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Samer Faraj is visiting professor at the KIN Group.

Samer Faraj holds the Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Technology, Management & Healthcare. He joined the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in 2007. Previously, he was associate professor at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his doctorate in MIS from Boston University and holds an M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Prior to his doctorate, he spent nine years working in a variety of IS and technology consulting roles.

His current research interests include: how IT transforms work and the provision of health care, the coordination of expertise in settings such as trauma care and software development teams, and the participation dynamics of online knowledge communities.

He is currently senior editor at Organization Science and co-edited a special issue of Organization Science on IT and organizational form and function (2007). He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of AIS and Information and Organization. He has served in a variety of other editorial roles and has received more than $2.8 million of grants funding including three NSF awards and a Fulbright senior scholar award. His work has appeared in journals such as Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of AIS, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Information Technology& People.

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 3 Conference contribution

Losing touch: How robots transform the practice of surgery

Sergeeva, A., Huysman, M. & Faraj, S., 2018, Academy of Management Proceedings 2018. Academy of Management

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review


Transforming work practices of operating room teams: the case of the Da Vinci robot

Sergeeva, A., Huysman, M. H. & Faraj, S. A., 2015, ICIS 2015 Proceedings. New York: ICIS

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Epistemologies in clash: What happens when analytics lands in the organization?

Pachidi, S., Berends, J. J., Faraj, S. A., Huysman, M. H. & van de Weerd, I., 2014, OLKC 2014, International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities. Oslo, Norway: OLKC

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2014 2016

  • 3 Lecture / Presentation

What Happens When Analytics Lands in the Organization? Studying Epistemologies in Clash (Academy of Management Meeting 2014, OCIS Division, Philadelphia)

S. Pachidi (Speaker), J.J. Berends (Speaker), S.A. Faraj (Speaker), M.H. Huysman (Speaker), G.C. van de Weerd (Speaker)
5 Aug 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Epistemologies in Clash: What happens when analytics lands in the organization? (Third European Theory Development Workshop in OMT and Strategy 2014, Amsterdam)

S. Pachidi (Speaker), S.A. Faraj (Speaker), J.J. Berends (Speaker), M.H. Huysman (Speaker), G.C. van de Weerd (Speaker)
27 Jun 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic