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Stella Pachidi

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Stella Pachidi

Assistant Professor in Information Systems

Diploma (National Technical University of Athens), MSc (Utrecht University), PhD (VU University Amsterdam)

Research interests

How organisations manage the challenges associated with digital transformation; the impact of algorithmic technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics on the nature of work; the impact of the quantification and datafication of work on management and organising; how workers collaborate across knowledge boundaries.

Subject group: Organisational Theory & Information Systems

Professional experience

Dr Stella Pachidi works as Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in the intersection of technology, work and organising. Currently, her research projects include the introduction of artificial intelligence technologies in organisations, managing challenges in the workplace during digital transformation, and practices of knowledge collaboration across boundaries.

Dr Pachidi holds a PhD in Business Administration from VU University Amsterdam, a MSc in Business Informatics from Utrecht University, and a MSc in Electrical and and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens. She has articles in information systems and organisation journals and books including Organization Science, Information and Organization, Organization Theory, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, MIS Quarterly Executive, Computers in Human Behavior, and The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems. She has presented her work in various major conferences in the fields of technology and organisations including the Academy of Management Meeting, the International Conference on Information Systems, the European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, the Process Symposium and others. Dr Pachidi is a member of the editorial review board of Information and Organization and is currently guest editor of the Journal of Management Studies special issue on “Artificial Intelligence: Organizational Possibilities and Pitfalls”. In 2021, Dr Pachidi was listed by Poets & Quants in their list of “Best 40 Under 40 Professors”.

Awards & honours

  • Featured in Poets & Quants’ “Best 40 Under 40 Professors” list, 2021
  • Best Associate Editor Award, Digital Platforms, On-line Communities, and Open Governance Track, International Conference on Information Systems, 2017
  • Cambridge Judge Business School Best Teaching Award, 2017
  • Best Associate Editor Award, IS in Organizations and Society Track, International Conference on Information Systems, 2016

Selected publications

Benbya, H., Pachidi, S. and Jarvenpaa, S. (2021) “Special issue editorial: Artificial intelligence in organizations: implications for information systems research.” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 22(2): 10 (DOI: 10.17705/1jais.00662)

Faraj, S. and Pachidi, S. (2021) “Beyond Uberization: the co-constitution of technology and organizing.” Organization Theory, 2(1): 2631787721995205 (DOI: 10.1177/2631787721995205)

Pachidi, S., Berends, H., Faraj, S. and Huysman, M. (2020) “Make way for the algorithms: symbolic actions and change in a regime of knowing.” Organization Science, 32(1): 18-41 (DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2020.1377)

Benbya, H., Davenport, T.H. and Pachidi, S. (2020) “Special issue editorial: Artificial intelligence in organizations: current state and future opportunities.” MIS Quarterly Executive, 19(4): Article 4

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)

Pachidi, S. and Huysman, M. (2018) “Organizational intelligence in the digital age: analytics and the cycle of choice.” In: Galliers, R. and Stein, M.-K. (eds.) The Routledge companion to management information systems. London: Routledge, pp.391-402

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Contact details

Stella Pachidi
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG

Tel: +44 (0)1223 766923

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