Samer Faraj

Topic of Lecture: Can We Improve Cross-disciplinary Collaboration in Healthcare?


Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management, and Healthcare; Director, Desautels PhD program; Associate Dean, Research & International Relations

BSc Eng University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
SM Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD Boston University

Health Care
Information Systems

Samer Faraj holds the Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management & Healthcare at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is head of the research group on Complex Collaboration and serves as Director of the Faculty’s PhD program. His current research focuses on complex collaboration in settings as diverse as health care organizations, knowledge teams, and online communities. He is also interested in how emergent social technologies are transforming organizations and allowing new forms of coordination and organizing to emerge. He has published over 90 journal articles, refereed proceedings, and book chapters in outlets such as: Management Science, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of AIS, Journal of Applied Psychology, Business Horizon, OMICS, and Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has recently completed a 7-year term as Senior Editor at Organization Science (2006-2012) and is now Senior Editor at Information Systems Research. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of four other journals. He has won multiple best paper awards, most recently the AIS 2012 best Published Paper Award as well as the 2013 Desautels best doctoral advisor award. Institutions such as SSHRC, NSF, IBM, the Fulbright foundation, and the Government of Quebec have funded his research. He has been a visiting professor at HEC-Paris, VU University and the American University of Beirut.

Research Areas:
Health Management
Healthcare Collaboration
Integrated Management
IT in Healthcare
Organizational Theory
Social Innovation
Technology & Innovation