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Isam Faik

Assistant Professor, Information Systems & Sustainability

Isam Faik

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Isam Faik is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Ivey Business School, Western University. His research focuses on the relationship between digital transformation and institutional change, including studies on the changing nature of work, digital inequality, and online social movements. His research contexts include healthcare, agriculture, sharing economy platforms, government, and FinTech.  Isam's research is published in leading Information Systems journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the AIS, Information & Organization, and Information Systems Journal. He is a Senior Editor at Information & Organization.    

Isam received his Ph.D. in Management Studies as a Gates scholar from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He completed his master’s and bachelor's degrees in Engineering from McGill University. Prior to joining the Ivey Business School, he held faculty positions at the National University of Singapore and the University of Southampton.


  • Leveraging Information Technology (HBA)
  • Technology and Humanity (HBA, MSc in Digital Management)
  • Information Systems Special Fields (PhD)


  • Ph.D., Management Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Master of Engineering, McGill University
  • Bachelor of Engineering, McGill University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Kuk, G.; Faik, I.; Janssen, M., 2023, "Editorial Technology Assessment for Addressing Grand Societal Challenges", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, March 70(3): 1055 - 1060.
  • Abubakre, M.; Faik, I.; Mkansi, M., 2021, "Digital entrepreneurship and indigenous value systems: An Ubuntu perspective", Information Systems Journal, November 31(6): 838 - 862.
  • Leong, C.; Faik, I.; Tan, F. T. C.; Tan, B.; Khoo, Y. H., 2020, "Digital organizing of a global social movement: From connective to collective action", Information And Organization, December 30(4): 100324 - 100324.
  • Faik, I.; Barrett, M.; Oborn, E., 2020, "How information technology matters in societal change: An affordance-based institutional logics perspective", MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, August 44(3): 1359 - 1390.
  • Faik, I.; Thompson, M.; Walsham, G., 2019, "Designing for ICT-enabled openness in bureaucratic organizations: Problematizing, shifting, and augmenting boundary work", Journal of the Association for Information Systems, January 20(6): 681 - 701.
  • Faik, I.; Walsham, G., 2013, "Modernisation through ICTs: Towards a network ontology of technological change", Information Systems Journal, July 23(4): 351 - 370.

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