Associate Editor: Maha Shaikh

King’s College London

Term: March 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022

Research Interest

I enjoy studies that build rich theoretical work often on new or different phenomenon. My own research streams (though I am open to other areas of IS research) include:

Online Communities

  • Unique qualities of online software work, in particular open source development
  • How communities emerge, are coordinated and controlled
  • Sustainability of online communities
  • Collaboration between different organizational forms

Digital Artefacts

  • The role(s) and relevance of digital artefacts in work settings
  • Ideas that conceptualize digital artefacts using STS work
  • Algorithmic interactions and online work

Digital Innovation

  • Different forms of innovation in organizational settings
  • Open innovation practices
  • Organizing for innovation

Research Methodologies

My methodological expertise covers:

  • Qualitative methods
  • Archival studies
  • Ethnographic methods, including online
  • Grounded theory
  • Process analysis


My expertise lies in different forms of qualitative methods. I particularly work with Grounded Theory tools to build rich, novel insights of phenomenon.

Please note that I have little background in econometric modelling or design science. My strength is qualitative approaches and not quantitative methods.