Stella Pachidi

Assistant Professor in Information Systems

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

My research interests include 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, and how workers collaborate across knowledge boundaries.

I’m a member of the Organisational Theory and Information Systems subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School, which is engaged with cross-disciplinary themes including leadership.

Stella Pachidi.

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”.

Publications

Selected publications

Journal articles

Book chapters

  • 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

Awards and 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

News and insights

We spoke to Dr Stella Pachidi, Assistant Professor in Information Systems on the Cambridge MBA, to get her insider take on how AI could change the world of work, and to find out more about her experience at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Cambridge Judge Business School welcomed the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum to prepare them for the post-pandemic world. 

For years, flexible working had been hailed as a potential solution to closing the gender gap, providing women with more opportunities to stay in work and progress their careers while still managing a family.

Media coverage

Cambridge Independent | 30 June 2021

From AI dysfunctions to privatisation debate

A recent summary of Cambridge Judge Business School research include studies on AI at workplace by Dr Stella Pachidi, privatisation and efficiency by Dr Kamal Munir, the concept of craft by Dr Jochem Kroezen, predicting energy use by Dr David Reiner, and staggered boards by Dr Oğuzhan Karakaş.

Poets & Quants | 3 May 2021

2021 Best 40-Under-40 Professors: Stella Pachidi, Cambridge Judge Business School

Dr Stella Pachidi, University Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, is named by publication Poets & Quants to its 40 Under 40 list of talented young professors teaching in MBA programmes around the world. Stella teaches the Digital Business core course on the Cambridge MBA curriculum.

Phys.org | 6 July 2018

Humans need not apply

Experts from the University of Cambridge discuss how AI and automation will affect our work. Dr Stella Pachidi, University Lecturer in Information Systems at Cambridge Judge Business School, thinks that changes in work are happening as a result of “algorithmication” of the knowledge economy. “Organisations are attracted to using algorithms because they want to make choices based on what they consider is ‘perfect information’, as well as to reduce costs and enhance productivity,” says Stella.

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