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Karla Sayegh.

Assistant Professor in Organisation Theory & Information Systems

BS (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), BA (College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania), MBA (Yale University), PhD (McGill University)

Research interests

Cross-disciplinary collaboration; knowledge integration and co-creation; the coordination of expertise under conditions of uncertainty, rapid change and complexity; how emerging technologies affect knowledge work and organising; healthcare transformation.

Subject group: Organisational Theory & Information Systems

Professional experience

Karla Sayegh is an Assistant Professor of Organisation Theory & Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to her academic career, she spent over 12 years in strategy consulting, real estate private equity, venture funding and executive university administration. Karla’s research examines how experts change their ways of working in response to disruptive innovations, with an interest in healthcare organisations. In particular, she investigates how emerging technologies, novel spaces and new tools transform how experts collaborate with one another to perform their work. Karla holds a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School, a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA with distinction from Yale University and a PhD in Strategy and Organization from McGill University.

Awards & honours

  • Sole Finalist, William H Newman Award, AOM Annual Meeting, 2022
  • Best Paper Award, HCM Division, AOM Annual Meeting, 2022
  • Best Dissertation Award, HCM Division, AOM Annual Meeting, 2022
  • Best Theory to Practice Paper Award, HCM Division, AOM Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Best Student Paper Award, Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference, 2018
  • Best Conference Reviewer Award, OCIS Division, Academy of Management, 2016
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, SAP Interest Group, Academy of Management, 2015
  • Paper of Merit Award, IS Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, 2015
  • Best Student Paper Award, IS Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, 2014

Selected publications

Faraj, S., Pachidi, S. and Sayegh, K. (2018) “Working and organizing in the age of the learning algorithm.” Information and Organization, 28(1): 62-70 (DOI: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2018.02.005)

Faraj, S., Sayegh, K., and Rouleau, L. (2018) “Knowledge collaboration in organizations: from information processing to social knowing.” In: Galliers, R.D. and Stein, M.K. (eds.) The Routledge companion to management information systems. London: Taylor and Francis, pp.370-386.

Making peace in healthcare: how novices can help resolve disputes between experts

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Contact details

Karla Sayegh
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 767816

[email protected]