Yates, JoAnne, Ph.D.Mercator Fellow
University of North Carolina Ph.D. 1980
Texas Christian University B.A 1974
Teaching and Administration
2015/16, 2017/18 Area Head, Sloan’s Behavioral and Policy Sciences Area
2014-2015 Secretary, MIT Faculty
2007-2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Sloan School of Management: Deputy Dean.
1980-Present Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Sloan School of Management: Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, 1999 to present; Associate Professor of Management Communication and Information Studies, 1991-1999 (tenure granted, 1994); Lecturer and Sr. Lecturer, 1984-1991. Writing Program, Department of Humanities: Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Sloan Communication Program, 1980-1984.
Summers Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland.
1989, 1990, Taught management communication in the International MBA and BBA
1992, 1995 programs
Outside Professional Activities
2006-2018 Member, Board of Directors, Hagley Museum and Library
- information technology use
- business history
- standard setting
JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy, Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting Since 1880 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).
JoAnne Yates, Structuring the Information Age: Life Insurance and Information Technology in the 20th Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).
Control Through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. Paperback edition, 1993.
Melissa Mazmanian, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and JoAnne Yates, “The Autonomy Paradox: The Implications of Mobile Email Devices for Knowledge Professionals,” Organization Science 23:5 (September-October 2013), pp. 1337-1357.
Wanda J. Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates, “Genre Repertoire: Examining the Structuring of Communicative Practices in Organizations,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 39 (1994), 541-574.
JoAnne Yates and Wanda J. Orlikowski, “Genres of Organizational Communication: A Structurational Approach to Studying Communication and Media,” Academy of Management Review, 17 (April 1992), 299-326.