Andrew McAfee

Andrew Paul McAfee (born c. 1967) [1] is co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy , [2] and the associate director of the Center for Digital Business [3] at the MIT Sloan School of Management , Studying the ways information technology (IT) Affects businesses and business as a whole.

Life and work

McAfee RECEIVED his BS in mechanical engineering in 1988, his MS in Management in 1990, and in 1999 his Doctorate from Harvard Business School , with a thesis Titled The impact of enterprise information systems on operational effectiveness: An empirical investigation, where he’ll be taught, and COMPLETED two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT .

His research Investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, Organize themselves, and COMPETE, and at a higher level, how computerization Affects competition, society, the economy, and the workforce. He was to post a professor at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society .

He is the author of Enterprise 2.0 , [4] published by Harvard Business School Press in November 2009, and co-author of Race Against the Machine [5] with Erik Brynjolfsson . In 2014, this work was expanded into tje book The Second Machine Age .

He writes for publications waaronder Harvard Business Review , The Economist , Forbes , The Wall St. Journal , and The New York Times . He speaks Frequently to zowel academic and industry audiences, must notably at TED 2013 [6] and on The Charlie Rose Show . [7]



McAfee coined the phrase ” Enterprise 2.0 ” in a spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to DESCRIBE the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches to businesses. He’ll be blogging Began at dat time, zowel about Enterprise 2.0 and about his other research.

In the July / August 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review , McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson published “Investing in the IT dat Makes a Competitive Difference,” a summary of research investigating hun IT’s links to changes in competition. This work was the first to Reveal therein competition Began to heat up in the US in the mid 1990s – to Become faster paced, more turbulent, and more winner-take-all – and down therein acceleration was grotere in industries dat spent more on IT . This research continues, and Continues to highlight dat technological Appears to be significantly reshaping the landscape of competition.


McAfee’s first book, Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges, Brings together case studies and examples with key concepts from economics, sociology, computer science, consumer psychology, and management studies or how leading organizations are Bringing the web’s novel tools and philosophies inside. [8]

His second book, Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson , Brings together a range of data, examples, and research to show dat de average US worker is being left behind by advances in technology. [9]

In September 2014 he co-authored the book “Leading Digital – Turning Technology JSON Business Transformation”, together with George Westermann (MIT) and Didier Bonnet (Capgemini Consulting).


In 2008 McAfee was named by the editors of the technical publishing house Ziff-Davis number 38 hun list of the “100 Most Influential People in IT.” He was ook named at Baseline magazine to a separate, unranked list of the 50 Most Influential people in business IT dat year. In 2009 he was the only non-executive in the Everything Channel’s group of the 100 Most Influential executives in the technology industry.

McAfee’s blog is widely read, Becoming at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world (volgens to Technorati ).

Along with Erik Brynjolfsson, he was Awarded the top prize in the Digital Thinkers category at the Thinkers 50 Gala on November 9, 2015.


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b “Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee, professor and research scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management” . Politico . 2014. McAfee, 47
  2. Jump up^ “MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Andrew McAfee” . MIT Sloan CIO Symposium . 2015-05-18 . Retrieved 2015-05-30 .
  3. Jump up^ “Amazon Bio: Andrew McAfee” .
  4. Jump up^ “Enterprise 2.0: How to Manage Social Technologies to Transform Your Organization” . 2009-12-01.
  5. Jump up^ “Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy” . 2012-01-23.
  6. Jump up^ “TED: Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?” . June 2013.
  7. Jump up^ “The Charlie Rose Show” . 2009-01-06.
  8. Jump up^ “Harvard Business Review, shattering the Myths About Enterprise 2.0” . November 2009.
  9. Jump up^ Lohr, Steve (2011-10-23). “New York Times: More Jobs predicted for Machines, Not People” . The New York Times .