Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. This work has convinced him that modern information technology is the most powerful tool available to business leaders, yet also the most misunderstood and under-appreciated resource at their disposal.
coined the phrase “ style='color:#000099'>Enterprise 2.0” in a spring 2006 href="http://sloanreview.mit.edu/the-magazine/articles/2006/spring/47306/enter..."> style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Sloan Management
Review article to describe
the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. His href="http://www.amazon.com/Enterprise-2-0-Technologies-Transform-Organization..."> style='color:#000099'>book on Enterprise 2.0 was published in
November 2009 by Harvard Business School Press. He is the author or co-author
of more than 100 articles, case studies and other materials for students and
teachers of technology. He has written columns for the href="http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/guestinsights/2009/12/enterpr..."> style='color:#000099'>Washington Post, the Financial Times, and
Canadian Manager, and been a href="http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9901">guest
on the Charlie Rose show.
2008 McAfee was named by the editors of the technical publishing house
Ziff-Davis number 38 in their list of the “ href="http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Management/100-Most-Influential-People-in-IT/"> style='color:#000099'>100 Most Influential People in IT.” He was
also named by Baseline magazine to a separate, unranked href="http://www.baselinemag.com/c/a/IT-Management/The-50-Most-Influential-Peo..."> style='color:#000099'>list of the 50 most influential people in business IT
that year. In 2009 he was the only non-executive in the Everything Channel’s
group of the href="http://www.techsquirt.com/general-tech/top-100-most-influential-executiv..."> style='color:#000099'>100 most influential executives in the technology
is currently a principal research scientist at the href="http://ebusiness.mit.edu/">Center for Digital
Business in the style='color:#000099'>MIT Sloan School of Management, and a fellow
at the Harvard’s style='color:#000099'>Berkman Center for Internet and Society.