Thomas Malone is interested in how to design new organizations to leverage the potential of information technology.
Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. He is the founder and a previous director of the MIT Center for Coordination Science and a founding co-directors of the MIT Initiative, Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century. Malone teaches classes on organizational design, leadership and information technology, and his research focuses on how to design new organizations to take advantage of the possibilities of information technology. Malone co-founded four software companies and has consulted and served as a board member for several other organizations. He has previously worked as a research scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich.