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Stephanie Woerner

Stephanie Woerner

Research Scientist - MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)


Stephanie L. Woerner, PhD is a Research Scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Established at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1974, MIT CISR conducts evidence-based research that addresses the information-related challenges of business leaders worldwide and provides practical, actionable insights to help them move their companies forward in the digital age.

Stephanie is an expert on how companies use technology and data to create more effective business models and her research centers on how companies manage organizational change caused by the digitization of the economy. She is currently studying 1) business models for the next- generation enterprise and 2) the different digital transformation pathways companies are taking to become future ready. Stephanie has a passion for measuring hard-to-assess digital factors such as connectivity and customer experience, and linking them to firm performance.

Recent articles (with Peter Weill) include “Mobile Customer App Engagement Pays Off,” and “Top IoT Companies Grow Faster but Require All-in Commitment,” both in European Business Review, and "Optimizing Your Digital Business Model," "Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem,” and “Is Your Company Ready for a Digital Future?”, all in Sloan Management Review. In 2016, she was a subject matter expert on enterprise digitization for the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Conference. Stephanie is coauthoring with Peter Weill, a book, What’s Your Digital Business Model? Six questions to help you build the next generation enterprise, (Harvard Business Press, forthcoming May 2018). She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.