Faculty

Yoo, Youngjin

Youngjin Yoo (Case Western Reserve University, USA)

Youngjin Yoo, PhD, is the Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professor of Entrepreneurship and professor of information systems in the Department of Design & Innovation at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He has a joint appointment at University Hospitals of Cleveland as Innovation Architect, overseeing the digital transformation efforts at one of the largest teaching hospital systems in the country. He is also WBS Distinguished Research Environment Professor at Warwick Business School, UK.

Before returning to Case Western Reserve University, he was the Harry A. Cochran Professor of Management Information Systems and the founding director of the Center for Design+Innovation at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, where he was also the founder and principal investigator of Urban Apps & Maps Studios, an interdisciplinary initiative for digital urban entrepreneurship in Philadelphia. Previously, he was the Lewis-Progressive Chair of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He has taught digital innovation strategy at Indian School of Business, Aalto University in Finland, and Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He was a summer research fellow at NASA in summer of 2001 and spent a year as a research associate in 2003-2004 at NASA Glenn Research Center. He was also a visiting professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, Viktoria Institute in Sweden, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, Hong Kong City University, Yonsei University, Korea and Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

Yoo holds a PhD in information systems from the University of Maryland. His research interests include: digital innovation and entrepreneurship, organizational genetics, societal use of technology and design. He has received over $4.5 million in research grant from National Science Foundation, NASA, James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, the Department of Commerce, National Research Foundation of Korea, and Samsung Electronics. His work was published at leading academic journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, the Communications of the ACM, and the Academy of Management Journal, among others. He is senior editor of MIS Quarterly, the Journal of AIS, and the Journal Information Technology, and is on the editorial board of Organization Science, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, and Information and Organization. He was a former senior editor of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and an associate editor of Information Systems Research and Management Science. He was ranked #1 in the world in 2010 for his research productivity published in top MIS journals. He has worked with leading companies including Samsung Electronics, American Greetings, Bendix, Moen, Intel, Ford Motor Company, Andersen Consulting, IDEO, Gehry and Partners, University Hospitals in Cleveland, American Management Systems, Lotus, NASA, Parker Hannifin, Poly One and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Markus, Lynne

Lynne Markus (Bentley University, USA)

M. Lynne Markus is The John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management at Bentley University. Professor Markus’s research interests include the social and ethical issues in IT design and use, especially in the finance industry, and IT governance and organizational design in multinational enterprises, governmental organizations, and interorganizational arrangements. She is the author or editor of six books and over 100 other scholarly publications. She was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2004, and, in 2008, she won the AIS Leo Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems. In 2012, she received the Bentley Mee Family Prize for Research, a lifetime achievement award. Professor Markus has extensive international experience, including more than three years in Asia, having taught at universities in Hong Kong (as Chair Professor of Electronic Business at City University of Hong Kong), Singapore (as Shaw Foundation Professor at Nanyang Business School), Portugal (as Fulbright-FLAD Chair in Market Globalization), Canada (as Fulbright—Queen’s Visiting Research Chair in the Management of Knowledge-Based Enterprises), and in France (at the Université Paris Dauphine, Université de Nantes, and l’École de Management in Strasboug). She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Information Management Research Centre (Nanyang Business School, Singapore) and the Monieson Centre (Queen’s University, Canada). Professor Markus holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

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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.

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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.
Hans Berends' current research focuses on the organizing of digital innovation. Many of his studies take process research perspectives, explaining the emergence and development of innovation over time. As innovation crosses the boundaries of organization, several studies are concerned with interorganizational collaboration, as well as new forms of collaboration enabled by digital platforms. Currently he is working on two NWO funded projects: Crossover collaboration for digital innovation (2015-2020) and New ways of working and human capital (2014-2019).

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.

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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.
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Ruthanne Huising (EMLYON Business School, France)

Ruthanne Huising is Professor of Management and Organizations, and Director of the AIM Research Center for Work and Organization at Emlyon Business School. Ruthanne is an ethnographer of work and organizations. She studies how organizations negotiate external pressures – most often regulatory change – and the implications of these changes for professional control and expertise. Across her various projects she has observed how organizations negotiate regulatory change (Human Pathogens and Toxins Act), auditing fads (Environmental Management Systems), efficiency efforts (Ontario perioperative coaching program), management ideas (BPR), and the complex responses of scientists, biosafety officers, health physicists, surgeons, nurses, and administrators. She has published her work in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Regulation & Governance. She is Senior Editor at Organization Science.

Her work with Susan S. Silbey on relational regulation won the W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the American Sociological Association and Best Paper Prize from Regulation & Governance. Managers and policymakers recognize the relevance of her research to practice. Ruthanne is regularly invited to share her work with practitioners and her research has directly influenced regulatory policy in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Huising received her Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. Prior to joining Emlyon Business School, she was Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University.