). He has won multiple best paper awards; most recently the 2016 AOM-OCIS Best Published paper award, the AIS 2012 best Published Paper Award as well as the 2013 Desautels Best Doctoral Advisor award. He is currently a fellow at the Cambridge University Digital Innovation Center and has been a visiting professor at HEC-Paris, VU University (Amsterdam), and a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the American University of Beirut. He is one of the most cited management scholars in Canada with more than 15,000 Google Scholar and over 4000 Web of Knowledge citations. Prior to his academic career he was a technology consultant working on development projects for the World Bank and USAID.
Hans Berends (VU University Amsterdam, NL)
Hans Berends (1972) is Professor of Innovation and Organization at the Knowledge, Information and Innovation Research Group, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is an organization scientist with a background in philosophy and industrial engineering, and received a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology for a dissertation on knowledge sharing in industrial research. His work has been published in leading journals including Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Furthermore, he teaches various courses on innovation management at bachelor and master level, including the Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and the Management of Digital Innovation. Besides, he teaches on research methods, including a course on Process Research Methods for doctoral students and research master students.
|Marleen Huysman (KIN Research, VU University Amsterdam, NL)|
Marleen heads the KIN research group at the VU University and is head of the department of Information systems, Logistics and Innovation (ILI). She studied Sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and has a PhD in Business Economics on the topic of Organizational Learning and IT at the VU University. Marleen has been assistant professor at the department of Work and Organizational Psychology , TU Delft and associate professor Business Administration at the VU University Amsterdam. Since 2006 she holds a chair in Knowledge and Organization at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration. Marleen has been visiting scholar during her PhD at Stanford and in 2000-2001 she was a visiting scholar at the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) group at Harvard Business School. Marleen conducts research in the following overlapping fields of research, all related to the development and use of digital innovation: new ways of working, technology in practice, knowledge sharing, - coordinating, development and integration. Her research has been published in various international journals and books and is a frequent speaker at academic and professional meeting in the field.
|Stephen Barley (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
Stephen R. Barley is the Christian A. Felipe Professor of Technology Management at the College of Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara. He holds an AB. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.Ed. from the Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to UCSB, Barley served for ten years on the faculty of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He then moved to Stanford where he was the Richard Weiland Professor of Management Science and Engineering, the Associate Chair of the Department of Management Science and Engineering (2011-2015), and was the Co-founder and co-director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization at Stanford's School of Engineering from 1994-2015. He was editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly from 1993 to 1997 and the founding editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review from 2002 to 2004.
Barley serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Discovery, the Academy of Management Annals, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Research in the Sociology of Work, Information and Organization, Engineering Studies and the Journal of Organizational Ethnography. He has been the recipient the Academy of Management's New Concept Award and was named Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Management’s Organization and Management Theory Division in 2006, the Organization Communication and Information Systems Division in 2010 and the Critical Management Studies Division in 2010. Barley has been a fellow at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and is a Fellow of the Academy of Management. In 2006 the Academy of Management Journal named Barley as the author of the largest number of “interesting” articles in the field of management studies.
Barley was a member of the Board of Senior Scholars of the National Center for the Educational Quality of the Workforce and co-chaired National Research Council and the National Academy of Science's committee on the changing occupational structure in the United States. The committee's report, The Changing Nature of Work, was published in 1999. He recently served on the National Research Council’s (NRC) committee on the Information Technology Research and Development Ecosystem and currently sits on the NRC’s Committee on Automation and the Workforce.
Barley has written over sixty articles on the impact of new technologies on work, the organization of technical work, and organizational culture. He edited a volume on technical work entitled Between Craft and Science: Technical Work in the United States published in 1997 by the Cornell University Press. In collaboration with Gideon Kunda of Tel Aviv University, Barley authored Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in the Knowledge Economy, an ethnography of contingent work among engineers and software developers published by the Princeton University Press in 2004.
Barley teaches courses on the organizational implications of technological change, organizational theory, social network analysis and ethnographic field methods. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries including publishing, banking, computers, electronics and aerospace.
Barley is currently researching corporate power in the United States, the rhetorical history of telecommuting, and how sophisticated mathematical modeling tools are altering the work of engineers who design automobiles.
Ann Majchrzak (University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, USA)
Professor Majchrzak does policy research for U.S. government agencies, large and small non-profits, and corporations. She also does research on organizational and technological innovation, including studies on knowledge sharing, innovation, distributed cognition, emergent groups, virtual collaboration, collaboration in high-secure volatile environments, emergency response, and innovation challenges. She has held concurrent appointments as a visiting professor at Esade Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, and at LUISS, Rome School of Business and Management in the areas of Innovation and Organization.
Professor Majchrzak has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has also authored and co-authored multiple books and many book chapters. She has also been the principal investigator or co-PI on many grants. Among the supporters of her research are the National Science Foundation, Society for Information Management Advanced Practices Council and the CIGREF Foundation. In 2015 Professor Majchrzak received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management (OCIS Division).