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MIT CISR CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

New Forms of Networked Collaboration Using Blockchain

Information Technologies, Innovation and Strategy

Blockchain technology has become a key enabler for networked forms of organization (e.g., firm partnerships, strategic alliances, collaborative agreements). Our research has identified some interesting ways in which blockchain adoption is creating faster and novel value creation for large organizations. This research will explore innovative use cases of blockchain technology to investigate questions such as:

  • What practices help firms drive the adoption and innovation with blockchain technology in organizational networks?
  • What activities and strategies help firms establish blockchain-related rules and agreements to create compelling value for organizational players within networks?

Methods: Vignettes or case studies of one or more firms with a blockchain project that has a networked context and has achieved significant deployment success

Seeking: We are interested to learn about blockchain adoption and implementation projects in firms seeking greater collaboration and cooperation in a network.

Contact: Robert W. Gregory

RESEARCH TEAM

Robert W. Gregory, Associate Professor of Business Technology

Robert is Associate Professor of Business Technology at University of Miami Herbert Business School. Robert's research program focuses on novel management and information systems phenomena related to the diffusion and innovation with digital technologies and the associated transformation of individuals, organizations, and markets. 

Ola Henfridsson, Professor of Business Technology

Ola is a Schein Family Endowed Chair and Professor of Business Technology at Miami Herbert Business School, University of Miami. His research interests relate to digital innovation, platforms, and technology management. He teaches graduate courses related to technology, innovation, and artificial intelligence.

Ina M. Sebastian, Research Scientist

Ina studies how large enterprises transform for success in the digital economy. Her current research areas are digital partnering—including strategies to grow with digital partners and partnering strength—and value creation and value capture in digital models.

Barbara H. Wixom, Principal Research Scientist

Barbara’s academic research explores how organizations generate business value from data assets. Barbara enjoys deep expertise in data and analytics techniques and technologies, with particular interest in data and analytics strategy, capabilities, and success.

Related publications

MIT CISR research is funded by the more than seventy-five firms that sponsor our work and participate in our consortium. 

MIT CISR Patrons
AlixPartners
Avanade
Axway, Inc.
Collibra
Pegasystems Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Standard Bank Group (South Africa)
The Ogilvy Group
MIT CISR Sponsors
Allstate Insurance Company
Amcor
ANZ Banking Group (Australia)
AustralianSuper
Banco Bradesco S.A. (Brazil)
Banco do Brasil S.A.
Bank of Queensland (Australia)
BlueScope Steel (Australia)
BNP Paribas (France)
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Cabot Corporation
CarMax
Caterpillar, Inc.
CEMEX (Mexico)
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
CIBC (Canada)
Cochlear Limited (Australia)
Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. (Australia)
Credit Suisse (Switzerland)
Cuscal Limited (Australia)
CVS Health
DBS Bank Ltd. (Singapore)
Doosan Corporation (Korea)
Fidelity Investments
Fomento Economico Mexicano, S.A.B., de C.V.
Fortum (Finland)
General Mills, Inc.
General Motors Corporation
Henkel AG & Co. (Germany)
Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan)
HSBC Technology & Services (USA) Inc.
Johnson & Johnson (J&J)
Kaiser Permanente
King & Wood Mallesons (Australia)
Koç Holding (Turkey)
Mercer
National Australia Bank Ltd.
Nomura Holdings, Inc. (Japan)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Systems Consulting Division (Japan)
OECD
Pacific Life Insurance Company
Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc.
Posten Norge AS (Norway)
Principal Financial Group
Procter & Gamble
QBE
Raytheon Technologies
Reserve Bank of Australia
Santander UK/Grupo Santander
SC Global Tubular Solutions
Scentre Group Limited (Australia)
Schneider Electric Industries SAS (France)
State Street Corp.
Stockland (Australia)
Suncorp Group (Australia)
Teck Resources Limited (Canada)
Tetra Pak (Sweden)
Trinity Health
Truist Financial Corporation
UniSuper Management Pty Ltd (Australia)
USAA
Webster Bank, N.A.
Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia)
WestRock Company
Wolters Kluwer
Zoetis Services LLC
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