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Dr Maha Shaikh

Associate Professor of Information Systems

Research Interests

Open source software and process, the dynamics of learning and organizing in open source collectives, material agency and STS, open innovation, open innovation business models, and emergent control and coordination processes.

Teaching in 2018-2019

Management of IS & Digital Innovation
  • IB92J0: Open Innovation
  • IB2430: Business Systems Development
  • IB3J90: Open Innovation in the Digital Economy

Information Systems & Management Group

Email:  /  Tel: 024 765 24262  /  Room: 3.238


I hold a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science. My primary area of research is open source software development. The theoretical issues driving my research include the dynamics of learning and organizing in open source collectives, material agency, and open innovation. My recent research has focused on questions of how, why and under what conditions private, and public sector organizations decide to adopt open source software. More specifically, I explore the changing dynamics of control and coordination that have emerged to facilitate working with new organizational forms, such as open source communities.

I am Course Director of MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation. Along with this role I also organize and manage the ISM Group's research seminars. See for details and videos of talks:

Prior to joining Warwick I held post-doctoral positions at the LSE, Imperial College Business School and the LERO Research Centre in Ireland. I remain affiliated with the LSE as an Associate. I am a founding member of the AIS Special Interest Group on Open Research and Practice. I serve as AE for different tracks for ICIS and ECIS conferences, and AE for the OCIS Division for the AOM conference. I am an elected international representative at large for the OCIS division for the Academy of Management.

I am an editorial board member of the Journal of Information Technology (a basket of 8 journal in IS). I am a recipient of multiple teaching awards at Warwick Business School every year (and previously at the LSE). Besides these specific roles I have served as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous IS and management journals like the MISQ, ISR, Management Science, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Organization Science. Warwick Business School awarded me for "Outstanding Contribution to Research" in 2016-2017.



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