MIT Center for Digital Business
Andrew McAfee, a principal research scientist at MIT, studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects business. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. At a higher level, his work also investigates how computerization affects competition itself – the struggle among rivals for dominance and survival within an industry. He coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0″ and his book on the topic was published in 2009 by Harvard Business School Press. He is the co-author with Erik Brynjolfsson of the ebook Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, which will be published in the fall of 2011. He has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in IT.” He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.