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 and academic director of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics. His research focuses on complex collaboration and the emergence of new organizational forms in a variety of settings such as: trauma care, hospital care, urgent care clinics, family care clinics, knowledge teams, and online communities. He has engaged in multiple field studies of how Health IT is transforming urgent care clinics and family medicine both in Montreal and in the USA. His current work focuses on the emergence of data intensive science as a transformational event in health science research. He is also interested in how new technology entanglements are transforming organizations and allowing new forms of organizing to emerge.
He has published over 80 journal articles, refereed proceedings, and book chapters in outlets such as: Management Science, Organization Science, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Applied Psychology, OMICS, Computers Informatics and Nursing, Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics, MIS Quarterly, and Information Systems Research. His work has been cited over 6100 times. He has just completed a 7-year term as Senior Editor at Organization Science (2006-2012) and is now Senior Editor at Information Systems Research. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of four other journals. He has won multiple best paper awards, most recently the AIS 2012 best Published Paper Award and the 2013 best doctoral adviser award at the Desautels faculty. Institutions such as SSHRC, NSF, IBM, the Fulbright foundation, and the Government of Quebec have funded his research.
In the fall of 2013, I am teaching the following courses: 1) INSY708, doctoral seminar on technology and collaboration (limited enrollment course is offered every other year). 2) INSY434, open innovation and online communities. It is a new course that is focused on learning how to navigate the world of hybrid business models and open innovation, as well as how to build, analyze, and support online communities focused on knowledge exchange. 3) MGSC616, Technology in action, an MBA elective for students interested in technology and innovation management.